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I love this pen! After...
September 23, 2009
I love this pen! After careful research on the Fountain Pen Network, I settled on this as my first non-disposable pen. It doesn't disappoint in any respect. Posted, it is the perfect length. The pen has a nice width and heft. The nib is quite fine, comparable to a western xxf. The blue is a lovely robins egg color. I highly recommend this as an introductory grown-up pen!
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melissarwilkinson
so far i am happy with...
June 20, 2012
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so far i am happy with this pen. ink flows smoothly. however, it does not come with a converter so a separate one needs to be purchased. i feel one should be with the pen for its price. the pen is on the smaller side. people with large hands may not like the pen, but people with wee hands can use this pen with no issues.
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lauhlendorff
Super happy with this...
October 1, 2015
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Super happy with this pen and the shipping time was good. Thank you!
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carramellok
I've wrote with a few...
June 9, 2012
I've wrote with a few fp but this one is really nice. I've always been a fan of Pilot
writing instruments and this one is no exception. It writes so smooth and the pen itself
has a nice build. Can't go wrong for the price. I've ordered two already. Great pen.
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revthreep
I love this pen. It's...
November 6, 2010
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I love this pen. It's one of my first fountain pens, and one of my favorite pens I own!
If your look for your first fountain pens then this is the one for you.
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This pen is very lightweight...
May 5, 2016
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This pen is very lightweight and short, although usable. The nib is finer than others I have used which are also fine. I do not understand where the price comes in. I enjoy my other pens, which I spent about half as much on, twice as much. I read on fountain pens and was unable to determine why this pen would be more. I am probably missing something. Or maybe in any pen under $50, it is simply personal preference about appearance and not actually pen quality that accounts for price difference. Anyway it is a nice color but I will stick with my Pilot Metropolitans for now. I even like the Kakuno better.
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hilizanne
The Pilot Prera is the...
September 6, 2016
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The Pilot Prera is the second fountain pen system I've owned and used outside of the Platinum Preppys. Since I prefer thin lines, I opted for the fine nib. The fine nib on this Prera is between the Preppys .02 and .03. And in this comparison, I'd place it closer to the .02 nib. The pen is short, and even though I don't have small hands, I feel that it balances quite nicely. I do need to post the cap when I'm writing due to it's shortness. It's a plastic bodied pen, and the weight is perfect for me. Compared to the Preppy, the Prera seems to write wetter. This is neither positive nor negative for me, simply an observation. It's not scratchy like the Preppy's .02, but that is also neither positive nor negative to me, simply an observation.
The soft blue gives the Prera a very classy and subtle look. It's a timeless color. The cap does have a nice 'click' when you put it on. The seal is very good and should do a fine job at keeping the nib from drying out. The cap has a clear plastic insert like the Preppy to really seal it up nicely.
I almost bought a converter for the pen, but I'm going to reuse the cartridges for now. I have syringe that I can use to refill spent cartridges.
Overall, I really enjoy using the Prera. So much so that I'm considering buying an ivory colored one to add to my small collection. I feel that for this price, this pen is a good deal.
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