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March 28, 2012
This is my second FP...the...
This is my second FP...the first was 30 yrs. ago in college. This is a heavy pen. With the cap snapped to the back in writing position, it's quite back heavy. I find myself writing with the cap setting on the counter most of the time due to the back weight it creates. This is the second one of these for me. The first clogged up after 60 days of daily use and could not be made to work properly no matter what cleaning method I used. JetPens came to the rescue and replaced it. Great! customer service here.
Against what has been said by others, I'm not sure this would be my first FP of choice. The Med. nib is actually quite broad. If I were starting out, I would want something lighter and more balanced. The ink flow is good but this replacement will stop flowing properly if you stop writing for more than 20 sec. Something the first one I got did not do. You could lay it down, answer the phone, then go right back to writing, no problem.
Quality of fit and finish are top notch for such a reasonably priced pen. And as most have said, the cap snaps on quite firmly. Maybe to much so. I got the Maple version because I just finished a cabinet project using Maple... seemed logical. Don't shy away from getting this pen. It's quite pleasing to the eye and is an 'average' writer. I'm actually going to see if I can reshape the nib to be finer and smoother or replace it altogether if possible. Until then, it puts ink to paper to the best of my limited penmanship abilities.
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