I purchased the Uni-Ball...
January 25, 2013
I purchased the Uni-Ball Power Tank Smart Series High Grade hoping that it would
function well with Field Notes' new Expedition series notebooks. The synthetic
paper doesn't treat most inks well and I hoped that the Power Tank would hold up
I pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The Power Tank functions exceptionally
well with the Expedition notebook's synthetic paper. It even outperforms
Fisher's Space Pen cartridges; worth noting are line quality (the Power Tank
lays a very smooth line whereas the Fisher refills tend to skip) and dry-time /
smudging / smearing (the Power Tank's line dries far quicker, drying to
reasonable levels in nearly a quarter the time of Fisher's offering in my
With traditional paper the Power Tank performs admirably, as well. I have no
complaints with its writing performance.
The barrel's knurling (for lack of a better term) is very nice. It provides an
excellent grip while not being too aggressive. Also, it's rather nice looking;
certainly a plus.
Overall, an excellent pen. My only wish? A version with a red barrel.
Although, black, brown, and blue seem nice, too.
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