I love the aesthetic of this pen, its modern looks put all other entry-level
pens to shame. Sadly, it sacrificed too much for that compact look. The cap is
hard to pull out with one hand ( to be fair, no FP can be pull out with just one
hand without dropping the cap, except the Pilot Capless because, duh, cap-less)
but its snap-in mechanism make this even harder when you only has a fifth of the
body to hold on. And while my nib isnt blotting or having any horrible things
other reviewers complain about, it does give out uneven inkflow. Some sources
said Ohto outsource their nibs to China. I cant verify the validity of this
claim and i suggest you take it with an grain of salt as well. But judged from
others review, a poor quality control is very likely for this line of pen. A
Is this a bootleg that i got?
Back when i was looking, i was torn between this and Rotring 600, ultimately i
went with this Retro 51, not only a bit cheaper but also has retractable tip
which is very nice. What i got is a sturdy pen with no fault so far.
So why the low point?
When i bought it, i has expected a silver shine that shout out " I am made of
metal !", but what i got a is a white body with cheap look white coating that
could easily replicate with a spray can. And that coating is easily damaged as
well ! I stored it in a pencil case yet after a week of use, already some edge's
paint came off.
The common problem with buying online, the preview images only show you the
product at its best or prototype stage, I can live with that. But when i bought
a SILVER pen, i has every rights to not expect a certifiable seller like Jetpens
to delivered me an WHITE pen instead.
Do not mistaken, the pen itself still very good, with its hexagon package as
well, just that i feel like being taken for a fool.