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For the price, this pen...
, November 1, 2011
For the price, this pen is TOPS.
I actually picked this up locally from a San Francisco retailer but I thought
I'd holler on Jetpens.com customers behalf, that they have a winner here.
Ergonomically, this could have a better grip, but its not a deal breaker nor do
I find myself fatigued in its use. It looks much more expensive than its $
price tag suggests. The fit and finish is easily found on pens over twice as
Now for the writing - initially I hated this pen. HATED. It was finicky and
wouldn't write on cheap paper. Sometimes it wouldn't write AT ALL. It skipped
like a 5 yr old girl, etc.
After I PRIMED the pen however, it has been performing like a dream, laying down
lines like Tony Montana. Smooth, dancing lines like a ballerina. This thing
sings on my Moleskine, can't wait to try it on my Rhodias.
I'll be upgrading my fountain pen inventory soon, maybe a Sailor here, a Pelikan
there....but I know right now this one will always be in heavy rotation. I
picked up a converter from here, and will write a review after a few week's
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This pen is very nice!...
, September 24, 2011
This pen is very nice! A little slippery to hold though, so not good for pen
tricks, ha. My friend recommended it to me when I wanted to try out fountain
pens for the first time. It's definitely beginner-friendly (as long as you're a
responsible, sensible user) and ink cartridge installation is a breeze.
The ink itself flows pretty consistently, with very faint scratchiness if you
write at extreme angles. Right now I'm using the original ink included in the
pen (it comes with 2 cartridges in the body) and it's a nice solid black, though
sometimes it comes out watery. But I think that's only because I dropped it
once, and something came loose (it made a weird metal jingling noise whenever I
shake it or tilt it now). Not to mention the nib became bent off-center so I had
to gently use my fingers to maneuver it back into place. (It was surprisingly
cooperative.) Before the fall, the ink flow was virtually perfect.
Though...funny thing is, I accidentally dropped it again a few days ago, and the
jingling noise disappeared. Hopefully whatever it was fixed itself!
Overall, I'd rate this pen to be reliable, classy, and portable. I also like how
it's a lot lighter than it looks, so my hand doesn't get tired when writing it.
Treat it well (as in, better than I do) and it'll serve you faithfully.
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I have 2 of these pens...
, November 1, 2010
I have 2 of these pens and have never had any trouble with them at all. I bought
a converter and use Noodler's ink, and they write smoothly and steadily with no
skips unless the ink level is very, very low. I can't comment on the ink that
comes with the pens, as I didn't try it.
| I love this pen. For...
, October 25, 2013
I love this pen. For the price it's the best you will get for a formal looking
pen. It writes wonderfully. It's not very heavy, but in my book that's a pro.
| Pretty good fountain...
, June 13, 2011
Pretty good fountain pen for the price - body is a little slender for my tastes
but thats really just my fault for not buying the Spirit (next purchase!). The
Lapa actually has a FINE nib - almost Japanese FINE. So beware if you're used to
European "fine" meaning Japanese "Medium"