At first this pen was scratchy with uneven ink flow. Then I quickly realized I
was holding it at too low of an angle. This pen has a small sweet spot and
needs to be held at a slightly higher vertical angle. After doing that, the pen
wrote very smoothly with a very fine and crisp line.
As usual for Uni pens, the build quality is excellent with a solid click
mechanism. I really like the look and solid feel of this pen. Very comfortable
to write with.
If you want a really sharp, crisp and fine line, this is the pen. Highly
Excellent pen and a worthy replacement for the Morning Glory Mach 2 which was my
favorite rollerball which JetPens no longer sells, at least as of this date.
The Mach 2 was very popular and ranked first in the JetPen popularity ranking
and it had many excellent reviews.
Mach 2 vs. Mach 3
As far as appearance, the Mach 3 is a completely different design from the Mach
2. The Mach 3 is lighter with a much fancier overall design with a shiny clip
and a clear plastic section. I liked the understated look of the Mach 2
Thankfully the Mach 3 has the same super smooth nib that the Mach 2 was famous
for. Although the Mach 3 is now .38 vs. the Mach 2 which was .40. I was
surprised at how noticeable the difference in line width is, at least on high
quality Clairefontaine paper. The Mach 3 line is much thinner, which for me is
perfect and I prefer it to the old Mach 2 .40 line width. Amazing that such a
small difference in rollerball size can be this noticeable...maybe it's just
I think the price is the same as the old Mach 2. So the Morning Glory pens
continue to be a bargain for such a smooth nib with excellent ink flow.
If you liked the Mach 2, you will like the Mach 3, assuming you like a thinner
line and don't mind the slightly fancier look and slightly lighter feel. Still
the best needle point rollerball, in my opinion. Hope this helps.