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Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen - Medium Fine Nib - Metallic Green Body - SAILOR 11-0103-315
  According the Sailor..., December 10, 2011
According the Sailor website, this pen is made in Japan. The body is made of light plastic so I'm a bit worried about how long it's going to last knowing how often I drop things. With the ink cartridge inside, the pen feels marginally more substantial, but not by much. Although this is a “cheap” fountain pen, I appreciate the fact that the cap is screw-on - it only takes two flicks of the wrist to secure the cap in place. This means I can take it with me when I travel and not worry about ink leaking everywhere. In comparison to the LAMY Safari, the Sailor definitely feels inferior - perhaps this has something to do with the weight.

The nib (Fine) is definitely wet. If you look closely at the writing sample you’ll see that the nib creates a gradient of ink depending on how long you’ve been pressing it. Also, after only a day of use, there are ink spots or droplets on the nib. The only other complaint I have is that the pen tends to skip at the beginning of capital letters like “I” or “H”, most likely because I’m pressing too hard or because the nib is at a right angle (?). The upside to the nib being wet is, of course, I can leave the pen uncapped for a minute or so without any effect on the flow.

If you have $20 to spend on a fun, cheerful pen, just get it. It will brighten up your pen collection. Since it's that time of year, I also suggest giving this as a stocking-stuffer - your writing aficionado recipient will be quite pleased. After using the pen for a few days, I can tell I'm definitely going to be reaching for it quite often.
Zebra Mildliner Double-Sided Highlighter - Fine / Bold - 5 Cool & Refined Color Set - ZEBRA WKT7-5C-NC
  Yes, these are fun highlighter..., September 13, 2011
Yes, these are fun highlighters - functional and unique. The dual tip is very nice. I use the fine tip for coloring in black and white lecture notes and the broad tip for highlighting text. While the colors are pleasing to the eye, be sure you realize that the colors are much darker than they appear on this web page. For instance, the blue in the jetpens photo looks almost sky blue. This is not actually the case - the blue highlighter is a shade or two darker. Finally, these markers come in a convenient to carry plastic case. It helps to keep the markers organized in my pencil pouch.

Apart from the color/shade discrepancy i recommend this product.
Seed Slendy + Super Slim Knock Eraser II - Pink Body - SEED EH-S-P
  It's so skinny and small!..., October 3, 2010
It's so skinny and small! I've tried to use it as a bookmark as the manufacturer suggests but the holder is too heavy for one page to handle. The eraser itself erases very well and with ease.. perfect for people with small handwriting. I found it especially useful with my physics homework/study. But if you are prone to making a lot of mistakes, like me, then this eraser probably won't be your workhorse.
Noodler's Ink - Standard Color Ink - 3 oz Bottle - Burgundy - NOODLERS 19012
  As always, super-fast..., September 23, 2010
As always, super-fast shipping from jetpens! And Noodler's is such a great value - you open up the top and the ink is filled to the rim!

The ink is a gorgeous color, the perfect shade of wine red. It's a little slow to dry if you have a medium nib but on my EF Lamy Safari, the ink dries in 3 sec. Also, the pen starts up immediately even after a good 30 sec. (a rare finding for my Lamy FP). You can find another person's review of the ink here: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/71910-noodlers-burgun dy/
Sailor Fountain Pen Converter for Slim Model - SAILOR 14-0502-000
  This thing holds very..., September 22, 2010
This thing holds very little ink. Furthermore, it makes a weak connection to the pen causing a leakage in between the converter and the pen. Because of the not-so-tight connection, I dipped the converter itself in a bottle of ink, and lifted the piston-fill mechanism. It filled about a quarter of the way, I then inverted it then attached it to the pen. If anyone has any advice on how to use this thing, please post. Otherwise, I'd stick to refilling the cartridge that came with the Sailor Recruit using a needle+syringe that you can buy for 35 cents at your local drugstore.
Midori D-Clip Paper Clips - Aquarium Series - Tortoise - Box of 30 - MIDORI 230592
  Yes, these clips are..., July 28, 2010
Yes, these clips are adorable. I was expecting a green metal but it's just plain silver paper clip material. But dang, are they ever so cute!
Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen - Steel Nib - Fine - SAILOR 12-0111-040
  Wow this thing is tiny...., July 28, 2010
Wow this thing is tiny. For those of you looking for a pocket pen - this is perfect. Because the pen casing is metal, there's a nice weight to it, even for it's size. For those of you that are looking to use BOTTLE INK, there is a CONVERTER. Just google: Sailor Ink Converter for Chalana. I bought mine from SwisherPens.com for $7.50 + 5.25 shipping. These converters are also sold at artbrown.com for $7.00 as I discovered later. WARNING - the converter is a piston converter and holds a very SMALL amount of ink. You're going to feel like a giant holding it but it fits the pen and provides an alternative to you bottle ink lovers.
Noodler's Ink - Asia Pacific Bulletproof Ink - 4.5 oz Eye Dropper System - Kung Te-Cheng Emperor's Purple + 2 Free Pens - NOODLERS 4AP01
  I love the color of the..., July 21, 2010
I love the color of the ink (purple-blue). The flow is great and it smells like authentic ink. It is very heavy as it bleeds through regular copy paper. Thicker paper holds up better to this ink. The fountain pen that was included has a 0.3 mm nib. This should indicate a "fine" point nib however it writes more like a medium. I love the convenience of dropper pens. I haven't had a chance to use the watercolor pen but I am excited about it.
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