The Pentel Hybrid Gel Metallic is not a pen I would normally purchase or use frequently, but after recently reviewing the Pentel Slicci Metallic Gel Ink pen, I figured what the heck. I really didn't spend much time with it prior to doing the written review, nor have I spent that much time with it after, but even during that short time I could tell this is a nice pen.
The metallic pens are definitely a niche item, targeted at scrapbookers and other crafty types, so I'm definitely not the target market for this pen. What I can tell you is that this is a well made pen that performs exactly as it should. The barrel design is very solid - quite similar to the Pentel Energel. In fact, this pen is just like a more glittery Energel, and that is a big compliment.
While I may not get a lot of use out of this pen, my wife will be all over it, especially come Christmas this year.
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