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Excellent color and perfect...
April 8, 2016
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Excellent color and perfect flow. I am currently using this ink in my Sailor 1911 Profit, and the pen writes beautifully. The reddish-brown ink is smooth with wet flow, which I prefer, and excellent intensity.

One of my favorite Sailor bottled inks was "Jentle" red-brown and, since Sailor stopped marketing the bottled ink, I have mourned its passing, until now. The Clear Candy "reddish brown" ink is just about a perfect match to the bottled version. My only complaint is that it is marketed in an overly complicated two-pack which seems silly. These cartridges should be marketed in a standard-sized Sailor 12-cartridge box and not in this misguided packaging.

Thanks to Jet Pens for making this ink available, but tell Sailor to bring this color back as bottled ink--or at least increase the number of cartridges per box.
Overpriced when compared...
April 8, 2016
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Overpriced when compared to the Pilot Metropolitan.

I purchased the Tornado fountain pen, mainly, to match the black mechanical pencil and capless rollerball that I already own.

Positives:
-The nib unit of the "EXT" fountain pen is manufactured by Schmidt in Germany and it is excellent. The nib is smooth and the flow is wet, plus the nib unit is easily interchangeable. It's exactly the same nib unit that was on early Bexley fountain pens like the Simplicity.
-The Tornado fountain pen accepts international-sized cartridges and also comes with a decent converter that works properly.
-The cap posts nicely to the barrel and the EXT barrel is long enough so the pen can be used un-posted.

Negatives:
-The cap and barrel threads are plastic and do not seem sturdy. I am concerned that breakage can easily occur.
-The barrel seems to be, mainly, made of plastic.
-The barrel fits much too tightly to the grip section. It was necessary for me to use rubberized gripping material to unscrew the barrel from the grip section! I put some silicone lubricant on the threads, in an attempt to make it easier to change cartridges or to fill the converter, but that didn't help much. It is still difficult to unscrew the barrel from the grip section with my bare hands. The only advantage to having the barrel fit so tightly to the grip section would be that a person wouldn't inadvertently unscrew the barrel from the section when unscrewing the barrel from the cap, but that's not a big advantage.

I would not recommend the black "EXT" Retro 1951 Tornado fountain pen unless a person absolutely wanted a matching writing instrument. I don't feel this pen is worth the price since it's only advantages are the interchangeable Schmidt nib units and the pens ability to accept a wide-range of international/Montblanc-sized cartridges. Although Pilot fountain pens mainly accept Pilot proprietary cartridges, I think a Pilot Metropolitan is a much better pen for the money.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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