This pen almost gets a perfect score and I will tell you why. The flow is great
and I have not had any problems with clogging but alas it does have one flaw
worth telling people about well actually it had two things. First is minor and
that is that the pen cap barely is large enough to keep posted on the end and
the other is ink splatter. When I say ink splatter I am talking about using the
pen on paper with a little rougher then a medium tooth the nib will skip and
sometimes splatter small ink droplets onto your work. This happens when applying
more pressure to get a broader line. This is however not a deal breaker as I
love this pen when i'm on the go where using a bottle of ink is not practical. I
use this pen in combination with my brush pen for comic drawing in my sketchbook
on the fly. Thank you jet pens I will be ordering again soon.
This is by far 1 of the best pencils I've ever had the pleasure of owning, I
also have a Pentel 1000 and by comparison the overall design is much thinner yet
at the same time being brass has more weight and solid feel then the Pentel. My
order with the free shipping came faster then other online art stores with $20
shipping. Overall I am a very satisfied jet pens customer and can't recommend
this retailer enough.
I just recieved my pen in the mail and could not be happier. I ordered on a
tuesday and I received my package on friday with the free shipping. I do have to
say though that this pen does not come in a wood gift box but rather a cardboard
box like the 1 pictured. It does come with a oil cartridge installed in the pen
to keep three sable hair from drying out. So when you first go to use it remove
the pill cartridge and rinse the bristles in warm water then install the ink
cartridge and with a scrap piece off paper Betsy for a good 20 to 30 minutes to
get the ink flowing past the oil residue. Because off those three ink will be
quite thin and grey for the first day until you work work enough ink through it.
After that though I am happy to report that the ink supplied is water proof and
even stands up to alcohol markers such as my Copics. The sable tip is wonderful
and I finally jabber a brush poem that it's comparative to my inking brushes. I
had been using a Pentel pocket brush pen and can say that this pen is in another
league and definitely worth the money.