Excellent pen. I just bought mine at the Mitsuwa marketplace here in San Diego
(a little bit cheaper in person at the local store, but still a good pen at any
price). I love the clean, dark line this pen creates, and the smoothness is
unparalleled by any of its contemporaries for a pen of this price.
All in all, I would strongly recommend this as your first choice if you are
looking for something nice to use as an everyday writer. Excellent pen!!
Excellent pen for using with a Moleskine notebook (even better than Moleskine's
own, IMHO). I bought this pen thinking it would be a good thing to try with my
notebook, and I was right. Excellent fine line with a good grip for long
note-taking sessions. Sturdy clip holds it onto the spine of the notebook
without harming it at all.
The release mechanism involves a small button inside near the clip, which closes
the pen once depressed - you don't have to remember to close it, as it
automatically does so on its own.
All in all, an excellent slender pen for taking along on trips when you'll be
documenting things in a small notebook or Moleskine. :)
I am a frequent purchaser of Jet Pens merchandise, but I just happened upon my
own Zebra Sharbo at Narita airport near Tokyo, Japan. I bought it on a whim when
I was attempting to empty my pockets of the remaining Yen bills and coins I had
with me after a short trip to Tokyo. I wandered through the shops at the
airport, and I found the black Sharbo. I must say that this pen is a true
favorite. I've kept my Sharbo with me at work, using it at every opportunity.
What a fine, slim and useful pen! :-)
I will return to Japan this Spring, and I plan on buying more pens like this.
Outstanding pen. Just got mine today, and I absolutely love it. I already had
the black Petit 1, so I wanted to get another that I could use for grading
student's papers. This is a perfect pen for that purpose. Smaller, sleek and
easy to carry around on the job. I love it. What a great, compact writing
instrument. It's a joy to own and use. Be sure to get the ink refills in the
little pod. You will not be disappointed.
I like this pen, well enough to purchase one for my office. It looks nice and
writes well. However, I have a problem with it feeling a little too "loose." The
barrel feels unnecessarily big and a little cheap, with the ink cartridge sort
of floating around in the pen without giving a good, solid feel. The squishy
grip is okay, but I don't hold a pen with a death grip, so I probably don't
appreciate it as much as those who do.
The clip looks like someone added it as a last-minute effect. Just sayin'...
Wow, what a nice pen... I got this one to carry around in my professor's leather
book bag (I teach undergrad courses), and because I prefer that old-fashioned
"scratchy" feel of a fountain pen on paper versus the skip and rub of a ball
point (who can write with a ball point other than for endorsing a check at a
bank?). I like gel pens, too, but I sometimes miss the fountain pen feel, so
this is perfect to remedy that. :-)
Love the colored nib. Very nice feature. Makes the pen look more like a
conversation piece. It writes with such a graceful line, it's almost impossible
to think that it's a $3 pen! Got two extras on the way: one red pen for marking
up papers, and another black for my wife (so she doesn't take mine away). If you
haven't already done so, get one now. You can thank me later. ;-)
Not bad for a calligraphy pen. I like the unique clear body with its interesting
shape. We have the one in the pen holder on the fridge, and we use it to leave
notes on yellow post-its for other members of the household. Nice to do the
calligraphic scrolling S, T and L when leaving a quick note. ;-) Our post-its
look like they were written in the Middle Ages. ;-)
This seems more like a pen one would use for school when learning basic
penmanship. I can't imagine using it at work, as it has just the one refill.
Haven't purchased any replacements, though, but I probably will once it goes
empty. :-) The cap is quite interesting as well, seeing how it screws on and
off. It sits perfectly on the non-writing end when stored while writing. Nice
"unnoticeable-at-first" touch for such a simple and elegant pen.
Five stars for originality in design and the great ink flow--even after weeks of
sitting in the pen holder on the fridge. :-)
What's not to love about this pen? Just got mine this evening in the mail,
exactly two days after placing the order. This is a truly exceptional and quite
remarkable pen. It has a very precise, sharp fountain pen tip with incredible
accuracy. The ink flows like velvet. If it sounds like I'm gushing, that's
because I love a good pen, and this is it. I'm amazed at how slender and precise
this pen truly is. Good thing I bought the A.S. Manhattener replacement
cartridges, as I suspect I'll be using this pen quite a bit. Tucks perfectly
into the spine of my flat leather planner, plus it doesn't show any signs of
skipping or drying out at all. Love it. Thank you, Jet Pens, for providing such
a wonderful writing experience. This one will take its place next to my
favorites, including my special Montblanc pens. :-)
Small and unobtrusive, this beautiful little pen will go wherever you want to
take it. It can be a bit small for someone with larger hands; writing with the
cap stored on the back is usually the only way to use it unless you have very
petite hands. Exceptional small fountain pen for the money, though.