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Reviews Written by kytheragraves

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Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Silver Body - PILOT FCA-3SR-S-F
  I love this pen. It was..., August 6, 2008
I love this pen. It was the first durable fountain pen I ever bought and it has thus far proven to be my favorite. I went through several pens before coming back to it, but now this is the pen I write most with.

I am a left handed writer and my hand is larger than average, though not basketball player sized. The weight and balance of this pen is pleasing. It helps me to form my letters neatly. The nib is sturdy, and it writes finer than any other fountain pen I have found. However, despite appearances, it is not gold (not that one should expect it to have a gold nib at this price). It is

I use a CON-20 converter with this pen. As a left-hander, it is important for me to have a quick-drying ink. The ink I use in my Cavalier is Noodler's Baystate Blue, which is a notoriously fickle ink. In fact, it destroyed two of my Lamy nibs. The Pilot Cavalier, however, has held up marvelously. It is an excellent product and a fine introductory fountain pen if you have never used them before.
Lamy Fountain Pen - Al-Star Model - Extra Fine Nib - Ice Blue Body - LAMY L27EF
  Excellent pen. The inkflow..., July 8, 2008
Excellent pen. The inkflow is silky smooth. My favorite part is the triangular grip. You can write a long time with this pen and not get cramped. Also, the Lamy converters work differently than the Pilot converters. I much prefer the Lamy converter design -- it's less clumsy.
Pentel Tradio Stylo Fountain Pen - Black Body - Black Ink - PENTEL TRJ50-AO
  I love my Tradio, even..., October 9, 2007
I love my Tradio, even though it's more of a marker pen than a fountain pen. I can write with either hand, and even though it's not a true fountain pen, I like it better in my right hand for some reason. Writing left-handed with fountain pens is of course useless.

As a marker pen I find it better than extra fine Pilot Razor Points or Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. It has a nice shape and without the cap it's pretty balanced and lightweight. Highly recommended.
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