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October 12, 2013
Excellent pen and a worthy...
Excellent pen and a worthy replacement for the Morning Glory Mach 2 which was my favorite rollerball which JetPens no longer sells, at least as of this date. The Mach 2 was very popular and ranked first in the JetPen popularity ranking and it had many excellent reviews.

Mach 2 vs. Mach 3
As far as appearance, the Mach 3 is a completely different design from the Mach 2. The Mach 3 is lighter with a much fancier overall design with a shiny clip and a clear plastic section. I liked the understated look of the Mach 2 better.

Thankfully the Mach 3 has the same super smooth nib that the Mach 2 was famous for. Although the Mach 3 is now .38 vs. the Mach 2 which was .40. I was surprised at how noticeable the difference in line width is, at least on high quality Clairefontaine paper. The Mach 3 line is much thinner, which for me is perfect and I prefer it to the old Mach 2 .40 line width. Amazing that such a small difference in rollerball size can be this noticeable...maybe it's just me.

I think the price is the same as the old Mach 2. So the Morning Glory pens continue to be a bargain for such a smooth nib with excellent ink flow.

If you liked the Mach 2, you will like the Mach 3, assuming you like a thinner line and don't mind the slightly fancier look and slightly lighter feel. Still the best needle point rollerball, in my opinion. Hope this helps.

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November 22, 2014
Not a bad pen, but quite...
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Not a bad pen, but quite scratchy, even on Rhodia paper. For those who enjoy a scratchy pen, it's a decent choice, but it could be a touch better balanced. Not exactly off weight, but it just doesn't sit perfectly right. Strangely, the different colors of ink actually write differently, with purple being the best we have found thus far.

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October 26, 2014
This is a really nice...
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This is a really nice pen to have laying around. I disagree that it feels "scratchy". A scratchy pen is inconsistent and jumpy. This pen simply has a pleasant sound and feeling from the tip with lots of tactile feedback, and is otherwise very smooth, consistent, and enjoyable to use.

Like I said, it's great pen to have laying around for impromptu jottings because writing with it feels so satisfying, but being a roller ball the lines aren't quite as sharp as my favorite gels. It has a very slight bleed, which made my compact notes slightly fuzzier than those made with my trusty Uni-ball Signo UM-151 0.38 note-taking pen. It also doesn't share that plucky get-up-and-go feeling the Zebra Sarasa 0.4 has, so it doesn't replace it in my pocket.

I'm glad I bought it, even just for how nice and tactile it feels on paper. It hasn't replaced the pen in my pocket or notebook, but here on my desk, hashing out my thoughts on my little Rhodia No.12 notepad, it feels right at home.

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May 2, 2014
Writes slightly, but...
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Writes slightly, but noticeably finer than my .35mm Pentel Energel. Slightly scratchy, which some consider to be a negative but I don't necessarily. Writes very nice overall.

The color -
Blue-black, just like the picture, but only in bright lighting. Looks pretty much like plain black in dim lighting. A fun alternative to black or blue in a professional setting where black and blue are the only acceptable colors. I don't think anyone will have a problem with you writing in this color.

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November 6, 2013
Great all around Roller...
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Great all around Roller Ball Pen.
If you need to fill up the cart for that free shipping.
Toss this one in.

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December 6, 2014
Outstanding pen definitely...
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Outstanding pen definitely getting a whole bunch of them. I love the finesse of the 0.38 never tried it before. get them they are good

November 22, 2014
Absolutely love this...
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Absolutely love this pen! I love the grip feel, the roller ball point, and just the ink distribution of the pen.

November 22, 2014
Love it. Flows smoothly,...
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Love it. Flows smoothly, lasts a long time, and the blue-black ink can be used to mark student papers that are written in either blue or black... distinctive enough to be seen, but not the "screaming red pencil" effect I try to avoid.

November 11, 2014
I like this pen a lot...
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I like this pen a lot - feels quite precise, smooth, and consistent. The 0.38 is a nice width. I like this pen almost as much as my Rapid-O-Graph 0.30, which is high praise indeed.

November 11, 2014
Loved the Mach 2, and...
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Loved the Mach 2, and the Mach 3 seems just as good. I'm a fan of liquid ink/rollerball pens, and this is one of the best. Smooth writing with a fine line that just works.