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Reviews Written by harold.b.smith

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Lamy Tipo Roller Ball Pen - Medium Point - Orange Body - Black Ink - LAMY L337OE
  This is a pen I enjoy..., May 20, 2014
This is a pen I enjoy a good deal, it writes nice and black, looks interesting, feels good in-hand. I have had a few of these over the years, and the only slight flaw is the unique knock system does not always click into place, so that instead of just pushing on the back of the knock, you kind of have to slide your thumb down the side of the clip/knock and push it into position so that it stays "knocked," extended. Besides THAT, it writes smoothly, I really love the ink and the body.
J. Herbin Refillable Roller Ball Pen - Medium Point - J. HERBIN H215-00
  Saw these come back in..., November 11, 2012
Saw these come back in stock the other day and ordered two right away. They were sold out within a day! Buy one (or some) if you get the chance, they are so fun and awesome. I do wish J. Herbin would make one of these available with a finer tip, but it is still great as is. The ink flows very well, too fast if you let the tip rest on the paper (tends to bleed fast on some paper), but it's pretty easy to get used to.

Anyway, get this pen, you'll be happy.
Zebra Prefill 4 Color Multi Pen Body Component - Black - ZEBRA S4A11-BK
  This is a nice and affordable..., November 7, 2012
This is a nice and affordable multipen with a lot of options to fill it with! I work at a psychiatric hospital and take a lot of notes and such, using pencils and different colored pens, and this puts all I need into one writing instrument. I put two mechanical pencils in it (4H and 4B leads), a 0.4mm black gel and a 0.5mm black emulsion in (works better than the thin gel for signing documents, particularly carbon paper documents). I bought a second Prefill (a white one) and put 4 different colored gel inks in it, just for fun, really.

I would say get this thing if you're looking for a multi pen with a lot of versatility, very good quality inks available, but also one that won't make you weep if you lose it (or someone permanently borrows it).
Clairefontaine Collection 1951 Pocket Notebook - Limited Edition - 3.5" X 5.5" - Lined - 48 Sheets - Blue Cover - CLAIREFONTAINE 195996
  Great little notebook,..., November 7, 2012
Great little notebook, I recommend it! Very sad that they seem to be quite hard to find ...
JetPens Kaweco Sport Exclusive Music Print Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - JETPENS KW1 M
  Bought this pen for my..., November 7, 2012
Bought this pen for my music teacher mother, and it is quite nice. The ink flows well, and the pen looks great. My only slight negative comment would be that it feels lighter and slightly "cheaper" than I expected from the pictures, but still worth the purchase!
Metaphys Blanc Fabric Cover Memo Pad - 2.6" X 4.1" - Orange - METAPHYS 44113-OR
  These notebooks by Metaphys..., November 7, 2012
These notebooks by Metaphys are fabulotastic. They hold together very well, and wear in a nice-looking manner. The grid lined paper is nicely colored, takes ink very well and the grid lines are not distracting. I only wish Jetpens would get ahold of Metaphys other-sized memo pads, there are some seriously cool ones!
Rotring Tikky Rollerpoint Liquid Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Black Ink - ROTRING S0940680
  This pen writes smoothly,..., October 31, 2012
This pen writes smoothly, no skipping, nice and dark black ink. The line is good, fine. The only down side that I think people should be aware of is that after owning it for about 2 months now and using it pretty regularly, I've noticed the glossiness on the pen body wearing away. It looks pretty crappy now, and I don't really use it anymore.
Rotring 300 Lead Holder - 2 mm - Black Body - SANFORD S0207300
  This is my first lead..., August 28, 2012
This is my first lead holder, so I do not have an expansive knowledge of them, but I can say it's wonderful. Even though it has a plastic body there is some good weight to it. I use it all the time (and I am not a pencil guy, typically), it is quite nice. Very easy to use, and quite handsome, indeed.

The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the lead grade indicator: I bought 3B lead, put it in, and turned the lead grade indicator only to find out that it only indicates as high as 2B. This doesn't take away from the quality of writing or the feel of the pencil, but it was disappointing, to a degree, that the lead I chose to be in there cannot be correctly displayed by the lead grade indicator.

Just for everyone's information, here are the lead grades that the lead grade indicator has: 4H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B.

It would be very cool if there were an option from Rotring to change the indicator!
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