5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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.
I was so excited about...
, February 18, 2014
I was so excited about this pen - it's SO CUTE. But it was kind of
disappointing. It feels cheaply made. The fine nib is nice but the ink bleeds
so you don't really get a very fine, precise line. I also hate that I have to
screw on the cap. I get up from my desk and walk around a lot at work and I have
to cap the pen every time I go anywhere for more than a few minutes because it
will dry out if I leave it uncapped too long. But the ink is nice and dark and
it's easy to refill, so I guess that's good. This pen was just sort of meh for