January 31, 2014
Must agree w/previous reviewer. I own more than a fistful of Pilot FPs, and this
one was a welcome addition. Number one "draw" for me? The Pilot (F)ine
nib--essentially the same one as in my beloved Cocoons and Preras. Noticeably
finer than typical with other pens, it writes perfectly, with no "breaking-in"
or tweaking necessary. All-plastic, except for the clip and nib of course, it's
*very* light. It's compact, at about a half-inch shorter than Pilot's Cocoon or
Metro (those being the same pen, essentially), but fits well, unposted, even in
my largish hands. Like the "click" securing the cap when posted, too, though I
don't usually write that way. Only possibly downside? It'll only take Pilot
cartridges --not the "short international" variety. It WILL of course take a
Pilot CON-50 (or CON-20) converter though, so you *can* use bottled ink (yay!).
I didn't want to dunk the soft plastic "grip" into an ink bottle, possibly
staining it, so I filled my CON-50 converter FIRST (with a syringe) and snapped
the pen onto the converter. Bob's your uncle, as they say. Plan on buying more
in different colors.