Product Reviews Written by red251410

Product Reviews Written by red251410

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Considering what I got...
June 25, 2015
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Considering what I got for eight bucks, I gave this 5 stars. The checkered design is snappy and cool, and the metal barrel and cap feel good in my hand. However, I prefer not to post the cap. The nib is marked 18K GP (gold-plated), but it seems to be un-plated stainless steel.

Although the steel nib was slightly askew when I received the pen, it was easy to remove, adjust, and install since the nib and feed are friction-fit with a flat registration piece on the feed and section (on the bottom of the feed). I filled the X750 with Chinese-made Duke blue black which I thought was appropriate. The pen filled properly, with the included converter, and it wrote well. The nib is on the wide side of a Western-medium, and it lays down an intense line without much pressure. This is really a decent fountain pen for the price. Thanks again to JetPens!
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This is a beautiful earth-tone...
June 25, 2015
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This is a beautiful earth-tone color and I like the size of the bottle. Flow is excellent and there was no feathering. The Iroshizuku ochre is close in tone to Rohrer & Klingner's alt goldgrun, I think. R&K is no longer sold by JetPens so ina-ho might be a good alternative. Also, the ina-ho ochre seems to be similar in tone to Private Reserve Shorleine Gold.
Although it is close...
June 11, 2015
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Although it is close to Diamine's standard royal blue ink, 150th Anniversary Blue Velvet is more intense, it seems brighter, and the flow is absolutely smooth with beautiful saturation. This is my new, go-to blue writing ink (I am now using Sailor's Storia Night Blue light-fast ink for drawing).
This is what I would...
June 11, 2015
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This is what I would call an olive-toned green and it is quite beautiful. Although it is highly-saturated, it does offer shading possibilities. Diamine's 1864 Safari ink looks so good in my journal that it put a smile on my face. Another consideration in its favor is that other inks that are this good are almost twice as expensive.
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This is a highly-saturated,...
June 11, 2015
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This is a highly-saturated, snappy, intense blue, truly water-resistant ink (I tested it) which is excellent for drawing or writing. I filled my Sailor Professional Gear fountain pen with medium nib and the flow was luscious---very smooth. I am definitely impressed with this new addition to the Sailor line of inks. A huge thank you to JetPens for making it available in North America.
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This a decent, relatively...
April 20, 2015
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This a decent, relatively short, international size converter, and it is certainly cost-effective. It should fit most fountain pens that accept Montblanc/international-size cartridges and especially some fountain pens--like the Delta Anni 70--with barrels that are too short or narrow for the standard Pelikan or Schmidt converter.

For thorough cleaning, the Monteverde converter is easily disassembled by unscrewing the silver-colored collar and pulling out the piston.

New fountain pen users should understand that any converter is a compromise which means that most do not hold a lot of ink and, sometimes, ink will get behind the little piston since there can be tolerance issues in such an inexpensively manufactured item. However, they do allow the use of a wide-range of bottled ink and therein lies the advantage. Plus, they are useful for flushing a cartridge fountain pen's nib and feed.
Beautiful, glossy, hard...
March 3, 2015
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Beautiful, glossy, hard finish; a stand-out design. I also have a Palladium Studio fountain pen with the 14K extra-fine nib, and I actually prefer the stainless steel extra-fine nib over the bi-color 14K gold nib extra-fine nib because it writes a crisper, narrower line. Although the steel nib is the same that is fitted to the Safari fountain pens, I'd rather write with the Studio since it's heavier, nicely balance, and much more durable, I think. Also, I like how the Studio cap posts with a snap to the barrel end. It won't slip or fall off!

Thanks to JetPens for their always excellent service and thanks for making the Wild Rubin Studio fountain pen available.
The Lamy extra fine stainless...
February 9, 2015
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The Lamy extra fine stainless steel nib is an excellent spare or replacement nib. I removed the fine nib on one of my Lamy Studio fountain pens, which was inked, and replaced it with this extra fine nib. The nib wrote perfectly, within seconds of the being slid onto the feed, and I prefer the narrower extra fine line width for drawing and note taking, Right from the package, no nib adjustment was necessary since the nib tines were perfectly aligned and the space between tines was correct for good ink flow.
Thank you JetPens!
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This is a beautiful,...
February 9, 2015
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This is a beautiful, deep, dark, more black than blue, blue-black. If you prefer an intense, highly saturated blue-black ink, this is the ink for you. The Diamine "1864 Blue Black" 150th Anniversary ink is much more intense than the bluer standard Diamine blue-black ink. Because of its intensity, the new "1864 Blue Black" will, most-likely, not offer the shading possibilities of the standard Diamine blue black, but I prefer this new anniversary ink. It's similar to Noodler's blue-black and to Noodler's Ellis Island blue-black. Plus, the Diamine 150th Anniversary ink comes in a really cool bottle.
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I do not feel that the...
January 11, 2015
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I do not feel that the Ohto blue-black is a watered down blue-black ink. Let me explain. Many inks identified as “blue-black” come in a range of tones, intensities, and colors, within, what is called, 'blue-black,' including inks that are bluer than black or more black than blue.
The blue-black family, if you will, can even include colors that are like Rohrer & Klingner’s verdigris or various versions of blue-gray ink.
I would place the Ohto “blue-black” in the blue-gray branch of the family. Although not as deep or intense as, say, Noodler’s blue-black which is so intense it doesn’t really offer shading possibilities, this Ohto blue-gray ink does offer nice shading possibilities because the blue-gray color is not as saturated or intense as the Noodler’s blue-black. This also means that it will be easier to flush ink residue from a pen.
The Ohto ink is manufactured in Austria, as are some Montblanc inks, and it may, in fact, be the same manufacturing facility.
The Ohto ink flows well, in a pen with a properly adjusted nib and feed, and the shade of blue-gray is certainly a lovely color, with shading possible, making this ink a good choice for someone writing with a medium, broader, or flexible nib. I filled my medium-nibbed S.T. Dupont Fidelio with an Ohto blue-black cartridge and the ink worked well for me.
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