I have been very surprised...
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.
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