March 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
This pen can be purchased from Cult Pens for £3.05 and is available in Black, Red, Blue and Green. The Nib is a 0.7mm that actually lays down a 0.5mm Line. One interesting feature is that the barrel is made from 71% recycled plastic.
The Pilot V7 uses a cartridge system which makes it a cost effective pen to use. The cartridges come in packs of three and cost £2.59. The pen feels very light and durable and lays down a great and consistent line. One aspect of this that impressed me the most is the drying time, it only took a few seconds to dry. While writing the nib hasn’t felt scratchy at any point and in fact feels very smooth whilst writing. I have found the line width to be a tad on the thick side but I really like a thin line so I can’t hold this against the Pilot V7.
Over at Cult Pens Blog there is a very interesting post where they attempt to use different converters with the Pilot V7 to see if you can use bottled ink with it. I really would recommend you head on over and give it a read.
This is a good pen that I think is cost effective to own but doesn’t let you down in quality.
March 12, 2013 § 1 Comment
This huge pen can be bought from Cult Pens for £2.48. It is only available in black.
The OHTO Fude uses a 1.5mm rollerball tip that not only lays down a wide line but also a lot of ink. You are actually advised to clean the tip of the OHTO Fude before every use and I found this to be good advice. If you don’t, ink starts to build up around the nib. The ink itself is a Jet-Black Pigment ink which is both water proof and fade proof. I haven’t tested either of these two statements but if you have, please let me know how it went. I did find the drying time for the ink to be pretty long. This could be simply down to the fact the OHTO Fude lays down that much ink.
My writing style is pretty small and I found I had to adjust this a lot (upscale my writing size) to accommodate the OHTO Fude. If I tried to write normally I found my words badly smudged. The nib/ink combo does make the writing experience very smooth with a consistent flow.
I think the OHTO Fude will appeal to a niche market. Personally I find the line width to be way to thick for me.
February 13, 2013 § 4 Comments
I think I should class it as exciting news…..
The wonderful people over at Cult Pens have agreed to sponsor my site again! (How lucky am I?). Look at what wonderful items to review turned up this morning.
All the above pens will be reviewed during the month of March. This will give me enough time to test out each pen.