So, Pilot’s H210 classic straight hex drafting series evolved into the H225, still with a blended hex design but now with a grooved grip, and then we get the H315/HO-30RK with a further evolved blended tail-end to hold the clip.
But wait! In between there was the H230 series! This seldom seen design had an all plastic body like the preceding and following model numbers, but the standout is the inclusion of a very chunky ‘lattice’ grip.
Imagine the familiar plastic gridded grip of a Zebra M-301, where each raised notch was enlarged up by 500%. And then to this almost Tonka toylike tactility is added a subtle concave curvature to fit your fingers. That, would give you the H230.
Today, the closest would be the Pilot s5 or the Pentel AM13, but those are done in rubber…
And despite the somewhat lowbrow presentation, it has the requisite metal clutch to be taken seriously.
And as far as I know, it was sold in 0.3 and 0.5, with the markings stamped on the metal knock. I wonder if a 0.7 or 0.9 was made as well… I would love for that to be true
If you have spares in other sizes and colors drop me a message!