I've tried several inks...
, January 14, 2012
I've tried several inks in these pens, including iroshizuku (tsuki-yo), and have
not been pleased with any of them. They felt scratchy on several papers, flow
was intermittent, and, though this is far more subjective, they were too
light-weight for me. I also am not thrilled with the lack of a clip. I tend not
to carry a briefcase or man-purse, so they were not great choices for the coat
pocket, and that was my own short-sightedness in buying them.
Now, as regards cartridges and their availability, one of the reasons I tend to
like most Pilot-Namiki products is the refill-ability of the cartridges. I'm
partial to the dental irrigator for this purpose, but there are any number of
syringe-like options. The mouth of the cartridge is so wide that even another
pen with a converter can be used to refill them.