Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pentel Slicci Metallic - .8 mm, Violet

Besides the Uniball Signo and the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, the Pentel Slicci line of gels is one of the most popular options available on the market, and for good reason. Sliccis are available in a range of tip sizes and colors, and the needle point tip is incredibly sturdy. What's more, the writing performance is excellent. Though I have seen the 'Metallic' ink options, I hadn't tried one until this sample was sent over by Pentel. 

I'm not sure if all Sliccis are part of Pentel's Recycology line, but this one is made of 87% recycle plastic - a nice piece of mind if you buy and use a lot of pens and feel like you need to feed your addiction with greener options.

Being metallic, the writing sample was difficult to photograph, and the perceived ink color changes quite a bit depending on the angle and light with which it is viewed. These writing samples were taken today in a Minnesota sunset - your results may vary. 

The bottom line? I can see a lot of people liking the Metallic Sliccis. If you haven't tried a Slicci, make a point to find give them shot. The barrel is a bit thin, but they are worth taking for a spin either way. You may have difficulty finding these in the big box stores, but you can find them online at

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