Product Reviews Written by thegrammarjedi

Product Reviews Written by thegrammarjedi

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I've often been frustrated...
January 18, 2015
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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...
January 18, 2015
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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...
January 18, 2015
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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....
January 18, 2015
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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...
January 18, 2015
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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!
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Not my favorite brown,...
January 18, 2015
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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.
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This is a gorgeous pink!...
December 28, 2014
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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 really beautiful.

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...
December 28, 2014
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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...
December 28, 2014
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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...
March 30, 2014
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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.
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