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Stipula Passaporto Fountain Pen - Double Broad Nib - Clear Body - STIPULA ST48733
  I own several dozen pens..., December 31, 2013
I own several dozen pens in the $20-$50 range, several of them excellent writers, and wanted to try a more expensive pen. I chose this one because is looked beautiful and I liked the engineering and design required to make a very small pen. I was very disappointed and really wish I hadn't spend that much money on this pen. I have a medium nib and it's very scratchy and catches on the paper. I tried with very smooth Clairefontaine paper and more ordinary copier paper and it's the same on both. The ink container is tiny and doesn't hold enough ink to really see the ink sloshing around when the pen is in my hand, which is what I was looking forward to (this is probably my fault as the size was clearly indicated).
Spend your money on another pen, this one is more of a novelty pen and not worth the money.
J. Herbin Refillable Roller Ball Pen - Medium Point - J. HERBIN H215-00
  I bought two of these..., September 24, 2013
I bought two of these pens after reading the reviews here, and it is a complete disappointment. The nib is very scratchy and thin, and when I write fast the ink doesn't even reach the paper. I took out the cartridge and put it in a Kaweco Roller (same type of pen, different brand) and it's working beautifully (nice smooth line, not to wet, not scratchy at all). I wanted to check that the ink wasn't the problem. I love the idea of refillable roller pens, but the Herbin pen didn't work for me.
A.G. Spalding & Bros BRFT220 Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Maple Wood - Beige Body - RAYMAY BRFT220 J
  This is now my favourite..., September 24, 2013
This is now my favourite pen. Not only does it look beautiful, but the nib and ink flow are perfect for me. It's a rather wet nib so may not be for everyone, but I love the way it glides.
Because it's made of aluminium, when the body is screwed on the nib section, it can make an unpleasant metal-on-metal noise. There are probably some products I can use to lubricate the parts a little so that it goes away, but even that grating noise isn't enough to ruin the experience of writing with this pen.
Moleskine Travelling Collection Case - Black - MOLESKINE 978-88-6613-989-8
  Great looking, very well..., December 26, 2012
Great looking, very well made, beautiful item, but too small to hold pencils.
You'll be able to fit a couple of fountain pens (maybe) but pencils are too long to fit.
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