I have used the Tradio...
I have used the Tradio for years. The first ones I bought in Asia, but I have
been buying them from Jet for at least five years so I am surprised to see it
bein hyped as finally available in the US. These pens are great. I agree with
one review that when they first come out of the box they might be a bit
scratchy, but within a few sentences, the tip will wear the burr off and then
you get a smooth, clean, fountain pen experience for a great price. I have had
trouble with a few refills that leak where the nib meets the pen body. That is
what prompted three stars instead of five. If they could solve this, it would
be excellent. I dont like coming away from a meeting with a blue stain on my
middle finger. I have solved it myself in the past with a wrap of tape at the
seem between the nib and body.