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Reviews Written by hrtharp

May 19, 2012
This is a very good pen...
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This is a very good pen for its price but there are better.

The pen is compact but once you post it, its average length. Very comfortable to write with. Its also very light and the color is pleasing to the eyes.

Extra fine nib writes great if you write at the right angle. If you deviate just a bit, it'll skip the first letter but go right back to writing smoothly. My Lamy fountain pens doesn't do that at all. (By angle, I mean something like 10 degree difference)

Other than that first letter skip at wrong angle, I've had no problem with leaking, skipping or flow issues. It is a great pen and problem is minuscule but I would probably stick to Lamy or keep trying different ones.

It takes international short cartridge so huge plus there. I get to use my J. Herbin cartridges!

Oh and for those of you used to Japanese tiny nibs, this writes more like a fine nib than extra fine.

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May 19, 2012
This is a beautiful ink. Th...
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This is a beautiful ink.

The actual color isn't as bright as it looks on packaging. The actual ink is a beautiful darker purple. In some lights, its hard to tell its purple but if you look at it directly, its very clearly a purple.

Though the color itself is beautiful, I probably wouldn't buy it again as I was hoping for a more violet than dark purple.

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May 19, 2012
I love this pen! This...
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I love this pen!

This was my first Lamy and I fell in love with it. I used to have a very expensive fountain pen that got stolen. I always wanted another but decided to buy an economical one to start. Boy, am I glad I did! I've bought several more fountain pens since this one and its still my everyday go to pen. (even over my Lamy Al-star!)

The shape of the pen was odd but once I held it and started writing, it fit like a glove. Its very comfortable to hold for a long period of time without my hand hurting, which happens quite a bit with smaller or too large pens.

Flow is even and doesn't skip. Everything from handmade Italian papers to regular printing papers, it wrote like a dream. There is one cheap post it I have that it doesn't agree with but it's most likely the ink, not the pen. Pen writes beautifully without skips but ink on that post it is blotchy. Otherwise, its a thing of beauty.

I bought the fine nib and am perfectly happy with it but I need to purchase an extra fine nib. I prefer my nibs small. If you're used to Asian pens, mainly Japanese, this fine feels more like a medium.