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I've been using Fisher...
, October 26, 2011
I've been using Fisher Space pens for years and am a big fan of them. Not only
do they perform as advertised, but they also are incredible conversation pieces.
People are amazed when I demonstrate how well it works writing at an angle or
upside down, especially when compared side-by-side with a traditional
A bonus not mentioned in the ad copy for this item (but can be seen on the image
of the packaging) is that it comes with an adapter (basically a little plastic
hat) that allows the refill to fit the run-of-the-mill Parker Jotter (among
other Parker pens); I've done this before and it works quite well, so even if
the style of the Fisher pens themselves aren't your taste, you can still give
this ink a try.
One downside to the ink needs to be made clear in advance (this is why this is a
4-point review instead of 5): given time, the ink will "seep" through paper,
making drawn lines slightly wider and slightly faded, and ultimately showing
through on the OTHER side of the paper. For this reason, Fisher ink is entirely
unsuitable for notebooks (and anywhere else both sides of a page are written
on), and for fine detail work and/or work that needs archiving. For general
writing purposes, however, this is far and away the most reliable ballpoint
refill I've ever encountered.