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Pilot's color palette...
May 25, 2016
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Pilot's color palette is fairly narrow with respect to ink cartridges. However, this basic blue is one of the absolute best, and I have bottles of this stuff as my go-to blue ink for non-Pilot fountain pens, too. The design of the cartridge opening--which is much wider than international cartridges--allows for ample ink-flow. The colour is a true-blue. There is no purple tone, or green; the ink isn't "royal blue" or "teal." It is just...blue! This is what basic blue ink should look like. It flows great in every pen I have tried. In fact, if you have a pen that seems to write a little on the dry side, I recommend giving this ink a try. The ink does not seem overly prone to feather or bleed-through, and is even relatively waterproof (although, it is not advertised as such, and should not be considered archival).

Some people claim the ink tends to change colour over time, but I have not noticed this. I have noticed that Pilot ink cartridges--like all ink cartridges--will slowly allow the water component of the mixture to escape and evaporate over time. As the water evaporates, the concentration of dye content in the remaining ink cartridge increases, which makes it darker. Still, it's perfectly safe to use.
This is a lovely product....
May 25, 2016
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This is a lovely product. The paper is incredibly smooth, and takes ballpoint to fountain pen ink with no feathering. I have noticed some bleed-through with Pilot's basic black ink. It's a minor thing, but worth mentioning given the cost of this notebook. The cover is nicely done, as is the stitching of the leaves. I think the pictures are a little off in that the cover is slightly lighter in person--but still pleasant looking. Overall, this is a great little notebook, but a little on the pricey side when compared to other, high quality notebooks such as Rhodia.
Wow--this is gorgeous...
May 25, 2016
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Wow--this is gorgeous ink. It flows well and washes-out of the pen and feed with minimal effort. I was initially concerned the colour might be somewhat anemic because it looks so transparent in the bottle, but it was not the case. Overall, expensive for ink, but worth the price for the color and flow.
Smooth and outstanding...
May 25, 2016
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Smooth and outstanding color. This is a great refill with only a slight tendency to blob every now and then. However, the blobs were very small. Overall, it's a very good refill.
Nothing special in terms...
May 25, 2016
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Nothing special in terms of erasing pencil lead. It's flexabity and thin dimensions make it difficult to hold and use effectively.
I own th original, Hi-Grade...
May 25, 2016
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I own th original, Hi-Grade and Roulette versions of this pencil. I was excited to try the retractable slide version, but it was a slight disappointment. The Kuru-Toga mechanism works just as well as the other versions, but I noticed significantly more lateral play in the this one. The tip "wiggles" more than it does in any of the other versions--even the original plastic model.
If you're thinking this...
December 6, 2014
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If you're thinking this refill might turn your Parker--or Parker-compatible ballpoint--write as well as an Uni Jetstream, think again. There's nothing wrong with this refill, but it writes like any other ballpoint. Even the Parker QuinkFlow refill writes better.
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Outstanding little multi...
July 25, 2014
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Outstanding little multi pen. Nothing fancy, but it looks cool and works well. No, it's not super smooth, but it's also less than $10. A few things: First, there are multiple versions of this pen, specifically, an older and newer version. The old version--which i have in clear--does not have a specific stop for the all-retracted position. The newer version looks the same, but there is a tactile "stop" for the all-retracted position that is much better. I'm not sure if there is any way to know in advance which one you will get.

Second, there is nothing green about this pen. It is much more of a fluorescent yellow. Not unattractive, just very dissimilar from the name given to the product.
I can't believe more...
July 25, 2014
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I can't believe more people haven't written about these! They are probably the best D1 refills I have tried. Very fine, but smooth nib. These refills fit any D1 multi pens, although it is not explicitly set forth in the product description.
I wasn't expecting this...
July 20, 2014
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I wasn't expecting this pen to be as good as it turned out to be, and was pleasantly surprised. Works very well, and holds the refills securely when writing. I've used Pentel Vicuna, Uni Jetstream, and Zebra Emulsion refills in it with no problems. Although it seems some refills are a tighter fit than others, the pen held each securely. The mechanism is fairly smooth and continuous. That is, you can twist the pen in the same direction and it will constantly cycle through the refills. There is no stopping point in either direction. My only criticism is there is a slight bit of difficulty getting all of the refills to retract. The pen doesn't seem to have a specific "all retract" position, so it takes just a little more effort than it should getting all of the tips inside the pen body than it should. Also, because the pen body is clear, the ballpoint points rub the inside of the pen tip as they extend and retract. This leaves traces of ink on the inside. If you are a clean freak, this will annoy you to no end, especially in the completely clear (no color) version.
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