Friday, February 5, 2010
One of the pens I wanted to try from the Tokyo Pen Shop was the Mitsubishi PiN Watertype Felt Tip Pen , a waterproof and fade-proof needle point pen which comes in black or blue ink and in 01, 02, and 03 tip sizes. I chose the blue 03, the largest tip, so I could see how thick the line is on this (someday I'm going to do a comparison of pen lines, just to see how the different sizes actually look next to each other).
The Mitsubishi PiN's tip is fairly firm, not squishy, but does have a bit of give to it. The pen is round and matte black, with clean lines that reminds me a bit of the Muji Gel Ink pen. The cap has two clear windows so you can see the tip, which would identify the size if you don't feel like looking at the top of the cap or at the printed number running around the barrel (although the printing is in a medium gray, not really visible on this pen from a foot away).
I'm definitely interested in trying the 01 and 02, and will put them on my wish list for the next order. Just an FYI, the Tokyo Pen Shop has now added Nomadic Pen Cases to its lineup, including bright orange. Definitely worth checking out.