When you're looking for a fine ballpoint pen with a subtle and refined look, this A.G. Spalding & Brothers Hexagonal pen hits a home run. The pen has a unique geometric shape for ergonomic handling and writes in a fine 0.7 mm line. Ink glides across the paper and is waterproof. Navy and silver body colors as well as black and blue refills are available.
Bulkier than it looks. Not bad if you want a thick barrel, but definitely more
than i expected looking at it. Click action feels a little loose, but the pen
writes well enough. Decent material, but it took less than two days of use for
the barrel to start looking dirty (though it seems to clean easily). So all in
all, a good pen, but probably a bit overpriced.
WARNING!! DON'T BUY THIS PEN!! I ordered two of these pens, and they both failed
on me miserably after one month. One pen broke mechanically and stopped
protracting the nib out, rendering it worthless. The second pen began leaking
black ink everywhere, damaging my desk and clothing. I had to throw away some
beloved desk accessories as a result of the leaking ink. The pen looks nice when
you first get it, and the hexagonal body makes it easy to hold. But the pens are
manufactured poorly and don't last. I have requested a full refund with JetPens
on this order and am willing to send these both back to them. So far, I have not
heard anything back yet. I will never buy AG Spalding pens ever again in my
life. What a disaster!
Update: I have had this pen for a over a month now. I decided to convert the pen
to use Parker refills. You need to drill the pen tip to so the Parker refill
will fit into it. Next, remove the plastic end of the Parker refill, but plug
the end flush to the refill end. Finally you may need to cut the spring in half.
Now I have an awesome pen that will accept Parker refills.
A good pen, with a nice balanced weight and feel. My main complaint is the very
fine line -- this 0.7 mm is finer than others. I ordered a blue Zebra F series
refill for it, but that only comes in fine, which is a bit scratchy. I wish
JetPens could offer some 1.0 mm Zebra refills, but they only seem to come in