I received this as a gift from my daughter as an early Father's Day and it is
now my work horse. Although I own a plethora of fountain pens, the size, smooth
nib, and look make this my carry-with-me pen. Excellent pen and a step up from
the excellent Pilot Metropolitan.
Okay, I just got my Pilot Penmanship and after using it for some notes today,
well let's just say this pen is reporting for heavy duty. I am going to have to
buy a couple more simply to put some other inks in it for visual notetaking
purposes. Yes, I still love my Hi-Tec-C Coleto and Uni-Ball Signo UM-138 and
UM-131 0.4 mm, but for an inexpensive fountain pen, well, this definitely
I will see what happens when I put in the converter and use my Herbin and
Diamine inks, but as for now, this is a great entry level pen...or for me, a
great daily pen without the nervousness of losing an expensive pen or one of my
students (I have an increasing number of pen geeks around me) deciding to "find"
I am not sure why there are any negative reviews on this pen. It is fan-tas-tic!
If the ink is a bother, get the converter (I did) and get your own ink (I did)
and love your pen even more. Converter fill up took two minutes (probably less
but I wanted to be careful).
I have the extra fine nib and this pen has become my standard go-to for my
journal and I think I am going to have to have another one for my work
I do wish Lamy would have a different color for the end of the converter, but
that is not even close to a deal breaker. I recommend this pen to anyone looking
for not a starter pen but also a good day-to-day pen.
Staedtler Triplus Fineliners are easily among my favorite, especially for grad
school and lecture note taking. Sketch note takers: if you want to add color to
your work, these are ideal. I purchased these from Blick's, but am glad Jet Pens
are carrying them as I have only seen them on the shelf once in a year and I
need to get some more. Oh, I especially like that I can leave the cap off for a
long duration...I have had them open to the air for three or four hours and they
are ready for use. I do not review many products...but these are well worth the