Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm Review

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

The Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood is one of the many pens I picked up on my trip to Japan that I have yet to review.

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

The Frixion Ball 4 Wood is a multi-pen that features four erasable gel ball points, a wood grip and an attractive brown and black body.

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

This is one of the best looking multi-pens I have used and it has a very high quality feel, weighing in at 26.7 grams.  It is a well built pen with a satin brown plastic body that is completely free of seams.  The section is made of wood and metal and is what gives the pen its nice weight.

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

It is fair to say I love everything about this pen except for the way it writes.  The erasable Frixion ink looks nasty.  The colors are washed out and the lines aren’t particularly clean.  It is a smooth writer especially for a 0.5mm pen but it’s not a winner for me.

Pilot Frixion Ball 4 Wood Multi-Pen 0.5mm

The price is also prohibitive at 3,000 YEN (just under $30USD); that is three time the price of the Uni Pure Malt which while not as nicely made offers a better writing experience with Uni Jetstream ink.

Frixion Ball 4 Wood with Unit Pure Malt
Frixion Ball 4 Wood with Unit Pure Malt

I am quite smitten with the body so I am going to try and see what other refills will work in the Frixion Ball 4 Wood.

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