I couldn't update my last review so adding another one. The half-stroke to start
issue was definitely because I was just starting to use the pen. Perhaps washing
before loading the very first cartridge may have helped...
This is an absolutely fantastic pen (esp. for the price). Build quality, nib &
ink flow all are excellent. I bought it for my 9 year old. If I'd handled/used
it before the purchase, I would have bought two :)