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Wow! What a great pen!...
, July 1, 2012
Wow! What a great pen!
After taking baby steps in the fountain pen realm (Preppy, Petit1, Sailor Ink
Bar, etc.) I decided to go after a more substantial model that I could try out a
converter with. I went with the Dude over a Lamy because I liked that this pen
was metal and looked a bit more fancy than a Lamy.
I have not been disappointed at all! To demonstrate my new pen and converter to
my coworker, I filled it lickety-split right at my desk with no issues (it was
my first time EVER using a converter) and the pen wrote beautifully right away.
I have likewise been drawing and writing with it for several days and have had
absolutely zero problems with ink flow. Since I am using a converter, I am also
not worried about using up my ink reserves in cartridges because I know I have a
whole bottle of ink at my disposal that I can fill whenever I want! (I am using
Diamine ink for my initial converter go around.)
The metal body is definitely more weighty than any of the other plastic fountain
pens I own and have tried, but I LIKE that. The pen feels solid and even
better, it feels and looks way more expensive than it is.
As the other reviewer noticed, the cap IS very difficult at first to pull off.
I have however, gotten a bit used to it and feel comforted by the effort it
takes. I know that the cap won't pop off in my bag or pen case.
For the first reviewer of this pen - I suspect that you have not actually
engaged your cartridge with the nib. You have to physically push the cartridge
onto the mechanism to get the ink to flow. Take one of the cartridges and PUSH
it into the feed and you will feel it puncture. Twist it slightly to be sure
it's attached firmly and you should soon be able to write.
Most pens that use a short cartridge do so to enable you to carry an extra
cartridge inside the body of your pen in case the one you are using runs out.
That's why they are both rattling about inside your pen: neither of them is
actually in use.
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I love the feel of the...
, May 26, 2013
I love the feel of the pen, cap snaps on securely. I have Pilot namiki fine
and medium point, and this fine point is very broad compared to those. It
writes nicely, hard to get it going at times after not using for a couple days.
Nice pen otherwise.
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The pen is beautiful....
, June 12, 2012
The pen is beautiful. It's a good size and has nice weight. I think it writes
nicely, very smooth. My only complaint is the pen cap is extremely hard to put
on and take off. It makes me nervous having to yank the cap off when I'd like to
use the pen and then force it back on when I am finished.
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Very nice pen. I am somewhat...
, July 11, 2012
Very nice pen. I am somewhat new to this whole fountain pen thing. This pen is
very nice in design, the color is beautiful and kind of glossy. I ordered a
Kaeweco (sorry for the spelling) ink cartridge set and noticed it is identical
to the two ink cartridges that came with the pen. Very nice that the pen came
with two ink cartridges! That is a plus! Definitely a nice pen for anyone.
Comfortable to write with too. Ink flows out nicely. Yes the cap is a bit tough
to get on and off, but it's nice to know that it stays on securely and I don't
have to worry about ink spills in my purse or anything.
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I'm sad to day I'm disappointe...
, July 3, 2014
I'm sad to day I'm disappointed in this pen. I specifically chose this pen based
on it not looking stodgy and traditional, and in that department I'm very
satisfied; I think this pen is gorgeous. It lays down the right amount of ink
for my taste. However, the nib, on the very scratchy end of the spectrum,
actually feels like it might tear through the page if the paper isn't
substantial. The nib mount itself is far enough off center from the nib that it
shows on the frontside, which, despite the very nice exterior, gives the pen a
sense of low quality.
Overall, still useable, very nice looking on the exterior, but not a great
pleasure to write with.