November 19, 2010
(Note: This review is not just for the pen body, but for the pen, as a whole.)
This is my new favorite pen, slightly edging out the Pentel Tradio "Fountain"
Pen. The Zig Letter Pen is unlike any pen sold here at Jet. Using a hardened
fiber point, the ink flow is varied and shades beautifully, as you turn the pen
slightly while writing. One is advised to use it with a "light touch", lest you
flatten the point.
While Jet lists the Zig Letter Pen in their "calligraphy pen" section, it isn't
a true calligraphic pen, in that it doesn't have a tradition flat nib. Instead,
it the point is quite sharp, but, by alternating pressure and slightly twisting
the pen as you write, you see a great deal of shading and varying line width.
Ink colors are limited, however, I am partial to the sepia, which when used on a
beige paper creates an antique quality to one's writing.
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