| This pen is great; the...
, March 20, 2013
This pen is great; the M16 refill--not so much. However, if you buy the
Monteverde "soft roll" refills and use them instead, I think you will love the
pen. Most of the negative reviews on this pen have to do with the Lamy refill,
not the quality of the pen itself.
| The pen itself is quite...
, December 25, 2012
The pen itself is quite beautiful, has a great weight and feel to it. Ink flow
does not feel particularly amazing, but as another review wrote is definitely
better than a disposable bic or its like. The problem is in the ink refills - I
write a very moderate amount, definitely less than say a student, and the ink
lasts me maybe 3 weeks. I have gotten Lamy refills from multiple stores,
including JetPens, and the result is always the same - refills only last a short
time. Bottom line - the pen is beautiful, but if you want to use it as a main
pen you'll be buying pricey refills at great frequency.
| This pen isn't quite...
, March 14, 2012
This pen isn't quite what I expected. It is lighter and feels cheaper than it
appears. When compared to a Zebra F701, it is lighter and doesn't quite feel as
solid. The pen writes well and the mechanism is relatively smooth. However, it
isn't 100% smooth, which is what I would expect from a pen of this cost. There
seems to be slight mechanical friction that gives it a bit of a cheap feel.
Overall, not quite up to Lamy standards. I have had the pen for several days,
and find myself reaching for my F701 more than this one.
| This pen is a little...
, February 29, 2012
This pen is a little larger than I thought it would be but it still fits and
feels very well in the hand. The weight of this pen is a good solid heft that
makes it feel worthy of the $35 price tag. The writing performance is that of
most ballpoints and is not as smooth as a jetstream or surari but better than
your average Bic or Papermate ballpoint pen. Overall i really enjoy this pen
and plan on using it as a EDC pen.