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This is a permanent marker that will write on anything, from golf balls to metal frames. It's an absolute sod to get off without white spirit and a lot of elbow grease, so make sure you only use it on stuff you don't mind getting ink on.
It will stay on in all weathers too, if you write on something then leave it out in the garden it won't simply rub off in the rain, it's great stuff if used correctly as well as nasty if it accidentally marks something. The ink doesn't leave marks or uneven lines on the object you're writing on, it's completely smooth ink and dries in seconds, even when used for prolonged periods over rough surfaces.
Because this is the fine version of the pen it's suitable for writing on smaller objects and handwriting isn't messy with this. It's thicker than you're average biro of course, but the actual tip at the end of the point is very narrow, meaning you only need to press down very gently to get the desired width of a drawing line.
The pen itself is rock solid, I've thrown this pen all over the place, slamming it down on the ground and other hard objects and so far it hasn't split, the casing is intact and the lid is absolutely fine too (If you'll pardon the pun). The lid is made from thick plastic and the little pocket clip on the side is very sturdy. You can snap it off with too much manhandling but just slipping it on and off is ok.
The little metal loop at the end is also very sturdy and hasn't rusted up on my pen. It's very handy for slipping on to a keyring or on the end of another loop but because of it's extremely small size it can be quite difficult to get on. In that picture it looks quite large but that is completely disproportionate to the real thing and is inaccurate.
The pen is very comfortable when using it for short periods of time but because it doesn't have any grips and due to its very small size you will find this quite annoying when writing for long periods of time.
Overall this is a great little pen, very handy for builders or those wanting to write on anything. I've had mine for over a year and it still hasn't run out of ink or broken. These things are built to last, highly recommended.
I had never heard of Sharpies (apart from the breed of dog) until my son mentioned them as he uses them at school. I am now aware that you can get larger versions of these permanent pens. I bought my son a pack of four for £3.99 from WHSmiths and I have found numerous uses for them. I bought the coloured set, which gives you a black, red, blue and green pen.
The mini pens are only 9cm long but they are handy for so many things, these are great for whiteboards, although they state they are permanent, these wipe straight off with a baby wipe. I also use these for writing on freezer bags, so I know what is in tubs and bags that I freeze. These work on most surfaces including glass, metal, wood etc. The baby wipe also removes it from glass and some metals. There is a metal loop on the lid that isn't hugely strong but it is good enough to pop it on a key ring etc. The lid clicks on really well, I have found though if you do not make sure it is on properly, the pen will dry up very quickly. The nib is quite thin and draws a 1mm line, however if you push down too hard on it, it makes a thicker line but does ruin the pen.
All in all they are a little expensive for the size of them but they do work so well and if they are looked after, they last a long time too. Good for writing on school bags and labels on P.E. Kits for school.
Not too strong smelling either.
The sharpie marker is the original make of permenant marker which has made Sharpie into a household name worldwide.
Marker pens come in handy for just about everything. Quite why this is classified as golfing accessory I am not sure as I have one and I certainly can't play golf. I did try it recently and shall we say that my cricketing/baseball technique doesn't work very well at all. It is marketed as the 'sharpie golf' but I bought a handful of them from a market recently and have found them extremely useful for other purposes.
The sharpie marker uses non-toxic, drurable, quick drying, smear-proof and fade resistant ink. It is used by pulling the lid from the pen body and applying the pen nib to the surface that you wish to 'mark' or write on. The ink works well on wood and plastic drying quickly. On metal and glass it will mark the surface but can be scraped off fairly easily unless it is allowed to dry for a bit longer.
The use of 'permenant ink' means that if you get things wrong, the writing can be fairly hard to remove. I have found that a clever trick is to spray a bit of aerosol deodourant onto the ink, and then it wipes off fairly easily. This means that it doesn't last forever when your 'friends' draw the inevitible moustach on you during a stag do.
The pen is available with a variety of sized nib ranging from fine to broad. The one I am reviewing has the fine nib. This is ideal for detailed lettering and for marking up wood or metal when building something with precise measurements.
I believe the reason that this is under golfing accessories is beacause the pen includes a lanyard for wearing around your neck and due to the fine nib is ideal for inscribing your name on golfballs.
I find the marker most useful for woodwork and metal work as I can put it around my neck on the lanyard and am no longer scambling around trying to find a pen all the time.
As with all marker pens the ink will run out and as far as I know you cannot buy refills for the pen. If the lid is left off when not in use the ink will dry out the nib and stop the pen from working.
The marker is well made. The plastic of the pen body is smooth without rough edges and feels comfortable in the hand and is well balanced for use. The nib is a felt type which will form a bristle and widen if pressed too hard when writing.
The lid is well sized and clicks into position well after use to stop the pen from drying out.
The lanyard is not the strongest item in the world, but more than adequate for wearing around your neck.
The cost for this marker is about £2 depending on where you buy it from due to having the fine nib. For the very broad nibs or specialist version for writing on metal you can pay up to about £20. The standard slightly wider nibs for less detail often sell as a pack of four for about £1.
I think £2 is very reasonable as the pen is extremely useful. The marker can often be found in highstreet shops for discounted prices or as part of a deal and it is also available in a range of colours or as part of a coloured set.
The Sharpie Mini Fine Marker with attached Lanyard is a very practical possession for the golfer who likes to get things done sharpish Just hang your Sharpie Mini around your neck with the handydandy lanyard and youll be ready writeaway The Sharpie Mini Fine Marker with Lanyard is available in the colour Black.NB Lanyard is currently not visable in image.Sharpie Mini Marker Non Toxic Ink FormulaThe Sharpie Mini uses the same permanent and nontoxic ink formula as the regular Sharpie. All Sharpies including the Mini are AP products meaning they are Approved Products of the Art amp Creative Materials Institute and have been tested by medical professionals and found to be unharmful if used for the purpose they were intended for.Sharpie Mini Fine Marker with Lanyard FeaturesApproved Product of Art Creative Materials InstituteNon Toxic Ink Resists Water FadingPerfect for Writing on Golf BallsSafe NonToxic Ink FormulaSharpie VersatilityThe Sharpie Mini has loads of uses for Golfers and nonGolfers alike. The Mini is filled with vibrant permanent ink and is designed to write on all manner of surfaces so its perfect for marking your golf balls as your own to prevent those unfortunate ownership issues. You can also use the Mini to mark your scorecard or even sign autographs if youre overrun by adoring fans. For the non golfers the sharpie mini is ideal for writing on cardboard boxes keeping in your toolbox or hanging on your calendar hook so you can keep track of your appointments. There are endless uses for this diverse writing utensil and because the pen is longlasting youll have plenty of time to discover them all. What are you hanging about for If youre a sharp one youll get yourself kitted out with the Sharpie Mini Marker with Layard. Available now at Onlinegolf.