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November 24, 2010
Mine came chipped (JetPens...
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Mine came chipped (JetPens offered to take it back, but I thought I'd try first to rehabilitate it.) Follow the simple directions on the side of the box to rub the tip over sandpaper & it works!
At first I over-thought it & carefully gave it a rounded tip with fine emery paper under a magnifier: it wrote very broad but spottily. The I formed it into a sharp conical tip & it didn't write at all.
It seems that the pen relies on a relatively blunt tip in the manner of mechanical pencil lead, wherein you write with the edge of the base of a cylinder shape, turning it just slightly as necessary to maintain flow down from the grooves. Rubbing it briefly tip-down on fine sandpaper -- with a natural motion -- achieves just enough convexity to function well.

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gweb_world
 
March 22, 2013
It took me the longest...
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It took me the longest time to figure out how to even use this pen. After reading over some of the other reviews, I noticed why- it was the tip! I took a little sandpaper to it and it fixed it right up! If you order this, have some fine-grain sandpaper handy just in case.

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felicia.davis
 
October 24, 2009
This pen is a lot of...
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This pen is a lot of fun to write with and very easy to clean. It can actually write a fair bit between dips, and it will never rust like a steel nib pen.

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feidaliqi
 
August 27, 2010
writes very nicely. defiantly...
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writes very nicely. defiantly worth the $15. can write a long time between dipping(about a paragraph.) buy this pen if you enjoy the occasional dip pen. after using this pen, I'm pretty much done with steel nibs.

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lkarman44
 
May 23, 2010
I was at first slightly...
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I was at first slightly disappointed in the pen, because I found it was just pouring ink onto the page right after dipping, but then wore down into a thinner and thinner line as I wrote. But once I changed paper, it immediately behaved much better. This pen is only good for a limited set of applications, but if you have an excuse to try it out, you won't regret it. I LOVE this pen, and the Periwinkle Blue J. Herbin ink is even better looking in real life than in any of the photos.

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colin.butler
 
October 23, 2012
I got this recently and...
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I got this recently and was disappointed with the tip. I got a larger version of the dip pen and thought the flow was much better. I will get some sandpaper and see if I can improve the tip.

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August 4, 2009
I just bought this pen...
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I just bought this pen and am waiting for it to come in the mail. It usually takes about 1-2 days to get to me and I've ordered many times from jetpens. I read an article saying you can refill platinum preppy fountain pens with regular bottled inks by just adding an o-ring to the threads of the barrel. I am currently in love with the j. herbin and pilot iroshizuku bottled inks and am waiting on my glass pens and the platinum preppy pens to test them out. I am definitely looking forward to receiving these pens in the mail. I only wish bottled inks were cheaper... $22.50 for a bottle of iroshizuku is really taxing my wallet. overall, great buy though!

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