Much darker ink then that used in Pentel Pocket brush pen and is waterproof. I
use it as a refill for regular Pentel (standard or sometimes called Pentel color
brush pen) Superfine brush pen or regular brush pen. Ink that comes with those
pens is not waterproof. It is still good (especially if want watercolor effect)
but if need waterproof and super dark ink then this is it.
Dark: yes, very (much darker than used in Pentel Pocket brush refills)
One of the best papers for fountain pens if not the best (can be used with other
pens too) available. I also use it to sketch and draw on this paper. Very
smooth, perfect. Included in each pad is a lined sheet of paper which can be
placed behind the blank white sheet as a guideline if want to write neat or
cannot control a straight line.
Easily best color lead (0.5mm) available. Uni ball and Pilot eno color leads
disappear from aper's surface after some time while this lead still stays on
paper visible in my case forever. Since color leads are not really graphite,
they are more fragile but I never have problem with them as they are not
designed for pressing hard on paper anyway but light touch is needed and let out
only 1mm of it through the pencil tip.
People having trouble with 0.5mm color leads ought use 2mm color leads from
Update review. Ha ha, now that I've figured out the ferule and the eraser I
actually would not change anything about it. It's perfect and unique. What helps
is replaceble erasers which is nice to have.
Top pencil. Great wood that sharpens beautifully and the graphite is top notch
that hold the point nicely. Nice grey paint also. Writing or drawing with this
pencil reminds me of Hi-Uni F grade pencil. Excellent for writing or drawing.
One thing I do not like is the ferule and flat eraser which results in pencil
being 20cm long. I would preferred a standard size of about 17cm long without
eraser or with round standard eraser as this ferule and eraser that sticks out
sideways kind of creates some extra weight and gets in my way.
My favorite pencil ever. I've used (as I like pencils) probably most mechanical
(and wooden) pencils available mostly from Germany and Japan, two countries that
produce quality products, costing from few dollars to over $50 each but, I
always come back to this classic pencil.
It just becomes part of my hand with its lightness and shape, I can use it all
day while most other pencils I either get uncomfortable or bored after some
I mostly use 0.3mm and 0.7mm so I can have two different thickness in lines (0.5
and 0.7 is too close for me) but 0.5 and 0.9mm can be used for this purpose too.
0.3mm pencil (brown barrel) is currently not distributed by Pentel USA but is by
web shops, especially if you order from Europe or Asia. eg, pixiemall (Korea) or
stationeryart from Hong Kong and many Japanese sites. 0.3 (p203) is probably the
best 0.3mm pencil ever made. I'm surprised JetPens does not carry it yet.
Excellent. I've used these before and am glad JP has them now. Could be the best
liners out there. Remind me of Rapidograph without the need to refill and fuss
with fragile tips that Rapidograph from Rotring or Koh i Noor has OR with faber
tips that wear out after a while and produce different line thickness.
Regarding tip sizes, as with all manufacturers the tip size (eg 005 = 0.3mm not
005 mm) is not universal but company assigned.
So, as per some Japanese web sites, Ohto Graphic liners are as follows:
005 = 0.3 mm
01 = 0.4 mm
02 = 0.5 mm
03 = 0.7 mm
05 = 1 mm
1 = ? (could not find this one)