Looking at it, quite a beautiful pen. This graphite version is the one I own.
However, given the price point, it important future buyers be aware of certain
aspects of this pen. The shiny clip, barrel tip, and cap are prone to
scratching. I did my best to store and take good care of it, but to no avail: a
long linear scratch formed on the clip, and little scratches on the barrel.
Do not drop this pen on hard surfaces, as it can slightly form a dent at the
site of impact. The graphite paint can chip as well. It is recommended that this
pen be stored in its own pocket or sheath. Avoid tossing it into the pencil cup
with your other writing implements.
Also, compared to its sturdier/cheaper CB8 and LT3 variants, there is a
deficiency with the mechanical pencil component. If you are using it, always
retract the lead before turning the pen to an ink component. If you don't, the
turning mechanism will get stuck, forcing you to unscrew the barrel and manually
retract the lead in the pencil component. This is because there is limited room
in the barrel tip due to its shape with *four* components (3-ink + pencil)
crammed in there. I also own CB8, AL5, and LT3 versions of this multi-pen, and
lead retraction is not necessary in these versions.
For the price, I expected a more sturdy, robust, and durable pen, not one where
even meticulous care won't guarantee it will remain in good condition.
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