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I have 8 fountain pens,...
May 5, 2012
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I have 8 fountain pens, and this is my favorite. I had some trouble with dry ink flow, so I flossed the tines of the nib with nylon thread I had from quilting. It wrote very nicely then, with an even flow. Then I switched from Noodler's Blue to Aurora Black ink. Now it writes like my friend's expensive Waterman, just wet enough and very, very smooth.

I love the cobalt blue color and the silver barrel, and the pen's overall design is very attractive. I like how compact it is. I wish it could use a converter, but that's a tradeoff in a pen this compact.
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Having read the older...
January 17, 2009
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Having read the older reviews about poor writing ability, I felt compelled to write a more recent review stating I find the Ohto Tasche writing ability to be excellent.

Using the default Ohto ink cartridge I find this pen puts down a fine line, about the same as the Ohto F-Spirit. I suspect that when the Ohto cartridge runs out and I replace the ink in it with Noodler's Black, it may write a slightly thicker line, but, I anticipate it'll be just like the Ohto F-Spirit in this regard.

Given how inexpensive this fountain pen is, it's a great deal. No idea if its steel nib maybe more prone to damage if too much pressure is applied to it, but, over the last three weeks, it's writing just fine for me.

My only regret about this pen is that it won't take an ink converter. I'm going to have to resort to using a syringe to refill a used cartridge when I want to use bottled ink. However, I do find that the Ohto black ink is fine (aside from lack of water proof qualities). For the price and the size, that's a small price to pay.
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I bought this pen a couple...
April 4, 2012
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I bought this pen a couple of years ago and have been very satisfied with it. The nib is smooth and lays down a fairly wet, fine-medium line, unlike many Japanese pens which tend to run to extra-fine. I used it in my planner/notebook and it never failed to write when needed. It was also beautifully made, and the cap slid smoothly and snugly over the barrel. It exudes quality. I refilled the cartridge with Waterman or Noodlers ink and never had a problem with flow.

My only caveat is that, because it's a mini pen, the barrel is narrow. But, it fits where others don't.

I'd happily buy it again and recommend it highly.
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Outstanding daily-carry...
March 16, 2016
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Outstanding daily-carry pen; I've used the Ohto Tasche mechanical pencil for a few years, and so when I noticed the fountain pen of that make, I had to give it a try.

I'm excited to report that it works very well, and makes a great daily-carry pen in my pocket alongside a small notebook! The writing feel is a bit on the "scratchy" side, but appropriate for the fineness of the nib. I happen to _like_ this, but YMMV.
I've used this pen daily...
December 28, 2015
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I've used this pen daily since the day I bought it. It's extremely handy and space saving, not to mention it is as sexy as a pen can get! When I whip this baby out during a meeting, people notice and are very interested in the beauty of it. I'm not an experienced Fountain Pen user, but this pen works so well with me; it's great for anyone who's trying to get into higher quality pens. 10/10 would recommend.
A surprisingly nice pen....
June 13, 2015
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A surprisingly nice pen. Despite it's low cost, the nib is very smooth, and ink flows quite nicely. The pen looks very nice, and it is quite compact. It's smaller, thinner, and lighter than my telescoping ballpoint, making it very useful as a pocket pen. Note that the pen is intended to be used posted, and when posted, the balance of the pen is good.

The pen comes with an included cartridge, but you might want to get short international cartridges from other brands, or use a syringe to fill with any choice of ink. I don't believe there's a converter that can be made to fit the pen as it's quite small.

One final thing. The "Fine" nib on this pen is closer to European fines than Japanese fines. If you genuinely need a very fine pen, this isn't it.
I love the shape and...
April 27, 2015
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I love the shape and size of these pens. I have blue ink in this one.
I love this pen! I've...
February 7, 2015
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I love this pen! I've got an Ohto Rook, which is of similar size and design, but this one has a more solid feel and superior functionality. The cap fits into its posting position in a very snug and secure fashion, so that it can't wobble when you are writing with the pen (as can happen with the Rook), though it is also easy enough to remove from the tail and replace on the nib end. The nib is a bit scratchy, but, in a pen at this price, I have no complaint on that account. I don't think that there is a better miniature fountain pen priced below $50.
I just recently got this...
August 14, 2013
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I just recently got this pen, and I love it!
It looks beautiful, it writes beautiful, a little thick for my tastes, but, it writes like butter.
*WARNING* You -might- have to do a little bit of work on the nib.
Loved the pen from the...
May 8, 2012
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Loved the pen from the start. I wanted a small pen for my everyday carry and preferred something I would like and care for (so as not to lose it). It was my first fountain pen and so there was a learning curve, I couldnt write w it for a while and then discover i had accidentally bent one of the nibs but then simply bent it back and has been working like a watch ever since. My one drawback is that as part of my everyday carry it has been clipped to my pocket every day and after 8 months the clip has slightly bent out so that it slips out a bit every now and again when i sit down.
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