Our order from Cult Pens arrived today, and it was a bit of a surprise. Simon had kindly thrown in a few extras for us to play with and review, so we’ll have more to write about than we thought.
The first review is done – the Pilot Super Grip 0.5 – a surprisingly nice pencil for the money.
I’ve had a play with three others so far, and made a few notes, so they’ll get written up soon…
- Pilot Easy-Lead – which I’m not all that keen on. Sam might like it more than me, as it feels a bit like charcoal.
- Faber-Castell Grip Plus – Simon seemed quite keen for us to try this one, and I can quite see why – very nice, and good value too. If you like your pencils reasonably chunky, you’ll like this one a lot.
- Pentel Kerry – of course. The one I’ve been waiting for. It’s good. A little thinner than I prefer, but very pocketable, and lovely to use. If you’re not worried about looks, the Grip Plus beats it on value (less than a third of the price), but for a good pencil to carry, I love it.
There’s a couple of different types of gel pens from Zebra still to be tested, too, and some Uni POSCA markers. Oh, and a 4-colour pen from Pilot – a copy of an old Bic design, really, but might write better than Bic’s version. I don’t know – I’ve not tried it yet.
Simon also sent us a Pilot Parallel pen, but we’ve reviewed them before. At least we’ll be able to get pics of the single-pen packaging, and it gives us some more ink and an extra bottled ink adapter(Sorry, cleaning adapter).
And, there’s a Uni-Ball Click Correct correction pen. A correction fluid pen, but it’s retractable, and works like a ballpoint. I’ve not even opened the pack for this one, because it’s much more Sam’s kind of toy.