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This is a little beauty!...
, March 5, 2009
This is a little beauty! Easy to clean and perfect for testing out different
inks. It would take some practice to get a good flow going to write with this
pen solely but it cannot be beat for testing ink.
Love it and the customer service from Jetpens.
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It's a glass pen, but...
, October 10, 2013
It's a glass pen, but nothing great. The design and function is pretty
utilitarian. The point was scratchy, so I worked on it with some 1k-10k
sandpaper. It's smoother now. The initial line tends to be really think and then
moderates as one might expect. The choice of ink matters. Other reviews have
spoken well of J. Herbin inks but I did not attain good results. J. Herbin's
Bleu Myosotis is thin and tends to quickly run to the tip of the pen and drain
quickly. I preferred Noodler's Blue. Being slightly thicker, it tended to remain
higher in the grooves rather than flow to the tip. I also found that the pen
needs to be held at a 45 degree angle to the paper to work well. As it's tilted
more perpendicular, the line is starved of ink. A lower angle will release a
thick stream of ink. VERDICT: The pen is great for ink tests. It can be used to
write a decent line on the right paper. So, its handy if you want to write a
short letter or journal entry in a color other than the one in your fountain
| I bought this glass pen...
, August 2, 2014
I bought this glass pen together with the gorgeous J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary
Edition ink. This nearly opaque, gold-flecked red ink would be a nightmare to
clean from my fountain pens, even if only dipped. The glass pen is perfect for
for this ink, just rinse it off, wipe dry, and change to another bottled ink in
a flash, no messy cleaning job. I prefer this shorter cylindrical shape to the
other glass pen shape you offer, the fancy, overly-long, twisted & tapered model
which just invites breakage. Only one problem: how to keep my glass pen on my
desk without endangering the point? The box it comes in is flimsy. I use a
full-length plastic traveler toothbrush holder! The nib is protected and the
holder takes up little room lying flat and won't roll away. Without this pen I
would not have bought the gorgeous ink. The combination is perfect. Thank you,
JetPens, for your stocking of such esoterica and for your amazingly fast
service. Ordered on July 30, received August 1, from West Coast to East Coast
in three days flat.