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What a impressive pen....
December 16, 2011
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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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Great pen for beginn...
January 19, 2015
Verified Purchase
Great pen for beginners
I was so excited about...
February 18, 2014
Verified Purchase
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 me.
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