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This was my first Ohto...
August 28, 2011
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This was my first Ohto fountain pen. I liked the design in the pictures, but was a little skeptical because of the reviews that I'd seen for the Ohto fountain pens in general. I ordered it, and I am very glad I did. The size and shape of the pen is even better than I imagined. The fit and finish of the pen itself is a little "tinny" and OK, but it writes like a dream right out of the box. The ink flow is Goldielocks perfect for me (I'm a lefty) not too wet, not too dry. Love the pen!
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Cute. Fairly functional....
September 3, 2015
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Cute. Fairly functional. Surprisingly good nib.
A joy to open and use...
June 6, 2015
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A joy to open and use fits just right in shirt pocket
I really am impressed...
May 22, 2015
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I really am impressed with both this pen and JetPens.com in general. The product shipped quickly, and it wrote well straight from the packaging. I was delighted to discover that the ink cartridges from my broken Manuscript brand pen will also fit in this better quality compact one, which saved me from buying more ink and letting the extra I'd accumulated go to waste. I enjoy having such a smooth and classy writing experience right in my pocket, available at any time, (so long as I don't forget which pocket I last left it in). All that said, I highly recommend the Ohto Rook as a good compact fountain pen for everyday use, as well as JetPens for your purchase of classy writing instruments.

Tips for the Rook:
- Don't be rough with it
- Be firm but gentle when posting the cap on the end of the pen; in other words, don't force it, but push only as much as you need to to get it to grip.
- Don't press too hard when writing, or you may get paper fibers in the nib, or even break it, though I haven't done that to mine.
- Overall, just don't be rough with it.
Nice pen. Easy to keep...
December 12, 2014
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Nice pen. Easy to keep in your pocket
Thumbs down. Get a Tasche,...
October 27, 2013
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Thumbs down. Get a Tasche, or a Kaweco Sport.
I have two Ohto Tasches and after some fiddling got both to write OK (see my review for the Tasche). Not so for the Rook. I couldn't get mine to write well to save my life. Strange, because it looks like the same nib as the Tasche. To add insult to injury, the cap won't post reliably - keeps falling off - and the inner ring fell out. A dab of Superglue sorted out the inner ring, but the thing still won't write well. After trying the lousy Ohto ink and a cartridge of Pelikan 4001 I gave up. You really do get what you pay for.
My advice, pass on this dog. Buy a Tasche and tweak it to write well. Or, maybe you'd rather just take a new pen out of the box and write with it, no fiddling around. In that case spend a few dollars more and get a Kaweco Sport. My Sport wrote beautifully right out of the box. I'm done with Ohto.
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