Review: Pilot Kakuno

Pilot Kakuno

I ordered this via a mass order on Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers. This is a nice starter pen. It's made of plastic so it is lightweight and cheap. It cost me $15.50 SGD but it doesn't comes with a converter. It takes the CON-20 and the CON-50 but not the CON-70. You wiull have to factor in the price of the converter to be able to use bottled inks.

Mine is a medium nib. The nib writes quite wet and the line is thicker than I expected. The line it lays down is slightly thicker than my Pilot Prera M nib. The wet nature of this nib makes it hard for me to use a wet ink with it, especially Noodler's inks.

The cap posts on the end on the pen barrell but it isn't neccessary to do so for a comfortable writing experience. The grip is slightly triangular but less so than the Lamy Safari. For those who has trouble or don't like the Safari grip, this would be a better choice.

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Light
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  • Wet writer (Like it or hate it)

Cons:

  • Plastic body
  • No clip
  • Cheap feeling
  • Wet writer
  • Not sturdy
Posted on May 2, 2014 and filed under Stationary, review.