January 27, 2012
Like others reviewing here, I purchased the Rook for its looks. Five stars in
that category for the brushed metal, and contemporary design…I have had a
number of people comment on the Rook when I am writing with it.
The Rook is tiny, not that I was surprised. Unposted, it is impossible to write
with; like writing with a pencil stub. Posting the cap makes it usable.
Initially I had a hard time inking it up and the ink flow, once it started, was
inconsistent. After a short break in, these problems disappeared. The nib is
German, writes smoothly, and lays down what looks more like a medium line than a
Overall, the Ohto Rook is a better than average pen, and for the price, perhaps
should be considered a very good pen.
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