I've often been frustrated by dulled pencil lead, so I snapped this pencil up
when I saw it fixed the problem.
The good news: The pen works as advertised for block writing!
The not so good news: You will still notice a bit of dullness if you write in
cursive. This makes sense, since the mechanism rotates when the pencil lifts
up, and cursive requires the pencil to stay down for a whole word.
Not a dealbreaker though, the pencil still is a marked improvement over regular
pencils, even with cursive writing. And it's very comfortable to write with
too, even without a gel pad.
This is a solid black that behaves beautifully in pens. I've had no issue with
staining, bleedthrough, or anything with this ink. My only complaint is the
bottle shape, which requires you to use a syringe to get up the last of the ink.
Oh well, I can live with that for good ink.
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do! It really needs a medium nib
or bigger to do it justice, but in an italic this ink really shines. There's a
reason this is one of the most recommended purples!
Great pen, great price. The body feels like it has a matte finish, in contrast
to the smooth pearliness of the white tiger one. The fine nib is perfect, not
as wet as the medium, but still providing a good depth of color with various
inks. It's a solid workhorse pen that is built well and just works.
I love this ink! A true brown with no hint of red, like Terre de Feu has.
Unlike other reviewers, I've had no trouble with flow or hard starts with this
ink. It behaves as beautifully as the rest of the Herbin line, so far. Looks
great on cream colored paper, by the way. I'll probably buy the big bottle of
this next time!
Not my favorite brown, but if you want a very reddish-brown, this is it! Flows
very well, behaves very nicely. I personally prefer a more saturated, true
brown like Cafe des Iles as it turns out, but the small size these bottles come
in lets me try out colors without committing to a whole bottle.
This is a gorgeous pink! Deep enough in color to be easily viewed on any paper.
Some pinks are too light to actually read, but this one is easy to read, and
I like the small size of the container as a sampler, too. Be aware that the
opening is small, however. I can fit my Pilot Metropolitan in with no trouble,
but the Pilot Plumix and Penmanship are too wide to fit inside. Be aware of
that if your pen is large, you might need some other way to get the ink out.
I love this green! It's exactly what it says on the tin, the same color as the
pine trees in my backyard. It flows wonderfully in all the pens I've tried, and
the color saturation is perfect. It looks great both on white and cream paper.
I'll definitely pick up some more Sailor ink if it is all as wonderful as this.
It's really cute, and really functional! I hated worrying about bits of eraser
getting into the carpet, but now I can erase away and clean up takes no time at
all. Well, a little time. Saying "Beep beep vroom vroom~!" does take some time,
but it puts you in such a good mood.
Construction is surprisingly solid, I was expecting this to feel a lot cheaper
than it does. Opening the trap is easy to clean out, and it only takes a couple
of passes to clean the paper thoroughly. I'm very happy with it!
I really like these converters. I wish they held more ink, but less capacity is
a fair trade for being able to see when you're going to run out, in my opinion.
They're easy to fill, easy to install, and easy to clean. I like it a lot
better than the converter included in my Pilot Metropolitan. The little
agitator does seem to push ink down towards the feed, though I'm not entirely
certain how necessary it is. They may be more expensive than the CON-20's, but
I think it's a very worthwhile investment. I will definitely continue buying
them if I get more Pilot pens.