Friday, February 3, 2012

Tombow Object Rollerball Pen Matte Black

Elegance and style are the first words that come to mind when beginning to describe the Tombow Object Roller ball Pen Matte Black.  The matte black color, blended with its clean, timeless lines, makes Object seem like it should be gently placed in the handkerchief pocket of a black tuxedo. 
                                                 (Photos courtesy of Journaling Arts)

Constructed of lightweight aluminum, Tombow Object is balanced and sturdy.  At 5.5" capped, and 5.75" posted, it is of average length and has substantial girth at 12 mm in diameter at its widest circumference.   

The Tombow Object Matte Black sports a 0.5 mm black ink cartridge, and inks a very vibrant line on paper.  Tombow employs a waterproof, fast drying pigment ink that does not smear, skip or fade.  Inking quite smoothly, the cartridge is of the premium tungsten carbide rolling ball variety. 

This is one pen that is hard to put down.  Writing with it is quite a pleasurable experience indeed!
There is no issue with slipping or creeping as the barrel is half ribbed.  Only one potential issue could be when the pen is capped, uncapping calls for a degree of pull apart power.  My suggestion is for Tombow to consider machining in screw threads inside the cap and barrel area where the two connect. 
This would solve the problem, and add to the pen's elegance. 

The Tombow Object Roller ball Pen Matte Black has the appearance and overall performance of a pen worth three times its cost.  As such, I highly recommend it. 

10 comments:

  1. I have this exact pen and love it. Having it come with an 0.5 mm cartridge was key for me.

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  2. Yeah, I think mine is suffering from overuse as its so hard to put down. Time for more ink cartridges.

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  3. I am in the middle of reviewing this pen ( in stainless finish) and find the ink to bleed more than many of my fountain pen inks. You guys notice this?

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    1. It seems to bleed a bit through certain paper, but when using a good paper, no.

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  4. I like that this pen is a bit fancy, but it is very discreet and simple looking. Really cool.

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    1. Indeed it is! Thanks for your comment.

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    2. No problem. I had to order one of these this morning because of this post. I got the Matte Blue instead of the black.

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  5. Does anyone know if this pen will take any other brand of refills? I am an artist and would like to use it as a drawing tool. I would like to also have a refill that would taper at the end of a stroke when increasing the speed on the written line and also have a less flat black when laid down on paper.

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  6. Does anyone know if this pen will take any other brand of refills? I am an artist and would like to use it as a drawing tool. I would like to also have a refill that would taper at the end of a stroke when increasing the speed on the written line and also have a less flat black when laid down on paper.

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  7. I have yet to test any other ink cartridges in any of my Tombows as I am a big fan of how they ink on paper. I think you might want to check out some of the many calligraphy pens out there and determine if one might suit your artistic needs.
    Hope that was helpful.

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