Micro-tip ballpoint in a nigh-irresistible range of colors? Why thank you, and thanks to JetPens for providing this sample.
Love the look—simple, bright colors with a 1950s-esque font.
But practically speaking we’ve got some problems.
The blobs stay off the page, but inexplicably show up all over my hand and the body of the pen, and do not seem at all interested in being cleaned off. And though I like the appearance of the wooden faux-pencil body (elementary chic), it’s a bit thin, and not particularly comfortable to hold.
Until I started using the Palomino Blackwing and now the Ohto Pieni, I had forgotten how sensitive wood is. It picks up dings and scratches like it’s some kind of civic duty. I haven’t had this pen long, and already it’s looking beat up.
Gold stars to the max for the drawing performance of the Ohto Pieni. Absolutely love it for sketching. For writing though, it’s not going to be my go to—even on smooth paper it doesn’t feel quite smooth and fast enough—it’s good, but I have unrealistically high standards for ballpoint pens (thanks a lot, Jetstream). The performance is good, but it isn’t superior. And sometimes the plunger rattles ever so slightly when you write. Just so you know.
I don’t regret acquiring this pen, but unless I find it in some uncontrollably irresistible color, I doubt I’ll get another. Thanks again to JetPens for the sample!