I don’t own a Pilot FriXion Ball 3 Slim,
3 color multi-pen in 0.5 in Dark Silver.
But it feels like something I should own.
Like a flotation device.
Or the key to the fire escape.
I would feel better knowing it is there.
By all accounts, the pen is magnificent.
Tapered, ergonomic, neutral in tone
with a dark silver outer shell
almost speaking to a more expensive device.
The only issue that causes concern
is which color to use and when?
I might just use blue to avoid any difficulties.
Some refer to the pen as being “magic,”
but that feels too strong.
Sure, the thermosensitive ink will disappear
when rubbed with the friction eraser
but this feature comes with a price.
Like a hot car or poolside writing in the tropics.
What then? In essence, the pen demands a
full usage plan and careful consideration
of the weather or dramatic shifts in temperature.
This is not a pen for climate change.
The emergency plan requires temperatures of
-10 for the ink to reappear, but again, this
feels like a weakness more than a strength.
I wonder if the thermosensitive ink will
deter from the writing experience.
Doubt is the writer’s mortal enemy.
A pen that brings doubt with every beautiful
“S” or architectural “T,” is more of a danger
than a device of good.
I don’t have to buy it.
it all gets erased eventually…
by blood and fire…
Got one a couple of weeks ago, whilst looking for a space pen 🤦🏻♂️
Just bought a uni jetstream
Steinbeck would approve of your love(?)
passion/fascination with pens…
for Christ’s sake
the guy wrote essays about them!
Pretty cool pen… good for a write, edit, final draft… not to mention having a legit reason to somehow have liquid helium at your disposal.
uni jetstream sport .07….
Uni Jetstream 0.7 is a great pen, I have the same in a few colours
Just got it. VERY slick pen. Not fancy at all.
I may be a little biased but I find Japanese stationary to generally be far superior to the alternatives.
It’s very, very good. As are all things related to Japan and writing. This new pen is from Uni/Mitsubishi.
You ARE biased and that is why we like you.