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Reviews Written by djkhimtaka

October 10, 2014
This ink has so much...
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This ink has so much sheen, I've started to call it Charlie. *ba-dum-bam!* A nice blue-violet with all that shimmering goodness. Whatever dye component makes the ink sheen, also seems to allow for smearing, even after a couple days of being on the paper. But I like the color and sparkle so much, that I generally am not bothered by the smudges. I probably wouldn't use it for anything in which smearing is going to be a problem. Like at work or for business correspondence. Though it does seem to be smudge-proof after a week or more.

 
October 10, 2014
A thousand times, yes!...
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A thousand times, yes! These nibs are wonderfully smooth and flexy with bounce. I love all the line variations it gives. I really wish these were available in fountain pen format. My god, I'd be unstoppable. Seems like I need to get an Ackerman pump pen to accommodate my new obsession with these nibs. I heavily modified one to fit in a Noodler's Creaper, and it's an amazing combination. It's just time consuming to grind the sides and shaft down to size. But not having to dip all the time is great.

Of course, they work just as nicely while dipping them. I'm just spoiled on fountain pens.

 
October 10, 2014
Eh, it's a converter....
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Eh, it's a converter. It does what it's supposed to do. I actually bought it for helping to clean my pens out, but it doesn't really have enough oomph to do so. It's easier to just pull the feed and nib out, give them a rinse, and reassemble the pen than it is to continually squeeze water in and out of the converter. The squeeze bar just doesn't draw enough water in at a time to be helpful.

Still good for using your bottled inks, though.

 
October 10, 2014
This is a great writer....
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This is a great writer. Very smooth, subtle line variation, and I've never had any problems with ink flow. My only complaint, and a very minor one, is that the grip feels rather slippery, and I always find my fingers creeping on down toward the nib the longer I write.

Other than that, I'm very pleased with this pen!

 
October 10, 2014
I love, love, love this...
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I love, love, love this ink! It takes on a different appearance depending on the nib. Sometimes it's more orange, sometimes more red, and it looks like a nice, peachy flesh tone in a Pilot Petit brush pen. I definitely will be buying a larger bottle of this. If I could buy a gallon, that would be great.

 
October 10, 2014
A light, ballerina pink....
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A light, ballerina pink. It's a bit too light for use in a fine nib or smaller, but looks nice in medium and up, or dip nibs. Using it in a flex pen is also fun! I've been using it for art applications rather than writing, but it would also make a nice highlighter color.

 
October 10, 2014
Lamy does it again. Winning...
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Lamy does it again. Winning my heart, that is. The color is nice and vibrant, but not too eye-searing, and the nib writes smoothly, just like all the others of tried. I thought I'd be adventurous and get a medium nib this time, and I have to say, I rather like it. That's something coming from one who likes extra-fine nibs.

 
October 10, 2014
It's cheaper than Moleskine,...
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It's cheaper than Moleskine, and performs just as well, if not a bit better. Need I say more?

I'll definitely buy more of these for writing and light sketching. But for fancy calligraphy and more complete pen & ink artwork, I'll go for one of the heavy-weight paper versions next time.

 
October 10, 2014
I bought one of these...
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I bought one of these to check out the hype and see if the paper was really worth the expense. For the most part, yes, it's a great little book. But I found that the paper bled through in some wetter areas of ink, or while using flex pens. Many reviews I read online indicated that Rhodia was THE paper for fountain pens, so I think my expectations were a little high.

Honestly, it's just about the same as every other pocket notebook available. It's just available in dot grid and orange leatherette. Nice and sturdy, decent number of pages, and excellent for plain ol' writing. Not so much for sketching or doing any kind of calligraphy where a lot of ink will be put down--light work only.

While nifty, I think I'll go with cheaper options for heavier, smooth paper. I.E., sketchbooks.

 
October 10, 2014
Looks nice, keeps the...
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Looks nice, keeps the pens from rolling, clips well to a pocket, stays secure. Not much to expound upon here!