This was my first serious...
March 5, 2014
This was my first serious fountain, and I was more than pleasently suprised at
the quality of the pen versus the price I payed. The Pros will highly outweigh
Pros: Cost - can't be beat for the quality of pen. The metal body is heafty, but
not heavy, making for a comfortable grip and writing experience. It is a well
balanced pen, and while others have had issues with the neck ridge, I tend to
hold my pen a little further from the neck, so this has not been an issue for me
unless I'm penning a lengthy letter to a pal and my grip begins to slide towards
the front of the pen. The nib is smooth, smooth, smooth! Even having been left
in my purse for weeks, I pick it up and write as if I had just put it down. I'm
currently using the Pilot converter, and it seems that I can go for a week or
more with fairly heavy writing and not have to fill it back up. THe nib also
stays very clean. Again, after bouncing around in my purse for weeks, there is
only a little bit of ink on the nib that needed to be wiped clean. The nib is
also a good "medium". It's not an overly heavy line, I can't wait to try a fine
nib Metro. The choices of colors and designs around the middle of the pen are
fantastic, but the zigzag is just really classy. I think dots will be my next
Cons: The cap doesn't always seat well on the back of the pen. I have acciently
flung the cap several times while writing, or preparing to write! If it seated
better on the back end of the pen, this would have made it perfect for sure.
Also, if the neck of the pen had ribbing or some sort of texture, that would be
great, it's very smooth and sometimes the pen will shift as I write, but it's
not off-putting enough for me to put this pen down!
All in all, this is a FANTASTIC pen for the price. I'm going to be purchasing
more for my collection, and for gifts as well!