Updated 1/8/16, 1/9/16, 1/27/16
Appearance & construction:
1/9/16: After a couple day’s use, I’m adjusting upward the rating for writing and awarding this pen 4.5 stars for excellent. It’s the best writer of all my pens to date. This fine nib writes a bit wetter than other fines (on Mead green tint steno tablet paper), and this is perfect for my needs. It also fits my hand and style so my penmanship naturally improves and writing feels effortless, inspiring me to keep writing. Other pens feel stiff in comparison, as though I’m dragging the tip over rough paper. Fatigue creeps in quickly, and my handwriting seems to be moving all over the line. The Pilot Petit1 is exceptional. My one concern is its durability. Will be researching this.
1/9/16: Abbott: “Despite being thin plastic, I’ve never had one of these break, which is definitely a major selling point over the Preppy. Every Preppy I’ve owned has cracked from normal use.”
Note 1: Remove the protective yellow tab from the ink cartridge before use.
Note 3: Jeff Abbott, “Pilot Petit1 Fountain Pen Review,” The Pen Addict, 9/24/14.
Note 4: Ordered 6 more from JetPens on 1/9/16. Arrived 1/14/16
1 x Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Blue Black (PILOT SPN-20F-BB) = $3.80
1 x Pilot Petit Pen Refill Cartridge – Blue Black – Set of 3 (PILOT IRF-10SPN-BB) = $1.90
1 x Pilot Petit Pen Refill Cartridge – Red – Set of 3 (PILOT IRF-10SPN-R) = $1.90
1 x Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Red (PILOT SPN-20F-R) = $3.80
4 x Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Black (PILOT SPN-20F-B) = $3.80 [$15.20]
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Note 5: 1/15/16: Tried to convert one of the Petit1s to eyedropper and failed miserably. It leaked all over. The ink got between the liner and the cap inner wall. Couldn’t wash it out. Couldn’t remove the liner. Emptied the ink from the barrel and rinsed everything. Had to wipe the silicon grease from the threads in the barrel with a q-tip. The grease came off easily. I inserted the cartridge instead.
Note 6: Ordered 1 more from JetPens on 1/26/16.
1 x Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Apple Green $3.80
1 x Pilot Petit Pen Refill Cartridge – Apple Green – Set of 3 $1.90