Monday, October 27, 2008
I really wanted to like it.
Click for a better view. This is the first of my purchases from my shopping spree at Maido. I bought this mostly because I have seen a few reviews and hacks (ink cartridge refills on Instructables), and I felt the need to try it. The Pilot Petit 1. Petit is the French work for small. So just to get the record straight, It's a Japanese pen, with a French name, sold in the US. Okay...
The good and the bad, It lays down some serious black ink. I love the darkness and ink quality. Unfortunately, I am not a huge fan of the pen overall. The nib is pretty scratchy even on good paper and the cap keeps unposting when I write. Which can be bad when the pen alone is only 3.5 inches long and suddenly the pen you were writing with is now rolling across the paper towards you. I guess I like the idea of this pen. Small, fountain, easy to drag around, but my Preppy was less expensive and a much better writer. I will keep using it for a bit to see if anything changes, but for now it's just "meh."