19 thoughts on “Pilot Petits: Mini but Mighty

  1. I’ve never tried the Petits, but kept looking at them because of the pretty colors, and the fact that they’re so cute! Plus, there’s my love for tiny pens, because of my small hands. I am working up an order for JetPens as we speak, for some decent paper, and I think I’ll add a couple of these to it, so I can try them out. I like the way that fude pen writes, too, so I think I’ll have to get one of those. You know you’re an enabler, don’t you! haha

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  2. Glad to see you made it over to Mitsuwa!

    It’s also worth noting that these pens (like the Varsity) have the cheap-o wick feed system. It takes some force but you can pull the nib unit out of the body to clean. Once the nib is out, you can use something like a paper clip to punch out the wick. I’ve found an overnight soak in a bleach solution will bring out most of the color stuck in the wick when changing over colors.

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  3. After disliking my Varsity pens, I never gave the Petits a second look. However, this review makes me want to “splurge” and grab a few different colors and different tips. They’re so cute and functional!

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    1. Yes they are! I really like them. I hope you can try them in person before you have to buy them, but I bet even if you didn’t like them, you could give them away. They are just that cute. 🙂

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      1. Well, I didn’t like the Varsitys because they were my first-ish fountain pens, and they are SUPER wet writers. So of course they bled and feathered like mad on my crappy notebook paper. It just left a sour taste in my mouth, so I’ve never used them much since. But the Petits have a finer nib, so that would likely work much better for my uses 🙂

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        1. Oh yes, we are alike in that! People who use cruddy paper, unite!

          I think your hunch will prove correct. There is good resistance to feathering with the pink ink — though unfortunately it isn’t my taste in pinks. The ability to syringe-fill the converters will help, too, because so many “regular” inks resist feathering well — i.e, Pelikan Brilliant Black and Waterman Serenity Blue.

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    1. They are available online, at Jetpens dot com, and probably also at Amazon, but I got mine at Kinokuniya Bookstore at the Mitsuwa marketplace in Arlington Heights. They had all the pens, all the colors. 🙂 I could meet you there for lunch, too. 🙂

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  4. Yep, you are right, these a re great fun for children and adults alike.

    I always have a stock pile of these at hand to give away to my children’s friends’ birthdays. A fun li’l present, but also cheerful, functional, sort of “reasonable” too, as the children do use these at school, all three varieties. And I have one of these in each of my purses as they have two other awesome features: They never leak and they never dry out.

    Great pens, severely undervalued.

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    1. “Great pens, severely undervalued” — exactly.

      Using them as giveaways is an excellent idea: I have been giving out Varsities to kids, but these look even more appealing. I’ve noticed that the Varsity never dries out, either. I have a feeling Pilot may add something to the ink for both these pens. 🙂

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