I love this pen - the feel is nice and the ink flows well while maintaining a
fine line. It would be perfect if it was refillable in blue. I have the 3-color
multi-pen but it's a little fat for my hand.
This pen gets two stars for the sleek look, but I've had nothing but bad
experiences with this pen.
My two gripes:
1. It's too heavy to write with for more than a quick note - it's like
modern-day people equate heft with quality, and fountain pens are luxury items
before they're writing instruments. I like to write things out by hand, and I
just can't hold this thing up for more than a few minutes without hand fatigue
2. After about a month of owning this pen, ink started leaking out of places ink
should not be, and crusting. It crusted all over the top seam of the nib and the
band at the nib-end of the barrel. I separated all the major parts and cleaned
them thoroughly, but the leakage/crusting happened again.
I'd send it in for repairs but since it's too heavy and not enjoyable to write
with, I don't really see the point. I was really bummed out because I'd heard
LAMY pens were supposed to be so amazing, but for me, this one was just an
amazing waste of money.
I think maybe someone with bigger/stronger hands than mine would be a better fit
for this pen, provided yours doesn't leak/crust like mine.
I picked this up on a drugstore run, but like most other reviewers, I wasn't
able to get it to do much at all. I wrote four words with it once, all in a row,
but then it just stopped. No amount of shaking, rolling, or nib manipulation got
a good inkflow. This pen makes me sad.
I love this pen, though I prefer the blue ink refill to the black. The inkflow
is good for a finer-tip ballpoint (tiny hints of skipping but I don't notice it
unless I'm looking for it) and it's smooth to write with. This pen is invaluable
on the go, I can't sing its praises enough
My only wish is that they'd make this same pen in an "everyday" size, because my
hand cramps around something so tiny after writing any more than a quick note in
my planner or mini-moleskine. Where is the companion pen that's more
user-friendly for an extended period of writing (like at work all day)??! Come
on, Pilot!! ^_^
I bought two of this converter, seemingly exactly the same. One fit in my OHTO
FINE fountain pen, the other did not. Not sure why. The one that does fit works
beautifully, and luckily, the one that doesn't fit only cost me $1.50.
This pen is so pretty. But the nib drags, you really have to go slow to get a
consistent line, and when you do, the line comes out looking like you watered
down the ink to save money. I wouldn't recommend this pen; it's sitting in one
of my drawers, useless.
It is outrageous how great this pen is for less than three dollars. I'm going
back for a third round of college (this time to become certified as a teacher)
and I'm going to have to stock up on these for my note-taking! I especially love
this pen on Rhodia and Clairefontaine papers. A GREAT BUY!!!!
This is a neat pen to mess around with for calligraphy letterform practice,
because the nib is slightly broad and flat, and is pretty much cut straight
across so even lefties (like myself) shouldn't have trouble using it. The shape
is odd, but not uncomfortable to use, and the ink has a decent flow.