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October 12, 2012
This is an exceptional...
This is an exceptional fountain pen for everyday use. The EF nib is just that, extra fine. I purchased two of these fountain pens to give them a spin and found the performance actually rivaled my more expensive fountain pens. I use it for daily writing at work and I would recommend this fountain pen to anyone who may be considering the writing experience of a fountain pen but not yet willing to make that financial commitment towards a more expensive instrument. Also, should you find yourself misplacing this fountain pen; the cost would be considerably negligible when compared to losing a more expensive fountain pen. I read some of the reviews that comment on the “scratchy” feel of this fountain pen on paper. I personally found this fountain pen’s performance on the grades of paper I’ve used to be adequate. Were I to use my “finer” paper for correspondence and such, I would more than likely switch out to my more expensive; Pelikan, Kaweco, Pilot or Waterford… But again, for simple everyday use, this really is a great fountain pen for the price.
I will definitely purchase several more of these Sailor pens to give as gifts with journals to loved ones and a few more for myself of course...;-)
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September 9, 2012
I purchased this pen...
I purchased this pen based purely on aesthetics. On the website, this pen has a most beautiful red hue without being flashy and I was most anxious to try a fountain pen with an "extra fine" nib. I must say, I am very disappointed in this pen. Packaging aside (it came in a retro style tin canister), I cannot recommend this fountain pen.
I am a lover of all things related to fountain pens; bottled ink, a fine nib and when appropriate ink cartridges but the Kaweco Allrounder Fountain pen broke the spell! The nib is very scratchy on paper and I tried various mediums to test delivery. Even on my fine journaling paper, this knib was scratchy and did not deliver ink flow, no matter how the pen was held. I purchased J. Herbin's Limited Edition Red ink to use with my pen and delivery of ink was poor to non-existent. I switched out to the ink cartridge that came with this pen to see if flow or nib feel would improve and I must say there was absolutely no difference. Now, by comparison, I also purchased an inexpensive sailor extra fine nib fountain pen and would you believe I popped in the cartridge and away it went. This cheaper pen's nib felt far less scratchy, performed without a glitch and so far so good!
I love the look, weight and feel of the Kaweco Allrounder fountain pen, but as for performance, I cannot recommend it. I may simply have gotten that one rotten apple in the bunch but all it takes is that one to ruin it!
I may simply purchase a replacement nib and see if there is a difference in performance but for the price of this pen, I should not have to do this. :-(
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