What a impressive pen....
December 16, 2011
What a impressive pen. When I first received it I was a little concerned because
it felt a little cheap. That is, comparing it to the feel of a Safari it didn't
feel as well constructed. But then again there is $8-$10 difference. Then I put
the blue/black cartridge in and took it for a test drive. All of my concern was
ripped away. This fountain pen is awesome. I guess I forgot that sailor (the
king of fountain pen nibs) was behind the product. I think it is every bit as
good of a writer as any one of the 8 safari's I own. I keep comparing those two
pens because I think they fit the same market. I usually don't like to write
with the cap posted but I found that fro me was the better way to go with this
pen. It is a little light without it. But posted the pen is very well balanced.
If you are looking for a fountain pen that won't break your heart if you loose
it, have kids you want to introduce the fountain pen world to, are an adult and
want to get into writing with fountain pens, or just looking to add another
unique pen to your collection this is a wonderful choice. I haven't tried to
fill the barrel with bottle ink yet but I believe that is the only solution
unless you want to use the cartridges they designed for this pen. I am not
anticipating it will cause a problem. Even sticking with the cartridges wouldn't
be a deal breaker. They have a few fun colors and the blue/black the pen comes
with is great and I also used the reddish/brown (purchased separately) and
really enjoy both of the colors.
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