Review: Pilot Petit 1 Fountain Pens

I received my package from JetPens today, and that means I got to try out these nifty little pens I ordered from them!

I will start off with a bit of a disclaimer: I have not tried fountain pens before! I’m mostly into gel and ballpoint pens, so this was a new experience for me.

The first thing that struck me about these pens is that they are small. As you can see from the photo, they’re only slightly longer than my old iPod Nano. Luckily, they’re a little larger when you take off the cap and put it on the end, which is great for when you’re actually writing.


Granted, I do have small hands, so I’m not sure how comfortable they are for those of us of a more ham-handed nature.

After I figured out how to get the ink cartridge ready (Fun fact: the cartridges are interchangeable with other Petit pens, so they’ll work on the brush pens and the felt tip pens, as well), I was ready to write. I was very pleased with how smooth the ink flow was. The pink pen was a little light, color wise, but the blue was perfect. The pens also work well on my two favorite notebooks, so that was a plus, as well.


All in all, I give these pens a thumbs up.

Next, I want to try the Kakuno, and I think that’s the farthest I want to get into fountain pens.


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