Fountain Pen Friday: Pilot Penmanship

Pilot Penmanship Extra Fine Nib on top of a Moleskine reporter notebook
Pilot Penmanship Extra Fine Nib on top of a Moleskine reporter notebook

 

Welcome to yet another Fountain Pen Friday in which I took the photos in a hotel. Hopefully this is the last of my traveling for at least a few weeks. This week I’m reviewing the Pilot Penmanship with Extra Fine Nib. I used this pen as my daily carry during a museum conference this last week. I did not ever need to switch to a ballpoint for note-taking and this is by far the finest nibbed pen I’ve ever used.

Various components. Note the screw on tiny cap.
Various components. Note the screw on tiny cap.

It’s a clear pen and it does screw together… but I’m not sure if it would work as an eyedropper conversion or not due to the screw on cap rather than tight fitting snap-on. I’ll have to do some further research.

I had to look this up on my order history because I couldn't remember what model of pen this was.
I had to look this up on my order history because I couldn’t remember what model of pen this was.

 

This is a very long pen, but it isn't unwieldy
This is a very long pen, but it isn’t unwieldy
It writes so small I ran out of things to write before I half-filled the paper.
It writes so small I ran out of things to write before I half-filled the paper.

 

This pen makes me want to sketch and doodle and was an absolutely perfect note-taking pen. I am enjoying using it.

The Good

  • clear pen
  • comfortable ergonomic grip
  • screw-on cap
  • inexpensive
  • writes really really thin, nice lines

The Bad

  • hard grip
  • proprietary cartridge
  • rather long for a pen

Overall grade: A

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