January 13, 2014
Ok, let me start out by saying this is my very first fountain pen ever and I
went solely by the reviews here and the recommendation of JetPens
With that being said, I really like this fountain pen. The triangular shaped
body is awesome and I wish more pens were shaped like this as it is just a dream
to hold. Having held a pen like this, I don't want to go back to a round one.
The black body of the pen is very nice, even though I feel the red fins on the
cap are a little overstated (I'm more of a fan of the color blue).
As this is my first fountain pen, it took a bit of playing to get used to. You
do not mash down on this pen as you would with a ballpoint or gel pen. I did
that and ended up marring the paper on the upstroke. After just randomly
doodling for about 5-10 min, I found the perfect pressure and the ink just flows
freely and without skipping even across cheap paper. I'm looking forward to
using the converter and trying other inks on better paper.
My only gripe and it has nothing to do with the pen itself...I wish I had gone
with the slightly broader nib. The line out of this pen is extremely fine. Along
the lines of my 0.4mm Hi-Tec-C, but way smoother of a line as you run it across
the paper. I am, however finding that it is making me slow down and enjoy
writing with it more and more, every time I use it.
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