This is a very nice pen...
February 29, 2016
This is a very nice pen that has become my everyday writer in my work journal.
I do prefer the Schmidt P8126 refills to the Retro branded ones. They are a
little finer and work better with my hand writing in my preferred 6mm rule
notebooks. I also seemed to get some skipping after writing a few paragraphs
with the Retro refill. The twist mechanism feels solid and the metal body of
the pen has just enough heft to allow the ink to flow without applying much
pressure to the paper. I have tried the ink of the Retro and Scmidt refills on
notebooks with better paper as well as cheap legal pads. I had some minor bleed
through on the cheaper pads, but not with good paper. This pen has a great feel
in the hand, nice flowing ink available and a good price for a solid pen worth
refilling. This one wont replace my waterman for extended writing, but at a
fifth of the price, I feel much more comfortable carrying this one away from my
desk. The ice blue color is cool too. I can see a few more of these,
especially some of the limited editions, creeping into my collection. Thank you
jetpens for the awesome customer service too.