This is a great cartridge ink. Yes, it has a smell. So do you. You can probably
find a better bottle ink, but cartridge - no. It's dark, flows well, not
waterproof (and why would you think it would be....oh nevermind) and just
lovely. If you are a cartridge person, and I am, this is for you. Alas, they
only work in Sailor pens, so you are buying into a new system if you want this
ink, but it was worth it for me.
I bought this for the ink cartridges, frankly. A nice starter pen, for an all
plastic assembly. Inevitably something cracks or gets overtightened and it all
goes bad from there, but that would be operator error at it's purest form. The
ink is worth it, I believe, to buy into the Sailor family of pens.
I don't use 0.5 mm pencils much anymore, but I find that this pencil ends up in
my hand around the house more than any other. It's not as pretty as it used to
be, the barrel is smudgey and nicked, but that just proves how quickly it gets
picked up. It's easy on the hand, the lead advances well, holds a stack of leads
without destroying them. The rubbery barrel is still a pleasure to hold (hasn't
gotten gummy); what's not to love here?
Bought it totally by accident, and just use it all the time. Hey, and it looks
I have this very bag, I purchased it elsewhere, I loved the stripes and I needed
a bag quickly. Once it comes out of the little pouch, it's not going back in
(would eventually if I had an evening free to work on it). Furthermore, the
person shown with the bag over their shoulder must be very small, as the handles
are only 20" long in full (longer than their estimate), which puts the opening
of the bag roughly ....in my arm pit ...while it's empty.
It will hold a couple of books or a box of cereal or a pair of pants and a
tshirt, but it will not hold all of these items at the same time. It's a small
tote bag. The handles are also rather thin, so any weight in this is going to
cut into your hands pretty quickly.
It was easy to find this bag at home to measure the handles, as it lives at the
bottom of the drawer. It's the one that doesn't get used.