Average Customer Review
LOVE IT!! If you love...
, July 11, 2012
LOVE IT!! If you love fountain pens, and love an extra fine line then this is
the pen for you!!!!!!! As usual, my Jet Pens order arrived on the third
business day!!!!!! It always seems that I place an order, turn around and there
Oddly enough the line quality of this pen (and the clear body which I also
purchased) is like the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.25. Seems like I'm always happy with a
This pen started up right out of the box (not really a box). It writes a smooth
I use this pen and my other fountain pen for drawing/sketching so they have to
be able to make a line with all stroke directions - side to side, up or the
usual down stroke.
Additional note for lefties:
I am ambidextrous, albeit right hand dominant. So, though I use most fine-point
pens with my right hand I checked the writability of this pen with my left hand
and it worked just fine.
Writes a *very* fine...
, May 31, 2012
Writes a *very* fine line, which I love, just a hair thicker than my .3mm
ballpoint. After flossing with a nylon quilting thread, it lays down a
consistent line with Private Reserve Tanzanite. It has a little bit of a
scratchy feel, but maybe that's because the nib is so fine. I use a con-50
converter in it. I wish I'd gotten the clear instead, so I could convert it to
an eyedropper and see when I need ink. Maybe I'll have to buy one of those
This was my very first...
, April 7, 2012
This was my very first fountain pen, and so it holds a bit of special place.
That being said it is really a great pen, it has the finest line, if not a bit
on the scratchy sound when writing. But the sound has no bearing on how well it
writes, the line is extra fine and consistent as well. I bought this pen with
the squeeze type converter, and I must say that it works really well. I also
love that fact that it has the ergonomic grip so you have to write with the
proper grip. I also like that the cap is a twist on one. I will say that it is
meant more to be a desk pen, as it doesn't have a clip, which in my book would
have made it even better. But not enough for me to knock off a star. All in
all a great pen to start off your fountain pen collection.
I thoroughly enjoyed...
, March 5, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed using this pen as my daily writer. I used it with both
Pilot cartridges and the corresponding converter. It has an extra fine nib, and
produces an extremely fine line. In fact, it writes a finer line than any other
EF nib I have used. The pen writes relatively smooth considering how fine it
writes. It is not incorrect to say that it is "scratchy" but that comes with
the territory with such a fine nib. I find that it even writes well on cheap
notebooks and the like, though occasionally paper fibers can get caught in the
I carried mine in my pocket for months, and eventually it broke because of that.
The plastic body isn't made to hold up forever. If you are more careful with
it, you could get much more use out of it. Overall, considering the price, this
pen is a great value!
I've tried many a pen...
, December 28, 2011
I've tried many a pen for quick writing and easy drawing and this one is
unparalleled in consistency of ink flow, fine line and easy to manage.
I've made it one of my top choices and daily users.
I bought one of these...
, December 11, 2011
I bought one of these on eBay years ago and did not know it was called the
Penmanship. I always referred to it as my "eared" pen. :-) I love extra fine
lines but like them to be dark and my nib not to be dry. This fits the bill,
and for an amazingly cheap price.
I love the "waist" on the pen too, otherwise called the shaped grip. The ears
keep it from rolling off a desk, and the tiny cap seals out the air very well,
so the pen stays wet. I don't know why I don't use this pen more. It is
fabulous for writing on calendars or in datebooks or on any porous paper that
won't handle a wet or vintage nib. The black and red minimalist look is very
I am coming back for a clear one for my spouse, who loves very fine black lines.
The only incompatibility...
, September 6, 2011
The only incompatibility I found with this pen is that it is uncomfortable for
me to hold. My normal grip has the distance between my thumb and index finger
and the nib tip measuring about 0.75 inches. The ergo grip of this pen increases
that distance to more than 1 inch, which changes the dynamic of my writing (not
for the better). I compensate by positioning my hand lower down at the very
bottom of the ergo area where the plastic flanges out, which is not where my
fingers are supposed to be, and my middle finger ends up being very sore after
less than 5 minutes of writing. As a result, I won't be using it as often and
for as long as I'd like to.
