This ink is not for fountain pens and it required an extreme heat (ie: stove or
hot halogen light) to make this invisible ink to be visible. I thought the ink
will be visible from the heat of my finger such as the one in some check book,
but it doesn't. I have to put the paper directly under my halogen table light
for 7-10 seconds to change this ink into a blue shade. Not worth the money.
I am a fan of carbon fiber and this is a very unique pens. The first impression
is .. this pen is very very light. The lightest fountain pen I ever use. But
don't be fooled by its weight, it is a very comfortable writing instrument. The
second impression ... OMG, I just spend $250 for a pen!!
Well, if you ask me if this pen worth $250, the answer is yes and no. I collect
Tombow pens since they come out with a "fish shaped" pen in 1983. Ever since
that, I own every single Tombow pens and pencils in every possible color and
variation. So, yes I am crazy about tombow pens. So, for me, this pen worth
The barrel of this pen is made of real carbon fiber. Feel kind of like plastic
but much more sturdier. It have a good balance with a superb nib. The nib
itself is a tad thicker compare to the pilot nib. This medium nib is more like
broad. This is the fountain pen that I use the most together with my Pilot
Decimo. 4 stars for the premium price.
I have this white Capless Decimo and a few other Limited edition Pilot capless /
vanishing point. They are sharing the same type of nibs so I can interchange
different size of nib. I have fine, medium and broad nib but I really love this
fine nib the most. The nib is a little bit flexible, so it give me some unique
character when writing with this pen.
I carry this pen the most since it have a thinner and lighter barrel and the
retractable nib is very convenience to have.
I own about 15 different shade of red ink from different company such as pilot,
pilot iroshizuku, herbin, diamine, but there are only 2 different ink that I
keep on coming back using them. This J Herbin Aniversary ink is one of them
(the other one is iroshizuku momiji). This is a special ink, red blood color
with a shade of gold. If you use a fine nib fountain pen, you won't notice the
gold shade that much, but try to fill in your broad fountain pen or sometimes I
use this ink on my pilot parallel 3.8mm ... the gold shade are amazing and the
color are very astonishing. Not too bright but bright enough to catch your
The only complain I have is the wax on the cap crack easily no matter how gentle
you open the cap.
Anyway If you love red ink, you will like this ink. I know I am.
Very nice and stylish converter. I use this converter on my Rotring Artpens,
but it also fits my Tombow fountain pens as well. It's a nice touch to have a
red line at the end of the piston, but I won't get this converter if it's not
for my rotring pens. You can get the same quality pelikan converter for $2
If you do get this converter, don't forget to pre-wash this converter before
use. I notice a layer of oil inside the converter when I got it fresh from
I have 9 or more different shade of blue ink in my collection from J herbin to
Diamine. So far, in my opinion, Kon Peki is one of the best blue that I ever
use. I use this ink with my Tombow Carbon 101 Medium nib. Very smooth and bright
but not too bright. It's really hard to explain, very pleasant to the eyes.
Although Pilot Iroshizuku is one of the most expensive ink, it worth every
YES, this converter will work with most pilot fountain pens including pilot
parallel and decimo. The only thing that I don't like, since the front body part
of parallel is semi-transparent, the ink will stuck in there after you dip the
nib into ink. It's kind of annoyed me. The BEST solution and probably cheaper
solution is Private Reserve Cartridge filling units (24CAR). You can refill any
ink cartridge with any bottled ink. For parallel, you still have that small ball
inside the cartridge to stir the ink and it hold much more ink than this
For other pilot fountain pens, this converter works wonder.