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1) An outstanding fine...
, October 26, 2010
1) An outstanding fine point, perfect for making quick notes in margins or short
entries in my journal. I didn't know such a combination of fine line and smooth
consistent flow to paper was technically possible. This nib seems incapable of
skipping. Unlike the _EF_ nib in the Penmanship, which seems better suited for
finest detail and drawing, this nib can still be used for writing.
2) Maintains a fine line even on poorer paper, including newspaper crosswords,
when using Noodler's Black (warning: non-zero Nib Creep with this ink).
3) I even use it in handwriting practice as the finer line reveals errors in
letter shape that were (ahem) hidden using edged nibs or normally tip'd nibs.
4) I received it on 25 Oct 2010 and it came with two cartridges and one CON-20
5) Actual color is quite close to that of the last photograph showing pen and
cap adjacent to it.
6) The cap has magnets in it. Strong ones. I'll try to keep it a safe distance
from portable memory devices (USB flashdrives, camera memory cards) and my
digital watches and calculators.
I waited several months for jetpens to restock this pen and it has proved well
worth the wait.
This _F_ nib and its _M_ sibling are so good I'm compelled to take all our
Pelikans from Fahrney's Pens and put them up for sale.
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I've had this pen for...
, March 17, 2011
I've had this pen for about a week now. I'm starting to like it a bit better -
for me, the nib was so fine that ink would not flow, so I finally slid a thin
sheet of plastic between the tines and spread them out just a tad and now it
writes well. The grey color is fine for work, and I am now using this pen as my
daily carry. It's very solidly constructed, and the lid is secure either capped
or posted. All hardware on the pen is solid. I may get another one.
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Nice pen, stylish, lightweight...
, October 18, 2010
Nice pen, stylish, lightweight. The Fine nib is much finer than the Lamy Safari
Extra Fine nib, and lays down an almost needle-like line. It writes and draws
better on a smooth 65lb or less paper. On heavier paper with a bit of texture,
the nib will feel slightly dry and scratchy.
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Oh, yes. This is a nice...
, October 31, 2012
Oh, yes. This is a nice one! Just right size, weight, balance ("posted" cap or
not). Wrote beautifully, first time and every time since--without skipping,
hesitation or "scratchiness." NO adjustment of nib necessary, as I believe one
other reviewer reported. I'm a proud cheapskate, but my Prera was worth every
nickel of fifty bucks, as far as I'm concerned. As I've noticed with other Pilot
pens, too, (F)ine means FINE, *not* MEDIUM--thank you very much.
I prefer a see-through converter (I'm surely not alone), so I popped out the
(included) CON-20 bulb-type converter and put a CON-50 screw-plunger-type in
there (only possible "downside. I happened to have one already, otherwise it
would've been another $8.50). Inked it up with Diamine Imperial Blue (woo!) and
"went to town" on some high-quality paper (Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Kokuyo
notebooks). The first thing I noticed was the incredible SMOOTHNESS. That was
the first "Oh, yes." It was palpable. FWIW, I'm sinistral. A "normal-writing"
("hook-less") left-hander, too. You "Captain Hooks" know who you are (smile). My
Pilot Prera works *just beautifully* for me, and I'll bet right-handers will be
glad they bought one, too. ! I want at least one more myself, right away--in a
different barrel color.
Did I mention just the tactilely(?) nice FEEL of the friction-fit of the cap
when you close it? The three metal rings (plus the top of the cap) make for a
nice design touch, too. The spring of the pocket clip is VERY strong (as another
reviewer may have noted.) Once you clip it onto something, it's not going
ANYPLACE. After reading in another review, I had to test it--and mine is NOT
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I bought this pen to...
, November 30, 2008
I bought this pen to be used for sketching, and I'm glad I did. The nib is fine
enough to draw little details, and it writes smoothly. It is a bit too
lightweight for my taste, though. Paired with a waterproof ink such as Noodler's
Bulletproof black, it will make a good drawing pen for artist, which will be
economical in the long run. And like the previous reviewer wrote, I love the
'click' sound this pen makes when I cap it.