I wanted a mini fountain...
October 12, 2012
I wanted a mini fountain pen, and this certainly fits the description. Capped,
it's the same length as my Fisher Bullet Space Pen, and it's not much thicker.
Posted, it's plenty long enough to write with, due to the extra long cap,
although it feels a little thin. For now, I'll carry it in a shirt pocket, but
could probably carry it in a pants pocket like the Fisher.
Writing quality was very poor at first, with little ink flow. After flushing it
out, adjusting nib and feed, and finally spreading the tines slightly, it now
writes well. So far I'm using a Monteverde red cartridge, which isn't the
greatest ink in any case. I have other colors, and a cartridge can be refilled,
using a syringe, with any ink you want. This pen isn't suitable for eyedropper
conversion, and there's no converter I know of that would work.
After all the fiddling with nib and feed I had to do, this could have been three
stars instead of four. The end result is an excellent little pen, with no
defects in materials, and if you're lucky, you'll get one that works right away.
On the other hand, you might have to tune it a bit.