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Ohto Pieni Border Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen - 0.3 mm - Green Body - OHTO NBP-353PB GREEN
  I adore this pen for..., February 6, 2014
I adore this pen for its extremely fine line, and it's my hands-down favorite pen for using with my Hobonichi planner. I like the feel of the hexagon wood barrel - it has a warmer feel than plastic pens - and the new colors. I've seen some reviews that complain about scratchiness -- maybe that's a paper quality issue. On Japanese papers, or european papers by Exacompta or Clairefontaine, this pen writes as smoothly as any other pens that I own, aside from the miraculous Uni jetstream. If you need a fatter pen for comfort, this won't be your choice. But for a compact, ultra fine-tip workhorse, these pens are excellent.
Uni Jetstream Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Rubber Body Series - Metallic Orange Body - UNI SXN25007M.4
  I have an insane number..., March 20, 2013
I have an insane number of ballpoint, gel, and fountain pens at my desk, but this one has become my hands-down favorite for almost everything (I still prefer pigment markers for some things). I'm stuffing my cabinets with refills, because I really don't ever want to run out of this miraculous ink. It's incredibly smooth -- truly frictionless yet still dries fast -- and even my husband, who writes at a strange hand angle that causes every other pen in the universe to leave globs of ink everywhere, is thrilled with it.

I've just ordered two more of the rubber body series -- they're fatter but not too fat, and easier to find by touch in my always-cluttered bags.

My only wish: that they came in some nicer colors (robin's egg blue? saffron yellow-orange?).
Zebra Minna Mini Ballpoint Pen with Japanese Print - 0.7 mm - Wine Red Cap - ZEBRA BA26-WR
  I bought this micro pen..., May 11, 2012
I bought this micro pen to clip to my buncobon notebook, both of which live in whatever handbag I'm using. It has surprising heft for such a small pen, and the metal components give it a great, quality feel in the hand. As for writing -- it's one of the smoothest, most reliable ball points I use, and a new favorite. All this, and goldfish too! What's not to love?
Pilot Penmanship Fountain Pen with Ergo Grip - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body - PILOT P-FP-50R-NC-EF
  I love this pen, with..., June 22, 2010
I love this pen, with its extra fine nib, especially on very smooth, high quality paper. Unfortunately, mine has developed a persistent leak where the nib is inserted into the body. I'll order another, but I'm a little disappointed in the quality. Then again, I've crammed this pen into an over-stuffed bag and taken it on several flights, and it may not have been designed for that kind of abuse.
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