4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have been very surprised...
, June 20, 2014
I have been very surprised and impressed with the performance of this pen. I
don't typically use EF nibs - I'm used to Lamy Safaris, where the EF nibs can
easily be scratchy and disappointing to use, it's a game of hit or miss I've
found. So I naturally tend to use the Lamy F nibs more, which are always smooth
and start easily. I have only used Pilot Prera pens in the past, but wasn't
impressed with the F nib at the time, so quickly swapped it out for a Pilot M in
But I saw this pen and couldn't resist the cute factor, and that it was so
affordable to try out. I know its marketed as a "beginners pen" because of its
plastic body, but let me tell you - it writes really really well. The F nib is
crazy fine, more EF than any Lamy EF nib I've tried. I popped in a cartridge of
Namiki Black, and it starts instantly, smoothly, laying down a fine black line.
Holy crap its so fine! I'm not used to being able to write with fountain pens on
crappy paper or post-it notes or index cards and not have it bleed all over like
the fatter nibs tend to do.
The style of the pen is great too. The winky face on the nib is cute. The pen
overall is surprisingly lightweight, and feels like almost nothing in your hand.
I love that the cap snaps firmly on and off, and posted it still feels really
good to hold. There is no clip, but who really uses that anymore? It's so light
and cheap, I don't mind carrying it in a pocket, and most often move it from
purse to desk anyways. I like the white barrel and violet cap - perfect colors
for spring/summer. I SO want the soft blue next!! And I will definitely be
ordering more of these.
A high-value product....
, August 26, 2014
A high-value product. This pen usually goes for $10-$13 in Japan.
The nib is very fine and consistent among different units, unlike the Lamy
Safari EF. I was a bit unwilling to order this product because my F-nib Prera
(supposedly a higher quality line) was so scratchy and kept skipping so much it
was useless. But this pen impressed me. Its ink flows consistently and doesn't
skip after the nib is exposed for a minute or two. It beats my pathetic Prera
Cons: no clip, body still a bit too big for me, the converter holds at best a
barely adequate amount of ink. But considering the price, 5 star definitely.
It's way cheaper than the ever-popular Lamy.
Good fine point fountain...
, July 31, 2014
Good fine point fountain pen for my moleskine.
I bought this along with Platinum Preppy Fine point in Blue black. This nib is
much finer than the one on Preppy fine nib.
Simple cute pen casing which is tiny bit juvenile looking, but good starter
fountain pen. It came with a black cartridge but I think I will buy blue black
to replace it. ( Cartrige comes with this pen but not installed, so you don't
have to use the black if you don't want to). Nib is so fine so can be little
scratchy, but still pretty smooth on my moleskine. Ink does not seek through on
the back of the moleskine page either.
Good beginer fountain pen!