This is a terrific little...
This is a terrific little pen for students and people who want a fountain pen
they can take with them. Because this little Sport is the plastic model, I am a
bit hesitant to carry it around in my jeans pocket or let it rattle around in
the bottom of a book bag. However, I find the EF nib to be very smooth and has
just the right flow of ink for all sorts of paper--even cheap American binder
paper. It even writes nicely on tracing paper without scratching. I use fountain
pens because I have arthritis, and writing with this light little Sport is
effortlessly smooth. Once the cap is properly posted, it feels substantially
long enough with a good girth, but not heavy like the very expensive pens. The
octagonal shape keeps it from rolling off the desk whether the cap is on or
If I had to mention any drawbacks, I would have to say that first, the barrel
only has room for the cartridge you are using. Many other pens have room for a
cartridge and a spare, so if you are planning to write all day, you have to
carry a spare. Not a big deal, because the cartridges last a long time. My
second comment is that the cap takes more than a few turns to screw on and off.
So it makes the Sport less like a jotting pen. But once you have the cap posted,
you can write for page after page with no effort. I have written four or five
pages at a sitting and felt no cramping or pain in my hand. This makes it ideal
for taking notes at a lecture or for when the Muses strike.
One last comment--I love the deep blue color with the bright gold accent of the
nib and on the cap.
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