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Refill the World's best pen!
on May 1, 2015
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was written with a G-2 pen. The only thing Thor’s hammer cannot crush? This pen! Harry Potter was only able to defeat He Who Shall Not Be Named because his wand contains a single Phoenix feather and also a G-2 Pen. When Navy Seals perform emergency tracheotomies in the heat of battle – they only use the shaft of the G-2. And no matter how intense the fight becomes – No G-2 is left behind! When Rambo writes love letters to his knife – what does he use? The G-2. Yo momma’s like a Pilot G-2. …Everybody wants to get their hands on her. Kevin Costner didn’t have gills in Waterworld. He was just snorkeling with a G-2 pen. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to a G-2 pen! And with the G-2, no more chicken scratch – just beautiful calligraphy! Why won’t Donald Trump change his hair style? Because that is where he hides his golden G-2! Where have all the cowboys gone? They’re in Office Depot doodling on tiny paper scraps with sample G-2s. What is truly in Area 51? The Ark of the Covenant filled with G-2 pens. That's why you die if you touch the Ark. NOBODY steals God's G-2s! Captain Hook's favorite hand replacement? His G-2 attachment. How did Stevie Wonder go blind? He looked directly at the shimmering glory of the G-2 pen. How did Houdini pull off the impossible so many times? The answer was always a G-2. Little Known Fact: When Ghandi died he had only 10 possessions. 9 of them were Pilot G-2s and the 10th was a tracking number for ink refills from Amazon. Stephen Hawking can actually talk. He's just speechless after experiencing the unmatched brilliance of the G-2. What was the secret behind Mother Theresa's kindness, enlightenment, and peaceful tranquility? She owned a Pilot G-2. Why isn't Tony Stark content with his billions of dollars? Because he has not been able to invent the G3. The G-2 is virtual perfection!
While there is a lot of sarcasm above, I truly do love the Pilot G-2. I write a great deal and have taken the time to compare a large number of pens (see the pictures attached). The Pilot G-2 consistently stands out as one of the very best. It is inexpensive and economical as the refills reduce waste & save money.
The needle tip Pilot pens in the photos write more smoothly, but none of them are as comfortable, well balanced, or as versatile as the G-2. After testing all of these pens side by side, I have noticed that the thinner the tip of a pen is - the scratchier it feels to write with. This is why I prefer the G-2 with the 0.7mm tip (which seem to be the most common). Also, I have had issues with the needle tips breaking which spills ink and makes a mess. Even the pressure change on an airplane doesn't cause problems with the G-2.
If you are left handed, the G-2 works quite well - although the ink can smear on fine or glossy paper. (See the smear test in the photos.)
I absolutely recommend that everyone give the G-2 a shot. Just keep an eye on them. They tend to frequently "walk away".
- Writes smooth & precise lines
- Does not bleed through paper
- Works well with carbon paper or duplicate checks (appropriate pressure is applied to produce a duplicate image on the 2nd sheet)
- Ink dries quickly
- Gel Ink does not leak when pen is shaken
- The Ink lasts twice as long as other Gel pens
- Ink refills reduce waste & cost less than a new G-2 pen
- Can smear on fine or glossy paper (example: Thermal Receipt Paper)
NOTE: In my example pictures the Black, Red, & Blue each indicate a different size of pen tip. These black ink refills are 0.7mm.