It's too bad because I really like the XF nib and inkflow, which I have had no
issues with. Depending on where you like to position your fingers though, the
ergo grip may or may not work for you.
P.S. Jet Pens' service was awesome!
The design is great,...
, February 25, 2011
The design is great, but the function is lacking. I find this pen to be very
fussy and would not recommend it. Half the time, it won't write at all and the
other half, it barely produces a line. I am always taking it apart to clean the
nib, which helps a bit. I ended up buying a Lamy Safari, extra-fine nib, which
is a better fountain pen by far!
This pen is not for lefties....
, February 14, 2011
This pen is not for lefties. Being ambidextrous, I was able to test it with both
hands. From the left side the ergo grip doesn't hold the pen at quite the right
angle for the best writing. It's more scratchy and less ink seems to flow.
From the right hand, its great -- incredibly fine tip and very smooth for such a
This Pilot PenManShip...
, January 9, 2011
This Pilot PenManShip is Awesome! The lines it produces are extremely thin which
is a good thing for me. It is scratchy at first but after the ink starts
flowing, it will write really smooth. Overall it's a great fountain pen for
taking notes or just everyday writing and the best part is the price. It's
really cheap although dont let that throw you off, the pen is cool, above
average writing, and its got style (thats the best part).
Love this pen :D. It...
, December 30, 2010
Love this pen :D. It looks better in person, writes smoothly and produces very
fine lines. I also have the clear bodied version but this black version writes
better for some reason.
The ink of this pen isn't...
, December 4, 2010
The ink of this pen isn't very black if you are writing lightly. the pen is
quite small as well, but it is an overall great pen.
This is the finest point...
, September 25, 2010
This is the finest point pen that I've ever used. Ink flow is good considering
the super thin line that the pen produces. Not very scratchy and the price is a
Pros: price, very fine...
, September 4, 2010
Pros: price, very fine tip, refillable, screw-on cap
Cons: ergo grip (unless you like these), may write dry depending on which ink
you use, and no clip
I've had a chance to use Noodler's blue-black and bulletproof black with this
pen and both worked great, but I do notice that the blue-black does flow much
faster (in other pens as well). The tip is exactly what I would expect for an
extra-fine from a Japanese manufacturer; a very clean line which is perfect for
details. I've had minimal problems with scratchiness but do see it if writing
with the nib on a pivot. I'm not crazy about ergo grips, but because of the
benefit of price, nib, screw-on cap and converter, I am ordering more of these
to experiment with different inks. Knock on wood, but no leaks so far.
I write in Japanese often...
, July 17, 2010
I write in Japanese often and this pen works exceedingly well for writing
complex Kanji without the character looking overly large for the composition. If
you ever need a fountain pen to use effortlessly while writing Chinese
characters, this is that pen.
I've been drawing with...
, July 12, 2010
I've been drawing with a Rotring Artpen with an F nib, but the line is really
thicker than I want. I was considering an Artpen with an EF nib or a Platinum
Carbon when I found this little gem. It's very inexpensive, draws and writes
very smoothly, feels comfortable in my hand, and makes a much finer line than
the Artpen with the F nib. With the Con-50 converter, I can use the ink of my
choice, and I get a line as fine as a Rapidograph 00. I may have to order
another one of these.
Received this pen and...
, May 9, 2010
Received this pen and immediately checked it out. Love it. It writes very
smoothly and I have no problems with scratching or dragging. Will get more of
these with different color inks. Enjoy it. I love fountain pens and have had my
share of duds so I am very glad that the four pens that I have purchased so far
have been great.
this is the first fountain...
, February 18, 2010
this is the first fountain pen i have ever used in my life i love this pen so
much (never going back to any other kind again) so i dont know much about
fountain pens anyone know good ink or if i should even get a converter for it oh
and the only trouble i have with it is that sometimes when i write with it some
of the ink comes out of the little plit in the nib it usually goes away after a
while o being stored nib up but any reason why this might happen and if it is
bad for the pen apreciate any help P.S. sorry about the bad spelling
Performance and beauty...
