Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen - Medium Fine Nib - Clear Black Body

Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen - Medium Fine Nib - Clear Black Body

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The Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen was recently introduced to celebrate the company's 100 year anniversary. With their colorful plastic bodies and ink cartridge selection, these inexpensive yet high-quality pens are perfect for beginner fountain pen users and more experienced writers alike. The Sailor Clear Candy fountain pens have a cap that screws onto the pen body securely, and will work with any Sailor brand ink cartridge as well as the standard Sailor converter. Multiple body colors available.

Pen dimensions: Approximately 5.2 inches (13.3 cm) long when capped, 5.6 inches (14.3 cm) from tip of nib to end of cap when cap is posted on back of pen, and 0.4 inches (11 mm) in diameter.

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When I got this pen,...
April 14, 2012
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When I got this pen, I thought "fine," meant it would write like the HighAce Neo. I was wrong.

Here is a list of nibs Sailor puts in their pens:
Sailor Clear Candy: F-2
Sailor HighAce Neo: F-4
Sailor Desk Pen (extra fine): F-9 (EF) [You could probably ink a love-letter on a single piece of oatmeal with this.]

While I was surprised by the thicker nib, it is still what I would consider a "fine," point and it writes quite nicely. If you have a Lamy Safari, as I do, it would sit at about F-1 in the Sailor scale (you definitely get a slightly thicker and wetter line with the Safari). For me, the finer is the better - so the Clear Candy is now my carry-everywhere general pen; something I have been hesitant about using the Sailor HighAce Neo for due to its smaller size and thinner plastic shell.

Some other pluses:
*The fat body makes for comfortable long-term writing and note-taking and the non-notched barrel is nice.
*Clear! The HighAce Neo could have always used a window... but forget the puny little window, now you can get an entirely clear pen! It would be nice, however, if they started making these pens with the F-4 nib or even the F-9; if they did, I'd never write with anything else ever again.
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The pen lays down a fine,...
January 4, 2012
The pen lays down a fine, consistent line. The line width is comparable to an EF-nib Lamy and with the included Sailor black cartridge shows little shading.

If you've ever used the Sailor Ink-Bar, you'll enjoy this pen. The same smoothness and no-frills design, but larger and stiffer in the hand than the diminutive, flexible Ink-Bar.

The cap is screw-on, which is satisfying and helps the pen seem more expensive than it is, but lessens its convenience as a carry-around pen. Another strike against it, as least in terms of portability, is that a bit stray ink finds its way onto the inside of the cap - more so than most fountain pens I've used. This ink is visible through the clear cap, slightly lessening the pen's attractiveness

This pen is best for long sessions of writing, as it is comfortable and consistent. Look elsewhere for a carry-around pen.
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I am highly satisfied...
June 24, 2013
I am highly satisfied with this pen. It should be said that straight from the box it wasn't cooperating: the nib wasn't particularly smooth, it skipped often and there were starting problems. For that one more star could be easily taken off, since it makes the pen troublesome for a beginner. Once, however, the problems were taken care of (tines get adjusted, flow improved and the tip buffed a bit), the pen became a wonderful writer. The pen lays a wet, fine, on the wide side of the spectrum, line. The feed keeps up not only with fast writing but also with energetic dashes. The nib is smooth. Not buttery smooth but with some feedback, that makes it interesting.

I only wish the pen wouldn't look like I took it away from a kid. Also a grey grip section would be much better, as threads on the barrel look a bit dirty against the white plastic.
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Opposite experience to...
January 29, 2012
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Opposite experience to the other review. I prefer a wetter line which this nib did not lay down for me, using two different inks one being Waterman South Sea Blue which is rather wet in my medium Lamy Safari. The nib though steel is flexible enought to adjust on your own, but I think I messed mine up (ugh - totally my bad). I'm not impressed, but if I have the funds to spare I would try it again because of the low price. I might have just got a dud.
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10 stars!!! I absolutely...
March 11, 2015
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10 stars!!! I absolutely love this pen! I love being able to see the ink inside, and it writes like a dream.if I lay it down uncapped for more that 10 minutes, there is a slight (about 1/2 of a character) delay in the ink flow. For me this isn't an issue. I also plan to use other inks in it, this is the ink that is provided with the pen. The line it produces could be a little thicker, but when I slowdown my writing it's perfect. I have practically glued the pen in my hand I use it for everything!
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