Upgrade the refill! Cute pen, but the ballpoint refill that comes with the pen
is atrocious in that it skips and requires all sorts of pressure to lay down a
straight, solid line of ink. I agree with Jetpens' recommendation to upgrade the
refill to a Sharbo or Pilot D-1. However, the D-1 mini refills do not last long,
given their very small size - which can run out while taking copious notes. The
Kaweco rollerball is the more economical choice, given its greater versatility
in being able to use rollerball, ballpoint or even G-2 refills, while
maintaining its excellent portability due to its equally small size.
This pen will also take the Pilot G-2 refills! All you have to do is cut the
Pilot refill down to size - I lined up the Pilot refill next to the Kaweco
refill that came with the pen and simply cut off the excess plastic and voila!
Although the Kaweco liquid roller is excellent in terms of ink flow, smoothness
and color, I am a huge fan of the Pilot G2 gel ink, which is a less expensive
alternative to the Kaweco refills.
Great, little pen! Excellent writing instrument that you can carry with you in
your pants pocket or wherever space is limited. The roller writes very smoothly
with no skipping or bleeding. You might consider buying the clip if you plan on
carrying this in a suit coat/shirt pocket. Don't be fooled by its diminutive
size. When you open the pen and post the cap on the back, it fits nicely in your
hand. It also pais nicely with the matching fountain pen and the black leather
Excellent pen for Dr. Grip fans. The pens write very smoothly (almost like gel
or rollerball pens) and the pencil is very convenient. The clip is big enough to
attach the pen to my Moleskine. The eraser cap screws on, which is will help
avoid losing it. Its weight, width and the Dr. Grip design make it very
comfortable to write with. Love its funky design as well (reminds me of Zoltar
from Battle of the Planets).