I thought this pen writes incredibly smooth for a non-gel pen. However, the ink
doesn't always start right away especially if you haven't used that color for a
while. I still think this is a gel pen but maybe because it is a .7m and I am
use to the smaller tip. I also am surprised of the lightness of the pen. That
Dr. Grip is heavy or the weight is balanced throughout the pen, both have 4
colors plus pencil. I tend to like a pen that is is more evenly weighted like
the Dr. Grip so I feel like I am holding a pen that doesn't cost $15.00. I would
have liked the grip to be more squishy/pliable otherwise they should have
maintained the same material as the barrel. Too bad you can't have this ink
system on the Pilot Dr. Grip Multipens and then you would have the perfect
I am also a teacher and find multi-pens functional in and out of the classroom.
This pens writes smoothly and darker than most ballpoint pens. I also have lost
many a cap cover from this pen. The body is solid and when I bought mine there
were not these hot colors now seen, looks like have to wait till they become
My brother bought me this one from Japan and it is the best writing compact
multi-pen I have ever owned/used. The ink flows without hesitation, the smooth
twisting mechanism cannot be beat, and the it has 2 ink colors and a pencil. The
cost justifies this excellent compact multi-pen!
Was looking for a Multi-pen that had gel ink. This is one of a few. When I first
started writing with the pen it was rough and not very fine for a .5 pen . But
after using for a time, it got smoother. However, the ink ran out quickly. So if
you get this pen, get lots of refills. Also to change from the black to red to
pencil makes a grinding sound/feeling. Makes me think I will break it.