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Excellent pen, and I'm...
, May 25, 2011
Excellent pen, and I'm glad I bought it from JetPens three weeks ago. I've been
using Pelikan Royal Blue ink in it, with the CON-50 converter, and everything
works great. The converter seats well, and there is no leaking. The grip is very
comfortable for those who hold their pen the right way (as taught in school).
Most important, the nib writes an extremely fine, clean line remarkably smoothly
for a needle-point -- consistent ink flow, no skips in the line, and no problems
laying down ink from the first stroke even when the pen has been sitting a few
days unused. I like that the cap posts; unposted, it is hard to spot on my desk
because it is small and transparent. I like the slightly purple-tinted, clear
plastic -- pretty, and it lets me see how much ink is in the converter. With the
very fine line and large capacity of the converter, one filling from the ink
well writes a long time. This pen is a very good deal! I am thinking of buying
11 people found this helpful
Sorry, forgot to add...
, May 25, 2011
Sorry, forgot to add that other reviewers were right: this pen may need a brief
breaking-in period before it writes smoothly (as is true of many fountain pens).
Initially, I thought the pen wrote a bit dry and scratchy. I put it aside. Wrote
a few more times a few days later. After writing the equivalent of a page over
several days, I suddenly realized the pen was feeling very good to use -- it was
writing very smoothly! My point is, don't judge any new fountain pen too
7 people found this helpful
I loooooove this pen!...
, June 9, 2009
I loooooove this pen! It is very comfortable - not too thick or thin. I love the
fine tip, it is superfine but is also smooth - doesn't skip or snag. I like it
better than the V-pen fine point or the Platinum fountain pens. It is really
solid construction too and I love the screw-on cap which really stays on. I am
definitely going to buy more of these.
5 people found this helpful
I love this pen!!!! After...
, May 25, 2011
I love this pen!!!! After reading the reviews, I was a little hesitant to buy
it, but I am so glad I did! The extra fine nib is wonderful to work with, the
ink flow is perfectly even, and very little to no scratchiness, even on notebook
paper. I am left handed and the grip doesn't bother me at all. This is my
favorite fountain pen of all time; I think I will buy another.
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I've always had trouble...
, August 31, 2012
I've always had trouble with fountain pens laying down too much ink resulting in
bleeding and feathering. Not the case with this extra fine nib. It write well
even on cheap notebook paper. However, it really shines on higher quality paper.
The pen is decent enough. The construction is fairly solid. It's about the same
as the Plumix and I've been using that for a few years now without issue. The
pen is somewhat irrelevant for me though. What I really wanted was the nib. I
get what looks to be about a 0.4mm line width compared to how my 0.4mm Zebra
Sarasa. Works great to use as a nib swap for a nicer pen such as the Prera.