The best fibre-tipped fountain pen I have used - excellent ink flow - they run quite wet - which gives a bold solid line - no matter how quickly you are writing - the two sided nib does adapt to your hand over time - a nice thing to hold - and it is refillable - I.
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The Pentel Tradio arrived this morning and I gave it a spin; it is an excellent writing instrument, thank you for the recommendation. Inspired by your picture of a direct and immediate comparison between each pen / pencil, I did the same and surprised myself as I had not done so before. I dug out my Lamy and Parker Arrow; I quickly dismissed the Parker. However I was pleasantly surprised, in that I had forgotten how ergonomic the Lamy is. Whilst the nib does not have the silky smoothness of the Pilot or the wet consistent flow of the Pentel, I actually found myself preferring it for writing small. A European medium nib appears to be finer than a Japanese medium nib. For writing at speed though, in a larger notebook, where space is not at a premium, the Pentel and Pilot are superb, as the ink flow and consistency of flow on both is just so good. Another surprise...as an all rounder, the Kuru Toga really does shine as a writing instrument, that became crystal clear in a direct comparison. Thank you for posting, I have re-connected with the pleasure of writing and better appreciate writing instruments that deliver.