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November 20, 2014
Works great, though maybe...
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Works great, though maybe it could use a better grip. I’m using it right now on my California pencil and it works charmingly. The teeth have a nice grip, and now I’m able to use my pencils comfortably to the very end.

It’s a little expensive for what I consider quality, as it’s pretty light and almost flimsy, but the grip does get the job done. I just wish there were some rubber grips on it.

November 10, 2014
Fantastic highlighter...
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Fantastic highlighter with a neat little gimmick. It’s a double-sided highlighter, so you have different points, but the standard-sized chisel has a clear insert with ink running around it. The clear insert is to help you see what you’re highlighting before you highlight so you can stop where you actually want instead of stopping mid-sentence or mid-word, unintentionally highlighting text you didn’t want.

As an actual highlighter it’s okay. The ink tends to be light and doesn’t smear on an juicy over long blocks of text. Still, it’s neat to have while you get use out of it.

October 24, 2014
Good pen, better grip....
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Good pen, better grip. I got this pen specifically to use the grip in a spinning pen mod, but the pen itself was a bonus. While it’s not my favorite gel pen, it does spill the ink very boldly.
Nevertheless, it does flow out a little too much for my taste. I tend to keep the pen rolling on the paper and I have to stop and pick up the pen every so often since it bleeds.

October 16, 2014
This is my first 0.3mm...
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This is my first 0.3mm pencil and at first I didn’t like it as I wrote to thin, but after a while I found great use for it. I have very small handwriting but have always stayed in the 0.5mm range. But I’ve been wanting to try this pencil as I heard many good things about the 0.5mm version.

First thing is that 0.3mm wasn’t good for me for speed writing. I hold my pencils very firmly and press against paper with a lot of weight, so there’s a lot of pressure on pen tips and pencil lead. As such, I couldn’t use this for class notes. However, it did work wonderfully when I was writing on my own desk at home, whether for taking margin notes or writing through work books.

The pen is sturdy as my other Graph Gear, though some of the black paint around the grip has started to wear off, exposing the metal underneath.

October 1, 2014
A very fine pen--literally....
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A very fine pen--literally. It’s slightly smaller than my 0.30 pens, which is the smallest I’d go for daily writing. I tend to have small writing, but going with a very fine point size tends to warp and/or break the writing instruments, especially since I tend to have a hard grip as well.

As usual, Uni-ball makes a great, solid pen. Every one that I own of their line is extremely durable, and this fine point pen is no exception.

September 18, 2014
Ain is my main--lead...
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Ain is my main--lead that is.
I have only one 0.3 pencil and Ain, of course, is the lead I use it.

Because 0.3mm lead is brittle anyway, it still breaks, but not as frequently as other lead I’ve used.

September 3, 2014
It’s a great pen, but...
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It’s a great pen, but a bit scratchy. The perfect point between 0.3 and 0.5 (seeing as it’s right in the middle--duh). Surprisingly, pens and pencils in 0.4 are a bit hard to find these days, but this did the job just perfectly.

I tend to write with 0.5 mostly, but sometimes, depending on the pen or lead, it comes out too thick. The points and lead for 0.3 are too brittle and scratchy, and the 0.4 is better for me. I still prefer 0.5 overall, but it’s nice to have 0.4 as an alternative depending on the paper.

August 19, 2014
This really does write...
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This really does write puny. I use it to write in the margins of my Bible and it’s perfect. But it’s so tiny that sometimes the writing comes out very light.
Still, a great way to get in thin margins.

August 1, 2014
I use this every night...
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I use this every night after journaling.
I tend to flip pages pretty quickly to allow my creative flow little obstruction, but that means that the ink smears onto the opposing page. With the rocker, I can quickly soak up the ink rather than waiting for it to air dry or having me blow on it.

A fantastic investment, and it looks great on my desk.

July 12, 2014
A great blend of black...
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A great blend of black and blue. I’m a use of many black inks, but I like to broaden my spectrum for other uses, such as correcting my story drafts. While this one necessarily isn’t blue, since it’s more of a light gray, there is some hint of blue there, and it’s a very pleasant and non-distracting color.

However, I unfortunately am not a fan of this line of Pilot’s inks as they tend to be too watery for my taste.

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