The uni-ball Signo bit...
, August 28, 2008
The uni-ball Signo bit is indeed the world's thinnest pen. It is however not an
everyday sort of pen. The nib is just too fine. Wider nibbed versions of this
pen may be better suited for everyday writing, but I do not have any experience
with any other Signo bit other than the 0.18mm version. The pen is rather
persnickety. It of course drags the worst of any gel pen I've ever used due to
it's tiny nib. It also takes this pen a bit to "warm up". It seems to right
better after have written a few words but once it gets started it seems to write
well. The sizing on the paper also plays a factor here, as it does with every
gel pen. The more porous the paper, to a degree, the better the bit seems to
For a "stick pen" the bit is a bit short. When writing the end of the cap rests
in the upper part of the web of my hand. I don't like the feel of that. The
rubber and ribbed grip area is alright, affording me a good grip. Lastly the ink
supply seems to me to be a little shy. Overall the bit is a nice little novelty
pen but not a very good every day pen, at least in the 0.18mm size.