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I bought one of these...
February 1, 2011
Verified Purchase
I bought one of these for each of my two left-handed children as Christmas gifts. Both have been very well recieved by my kids, who previously coveted my grownup fountain pens. They especially like the name labels which come with each pen, and the bright body colors are very friendly. The pen seems nice and stout, with a satisfying snap of the cap. The ink (I purchased a selection of colors in the short cartridges, which they enjoy changing often) is reliably wet and ready to go, and the nib, while not overly flexy, is not so stiff as to be scratchy, either. What a happy thought that children can appreciate something so low-tech as a fountain pen. My daughter insisted on getting one of these to give her best friend for her birthday, so I know she really thinks a lot of it. I have no idea what makes this a left-handed pen, but neither child has had any problems with smudging, so whatever it is, it's working. I'd call this a winner for anyone new to fountain pens: never fussy, lots of nice ink colors available in the cartridges, and all-around friendly to use!
I bought this pen over...
October 8, 2010
I bought this pen over a year ago for my left-handed 7yo, and it's still going strong. He finds it comfortable and easy to write with. However, it would be nice if it didn't set down such a broad, wet line. It lends itself to smearing, and one must write fairly large to be legible.
Okay, I purchased this...
March 21, 2009
Verified Purchase
Okay, I purchased this pen a little over a month ago mainly for aesthetic reasons but also because I am left-handed. I thought the left-handed nib was supposed to be easier to write with, but it was not for me. Don't know if this was the particular way that I hold my pen or not, but the ink just would not flow sometimes which pretty much ruins the writing experience.

Also the durability of this pen was suspect at best. The cap is made of hard plastic and doesn't withstand much. Mine is already split on the side and it is just over a month. Another thing that you should know is that the ink refills are about half the size of the one that comes with the pen. I'm not an experienced fountain user so maybe this is not so unusual, but I was a little disappointed when I saw it. Plus the original cartridge didn't last me to lectures worth of notes. All in all, not a very good purchase on my part, but the wife likes it so I'll give it to her.
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