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The last time I used...
August 23, 2011
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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!
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I love the line I can...
August 9, 2011
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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.
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Being a vintage fountain...
December 26, 2007
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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.)
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I love my Tradio, even...
October 9, 2007
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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.
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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.
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being a lefty and a lover...
September 25, 2011
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!!!!!!!
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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.
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I don't love this pen....
April 20, 2016
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I don't love this pen. It feels like I'm going to mash the nib if I push too hard but if I don't push hard enough, it flings ink all over the place.
Recommended by an artist...
February 19, 2016
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Recommended by an artist friend, especially if taking only one pen for sketching. It has a hard but flexible nib so you get a narrow line that, with pressure, can be varied.
As with many JetPen customers,...
January 22, 2016
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As with many JetPen customers, I am a fanatic about pens. Every pen has a certain "feel" to it, a combination of the shape of the pen, the texture of the grip surface, the way the tip of the pen moves across the surface of the paper. In the case of this pen, it takes a little bit of getting used to but once you are acclimated, then you don't want to use anything else again. Ever. The Tradio Stylo is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I sure like mine.
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