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I have yet to find another...
March 31, 2012
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I have yet to find another fountain pen that writes as thin a line as this pen (I'm not saying there isn't one, and my search has not been exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination). Maybe its my fault that I write too small, but this pen works great for me. Be sure to fill it with a fairly dark ink, since it writes so thin, you won't hardly be able to see any light colored inks.
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hatefulmoviecritic
I really like this pen:...
March 31, 2012
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I really like this pen: great value for the money. The extra fine may seem scratchy, but that's not aytpical for extra fine nibs, especially since this one is stainless steel. My one issue is the ink seems to spatter from the nib into the cap. Perhaps that's typical of all pens, but it's really noticeable in a clear pen like this.

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nairyasmin
I simply love this pen!...
January 31, 2012
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I simply love this pen! I have very small handwriting and have searched for years for such a fine nib. I settled for pigma pens and gel pens, and used other fountain pens upside down, but longed for a fountain pen's expressive ink flow. Finally found it- love at first stroke! The clear body pens write better than the black body pens for some odd reason. And The CON-50 converter is ok, but I found the nib too fine for the CON-20 to be able to draw in enough ink. In the end, because I use it daily, I stick to the proprietary ink cartridges and save my other thicker tipped nib pens to indulge in ink variety.

Only minor flaws to note: the screw top, which disrupts quick jotting of ideas or pictures. And if you drop the pen, the ink drops will show inside the clear cap. But these are minor things in a pen I enjoy using very much.
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wingdingcallaling
Very nice pen. I use...
January 6, 2012
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Very nice pen. I use this pen every day I have many vintage pens but I grab this one. I love the ergonomic design of the barrel. And with a little pressure the nib does give a little flex. Over all the pen is good for everyday writing and the nib is so fine that I can even do some of my crosshatching work with it. Very nice pen worth 9 dollars
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janelle.rz
This pen has its faults....
December 14, 2011
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This pen has its faults. Yet I keep coming back to it, because it's a cool and comfortable design.

The point is scratchy. One should expect a superfine nib to be scratchy, and this one is very, very fine. But my next finest pen, a Sailor HighAce Neo, is worlds smoother. It's also prone to skipping and slow starting when using a less-than-sturdy writing support, like a folder. I assume that's mainly due to the fineness as well, and it's flawless on a desk surface.

I get a lot of nib creep, to the point of having a few tiny ink spots in the cap. This isn't a real problem, but it's also not present on many other pens.

In any case, the shape is really as awesome as it seems it might be. The three-sided grip part is smooth and comfy (for a lefty, no less) and it's just an interesting pen. I'll be interested in how the black body compares, but IMHO this pen is worth the price.

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Agree with the other...
December 5, 2011
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Agree with the other reviewers to allow this pen a breaking-in period. At first I hated it; it was scratchy with stingy and uneven ink flow. But after a few days of writing, deliberately applying writing pressure to flex the nib, and writing on scratch paper (maybe the rough tooth of the paper helped) it really smoothed out and opened up. It's now my favorite pen. It writes with a very consistent and fine line, it weighs next to nothing, and the triangular grip is very comfortable.
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After reading all the...
January 19, 2010
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After reading all the great reviews I thought I would buy this as an all-purpose pen. It's really pretty (except for when ink splats on the cap) and the nib looks so elegant. It writes SO fine and seems to variate on its own (like insta caligraphy!) but sometimes the line is too thin, meaning I can barely see it and gets scratchy! It takes a long time to reboot after being stored. When you first start writing it skips and stops and makes super thin lines mixed with much thicker lines. After a while, it gets back to normal and has a really delicate variation of lines and writes really cleanly, turning into the perfect pen I've been hearing about. It is prone to splattering ink when handled too roughly so take care! Overall a nice fountain pen for the price!
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tongvichit
This is currently my...
October 24, 2014
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This is currently my favorite. I can't believe how thin is the writing. I am always partial to extra fine nib, but most "extra-fine" nib pens cannot come close to this one. The triangle body also helps with my attempt to have a readable handwriting. <^_^>
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I absolutely adore this...
March 26, 2014
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I absolutely adore this pen. It has quickly become my standard writer.

The extra fine nib writes really smoothly, like a dream. Some people have mentioned it as being too fine--I suppose it depends on how tiny you write. I have small handwriting, and this pen allows me to compress it while still being perfectly legible and crisp. The line is smooth and consistent, with no variation. I've only experienced occasional scratchiness when I'm writing really fast. It's definitely not loud scratchiness, either. The nib is also easy to pop out and clean if necessary. Finally, ink lasts much longer in the Penmanship than it does in my Plumix, due to the extra fine nib. It makes it an ideal candidate for situations where you might have to work on cheap copy paper.

The body is light plastic. I love the clearness coupled with the Con-50 converter. You can really see how much ink you have left. The lightness is also a pro for me as I have small hands. The triangular grip is very comfortable, and I have had no trouble taking hours of lecture notes without any hand strain at all.

After trying out this pen and the Pilot Plumix, I have decided to get a Pilot Metropolitan to try out a medium nib. I would highly recommend this Penmanship to someone trying to decide if they want to get into fountain pens, though. It's half the cost of the Metropolitan, works great even on crappy paper, and you can always use it for nib swapping if you decide you want to continue in the hobby.
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thegrammarjedi
Love this pen. Writes...
March 22, 2012
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Love this pen. Writes smooth and is very fine
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