Product Reviews Written by ddmcd

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I loved this little pen...
July 27, 2015
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I loved this little pen when I got it and started using it right away instead of my old Tradio Mini. Smooth writing and comfortable despite the size and price. After about a week a crack started to develop around the nib holder which allowed ink to being escaping, making the pen useless. I don't remember any rough handling and believe that the plastic is just a bit too brittle and thin around the Chibi's nib. I corresponded with JetPens about this and they immediately gave me a credit for the full price (which I recently applied to a Jinhao 599A to replace a Platinum Preppy that has been giving me problems). I think the build quality of the Jinhao 599A is better than the Chibi though I am troubled that Jinhao has obviously copied the general design of the Lamy Safari.
Maybe it's just my monitor...
July 27, 2015
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Maybe it's just my monitor but I bought this thinking I was buying grey. It's not grey but a very nice shaded blue black that is an excellent addition to my collection.
This is my number one...
July 27, 2015
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This is my number one gel pen. I've tried a few but this one is best. Smooth writing, retractable, pretty blue ink, and refillable.
I'm trying this out as...
July 27, 2015
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I'm trying this out as a possible replacement for my always-carried Rhodia 7.5cm x 12cm memo book. The Rhodia is extremely durable but after a few weeks -- especially in the summer -- the orange cover begins to show real wear and tear. The 3 stars should be viewed as a provisional score.
On a whim I included...
July 27, 2015
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On a whim I included this inexpensive pen in a recent order and inked it up with the Diamine "Denim" ink that was included in the same order. I'm impressed! Writing quality is good and required only a few swipes with a micromesh pad to make it even smoother. Ink flow is good after initially being a bit on the "dry" side. The included converter in this pen is even better than the one that came with a Jinhao 450 I bought last year.

It's a good knock-around pen. I am impressed withe the manufacturing and material quality given the price. Plus, it's a very good looking pen as I was looking for a replacement for a Platinum Preppy that had suddenly stopped working. The only downside I can see is the obvious copying of the Lamy Safari design which cannot possibly be accidental.
Great case. I really...
November 29, 2014
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Great case. I really like that the sides are padded.
Great pencil. Love the...
October 27, 2014
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Great pencil. Love the retractable feature. Wish the lead rotated like the Kuru Toga, though!
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I love this purple ink...
October 10, 2014
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I love this purple ink and am using it with a Platinum Preppy right now. WIsh I could get something like this in bottles.
Installed in a new Platinum...
October 10, 2014
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Installed in a new Platinum OLEeNU Shield mechanical pencil. Writes very very smoothly but a bit on the soft side.
I agree with benjamindk1...
August 13, 2014
I agree with benjamindk1 - I wish the collar retracted. I love my current Kuru Toga and would gladly pay for a more expensive model -- if I could safely carry it around in my shirt pocket without stabbing myself.
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