Back in my Petit1 review, I talked about how I wanted to get a Kakuno. Well, here it is!
Taking it out of the box, I noticed that this is not a heavy fountain pen. It wouldn’t be, since it’s made of plastic. But, that doesn’t mean that it feels cheap! The plastic feels nice and solid and the fact that it’s light makes writing with it feel very effortless.
Another thing about the Kakuno that I noticed in contrast to my Petit1’s is that has a quite fine tip. The Petit1 doesn’t have a thick tip by any means, but the Kakuno has such a fine tip in comparison that it was worth noting.
I mentioned how effortless writing with this thing is; to elaborate further, the ink flows out of it very well, and I didn’t have to put any pressure in order to get these results. This is the very reason I started becoming a more discerning pen buyer; so to speak. Back when I mostly used freebee cheap-o pens, I felt like I had to use quite a bit of pressure to get them to write. The result was, especially when sitting through lectures, hand pain, bad handwriting, and an unhappy me. Now, my notes from sitting through lectures are more legible, and I’m a happy camper. So, all in all, I am pretty damn happy with this pen.
BONUS! Here’s a video of me demonstrating the pen: