May 6, 2013
I waited quite a bit before writing this review because I wanted to see how well
this pen performed after several months of use. All of the other reviews I found
often spoke about the immediate days. And for such an expensive pen, I felt it
was sort of a shame no one talked about it on the long run. Well, I ordered this
pen back in February and I must say I am impressed.
At first, I took care of this pen with my life. I had never spent nearly 50$ on
a pen before. But, the pen's metallic body holds quite a bit. After the first
month, the pen suffered its first drop, damaging the paint job, leaving it with
a terrible scar on the cap. Yet, it lived on. As time went on, I dropped it more
often and I became careless with it. It went from a novelty pen to a warrior and
it has yet to let me down. The pen takes the beating. Sure, the paint job does
get scratched easily, making it look a little ugly, but the functionality makes
up for it. The only aspect I want to negatively criticize is the clip. The thing
doesn't hold up too well. After just two weeks, it began to feel loose, which
makes me not pin it on my shirt as I usually do.
Moreover, this pen accepts all the universal D1 refills and not just the Zebra
ones (although those work great). I primarily use the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4 D1
refill, which you can conveniently buy here. They do fit a little loose,
depending on the brand, but they don't seem to fall out.
If you buy this pen, you will not regret it.