I so want to love this...
May 8, 2012
I so want to love this pen, but after using it for several weeks, I've got to
give it a thumbs down. With small hands, I actually like the tiny size, and it's
lovely to look at. I find it somewhat difficult to open, and also hard to keep
the top in place when the pen is in use; it seems to want to slide off, and if I
stick it on firmly, I usually end up partially unscrewing the top of the pen
when I try to pull off the top after use.
But the real problem is the nib, which works poorly even after weeks of use.
It's uneven, it's blobby, I get spots with virtually no ink at all and others
that are much thicker than fine--and that's just in one 3/4-inch downward
stroke. The only way I can get even a decent result is to push down hard, which
yields a fat line of text and makes my hand hurt--hardly what I'm after in a
fountain pen with a fine nib. Compared to my other "entry-level" pen, a Kaweco
Sport, this one just doesn't compare.
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