Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Pilot Petit 1 Fountain Pen and what is it?
I bought this pen really wanting to like it. I reviewed in the past and for the most part gave it a thumbs down...but I kept going back to it trying to find some love. It just seems like I should like it, small, fountainy and clear. I have been giving it other chances and with a little nib tweaking and I can use it as needed for what it was intended=a quick, handy, easy to transport fountain pen.
So, I won an Ebay auction for some pens and this little thing came along with the winning. I have no idea what it is (seriously.) The brass part slides up and down and pulls off, the inside shows some sort of gearing mechanism. The only writing says "Swiss Made and Pat. Pending" Odd. I will post another picture of it tomorrow.
Here are the invisible twins. Just having them makes me feel a little bit cooler than I actually am. It's almost as if they have super powers.
Part of the problem initially was that I was not posting the cap hard enough and the tiny littlething was popping off. So, being a man I just pushed harder and that seemed to fix it. (yes, my next step was a hammer.) I use this pen now as it was intended, it goes in my bag with me when I travel and as long as I remember to dig way down in my pen pockets, I will use it.