Just received this pen and my first perception of it was wow. It is
aesthetically pleasing with rOtring's signature red ring around the barrel and
the rOtring signature texturized finger/grip area. It feels good in the hand is
is a smooth jet black writer. However,after further examination, it appears to
take the blueprint of the Pilot Precise V5 and V7 Needle Rollerball Pens and
take it to the next level, in design that is, performance no. Essentially the
spiritual successor to the Pilot V ball. It writes as well, if not the same, as
the Vball but for double the money, and i dont know if a disposible is worth
$6.00. If you want a flashier version, of the top of the line, ever reliable
Honda, but want to stay with the same design that you're used to, get the Lexus,
in this case the Tikky.
The tikky fine liner . 7 writes like a dream. It feels nice in the hand and is
perfectly balanced with the cap posted. The only thing that I don't like, is the
gripping section. I was anticipating that it'd be soft and pliable from the
description, it is not, it's a hard, molded,textured plastic. Not bad, but again
not what I expected. The pen looks to cost twice as much as i paid for it, which
is a plus. That being said, i don't know why rOtring went with print,which will
wear off, instead of laser engraving on the barrel, like a sharpie stainless
marker. It would've upped the wow factor of this pen. I've read the other
comments about it not writing, this wasn't my case. Perhaps rOtring refined the
ink, or maybe it's the .5 and below. I'll order some of those refills when my .7
runs out to be certain.
This pen is on par or dare I say, superior to the Rotring 600 Newton, with the
knurled grip. I had to order a replacement from the U.K. after my previous one
was stolen when my car was broken into. Why this pen is as elusive as Moby Dick
is a mystery, it's not even on the Pentel site. Why-oh-why Jet Pens have you
ceased to carry this marvelous writing implement?
This is such an awesome, hi-tech pen, it's actually more of a fine instrument.
I feel like I can do super-extraordinary feats with it in hand. My previous one,
the .7, with the blue nubs, was lost to me when my breif case was stolen from my
car. Why oh why has Jet Pens discontinued this pen, but still carries the
refills, is a mystery to me. I had to track another one down after scouring the
net. It was very difficult to locate one, Ebay didn't even have any!!! Finally I
located a replacement(.5) and ordered it from England. Hey, it cost me thirty
bucks, but this pen is worth every penny.