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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