I originally bought this...
July 22, 2015
I originally bought this pen for use on special occasions, but it has become my
go-to pen. It has the look and feel of a more expensive pen, with a nice heft
and a smooth writing experience. It worked well out of the box with the included
cartridge. I gave it a couple of shakes (watch out for blots the first time) and
it wrote a perfect line. Since then, the only time I had trouble with it was
when I loaned it to my mom and she wrote with the nib upside-down. A couple
shakes and a dab of moisture on the slit and I was back in business.
When I first got the pen, it wrote a slightly heavier line than I'm used to (a
Uniball Signo Extra-Fine), but after the cartridge ran out I switched to a
converter with Diamine ink, and it writes with a fine line. I've noticed some
complaints about the cap staying put, but I haven't experienced any problems
with that. The pen stays securely shut, even when floating in the bottom of my
purse, and when I'm writing it remains snug on the back of the pen. I've tried
the pen with the included cartridge, a bladder converter (also included), and a
piston converter and found that all three work well. I've also flown with the
pen multiple times and had no trouble with leaks or writing quality.
Overall, this is a great pen at a great price.