Tools are important. A good tool not only removes barriers between you and what you want to do, but makes doing that thing delightful.

That's why I want to share with you my current favourite pen. It's the Copic Multiliner SP. I have the 0.3mm version, in black. Here it is in all its glory:

There are three main reasons why I love it so much.

  1. It draws beautifully smoothly, doesn’t smudge, and holds up wonderfully against the water-based and alcohol-based brush pens that I use for fills. It weighs just 9g, so I never get tired or uncomfortable while using it.
  2. It's bombproof. I have a habit of chewing pens, but the aluminium barrel on the Multiliner SP has resisted me for months now. I also have zero fear that it'll break and spew black ink all over the inside of my bag.
  3. It's going to last forever. Both the ink cartridge and the nib are replaceable, meaning that I'll never need to buy another one. Unless I want more nib sizes, which I already do.

Using this pen feels fantastic. It's my favourite item of stationary I have bought in the last year, against some stiff competition (more on that soon).

I love picking it out of the empty maple syrup can that serves as my pen-holder. I love holding it in my hand and drawing long, even lines. I love capping it up again and putting it back.

I'm sharing it with you today, as part of a new series about my favourite tools, because maybe you might like it too.