|Model Number||SAILOR 11-0103-312|
|Design Style||Beginner-Friendly, Demonstrator|
|Diameter - Grip||10.1 mm|
|Diameter - Max||11.7 mm|
|Length - Capped||13.4 cm|
|Length - Posted||15.3 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.1 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||18.6 mm|
February 7, 2012
This pen provides a quality...
This pen provides a quality nib for the price. However, it may not be as solidly constructed as others in its price range. I was initially intrigued with the Clear Candy when I saw that they made a clear-body version, hoping I could convert it to an eyedropper. Unfortunately, the barrel is not airtight. While it is possible to seal it, I’m just not sure I want to go through the trouble and possibly ruin the pen.
The pen came with a Sailor cartridge and inked up quickly, though a little ink seeped out of the feed. I am impressed with Sailor ink. With it, the Clear Candy lays down a consistently even and dark line. Only time will tell about the construction of the pen. It doesn’t look like it will take much abuse. For a more durable pen that is an equally good writer, I recommend the Rotring Surf or perhaps Sailor’s other entry-level pen, the HighAce Neo.
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August 6, 2014
One of the better entry...
One of the better entry level pens I have, the nib has a solid build, with the sailor ink, it lays out a very solid line. Also really liked the clear body design.
July 25, 2012
It took between three...
It took between three and four minutes for ink to start flowing form the nib. It flows approximately a letter's worth of ink and then stops flowing. During the few seconds that ink is coming from the pen, it's difficult and scratchy to use. I tried several different kinds of paper with no success. The ink will not flow properly.
I would not recommend this pen to anyone. I don't know if it's the nib or the ink cartridge, but it's horrible. I realize it's an inexpensive fountain pen, but the Platinum Preppy pen (which is significantly cheaper) writes smoothly. I thought that the more expensive sailor pen (which has good reviews) would be better. Instead, it is a miserable pen to write with. I plan on checking what jetpens return policy is if I can't get it to work right soon.