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Love this pen! No one...
August 7, 2013
Love this pen! No one else in the pen market sells this quality and feel for this price. Look at Pilots own "Cacoon" pens they are the same Pen with a fine nib (American extra fine) and priced much higher. I can't figure it. Far superior to the plastic Lamays at twice the price. I have had no problems with solidly posting the cap and it writes well posted or not. I have many far more expensive pens that are not on an equal footing with this fine pice of work and fine marketing. If you must have a different Nib buy a Pilot "78g.". They have 4 different nibs, and even the sections will enterchange with the Metropolitan (tried it before writing) the nibs will be gold colered but you can live with that I'm sure. And when your done you still have two useable pens. All that aside, this is one classy looking pen and could hook a newbie on fountainpens for ever. Carefully consider the damage You could cause in someones life if you gve one as a
gift. I have found fountain pens to be addictive and habbit forming and you alway need just one more.
Well all the statements...
July 17, 2012
Well all the statements are true about feed being not reliable. Thats a challange. inserted 2mil piece of brass shim in the nibs slot, squeezed the tips togather with needle nose pliers then used a converter from a Lamay Safari (Tight fit) filled with private reserve DC purple the pen now works flawlessly (did a little nib smoothing too.) NOW the pen is as good as any and actually better than the Lamy the converter came from altogather took about 15 mins to make a perfect little knock-about pen. the flow problem is the ink in the supplied cartridge it is way too saturated with solids. empty the cartridge and refill with private reserve and the flow problem will disappear. In defense of the pen, I have had to do far more work on some really high dollar pen to get then working this good.
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I love this pen, It is...
October 19, 2010
Verified Purchase
I love this pen, It is the finest extra fine I own Parkers, Shaeffers, Pilots I have one hero 616 that is almost, but not quite this fine, I polished the Nib to get it as smooth as possible. I find myself using it more and more as my first choice, of the dozens of pens lying out to use. I even put a slide-on chrome pencil clip on the taper so i can carry in a pocket the cap twists on tightly enough to work very well. When the two supplied cartridges get empty I will refill them with Noodler's "no feather"ink (very dark and archival) great pen for the money spent and it just feels classy in your hand. Now if if my hand writing were just legible!
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