| Great concept, but not...
, January 27, 2013
Great concept, but not an ideal execution.
The clip is nice and tight, the silver body looks great, the knock mechanism is
firm and fun to press and the pen is slim and portable. I loved the idea of how
the blade is very small and sticks out from a faux marker tip; it seems a lot
safer even when the tip is extended out. Replacement is easy as well.
However, the grip didn't seem to be very effective, since the grooves were
shallow. The thing I have to complain about most, though, is the blade. It was
sharp, but I couldn't see where I was cutting and the blade didn't cut through
many sheets. Hey, it's not a heavy-duty knife, but the blade wore out too
quickly. For something this expensive, I expected the blade to either a) get
duller more slowly or b) have cheaper refills. But with 2 minuscule blades at 4
dollars, that's a bit pricey on my terms.
I still love the concept; it's quite a novel thing to have a blade disguised as
a pen. Be careful if your friends draw on themselves! I'm probably going to get
the refills anyway, since I actually love this thing despite its imperfections.