I love these oil-based ballpoint pens. They're really smooth, and they put down
a really dark line, but they don't bleed through thin paper either. This
particular version looks spiffy and has a nice lightly grippy grip.
I use this in a big tote bag that has no internal pockets. After spilling water
or coffee on the contents one too many times, I decided to get this. It's great.
It organizes everything, and gets the stuff off the bottom of the bag.
I've been using this backpack for a month now and really like it. Its best
feature is that it is *extremely* light, and not very oversized. I put my 11"
Macbook Air in a padded case and it fits great. Legal size paper might be a
tight squeeze vertically. It expands out away from your back, so you can
actually fit a lot of books in. There are lots of compartments, though they are
not actually very big. So you may end up throwing a lot of stuff into one of
the two main compartments. The water bottle holder is good for my Thermos water
bottle, but would not fit a big Nalgene bottle. The straps are not very padded;
I've seen better. Still, I love the bag for its light weight and well designed
This is a great, affordable fountain pen. I love it! It's really smooth and
writes very well. I also like that it comes with a converter, has a nice weight
and balance to it. The nib is stainless steel, I believe, and so it doesn't have
the "give" that my more expensive fountain pens (e.g., Parker Sonnet, Pelikan
piston-filler) have. But on the plus side, it has not skipped. I have been using
J.Herbin ink with it, and it has written well on all kinds of paper, including
regular copier paper (which I find is very challenging for some pens).