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Reviews Written by gtrplyraj

November 27, 2014
Looking on a color calibrated...
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Looking on a color calibrated monitor and the color swab is surprisingly accurate, perhaps it leans a little bit more on the cool side for me to consider it neutral.

Writing with a Lamy Safari, EF nib, and the ink flows well. Not too wet but not too dry either.

A solid ink.

 
January 6, 2013
This is my first entry...
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This is my first entry into fountain pens. I did have some experience with dip pens in college, so writing with a nib wasn't totally foreign, but these days my pens of choice have been the Uniball 207s gels and Vision Micro rollers.

The pen is extremely handsome. The plastic body is thick and feels very rugged while remaining quite light. The pen does, however, feel ever so slightly unbalanced with the cap posted on the back. The EF tip doesn't give a lot of variation in line width, so on paper (with a blue-black Monteverde cartridge) gives a very similar look to a Uniball Vision Micro black. The nib, out of the box, gave a very smooth writing experience... didn't have to deal with a break-in period.

I do have to say that using a fountain pen in meetings with clients has become a conversation starter. I enjoy not only the writing experience, but the psychological effect it seems to hold on people around me when I use it.

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