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 4.6 (62 customer reviews)
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October 8, 2009
I got this last week....
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I got this last week. It had a hard time starting, so I changed the ink out. Still no luck. Got the flow better writing with the nib almost sideways. I was so frustrated I bent the tip slightly downward and widened the channel. I filed the tip a bit with a nail file and voila. It is finally working. It is still a bit scratchy, but that is to be expected with a tip this small. All in all, I am disappointed. The Platinum Preppy I got with my ink writes great with no modifications or tinkering. Maybe I just got a lemon.

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January 1, 2015
Hate be so repetitious,...
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Hate be so repetitious, so monotonous, tedious, boring, humdrum, mundane, dreary, tiresome; unvaried, unchanging, unvarying, recurrent, recurring, repeated, routine, mechanical, automatic in my reviews but man, I love this pen too. I love ordering these lower priced fountain pens that I have never seen in stores and trying them out. Ya I know, need to get a life. Jet pens is one of my favorite online stores. Great products, reasonable prices, great service.

November 27, 2014
What I love about this...
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What I love about this pen is the triangular ergo grip. It's the pefect grip for me to keep control of the pen. I wish this pen came with a fine point instead of very fine only. I replaced the nib with a fine point one from a Pilot Metropolitan pen and all is well.

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November 19, 2014
excellent pen. I have...
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excellent pen. I have two of these. It's a pretty thin line, definitely for the super-precise folks (I am one). Great feel in the hand, awesome ink flow, consistent no-skip line -- can't say enough good things about this. I have two and they both just write and write and write. I've use one with the converter and Sailor ink and honestly the cartridges seem to work better with less fussing around.

I just wish Pilot would take this nib and put it into a more "classy" professional body, maybe one with a bit more heft / weight.

November 18, 2014
Nice pen for details...
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Nice pen for details work on tight lined paper. The nib seems to pull down and block the ink flow, but a bit of extra pressure to bend it UP seems to help. Sure with the Pilot Metropolitan came with this nib (XF)!!!

November 14, 2014
My favorite nib as of...
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My favorite nib as of current. It has feedback, as should be expected from such a fine line (.2mm line), but not scratchy. After it's broken in (a month or two of constant usage) it becomes very smooth.

November 1, 2014
Replacement for a lost...
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Replacement for a lost Pilot Penmanship. Enjoyable writing

October 29, 2014
Easy to use; my go-to...
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Easy to use; my go-to pen. I love the extra fine point.

October 20, 2014
It feels wonderful in...
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It feels wonderful in my hands not like a beginner model at all.

September 21, 2014
I've had this little...
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I've had this little pen for years, and use it for fine-line ink drawings with lots of hatching and crosshatching. It is smooth and consistent, with no noticeable scratching of paper fibers. (If you have a pen that is scratchy or skipping, I'd contact JetPens for an exchange because that is probably a manufacturing flaw.) It's worked with a range of inks, from simple Watermans to Platinum Carbon Black, and never clogged unless I left it unused for a few months. I have been impressed with its reliability and smooth, easy feel when writing.

Quick note: I recently learned that the Penmanship nib and feed fit in the Pilot Metropolitan pen body. I had a medium nib Metropolitan that I never used, so I swapped in the extra-fine Penmanship nib and it works perfectly. I hadn't minded the black plastic body, but now that it's seated in a lovely Metro body, I love the nib even more.