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 4.5 (11 customer reviews)
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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful
  The last time I used..., August 23, 2011
By alb...
The last time I used these pens was in college over twenty five years ago. I bought them in the college bookstore until they ran out of stock, and I haven't seen them since. The plastic 180 degree nib takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you will wish you had bought a box of the refills. Like I said, I used them to take notes in college, and when they were gone, there was no way to replace them. Until now. Thanks, JetPens!
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
  I love the line I can..., August 9, 2011
I love the line I can get from this. It's definitely a felt tip marker, not a fountain pen, but the beautiful fine, wet line I can get from the tip is exactly what I want, and the control I can get with it, turning, pushing, or even just light sketch strokes, is exactly what I want. I love just writing with it, but find it exquisite for doing line work on drawings as well.

It doesn't have the flexibility of a finely tuned flex metal nib, but it's not *supposed* to, as it's a felt pen. *laughs* You won't get the wide variation of a copperplate nib, but I can get lovely variations in width by direction, strength, and speed of stroke I can't get with a nib or other styles of pen. I love this thing and I'm buying my third one.
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
  Being a vintage fountain..., December 26, 2007
Being a vintage fountain pen fan, I scoffed at these the first time I saw them. Now I want to smack myself in the forehead for waiting so long to try them. It's light, it's responsive, and the ink is beautiful. And I'm no longer afraid to use a fountain pen at work. (I do abstracting in a courthouse records room, where pens rolling off the tilted work surfaces onto hard, tiled floors is a constant hazard.)
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
  I love my Tradio, even..., October 9, 2007
I love my Tradio, even though it's more of a marker pen than a fountain pen. I can write with either hand, and even though it's not a true fountain pen, I like it better in my right hand for some reason. Writing left-handed with fountain pens is of course useless.

As a marker pen I find it better than extra fine Pilot Razor Points or Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. It has a nice shape and without the cap it's pretty balanced and lightweight. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
  I first found these heavenly..., July 11, 2012
I first found these heavenly and addictive writing instruments in a Victoria, BC bookshop. I bought two pens and two refills; I should have bought two dozen of each. Thank you JetPens for finally making these wonderful pens available online.
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
  being a lefty and a lover..., September 25, 2011
By dra...
being a lefty and a lover of the fountain pen, I found this pen to be AWESOME!!!! I am stocking up because I never want to write without my TRADIO!!!!!!!
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
  I first discovered this..., September 17, 2009
I first discovered this pen during a recent trip to Switzerland and it is absolutely outstanding. It is sooooooo smooth. I immediately bought several more from JetPens. The closest thing to a fountain pen - that isn't a fountain pen. For some reason, the Swiss version I got has a copper barrel - very attractive. Maybe you can get some of those. Also would love other colored inks - green and brown would be great.
  My life was transformed..., September 13, 2014
By dmk
My life was transformed the day I found this pen. I use it for writing, signing documents, sketching, notes...everything. It provides thin and thick lines, lays down a perfect amount of ink, and is easy to hold and use.

I get compliments all the time with this pen.
  Love the feel and line..., January 3, 2013
Love the feel and line that comes from this pen. Scratchy and loud, it's not a stealth pen. I take notes and draw with this a the refills, keeps me going and going.
  I just got the pen and..., October 30, 2012
By bla...
I just got the pen and have recently tried it, maybe is just the way I write but the ink comes out a lot, unless you are writing on thick paper...
It's quite expensive for a pen who doesn't do the job that well,
the picture shows a really nice writing maybe is just the way I write that makes the pen hrorrible?
1 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
  I've used the Pentel..., June 29, 2010
I've used the Pentel Arts "Stylo" JM20, which appears to be a non-refillable version of the Tradio for the American market; the unique tip looks exactly the same, except on the Stylo the plastic part containing the felt nib is ivory-colored. I'm not excited by it myself. The line variation it gives, while not dramatic, is an advantage over other felt-tip pens, and the plastic nib does seem more durable than many felt brush pens. I haven't noticed bleeding, but I have had the problem of the plastic flicking little hair-lines of ink. For me, it can't compare to a flexible metal nib or a hair brush.