Wow! Still can't believe how much I love this pen. Wanted something a baby step
up from my Platinum Preppys, it was this or the Platinum Plasir. So glad I went
with this. The nib is as fine as the gel pens I use (.38), and very smooth. The
screw on cap is a bit odd, but I'm happy to deal.
Kind of a 4.5 - the grip is odd, but useable, I may try a High Grade one. But as
for the pencil itself, and the mechanism? Like another reviewer, I find I'm not
using anything else. I tend to have a heavy hand when writing, especially in
pencil - like I expect it to be BLACK like a pen, darn it. :) But I was doing a
large amount of writing in pencil last week, scheduling, and two days in, I
realized I hadn't broken the lead, not once. It may possibly be a higher-quality
lead than I normally have, but I don't think that's all of it, if any at all.
Pleasantly surprised that the mechanism isn't a gimmick.