I haven't seen this pencil around for a while. So imagine how refreshed I was
when I saw it on JetPens. I think $3.50 is a great deal for this pencil. It
writes very smoothly and firmly, i.e. it handles the pressure I put on the
pencil when writing, i.e. the lead doesn't break. And I also like the look and
These are really great pens. They dry lifted, with a 3D shape. The ink also
flows very freely. Just one caution: don't leave these pens out in the sun. It
melts the ink and causes the ink to leak and drip down the ink barrel if you
store it vertically with the cap side up.
I still bought this set though. I like using these pens to make titles for
different sections of my notes.
I bought one of these nearly three years ago, and I've been using the same one
since. (One pencil over THREE YEARS!) Actually, I bought a replacement in Taiwan
two years ago, when I thought I lost my first one. But it turns out I didn't,
and I ended up with two of these magnificent writing utensils. I actually prefer
these over the Pilot Dr. Grip Shaker. Alpha's grip _ shaking feature. Actually,
there's an alpha model that also is a shaker, but JetPens doesn't seem to carry
them yet. I would have bought one, but it seems silly to have so many mechanical
pencils when I already have two of these, among others...
I love the cushy grip. Careful not to squeeze too hard, otherwise the grip WILL
RIP. I can already see mine starting to rip.
Only complaint is that $7.50 is a little bit pricy when they market for about
$4-5 in Taiwan. But I guess it's better than the $9 I paid for my first one at a
Japanese stationery store in LA.
These pen's are wonderful. If you write mostly in English, 0.4 mm is the perfect
width, in my opinion, or least for my use. They aren't as expensive as Pilot's
Hi Tec C but preform at about the same level for the 0.4 mm width. An added
bonus is the grip and the clip. I don't actually use the clip myself, but some
I searched online about these pens, I don't think you'll find them in most
stationary stores, unless maybe there are a lot of Japanese/Asian ones near your