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January 2, 2015
It was nice while it...
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It was nice while it lasted. I bought my pencil in June 2014. I liked the idea of the lead rotating while I wrote. I started using my pencil right away. I quality of the plastic on the outside is pretty sturdy. However the orange coating isn't. I dropped my pencil and part of the coating scraped off. The lead holder is very tiny. You can only fit about 3 pieces of lead plus one in the chamber. I didn't use this pencil for at least 2 months. I took it out recently and tried to write with it. The lead kept breaking off. Then the pencil stopped working completely. I can't get the lead to advance even though I know I have 2 pieces in there. I can't get the lead to come out of the holder when I take the eraser cap off. I'm very disappointed. I don't know if I'd buy this pencil again. I'm on the fence, because I really liked it. Maybe I just got a defected one.

October 26, 2014
The color isn't bold....
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The color isn't bold. It's lighter compared to the Energel Purple refill, which I've been using for years now. I wish it was just as bold as that refill. After writing with it for a while, I found the nib flows across the paper easily. The ink flow is very good. It doesn't skip at all. I don't plan on purchasing another refill after the ink runs out of this one. I just don't like the color, but the mechanics work well hence the 3-star rating.

October 26, 2014
I like size of the pen...
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I like size of the pen overall. It's slightly smaller than a cigar style pen. The plastic is easy to grip. I filled my pen with blue and purple gel ink and a 0.5 pencil. I own a Pilot customizable pen, but I prefer this one better. The ink flows freely and doesn't skip like the Pilot refills. I highly suggest this pen.

February 26, 2014
I've had this pen for...
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I've had this pen for about a month. I purchased this pen, because I wanted a compact ballpoint to mark off points on my scorecard at archery 3-d shoots. The pen performed very well at the last shoot. It was cold and raining (I live in Washington), but the ink flowed without a problem. The outer plastic body is pretty tough. I've dropped it, kicked it, and stepped on it (all on accident of course). I'm looking forward to taking it to more shoots as my go to writing instrument.

February 5, 2014
I've never heard of this...
I've never heard of this pen before I bought it. I've been using it at work every day along with the Pentel Sign Pen (purple). The nib is definitely medium. The color is nice and the ink flows easily. If you write on any paper that is less than 20lb, the ink does bleed through the back. I haven't had the problem when I use it on 20lb paper (Boise X-9 brand). You can use this and white out without any real issues. Just don't press the nib down too hard. Since 100% of my job is writing on documents, I thought the ink would run out quickly. I've had the pen a week and it still has plenty of ink in it. The small size isn't any issue either.

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February 4, 2014
I've been using this...
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I've been using this pen at work every day since I received it in the mail. It's worked very well. It even writes okay over white out. It doesn't scratch the white out off the paper as long as you don't push the nib down very hard. I like to deep color. It says it's supposed to be a fine point pen, but I think it should actually say bold. I was using the Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen (in purple) before this one. That pen is really what I'd call a fine point. I did compare this pen with the Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen (in purple). That point can get even bigger than this one depending on how you hold it. In the end, I think this is one one for me. The boldness and the color are both great. It's easy to hold while I write as well. I highly recommend this pen.

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June 18, 2013
This pen is really smooth...
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This pen is really smooth to write with. The ink doesn't skip. The pencil is great too. The size of the barrel is pretty big. It's the same size as a cigar style pen. So it does take some getting used to. Overall this pen is exactly what I've been looking for. I tried the Fisher Space pen version and was extremely disappointed with it. So I'm glad that I found this one. It's worth every penny.