Terrible! The great news about this pen is that the nib is phenomenal for the
price. Smooth, and you can let the pen sit for two months and it will still
write. That part is amazing, but a) the plastic is cheap and brittle and cracks
easily, and b) the cap assembly gets loose and the pen won't stay closed.
A tough call, but I think I like this one better than the more expensive
version. It is slightly too light, and I'd prefer it to be heavier, but the
rotation mechanism isn't as pronounced in this version. Plus the transparent
grip shows a bit of the design, which is great.
I first used the S series pencils after I found one at Wal-Mart, so I sprung for
this one when I saw the more elegant design. The balance is great and the pencil
is beautiful, and -- at the risk of inviting criticism -- I used 400 grit
sandpaper to reduce the sleeve to about 1/3 its standard length. By doing that
the pencil is better suited for general writing and still has all of its design
Amazing pencil! Can't wait until you restock the other colors. The size and
weight are wonderful, bigger than I expected, but very solid and balanced. Plus
the shaker mechanism is great in a pencil with a bigger grip. I had the original
Pilot Shaker a long time ago, but the grip was much more narrow and not really
made for writing.
Agreed that the writing experience is a bit different, but for me it doesn't
slip and the weight is great. Very well made. The mechanism has a slight "click"
feel to it sometimes, often related to the paper, but not terrible at all. Tough
part is getting use to NOT spinning the pencil when writing for anyone who has
developed that habit. All around very elegant.