, February 14, 2010
Performance and beauty for under eight bucks. Its kissing cousin, the
transparent body Penmanship, is also a thing of wonder. I'm tempted to buy the
converter (thanks for the tip confirming compatibility) and stave off buying
another fountain pen. Ever.
I wanted to add that...
, November 7, 2009
I wanted to add that this pen, on top of being REALLY comfy to write with and
having an EXCELLENT tip (the same as the MUCH more expensive Prera) works very
well with the CON-50 converter.
This pen plus a CON-50 AND 2 bottles of Noodler's Eternal can cost less than a
SINGLE Prera ($40 vs $42) and give just as good a line and performance. I load
my CON-50 with Noodler's Heart of Darkness and it works so well. If you are kind
of hesitant about fountain pens in general and need an easy to use and very
excellent pen to get started on, get the Penmanship Package (CON-50, any 2
bottles of Noodler's @$12.50 ea) and then check them out.
I went ahead and got the Prera anyways (^_^)/
This is a good quality...
, October 8, 2009
This is a good quality pen for the price. The pen is light and its ergonomic
design makes it comfortable to use. I was surprised at how fine the nib was but
it's great for tiny writing and when you don't want the ink to bleed through the
page. Please restock!
The stylish and sleek...
, July 3, 2009
The stylish and sleek design as well as its affordable price was what got me to
purchasing this fountain pen. After my travels in France and testing out a
myriad of different fountain pens, this one isn't too bad, but it's not too good
either, at least to write with on a daily basis. It's quite scratchy on paper
and is not very smooth but at $7.50 price it's a good buy, especially with the
extra fine nib which can be useful when writing in asian characters !
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
I ordered a black pen...
, September 13, 2013
I ordered a black pen after getting a clear one..the clear penmanship was/is
great...however, the black model arrived with a cracked barrel. How
disappointing. I hope it is just an abberation. The clear pen also seemed to be
of a higher grade of plastic...black seemed flimsy in comparison. Well let's see
if JetPens provides me a replacement....I've grown somewhat tired of JetPens
lack of customer service...like are there any humans working at JetPens or just
the automaton Elizabeth? In fact I've grown tired of Internet shopping
I wish I lived in a real city where there were actual stationary stores and you
could go and test a pen or at least look at it in person....South Florida is
sorely lacking in anything approaching a real stationary store..like in NY,
Chicago, LA or SF..and any other US city that has over 100 years in
existence...have to move back to Brooklyn...(: well..life in the digital age
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you are looking for...
, February 17, 2011
If you are looking for a cheap, worth the buck fountain pen that produces thin,
fine lines, look no more!! The Penmanship should make you very happy. However do
not expect an exceptionally smooth nib, or a wet line, cause this pen is
inevitably a bit scratchy and the nib is a bit dry.
Right now the only problem I have with this pen is that it cannot produce a
horizontal line from left to right without fading to almost nothing - I hope it
is not because of my receiving a defective unit. Otherwise this pen has been
good enough for the money. I am glad overall that I purchased it.
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of the ... Sorry,...
, December 5, 2009
One of the ... Sorry, The best pen out there. ( Agree, Carbon, & Sailor are
Try to refill Pilot petit after removing cartridge and ink into barrel... the
genius pilot design is made SO THAT air compression and decompression of Petit
WILL expell ink out... so that we'll have to BUY more cartridges. (Refill the
cartridge itself!!) The screw on Penmanship eliminates this pressure jump
problem... After the cartridge is over... You can use the whole reservoir
without CARTRIDGE. Writes amazing. NO LEAK. If by mistake yours leaks, use
shrink-wrap plastic as sealant. Enjoy 50 pages of refill free writing.
All you Pen-O-philes... get a Maltesear cobalt nail-file and file the tips (not
too much) to the perfect precisions and smoothness!!!
God Day Good Luck...!!