When I saw that Pentel...
July 30, 2012
When I saw that Pentel had a very affordable fountain pen I was excited.
Generally I love their roller balls and I thought this could be a good pen. So
here's the silly thing, the first thing they do is include a full size ink
cartridge (bonus!) that has two different ends.. oh. Which one am I supposed to
use? I tried the parker compatible end but could not get the pen to pierce the
opening, so I flipped it and tried the international end. That seemed to work.
However, once I got the ink flowing the pen had very nice bold lines that never
skipped. It's much more of an American medium than a Japanese one. (feels >
1.0mm). The pen is light and the clear windows in the cap let you see the nib
when the cap is on.
The reason I rated it so low however is the cap, it keeps slipping off the pen
when it's posted (placed on the back of the pen during writing). It clicks into
place just fine when closing the pen, but there's not enough friction between
the barrel and the pen cap for it to stay on and during writing. After a few
minutes it will "squirm" loose then just flop off. I personally find this
annoying. It's a shame really because otherwise it's a nice writing pen for the
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