Welcome back! We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Summer is a great time to spend with family and friends, especially with all of the kids out of school. This week, we are reviewing a very kid-friendly pen, the Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen. Below we will go into detail as to why the Pilot Kakuno is “Simply the Best Choice for Your 1st Fountain Pen”.
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The Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen comes in six different colors, as well as in clear. Also, the caps and barrels are interchangeable for those who like to mix-n-match. The Kakuno is lightweight and made from a durable plastic resin. Probably the most well known feature of the Pilot Kakuno is the nib. Each Pilot Kakuno nib has a smiley face engraved onto it. Some are winking at you, others have their tongue sticking out at you. The extra dose of whimsy is what makes these perfect for kids, and those young at heart. It also helps the youngsters properly orient the nib when writing.
The lightweight durable plastic makes the Pilot Kakuno a great pen long writing sessions, and mild “abuse”. Ringing in at only $12.99 USD, they are perfectly priced as an entry level fountain pen for everyone. Also, at that price you don’t have to be afraid to lend them out, or to let your kids try them! The barrel and cap are hexagonal to help prevent the pen from rolling. On top of that, there is a small roll stop on the cap that is an extra measure of pre-caution. A simple user guide comes with every Pilot Kakuno, so you can teach new users simply! The plastic resin used to make the Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen is made from 85% recycled content. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
The Pilot Kakuno surpassed our expectations. We were definitely “writing with a smile” as we wrote up this review. The nib was smooth, out of the box, and needed no further tuning. The steel does not have much give to it, so we would not recommend this pen as a “springy” or “flex” pen. If this pen was your first experience, you’d be hooked down the rabbit hole.
The Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen is a fantastic pen for the beginner and collector alike. So, if you have some kids or friends you’d like to get into pens, we’d recommend the Pilot Kakuno. If you want to have a whimsical pen that writes reliably well, we’d still recommend the Pilot Kakuno. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway below, and to comment with your thoughts!
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