November 25, 2013
I'm a huge fan of my Sailor Clear Candy and wanted to try this Sailor which is
at the same price point. It arrived without cartridge or converter, so you may
need to purchase one or both along with this pen.
It's a slim pen, thinner than most of mine small collection. I like the silver
and red together, but ultimately this pen just doesn't look like it is worth the
price. The red shaft in particular looks very plasticy and cheap. The feed and
nib are attractive however.
As for the nib, Sailor makes some great ones and this pen doesn't disappoint.
Despite the thin line (equivalent to a Euro EF nib) it's smooth and fun to write
with. I loaded it with a converter filled with Diamine Red Dragon and it lays
down a nice even flow.
However the Clear Candy provides just as good of a nib is thicker and more
comfortable to hold. You would certainly be use this in more situations,
however, as the HighAce Neo has a more conservative appeal than the fun and
light-hearted Clear Candy.
So unless you really hate the looks of the Clear Candy, I would go with a
different choice than the HighAce Neo.
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