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Another great product...
April 10, 2011
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Another great product from Pilot! I purchased this inexpensive pen so I try out could try out an italic nib (although I believe it actually has what is known as a "music nib," which means that it will make a mark whether you push or pull it across the paper). Regardless, it is excellent for calligraphy practice, and produces a line thin enough to use for everyday writing purposes.

I also purchased a Pilot CON-20 converter, which fits perfectly in place of a regular cartridge (which I haven't tested yet, unfortunately). I have some Noodler's ink in there right now, and the pen writes very smoothly...a pleasure to use!

The triangular grip is similar to that of the Pilot Penmanship, and similarly comfortable. The barrel is light but sturdy plastic, so you can write for a while without your hand getting tired. Again, the only issue I have with this line of pens is the inconvenience of having to unscrew the cap every time I want to use it, but that's a small complaint compared with the overall value.
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Very cute little pen,...
May 29, 2011
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Very cute little pen, especially when paired with Pilot's blue or blue-black ink. Writes beautifully compared to other pens in this price range and the cap stays posted nicely with no rattling. I personally liked the plastic grip right off, even though I tend to hold my pens a little higher up. Now I just need the black one!
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I love this pen. The...
May 31, 2010
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I love this pen. The nib is smooth and it has a salutary effect on my penmanship. It is nice to hold and certainly handles a variety of finer and not-so-fine paper without bleeding. I would not encourage you to take it on a plane without removing the ink cartridge however, like may fountain pens, it hates plane travel! Very nice correspondence pen!
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Lovely! This pen writes...
April 2, 2014
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Lovely! This pen writes like a dream. The flat nib does not catch at all and writes beautifully. If you are looking for a pen for pleasure writing, get this one. The screw on cap is awesome and prevents ink spillage/evaporation. I also love the color of the pen itself. Awesome pen. Awesome price. Go and get yourself one!
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I bought this pen in...
January 5, 2012
I bought this pen in purple body at Target of all places. I will tell you this that I recommend that you was the nib first to make sure there is no residue on it. I am in love with this pen. My hand took to the grip nicely and it wrights smoothly. The other reason I bought this pen is that the refills are cheap as well. You can get a 12 pack of cartages for 2.00 and 6 of the Color for 6$.

I am about to order the blue and back bodies.
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I am highly satisfied...
March 26, 2014
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I am highly satisfied with my purchase. For under $8, this is a solid little pen that writes gorgeously. My print has gone from messy legible to pretty legible script! The slight hint of line variation really makes my handwriting look extra special.

The pen is very light due to the plastic body, and on the smallish side, which is perfect for my small hands. The Con-50 converter fits easily and snugly inside. I took my pen entirely apart for cleaning after it ran out of the initial Pilot cartridge I used. The pen comes apart and goes back together really easily, making cleaning and swapping nibs a snap. Everything is as tight and snug as when the pen first arrived, so no worries about leaking ink.

Oh, and buying this pen has caused me to buy a Metropolitan, which is now on order. So beware! It's like a gateway drug into the wonderful world of fountain pens and examining your handwriting for improvements.
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This is an "Oh Dear"...
May 15, 2016
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This is an "Oh Dear" pen
Oh dear why do I spend money on pens when I can get such a good writer like this
And excellent sharp italic
Flows well, not too dry not too wet, which is not easy for an italic
Buy the convertor
No need to look further for an italic
this is it
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These are fantastic pens....
February 27, 2015
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These are fantastic pens. The stub nib puts down a sharp, calligraphy-like line and makes my writing look way better. Better yet, they are very easy to pull out and can be swapped for the nibs in the Pilot Metropolitan. I bought a half-dozen of these just to rob them of their nibs to jazz up the Metropolitans, but I discovered I liked them a great deal on their own merits. The triangular grip won't suit everyone, but it actually makes writing easier for me and helps me hold the pen in a correct position.

At $7.25, these are a steal!
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I have only good things...
July 30, 2016
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I have only good things to say about this pen. Well-designed, easy to use, doesn't dry out quickly and should spark up anyone's writing. In fact, I think everyone should own at least one of these. At this price, you actually should own several...one for each color ink you use.
The colour is way much...
July 1, 2016
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The colour is way much darker, I wouldn't say "light blue" but "dark blue".
However, the one thing I regret is buying only one. It writes like heaven. And it's pretty cheap.
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