For the money these pens can not be beat. They write just as well as some of my
more expensive pens. They also have a decent size and weight to them. AND,
contrary to the reviews of the converter, these pens can easily be cleaned
WITHOUT the converter. Since the nib and feed can be easily removed from the
pen you can then just run water through the nib section and wash it out very
quickly. As for the eyedropper mod I'm a little skeptical. I tried it with
both my pens. One did just fine. The other one however did not. The O-ring
broke and there was a bit of leakage. I deconverted back to the cartridge for
I actually have not tried to use this thing in any condition you would call
difficult. Just plain ole everyday writin' and it does pretty good. I wouldn't
call it the greatest ballpoint ever.....the Jetstream would probably win that
one. The pressurizing feature does seem to make the writing smooth and the point
is very precise and fine.
True.....the body is more charcoal grey.
True.....the ink flows incredibly well......best ballpoint ink I've ever seen.
Problem......the rubber body does not really work so well when sliding this pen
into your pocket. It grabs shirt fabric and is difficult to slide on and off the
pocket. Get one with a hard plastic body as well.
Otherwise not bad.
I put a blue 0.7 refill in my new pen and the thing skips a bit. Replaced that
with the 1.0 and it writes very smoothly. The only other complaint I have is
that the pen can be a bit difficult to clip onto a pocket with the rubberized
grip. Maybe I'll have to get a new pocket protector! :)
The pen writes very well. Very smooth and fine point gel ink. Only problem is
the click mechanisms aren't very stable. They retract a little too easily. And
the pencil mechanism is probably the worst of the bunch......sometimes hard to
lock and then retract. Still not a bad pen.