September 13, 2016
This black-ink pen is drab dark gray with a clear oval window on each side to
see the ink. The whole body is covered with a gray rubbery film. The grip area
has rings and a flare near the tip. The body is quite fat at the clip area, but
the grip area is small. It is nice and grippy, but not cushioned at all like
Because the whole barrel is rubberized, the pen is a bit difficult to put in a
shirt pocket and to get it out, This can be good if your pens tend to fall out
of your pocket.
The ink is typical Pilot G2 -- fast, smooth and dense but prone to blobbing, so
you have to be careful not to smear your writing, but let it dry.
I actually got this pen to use the Pilot Multi Ball ink. To do that you have to
crack open the Multi Ball pen with pliers. Fits great and I think the Multi Ball
black is denser and less blobby, but it is permanent, so hazardous to clothes. I
once got a huge G2 blot on a shirt, but it washed out completely.