I've had a bunch of these...
October 3, 2011
I've had a bunch of these pens and I wouldn't have anything else. The other
reviews state that the pen is scratchy and the ink looks watered down. Well
that may be with the supplied ink, but I NEVER use that. I have a few of the
Noodler's inks, namely the Aircorp Black and the Ottoman Blue and both write
Beauuuuutifully. Maybe the ink has a lubricating factor to it, but they run
smooth as can be. Both colors I listed are not only beautiful to look at, but
neither of them have any nib-creep what-so-ever. I've given away these pens to
a couple people when they ask where I got them. They are professional looking
and I get plenty of compliments on them. I keep and Black and a Silver on me at
I only have 1 complaint about it. There is what looks to be a brass ring on the
inside with threading on it, otherwise the pen is mostly aluminum. I think,
over time, the brass and the aluminum start to interact in such a way that
causes corrosion. After a time the threads will start to gunk up and/or the
brass ring gets a bit loose and twists inside the frame. As long as you use the
pen enough, the corrosion won't have time to really set and gunk up the threads.
Wipe the threads down each time you refill it and you should have a pen that'll
serve you for as long as you don't lose it.
As I previously stated, I don't use the ink that comes with the pen. I get the
converter to go along with it each time I buy one. It can be found here:
http://www.jetpens.com/Ohto-Fountain-Pen-Converter/pd/5433 Jet pens has free
shipping for any thing over 25 dollars, so I usually buy 2 converters so I can
easily change colors if I want. It's worth it because the cost of buying the
second converter is less than shipping, so it works out. That combined with the
fact that a fountain pen is meant to be re-used over and over, it just doesn't
make much sense to buy those little disposable vials of ink and then throwing
It looks as though Noodler's Ink isn't sold on this website anymore, but they
can be found with a google search. I recommend Aircorp black and Ottoman blue,
they're my two favorote colors. Aircrop black is semi counterfeit-resistant.
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