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May 20, 2018

Pentel 0.35mm Needle Tip Gel Pen


1/3 of a millimeter: that's a mass manufacturing triumph.


To create something this precise and unforgiving and be able to sell it for $2.85 (including 10-day shipping from Japan) is remarkable.


Superb for crossword puzzles: you can use just a fraction of the boxes for your answers and still read them and if you got it wrong, just cross it out and Bob's your uncle.


I've noticed over the years that Japanese companies oftimes farm out some of their production to China and elsewhere in Asia, but they tend to keep things like this, demanding extremely high precision, in country.

Black, Blue, or Red ink: $2.85-$4.80.

May 20, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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