|Model Number||PILOT FPR-3SR-SGY-F|
|Diameter - Grip||10.6 mm|
|Diameter - Max||12.1 mm|
|Length - Capped||12.1 cm|
|Length - Posted||13.4 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||10.8 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||18.3 mm|
October 26, 2010
1) An outstanding fine...
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 converter.
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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March 17, 2011
I've had this pen for...
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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October 18, 2010
Nice pen, stylish, lightweight...
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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October 31, 2012
Oh, yes. This is a nice...
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 MAGNETIC.
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November 30, 2008
I bought this pen to...
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.
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