Very good value for the price. It holds my fountain pens and highlighters (total
9 pens) very well. Folding is great, just like what you'd expect. There is a
secret velcro pocket that is handy for small things. I store extra fountain pen
cartridges there. Overall, very good.
Let's start off by saying this fountain pen has a VERY FINE nib. If you're used
to European Fine nibs like the likes of Kaweco or Lamy, make sure you are aware
that this is JAPANESE fine. Think needlepoint 0.3 and you'll get a sense of the
fineness. If you like the idea of a needlepoint fountain pen that has relatively
no tooth, then this is your pen!
the idea behind this rollerball is awesome- a "regular" rollerball pen that can
use fountain pen ink! However, the pen has a terrible tendency to skip on finer
paper such as rhodia and clairefontaine. That said, it preforms admirably on
cheap paper, laying down a thick wet line. Overall, a decent little pen that
unfortunately does not play well with nicer paper. oh well, I guess I'll just
use my Kaweco Al-sport (F) for that... ;)
At first, I thought the Con-50 would not hold much ink because of its unique
design - the plunger does not go past the first half inch of the barrel. This
means you have to suck up and purge ink through the pen a few times to
completely fill the converter. Overall, not a bad investment if you want to move
into the wonderful world of bottled FP ink!
Hands down THE BEST multi pen out there. If you have some money burning a hole
in your pocket, GET THIS PEN!!!
Only negative is the price. Refills tend to go quickly during periods of
sustained writing (like making study notes for final exams...) but ink quality
it top notch. I absolutely love this pen - and so did the jerk-off who took it
of my table when I went to the bathroom....
Pretty good fountain pen for the price - body is a little slender for my tastes
but thats really just my fault for not buying the Spirit (next purchase!). The
Lapa actually has a FINE nib - almost Japanese FINE. So beware if you're used to
European "fine" meaning Japanese "Medium"
Fantastic little pen, often overshadowed by the Lamy Safari. I actually prefer
this pen to the Lamy because of the smoothness of the tip. Using international
carts may be a turnoff for some but I actually prefer them because I can keep
several in my pen bag ready to go for periods of sustained writing. Also, this
pen is cheap enough to easily replace with little to no guilt. ^_^
Overall, absolutely bomber pen. Just keep in mind that the plastic likes
Excellent pen, as many of the previous reviews have said. The ergo-grip is
double edged- some days I love it, some days I wish it was just cylindrical.
Another thing against the design is that the base unscrews very easily after a
period of use. That means that you might take it out of your pocket or whatever
and have to tighten the barrel assembly. Not a bad thing, just a little quirk
that no one has really mentioned. Oh and horrible nib creep. Overall a terrific
budget pen - although I actually prefer using my Kaweco Sport as a daily writer.