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August 20, 2013
This is a good, smooth...
This is a good, smooth writing, precise pen. I will agree that the ink quantity is small and I used up each and every last bit of ink in these pens because I love writing with them. Especially in my lab notebook, since they're waterproof. When I resorted to a Pilot G-2 after this pen died the ink ran like crazy at the slightest drop of water.
It's a pity the refills for this pen are actually more expensive than the pen itself, or I'd just get the refills.
Either way, don't pretend that this pen will last forever and buy a good half dozen because you'll like it.
July 20, 2013
I -love- this pen. It...
I -love- this pen. It writes smooth, looks a lot more expensive than it is and is surprisingly well made. Pilot's idea of "fine" is a lot finer than any other brand I've seen. Which is really nice. My first FP was a Lamy and I found their fine nib way to broad for my liking. So if you want a broader tip I'd say that the medium nib is comparable to Lamy's fine nib.
The CON-20 adaptor it comes with is functional enough. It's less messy than the CON-50 adaptor I purchased with my Pilot Penmanship FP. It didn't quite fill to my liking by just squeezing it so I pulled it out and filled it with a dropper.
Overall, I'd say this is definitely comparable to some of the $40 FP's I've seen.