Be longer and put the cap back on, it will be normal size.
Remove the ink cartridge contained in the axis, in the side up pointed ink cartridge, please insert from top to bottom pen tip axis.
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Perfection, right out of the gate. I am a devoted Japanese pen-o-phile, actually ashamed to admit the sheer number & variety of Japanese writing instruments in my collection. My frequent complaint with fountain pens is that they require a break-in period during which the point accommodates to pressure/ink flow. This pen requires ZERO break-in time and was a joy to use from the first letter. The nib is surprising smooth, and I have yet to experience ink pooling or drips. I love this particular Ohto because of it's nib thickness. It's just thick enough to be substantial but fine enough to not soak through normal paper or pool ink with a writing pause. All-in-all this pen is a winner, distinguishing itself from many more expensive models I currently own.
Do not be scared off by its apparent petite size when capped. Once the cap is removed & put on the back of the pen to write, it's plenty long, and fits the hand nicely. The metal is smooth and stylish. The satin finish with...
This really is a pocket pen! Wow is it tiny, think Kaweco on a diet. Yup tiny in every way, small around think pencil. I like that it is small and it does write pretty good, not as smooth as say a Kaweco but close. What I don't like is it doesn't post nearly as tight as it should. It really should be like the Kaweco in its posting because you can really only use it posted. That's why I took a star away, I would have taken another 1/2 star away but you can't do that unfortunately.
I just received this pen today. I guess it's the love at the first sight. As soon as tried to write with it, I liked it.
I am a beginner, and wanted to write a bit with fountain pens at home at my leisure in order to improve my writing and also to experience some special esthetic pleasure that comes with using fountain pens.
I wanted a pen that makes a relatively thin line (fine or extra fine nib) to write my day log and the like, and the pen that is thin and easy to handle itself. My husband has a collection of pens and while waiting for my own I "conned" him into letting me write with one of his... I tried first Waterman medium size nib pen. I don't know whether the pen was too used and old, but it felt like I am scratching the paper rather writing with it. Also the pen itself was too heavy and grotesque for me. After a while it started to lick and I didn't want to even use it anymore (obviously either I or the pen or both we didn't like each other ...). I...
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