December 10, 2014
You know, these pens are just okay. Not my favorite. For one thing, the
plastic is kind of smelly. It's not a bad smell--kind of fruity. But it's
Secondly, I have a few of these in different colors and they all have different
issues. Some skip. Some have too much flow. Others write fine but leak into
the cap, which is a real pain.
I was excited because I thought it could be like getting a Pelikan on the cheap,
but it's no Pelikan. I'm not a big fan of the look of the new Pelikano, so I
picked up a few of these, plus they're piston fillers. I really like piston
fillers and I applaud the design attempts to make this pen easier to service by
one's self. On the other hand, I have had Pelikans for years that have required
no service in decades and so maybe making a pen that comes apart easily is part
of the problem; it doesn't stay together very well.
The nib doesn't stay in adjustment--hence the flow problems. They seem to
always be leaking, so you get ink on your fingers. This never happens even
with Pelikans that cost about the same as the Noodler's, the $35 bottom of the
line, but still very nice, Pelikan M100.