Pilot Precise V5

For the most part, rollerballs and I do not get along. Ink takes too long to dry or they skip or just don’t write at all. So, when I found my first Pilot Precise V5, it was true love. I hoarded them whenever I could find them. Now, they are readily available at every big box store, office supply shop or even your corner drugstore.

Pilot Precise V5 writing sample

When I discovered fountain pens and Japanese gel pens, I sort of forgot about the Precise V5. I think its time to re-embrace the Precise V5.

Its a simple cylindrical body pen with a silver clip on the lid. There’s no fancy silicone grip and no retractability. Just above the tip are some fins that remind me of fountain pen breather fins. The Precise V5 has a large ink reservoir and a clear window on the body of the pen to see how much ink is left.

On cheaper paper, the needle tip point tends to snag paper fibers and cause the tip to get a little gunky. A quick wipe on a piece of scrap paper or paper towel will clear up a gunky tip.

The Precise V5 is one of my Top 5 easily accessible pens. If you’re lucky, you might find the multi-pack that includes the pink, purple and turquoise ink versions. I love those!

Pilot Precise V5 tip

3 Comments on From The Archives: Pilot Precise V5

  1. Use to write with the V5 when I was in college and first started working. Now I primarily use Pentel Sliccies. But yeah, the V5 was pretty reliable back in the day.

  2. the P-500/P-700 were my go-tos. then the Precise V5/V7. & then the Uni ball Vision Exact (sadly discontinued). i have not seen the the P-500/P-700 around lately, but thankfully, they are available at the Pilot website.

    i am somewhat Nostalgic for these pens tho.

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