Wow! I asked for this for my 50th birthday, and it's a little beyond my usual
price range of fun, noon-collectible writing implements. But what a difference
it makes! The Student is as smooth as butter, and it's weight in hand is
substantial yet effortless. I'm about to settle down now for a letter to share
the not of the pen. The white is elegant and wipes clean from any ink I stain it
Caveat: fresh out of the box, it skipped and dragged. 20 seconds soaking the
job in warm water, and I'm in pen heaven.
I've raved about this style before, and lamented the loss of my red Ice Sport to
ink clogs so much that I bought this green one to replace it. While the new one
was in the mail, in a last-ditch effort to save the red I dipped the ink in
boiling water (!) ... and it writes again.
My only comment with this style is that sometimes the ballpoint feels a little
scratchy on the page. Otherwise, it's great. Uses a lot of ink, but it's a
medium point, so you'd expect that.
This looks cool, and has a rubber handle. The plastic covering the push-button
starts to tear. The pen is heavy. And the dial-a-letter is completely
superfluous. I have no problem with features that are fun, but this one is just
Sorry this one's run its course, because it's true to its word: it writes at
any angle, cleanly and smoothly. Over rough surfaces, as well. My problem:
it's so useful that I'd take it places I wouldn't normally take pens, and I've
lost two of them. But I've bought three.
Fun, and durable, since you can't break a solid ball of wax like you can a
stick. A gift the girls keep picking up through the years. And it lets them
color with a natural hand motion, not with a pen-writing movement.