| I LOVE this pen, and...
, November 11, 2010
I LOVE this pen, and all the DX UM-151s. I teach at the U of Utah, and this is
the pen I use to grade all of my student's papers. The tip is fine enough that I
can make little corrections in the margins and between lines; the "Bordeaux
Black" color is red enough to seem like it's chastising my students for their
silly mistakes, but not so red that they feel violated (turns out that bright
red pens have a negative effect on students); and the smoothness is unlike any
other pen with a tip this fine. The "blotchiness" that another reviewer
mentioned is, for me, more like a fountain pen's "flair" once you get more used
to it (perfect for writing kanji). Finally, one of the greatest features about
this gel pen compared to every other gel pen I've used is the speed at which it
dries--it's a smooth, fine gel ink that won't smudge. Awesome, awesome pen. Also
great for writing in the margins of books.
| I lived in Japan about...
, September 20, 2007
I lived in Japan about eight years back (1998-2000) and discovered this pen
while there. I brought back dozens of them when I returned stateside, and the
day my last pen pooped out was a sad, sad day indeed. I'm a writer, and I often
daydream about this pen, about the soft and gooey scratch it makes when you
write with it--there's an indescribable cleanness and fineness in that gooey
scratch that I've never found in another gel pen, try as I have. I love, love,
love this pen.