Pilot V Razor Point Extra Fine Black – Until recently, markers (often just called “fineliners”) weren’t something I thought I’d use every day. It wasn’t until I read Pen Addict’s review of the Sakura Pigma Micron, a pen I’d never tried, that I picked up the pen on a shopping trip to New York at the inimitable DaVinci Artist Supply. This first lot included a Micron .3mm nib set (model “02”), a .35mm Copic Multiliner pen, and a Sharpie “Fine” pen set. I use all of these pens and plan to post reviews of each one in time, but none of these initial purchases really worked for me pen-wise. They are good for notes and drawing, and the Micron is the Field Notes pen if you want black ink without bleeding, but the Micron’s nib felt a bit fragile under heavy use and I could see the ink bleeding. The Copic and Sharpies are not as dark and wet as I would like them to be.
Enter the pilot. I’ve been using Pilot pens for a long time, and as I mentioned in a previous post, the Pilot Precise Liquid Ink Pen was the first pen I bought out of the box back in school. The Pilot has excellent black ink, even in a disposable pen. (If you’re like me and can handle a little bleed on very cheap paper, a black Pilot pen can cover all your black ink needs.) On a whim, I picked up a four-pack of Pilot V Razors. Best Lighter. Feather. Too wide. They wrote this big black line, but the width did not allow to make such small notes and notes that had to be made at work. So it went. I went online to see if the pilot had an event
Pilot V Razor Point Extra Fine Black
After using this pen for almost a week, I can say that it is very nice. As far as I could tell, there was no damage to the nib and the ink flow was steady. However, there are some (I would say minor) ink bleeds. It’s a really fine line to write on, so the ink isn’t as precise or precise as a technical drawing pen like the Pigma Micron or Copic Multiliner. What you lose in ink properties, you gain in durability, and any issues with the ink still wouldn’t stop me from using this pen on both sides of the page in Field Notes. I would say the bleeding is less than using a pen or roller.
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This is recommended after two weeks of heavy use. Minimal wear, if any, and the handle is still solid. I doubt that if I had used the nib before using the pen, the longevity would have been an issue, but for pen users who are used to writing with less pressure, longevity is not an issue.
If you’re looking for a purchase that will cost around $0.92 per pen, IMHO, the Razor Point II can’t be beat. You can find a Micron for $2-3 (per pen), but for me, which is more or less cheap, it still stings a bit if/when I lose it or if the nib breaks in half. by the way, just a pen. I’m pretty sure one of the Pilot V Razors was out of place (if I “went” on my desktop last week when I was out of town) and even then it would have eaten me. Don’t laugh, I know I have a problem.
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