This is a terrific pants-pocke...
November 25, 2015
This is a terrific pants-pocket pen. It is incredibly sturdy, slides into and
comes out of your pocket without any kind of catching/snagging. It stays
securely closed as the cap threads on securely. The cap is seamless so it
securely seals in the nib, so it is always ready to write even after being in a
warm pocket for days. After a couple of weeks, you might want to add back a drop
of water to the cartridge to bring the ink density back down from evaporative
losses. The nib is on the stiff side, but is medium width in my opinion. It
writes very smoothly. The cap posts by threading onto the body, so it is SECURE
when writing; I love that. I've had mine for months and have enjoyed it
completely; I never leave home without it in my pocket. I typically use
Noodler's ink Hunter Green in mine and use a syringe to refill the cartridge.
The cartridge is international short standard, so no problem if you prefer the
disposable route. I have never had that "bulletproof" ink leak from this pen
into my clothing. The patina of the brass is interesting, very bright when new,
but matures to a nice soft typical brass look. Sometimes the patina is browner
than at other times. It feels good in the hands and has excellent balance. The
posted length is just fine for my large hands. Since I bought this, they now
have it in other metals. I'm itching to try the stainless steel!