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January 3, 2015
This is the best mechanical...
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This is the best mechanical pencils in my collection at the moment. I use it everyday, and when I lost one before, I didn't know what to do with myself. It's perfect in almost every way, especially for someone like me, who holds their pencils close to the tip.

There are only two small things I have to say about this pencil. One, the tip sometimes unscrews. And two, the eraser part of this pen falls out sometimes, and isn't really that practical to use--but I don't really like using those small erasers at the end of pencils anyway.

Moral of the review, you should get one of these pencils before they sell out again!

January 3, 2015
Don't get me wrong, I...
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Don't get me wrong, I think that this could be very useful for a child to use when they're learning how to write, but I'm really not fond of this grip.

I love the Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencil, and I thought that I could use this grip to turn any pencil into one of those--the grips look similar, don't they? Unfortunately, this grip isn't made of the same material, and is slippery. Not only is the material slippery, but this grip doesn't have a good grip (not pun intended) on the pencil. This grip keeps sliding down forward, on my pencils, which causes me to have to keep readjusting it.

I would encourage everyone to consider these critiques before buying one of these, especially as a substitute for the Tombow Olno Body Knock Mechanical Pencil.

January 3, 2015
This is a great stencil...
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This is a great stencil to have on hand, and for the price, I would recommend that everyone have one somewhere in their office--I keep mine in my bag at all times. You never know when you might have to stencil a shape, and this definitely can help you make drawings and diagrams quicker.

My only critiques about this stencil would be about its malleableness. Don't get me wrong, I think that this needs to be bendy so that it won't shatter. However, once you take it apart, which you can do easily, it just feels kind of flimsy and cheap, and is a little difficult to put back together. But as I said before, I think that everyone should have one of these on hand, so don't let the malleableness stop you!

January 3, 2015
I think that this is...
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I think that this is one of the best mechanical pencils out there. I've ordered A LOT of mechanical pens from Jetpens--specifically the ones with unique grips. I've tried the thicker Uni Alpha Gels and the Pilot Dr Grips, but I have to say that this is the best out of all of them.

The grip of this pen is squishy, even though the barrel is thin. It doesn't feel cheap at all, even though many mechanical pens do. For those of you who hold you pens and pencils closer to the tip, this is a great pencil. The grip gets thicker closer to the front, so you have full control over the pencil.

The only thing that I'm sad about, is that I didn't order this pencil earlier. Because of the cost, I kept taking it out of my cart. But now that I have one, I know that the cost is definitely justified.

Also, a side note for anyone who likes to write cursive with pencils. This is a great pencil for writing cursive! I find words flowing from the tip of this pencil more beautifully and quicker than ever!

January 3, 2015
This is a great pen for...
This is a great pen for it's price. It's practical, the color and design of this particular pen is flashy, and it looks expensive from the outside.

Although I think this pen is a great deal, and that it' good for any beginning fountain pen collector, there are of course a few things that I must critique.

1. The nib for this particular pen, the fine nib, is a little too fine and scratchy for me. I got this fine nib, because I know that the "e-loops" of my handwriting can be small sometimes--to the point that it fills in the loops with ink. However, due to the metal that is used for this pen, I think that it feels a little cheap and scratchy to write with. Also if you tend to write with a little bit of a slant, you might find it difficult to do with this pen. The tip doesn't flex that much, so beware if you like to put lots of variation in the width of your lines--which may also be due to the find nib.

2. The body of the pen feels a little bit cheap, almost like it's thin metal or plastic that is sprayed with a thin coat of metal. When I open the pen, I know that the body is made of metal, but I can't help but think that this pen feels a little on the cheap side. Still, as I said, this pen is a good bang for your buck.

3. I know that this might not be a big deal for most people, but for those out there who buy pens for their case (if you want to store it for long periods of time, or if you're just very well organized), beware that this pen's case is similar to its body. The case is easy on the eyes, but it is made out of thin, almost warped, plastic--as is the plastic window on the case--which looks somewhat like glass. Also, the foam inside has that scratchy feel of Styrofoam.

4. The ink converter of this pen is great and convenient for a beginner that is only using a few pens at a time. However, I think that getting ink in and out of this pen in an efficient manner is almost impossible. Then again, there's almost no way to get around this with fountain pens. Just remember, that if you don't want to waste money buying cartridges, then you'll have to spend time submerging the pen in ink and pumping the cartridge to fill it--unfortunately there is no way to see the ink level inside of the cartridge, but you should have a sense of how much is in there.

Overall, I think this pen is a great pen for the money--emphasis on that. I know that I spent a lot of time talking about what I don't like about it, or what I don't think meets the eye, but I just hope that people consider these things before purchasing this pen. It is a great pen to have on hand, and it won't be the end of the world if you happen to leave it somewhere. It looks great from a distance, but I wouldn't recommend handing it to someone to sign a document with, just because they might be able to feel that it is not the most authentic of fountain pens.

When in doubt, try one out for yourself! There's no way to know what the right fountain pen is for you until you've tried a number of them. This is a great place to start!

February 24, 2012
This is a great blue...
This is a great blue pen, that writes with thin bold blue ink. I love this pen just as much as the black marvy lepen. My only complaint is that the ink takes a while to dry; so make sure to not smudge the ink when writing. But overall this pen is still such a great pen, and everyone should have on of these in their pencil box.

February 24, 2012
This is my favorite pen...
This is my favorite pen in my pencil box. The body of the pen is so lightweight, and combined with the cap is still small enough to fit in my pocket. I love how thin the whole body is, and yet it fits so much ink. I have written with it every day for months and it still has not run out of ink. The tip is so precise, and the fine tip writes smoothly. And the black ink is bold. My only complaint is that the ink does take a while to dry, so when you write you have to be careful not to cover your writing with your hand; This will cause the ink to smudge. Overall this is such a great pen, I think that everybody should have one of these in their pencil box.

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February 24, 2012
Though this red pen is...
Though this red pen is very precise in both writing with a needle point, and erasing with the thin cone of frixion rubber; the red ink is too faint for me. A teacher could not use this for grading, because the red is on the light side. Also, the needle point does seem to get clogged sometimes, and not write with a smooth stream. So I personally recommend the frixion nock retractable pens instead.

February 24, 2012
A nice looking black...
A nice looking black pen, but the ink on this pen is a light grey. Also, the ink is doesn't always come out in a flowing stream; almost as if it dried up inside the needle point of the pen. But I do like that the needle point tip of the pen makes the writing so thin. Also, I really appreciate the thin cone of frixion rubber on the back of the pen, which allows me to erase small mistakes; and the frixion rubber seems stronger than what is on the frixion nock retractable pens. But overall I like the frixion nock retractable pens better than this.

February 24, 2012
This pen comes in a dark...
This pen comes in a dark navy blue color. The grip is just a thin layer of silicon, not to be confused as a soft grip. The clip which operated the push mechanism in the pen does fell a little unstable; the clip jiggles as if it may come off. The ink is just a little light for a blue black, but it does erase well. One of the only negative things that I noticed about this pen, is that when I had to erase a large area when I was writing chinese characters on flash cards; the frixion rubber started to wear down on the back, but just a little. This worried me that the rubber might not hold out for a very long time. But overall this is one of the best erasable pens on the market.