June 14, 2014
Background: I've been writing with fountain pens since I was a child, as I come
from a culture in which fountain pens are required in school. My primary every
day fountain pen is a Parker Vector; I also have a Parker Sonnet at home. I am
also left handed.
I bought this pen, mostly attracted by the pretty color and its playful distinct
Japan-ness (the smile on the nib is adorable). I used it with a Pilot CON-50 
and Iroshizuku Sin-kai  ink.
The pen is fairly thick, and holds nicely in the hand. The hexagonal shape is
pretty comfortable. The cap clips on nicely and firmly. Very solid overall. The
cap has no clip on it, which might disappoint the people who do use it. That
being said, a little notch prevents the cap from rolling around, and the
hexagonal shape does the same.
The nib is surprisingly pleasant for a fountain pen that cheap, especially
targeted at beginners. Very smooth and supple, with a consistent ink flow, even
with fast motions or sharp turns and loops (eg. a signature). As a left handed
person, some nibs take a decent amount of break in for them to be comfortable to
me- absolutely not the case here.
And the smile on the nib is really, really cute. Highly recommended.
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