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Pilot Pocket Brush Pen - Soft - PILOT P-SV-30KS-B
  I love this pen and the..., February 8, 2014
I love this pen and the Hard version (blue exterior). It works perfecting for signing prints on matte paper (not glossy). It doesn't dry up the tip on the paper which is why I like it. Most pens that aren't brush pens would dry up after a few signatures. I also use this for inking art and it's also superb. My only quarrel is that it isn't waterproof and the ink is not pigmented which it's safe to say may change color in the future (not archival). If it were to be archival it would be the perfect pen. It does tend to smear on less porous paper, too. If you are able to keep your hands away from the ink until it dries it works great.

My work can be seen at: www.killerrabbit.com
Pilot Pocket Brush Pen - Hard - PILOT P-SV-30KK-B
  I love this pen and the..., February 8, 2014
I love this pen and the Soft version (black exterior). It works perfecting for signing prints on matte paper (not glossy). It doesn't dry up the tip on the paper which is why I like it. Most pens that aren't brush pens would dry up after a few signatures. I also use this for inking art and it's also superb. My only quarrel is that it isn't waterproof and the ink is not pigmented which it's safe to say may change color in the future (not archival). If it were to be archival it would be the perfect pen. It does tend to smear on less porous paper, too. If you are able to keep your hands away from the ink until it dries it works great.

My work can be seen at: www.killerrabbit.com
Sun-Star Knock Free Sharp Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Yellow - SUN-STAR S4446925
  Putting Lead Through..., October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Sun-Star Knock Free Sharp Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Green - SUN-STAR S4446941
  Putting Lead Through..., October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Sun-Star Knock Free Sharp Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Navy Blue - SUN-STAR S4446917
  Putting Lead Through..., October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Sun-Star Knock Free Sharp Mechanical Pencil - 0.7 mm - Light Blue - SUN-STAR S4446950
  Putting Lead by the Front..., October 6, 2011
Putting Lead by the Front is NOT Possible.

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Pilot Pocket Brush Pen - Hard - PILOT P-SV-30KK-B
  Amazing1..., March 10, 2011
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