I am somewhat addicted to stationery and this blog makes no secret of that. So when I saw these ridiculously beautiful pens on Reddit, I had to find some. At first, our research showed that they were not out in the UK yet. However, unexpectedly, I have managed to purchase some and, spoiler alert, they’re awesome. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Mitsubishi Pencil Company Emott Ever Fine Pens.
Aren’t they just the most stunning little things you’ve ever seen?
So, these are fairly rare. Just google them, and you’ll see very few results. This is a real shame because they are stunning coloured pens.
First Impressions of the Emott Ever Fine Pens
They’ve got an elegant, sleek design that would fit pretty much any setting. They are boxed with their own pen holder, which is again very sleek and unobtrusive. The pens click into it, so they’re very secure once they’re in situ and it is so satisfying.
Once the pens are in situ within the holder, they stay there. You can knock it over and they won’t’ budge. Chuck them in your bag, whatever, the pens will stay together. It’s a really simple, yet thoughtful addition to these very pretty pens.
The visual design is flawless from start to finish actually. The colour indicators are classy and the branding is very, very clean. I absolutely love how the Emott Ever Fine pens look.
So, how are they to write with?
If anybody used a Berol handwriting pen back in their school days, the feel of these pens is very similar. The nibs are super fine and are seamlessly integrated with the rest of the pen’s design, so you’re not going to compromise it no matter how you write. The shape and size of the lines is the same, regardless of the angle you hold the pen.
The inkflow is superb. Incredibly consistent to the point you could colour in with these as well as your can write with them. You have a little bit of gathered ink at the end of letters, but I don’t mind that too much. It adds to the aesthetic.
And my goodness, the colours. Holy cow they are beautiful. The vibrant colours are super bright and pop from the page, whilst the pastels are so gentle. I find this is something that fineliners really struggle with, but the Emott Ever Fine pens have got it spot on colour-wise. My only complaint here is that I can’t find more colours.
So they’re perfect then.
Sadly, no. Whilst these pens are clearly engineered very carefully, there are a couple of issues practically with them. The wonderful case that they come with, is very secure. Perhaps a little too secure at times. I have, on several occasions now, tried to remove the pens from that holder and either thrown then entire thing off the table, or more likely just managed to take the lid off. It’s not a big deal, but it makes me feel like an idiot.
The other, perhaps bigger issue is the size of the pens. For me and my little hands, they’re ideal. I think the shape is excellent and promotes a good grip. My husband Wes, on the other hand, was not comfortable at all using them. They were too thin for him and that was enough for him to abort using them long term.
It’s an entirely personal thing. If you’re comfortable using a normal biro, then these are only marginally thinner than that and I think you’ll be fine. I think the writing experience is worth the adjustment to a slightly thinner pen.
Should I buy them?
Absolutely. If you’re a planner of any sort who likes a bit of variety in their colours, a bullet journal fanatic or just someone who loves a bloody good pen, then these are truly excellent. If you are not bothered about the barrel being on the thin side, I can’t see you having any issues at all.
Sadly it appears that these are not widely available, really at all. I managed to find them entirely by chance at WH Smith in Warrington Golden Square Shopping Centre, but they are not available online at the time of writing and I can’t find much about them.
My research indicates that they will be more widely available towards the end of 2019.
Not to worry though. We’re giving some away.
Because I’ve had such a hard time tracking these pens down and I was so impressed with them, we are giving away a set of 10 Emmott Ever Fine pens to one lucky fellow pen fanatic.