September 20, 2012
So cute and great to use!
I happen to love fountain pens that: are brightly colored; have sleek lines;
uncomplicated design; and are inexpensive enough to feel like I'm not wasting
money on "just a pen" (I have a fairly limited income). The Sailor Clear Candy
series really fits my tastes well - I love the design element of the star and
button on the cap, and of course this particular pen is a fantastic shade of
The nib writes very nicely, I find, even on cheap paper. I don't have any
trouble with it, at least, and the included ink cartridge started working as
soon as I plugged it in without any problems. The nib is fine, but not quite as
fine as my favorite .38mm Pilot G-2 (for when I just don't feel like bothering
with a fp), though I'd say it is more fine than the .50mm G-2. But that could be
differences in how hard I have to press with the gel pen vs. the easier writing
of the fountain pen.
I love how lightweight the pen is thanks to being made from plastic. It looks
good, too, in this metallic pink. I plan to get another Clear Candy pen in a
different color, so we'll see how the plastic looks for a non-metallic. I
wouldn't even call this "metallic", but I suppose it does resemble aluminium or
something a bit. But for some reason, because of the weight, I keep forgetting
that the cap screws on. I'm always trying to pull it off to no avail, then
belatedly remembering to twist it.
Overall, I adore this pen and it's my new favorite. I only wish that there were
an orange one, as I have just decided that I absolutely NEED a richly orange pen
for my small collection, and the Clear Candy would be perfect.
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