I'm so happy with this...
September 9, 2013
I'm so happy with this pen! I got the EF and it is truly the finest line of ant
FP Ive used. Not that Im a FP afecionado. I use the pen for sketching in a
journal and I was pretty unhappy with the EF version of the Lamy Safari. Not
having done sufficient research on the differences between European nibs and
Japanese I learned EF in Germany is like Medium in Japan..but EF in Japan is
like a crow quill nib dip pen! Really fine, just what I wanted.
I've had the pen for 3 hours so can't report on the durability but for starters
I installed the sample cartridge and it wrote beautifully immediately. Perfect,
no skipping, botching, etc., Ive only tested it on good Bristol so far but I'm
pretty sure the ink in the Pilot cartridge will perform well on lesser paper. no
bleeding, feathering so far. Dries really fast.
For this price?..I'm amazed. Ordering a few more.
Read other reviews here about scratchy nib..well, the is definately feed back
from the nib but, it's still very smooth, writes perfect in all
directions..punching, pulling, sideways..I'm use to dip pens so scratchiness is
not an issue for me. In fact Infeel that you get better control with the
scratchiness and that is perfect for drawing, inking lines.
Totally recommend this pen.