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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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