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 4.5 (4 customer reviews)
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May 24, 2011
I bought a couple of...
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I bought a couple of these after having a good experience with the Preppy. The nib and section look like the Preppy and it writes just as well as the Preppy. The aluminum barrel and cap look pretty good too.

I have only one caveat. The metal barrel is a little slippery and the cap snaps on rather tightly, making it a bit of a struggle to get the cap off. I like a cap that stays on, but this one is just a bit too tight. I can guarantee it won't fall off. :-)

Once the cap is off, it writes very well. If you don't mind a plastic barrel and cap, the Preppy writes just as well.

We'll see if their claim about the cap keeping the pen from drying out holds up over time.

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ikeharaw001
 
February 3, 2011
Great value. The only...
Great value. The only thing I don't like about this pen is that I like a slightly slimmer pen, and the cap is very large (though it clicks securely). It is more of a deep emerald than the color shown. In spite of the size, I plan to buy another - the ink NEVER runs dry or skips, even on crappy notebook paper. For this reason it's my "all-purpose, heavy duty" fountain pen I take to work and use on everything because it's so dependable.

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January 12, 2011
Excellent value! I have...
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Excellent value! I have spent a lot more for fountain pens that were much worse to write with.
This pen looks good and writes very well.
I wanted something a bit better looking than the Platinum Preppy fountain pen (which I like using and think is another great value!) but that wrote as well as the Preppy does for me.
This pen fits that criteria exactly.
The color of the pen I got is a slightly darker green than the photos on the site ( I expect that is an issue with my monitor.) and is a very pretty emerald green.
I think I will get another one of these and turn it into a highlighter.

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rob.biemer
 
August 24, 2012
I've had this pen for...
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I've had this pen for about four or five months now and generally it's worked great for me, except for one thing: the nib's paint is peeling off. What started as a beautiful green nib is now rather opaque and losing the paintjob; I would have thought Platinum would have added green pigments when making the nibs, but it's apparent they did not. Then again, I'm a novice and with no knowledge of how these parts are made.

Other than that, the ink flows beautifully, the pen itself looks very classy and I've left it without the cap just to verify if the pen doesn't dry out. The claims are true. The cap snaps on just fine, you can put more pressure on it and it will be somewhat hard to take off, but there's no need to- just apply minimun pressure and the cap will be on just fine so it doesn't bother you at all when writing.

I may purchase another green pen just because of the nib, but if you aren't nitpicky like me, you'll rather enjoy having one of these. It's very pretty to use and to look at.

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