When I was a younger pen addict back in the late 70's and early 80's one of the highlights of my summer was when my grandfather would take me to the LSU campus bookstore. I already had a strong affinity for quality pens at a young age, and the campus bookstore was my candy store. In retrospect, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the LSU engineering department (your jokes will be accepted in the comments section) for stocking all of the cool writing instruments and paper that a kid like me could hope for.
There were two primary pens I was after when setting foot in the bookstore: The Pilot Precise (bonus points if you remember the ivory and baby blue barrels) and the Pilot Razor Point. The best thing about the bookstore carrying those pens? They came in all the colors! Black and blue were obvious, but I always managed to come home with green, red, and purple too.
The Razor Point was my favorite, and the genesis of my love for fine tipped drawing pens. At the time it couldn't be beat. I could draw my little towns and spaceships and anything else my brain could spew onto the page. It was the best.
To Pilot's credit, they have left the Razor Point unchanged since I first started buying it decades ago. It provides a sharp, fine, black line and consistent performance. The tip is prone to breaking down though, despite the metal collar under the plastic tip. This is why I used to buy them by the dozen. The ink also bleeds more than today's pens with updated technology, like the Sakura Pigma Micron or Sharpie Pen.
Despite those flaws, the Razor Point is a classic and brings back wonderful memories. Nothing beats seeing that little yellow circle popping out of the top of my pen cup.
(JetPens is an advertiser on The Pen Addict and I received this product at no charge.)