This is a very cool pen,...
This is a very cool pen, with a great switching mechanism. For my taste, this
pen could've stood to be a bit heavier weight (I'm not always easy on my pens),
and somewhat more solidly made, but the body IS solid metal, and the switching
mechanism is really the most innovative I've ever come across.
As far as refills go, being an artist I like to have a wide selection of colors
available to me. For this pen, you'll be hard-pressed to find many refills that
are not what seems to be the standard 0.7mm multipen refill size. The ballpoint
refills that fit this pen are, of course, the ones made for it, Hi-Tec-C SLIM
refills (and no other Hi-Tec-C refills), any refills made specifically for the
Cross Tech 3 multi pen, or any other multi or mini pen refill that measures 2
5/8" long by 1/16" wide/high/across. Monteverde refills that will fit this pen
ARE available at colorado pen, and in a GREAT selection of colors (purple, red,
pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, blue black, black, AND brown) and
two tip widths (medium, which is approximately 0.7mm, and broad, which is
probably 0.9mm). If you're looking for fine point refills, Levenger also offers
multi pen refills (which they've since renamed "mini pen refills") that will fit
this pen and other multi pens. You're stuck with black, red, or blue ink with
them, but they do at least offer medium AND fine point refills that will work
beautifully with this pen.
If you're looking for a great, all around go-to pen for both drawing and
writing, you really can't beat the cool factor of this one with the weighted
switch mechanism, and the low price!So whaddaya waiting for?! ; )..