May 21, 2013
I bought this pen in three colors. I do not believe the colors make a
difference--they were, each, faulty. And all in the same way. Following the
instructions, I inserted the cartridge and thought that the ink would begin to
flow. Not only did none of the ink flow, I had to run the nib under warm water,
drying it carefully with a paper towel, I tried to prod the cartridge into
beginning to flow, I put everything back together and, leaving the pen capped
with the nib side down, I left the pens alone for a few days. When I returned,
everything remained the same. No ink. No writing.
I find these pens to be quite aesthetically lovely, with the nib matching the
ink and cap color. Someone clearly put a lot of thought into the design, but
went blank on the engineering portion of the pen. There is just no performance.
I am aware that the pens are valued at $3.30 each. So, some may say, you get
what you pay for. I have paid hundreds of dollars for some pens, yet my all time
favorite is one that I paid $17. to acquire. One never knows when one will find
a little treasure.
Know this: You will not find a little treasure in this pen. You will find a
little headache. Hardly pays to send them back. what a waste of money...as I
bought cartridges, as well.
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