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I recently ordered the Uni-Ball Kuru Toga auto lead rotation mechanical pencil [again, I say “whew”]. If you use mechanical pencils, then you’re familiar with the fact that your .5mm lead can go from writing a very fine line to one that is almost .7mm after doodling away for some time. Rotate the pencil in your hand, and you’re back to writing a fine line. Sort of like “paper sharpening.” This pencil does exactly what its name says it does. As you write, a mechanism in the pen rotates the lead so that there is always a paper-sharpened edge of the lead touching the paper. I’m not an artist, but I can still appreciate a sharp line as I write notes. Genius.

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First order with Jetpens was a little... excessive

First order with Jetpens was a little... excessive

I’m a little late in getting to this post. I placed orders with Jet Pens last week, and here is one of my orders [right]. There’s a couple of Uni-ball Signo DX pens in the mix. There’s also a Uni-Ball Kuru Toga Auto lead rotation mechanical pencil [whew], some Pilot Frixion erasable ink pens, and a Uni-Ball paper clipper.

Eventually I’d like to get around to reviewing some of the other pens and supplies on here. Don’t know if it’ll happen anytime soon, but I’ll try.

Now for the Signo DX. The .28mm is really, really, realllly thin, and writes scratchy at this width. I’ve gotten used to it, and it’s not a deal breaker, but I’m used to writing with Uniball Signo 207 pens, which write very smoothly. I raided a few office stores last year during the Back-to-School sales to pick up some Signo 207s in the Needle and Micro tips. Now these pens are awesome to write with.

One thing I do like about the extra fine point of the Signo DX .28mm is the extra fine line that goes along with it. I tote around a couple of Moleskines [a cahier, squared journal, and a planner] and the xfine line is a must, especially if I have a ton of things to jot down in a tiny space reserved for “April 24”.

Very rarely do I completely use up a pen’s ink supply; normally I lose interest in using the pen after a few weeks. The only exception is at work where I use Bic Stic ballpoint pens, and that’s because I would rather use up corporate’s ink supply rather than my own for work purposes.

I hope to have more reviews posted soon. I’d also post more pics, but I loaned my camera to my friend. Pics next week. Maybe. Hopefully.

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