Sky High is quite possibly my favorite blue ink of all time (and I've tried
many!). It's a medium, true blue, no purple or green leanings at all. Really
rich, it's got depth yet vibrancy at the same time. Life's too short to use a
boring shade of blue!
I find Perle Noire only to be black enough when used in a free flowing pen, at
least a medium nib or higher. In my fine and extra fine pens (Sailor ProColor
and Pelikan M215) the lines came out faint and charcoal-like. I wish Jet Pens
would stock my FAVORITE black, Aurora Black. A much truer black, thick and inky.
Very pleased with this pen. The styling is lovely and build quality is
excellent. Some might ask whether it's worth twice the price of a Kaweco Sport
Classic, and I would say yes. The Student is meant for more of an elegant school
or office pen, while the Sport Classic is more of a pocket pen. It even comes
with a converter, so you can fill from bottled ink, and the gift tin makes it a
perfect choice for, say, a graduation gift. The only complaint that I can see
anyone have is that there is a metal grip section, but I actually like the metal
as it lends a weighty feel that makes writing easy. I would put this in the same
class as the Pilot Prera or TWSBI 540.
It works! Finally a pen pouch that I can use with my paper-covered journals. I
have bought some clip-type pen loops over the years only to find that they only
work with very thick hardcovers. But this is pretty universal. The only downside
is that the pocket is very short, so it'll be a tight fit with most pens, and
not work with the really long pens.
These are nice notebooks, but $18 for one is outrageous. The 5-pack only begins
to be more reasonable, but it's hard to take a chance on a notebook that is too
expensive to try. Luckily, the paper is fountain pen friendly. It did show a lot
of ghosting, so you may not want to write front and back unless you don't mind
seeing the shadow of the writing from the other side, but it never ever bled,
even with my runniest Noodler's inks. The slanted edges are more of an ergonomic
plus, and doesn't really solve any real problem. The different colors are very
attractive, and I wish the multi-packs came with multiple colors in each pack.
I used to buy all the limited edition Field Notes releases, including the
National Crop Edition, but this is the last set I'll buy. The paper is just too
thin and poor quality to use with fountain pens. For truly good paper quality
there are better choices like Clairefontaine and Rhodia. In comparison, Field
Notes seems more like a lifestyle brand capitalizing on the nostalgia trend.
This pen was absolute junk for me. It started up okay and the ink flow simply
never came back. I've checked that the cartridge is seated properly and stored
the nib pointed downwards for weeks on end...nothing. This is the first pen I've
bought that was DOA and I've gotten no response from Jet Pens customer service
about it. Very disappointed.
This is a precise writing instrument hiding in a teenage girl's pen body. I've
purchased a lot of affordable fountain pens, including the Ohto F-Spirit, Pilot
Plaisir and Kaweco Sport, and the Sailor Clear Candy is not only one of the
smoothest, most consistent writing, but it offers a true fine nib that allows
you to write small or on thin paper without bleedthrough. Not sure if I actually
see any metallic in the metallic pink body, but it's a cute color nonetheless
and I like the extra large Sailor icon on the cap.
This is an awesome pen for the price, and one that I find myself reaching for
very frequently because it writes so smoothly. Perfect ink flow every time, no
skipping, no scratching. The look may not have the fit and finish of something
ten times the price, but from a distance it's very elegant and the overall
weight and balance are pleasing. I only deduct one star because the fine nib is
in fact pretty broad.