It's alright, but the hollow, thinly walled plastic body reminds me that I just
paid $25 for a pen nib stuck into a plastic straw. My $3 Platinum Preppy feels
more solid and writes just as well as this pen does.
The lead wobbles in the retracting sleeve. It's slight, but you can feel it.
The clip is a really cheap feeling plastic, as is the silver tip part between
the grip and the sleeve
The plastic upper body feels very nice for plastic, but the (nice) matte finish
-will- scuff and discolor very easily, and is not easy to clean
The knurled grip feels good, not too smooth not too pointy
Locks open and closed with a little click. Doesn't feel heavy duty, but it's not
going anywhere with normal use
This pen is definitely not for everyday writing, especially notebooks. The pen's
lines barely fit between the lines of a notebook, and the really wet ink bleeds
through. However, that's not what it's for. It's perfect for anything that needs
big, dark, attention grabbing text.
The picture is deceiving
1. The ink is much more red in real life; it is not a transparent pink like the
2. The line isn't even close to being as thick as the lines in the picture
The picture also looks as if the ink only lays down evenly 1/2 time. Again, not
true, the line is totally solid, which many broad point pens fail to do. I don't
even think the test picture was written using one of these pens; it looks more
like a dying Sharpie.
This is the smoothest writing pen I own, and although it writes very nice, it
does not look or feel like it's a huge 1.5mm pen, so it is rather disappointing
in that regard.
Color isn't quite like the picture!
The color in real life looks much more like the color of turquoise jewelry, much
brighter than the color in the picture. Indeed, it lives up to its name, but as
a result, it doesn't really look like a blue that would be acceptable in a
professional environment, which is what I bought it for personally.
As for the pen itself, it writes just like any other .7mm Pilot G-2. If you
don't know what that's like, you've probably been living under some sort of
mineral formation somewhere.
Pay attention to the dimensions! This thing is tiny. It's only 80 cents though,
so who cares. Erases very well, but nothing magical or mind blowing. One thing I
did notice is that the eraser body is very clean after use; no frilly bits are
left on the eraser itself. I'd suggest getting the bigger one instead.
Writes slightly, but noticeably finer than my .35mm Pentel Energel. Slightly
scratchy, which some consider to be a negative but I don't necessarily. Writes
very nice overall.
The color -
Blue-black, just like the picture, but only in bright lighting. Looks pretty
much like plain black in dim lighting. A fun alternative to black or blue in a
professional setting where black and blue are the only acceptable colors. I
don't think anyone will have a problem with you writing in this color.