I've seen reviews of this color that complained about it being too light. I'm
not sure what is expected of an ink called "Sepia," but it is true that it is
not a dark brown by any means. And that is its appeal for me. It is dark enough
to be very readable, but light enough to offer some shading in the stroke
reflecting the speed or direction of the nib. With an italic nib, it is a
If you are looking for a color that has a vintage look to go along with the
vintage look of fountain pen writing, this is a great choice.
My only complaint was that it went a bit dry (without quitting writing) in the
pen in the middle of a note-taking session, but I think it was a problem of my
own making in how I'd filled the pen.
I like this pen a lot. Writes reliably without any skipping on any paper I've
tried. It does great on a single sheet of paper on a hard surface, which plays
havoc with my Jetstream pens (they write like a dream otherwise).
I love how compact it is. I can carry it in a pants pocket without it becoming a
nuisance or tearing up my clothes.
I would have rated it a five but for a couple of things:
1) The body of the pen is sort of rubberized, which is fine except that it gets
dirty and can't really be wiped clean. My white one looks pretty dingy.
2) The spring seems a little weak on the extend/retract mechanism. I have to
keep it extended and ready for eight hours at a time and it seems to be leaving
the spring mechanism a little compressed and loose when the pen is retracted.
Finally, and this is my problem not a problem with the pen, it's not at all
obvious how how the ink cartridge would be removed and replaced, unless you just
yank it out. But I am unwilling to try it on a $10 pen for fear of destroying
it . I am sure the folks at JetPens will be happy to instruct me whenever I get
around to asking.
Love this pen. It is everything the other reviewers say it is. Ridiculously
smooth writing pen. Wish I'd found jetstream sooner!
I might have given this pen a 4.5 instead of a five for one reason: the pen
retracts too easily. The slightest touch or even jarring the pen causes it to
retract. Still, it's a really cool pen and I love having all the colors
available in a single pen for the work I do.
I absolutely love this pen. It is true that it lays a somewhat heavier line
than expected of a .3mm pen, but it is soooo smooth. I like the slightly hefty
size and feel of it and the rubberized case, although if you are one who slips
your pens in and out of a shirt pocket frequently, the rubber case will become a
nuisance. Great pen. And how often do you get such great pen in interesting