Product Reviews Written by goodgulf

Product Reviews Written by goodgulf

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At this price level,...
August 19, 2015
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At this price level, QC is likely to be a bit uneven. Mine arrived with the tines out of alignment. Easy fix, got them evened up. Then it still felt a little scratchy, so I smoothed it a bit with mylar. That got it writing very smoothly indeed. You might get one that needs no adjustment at all, but anyway, the basic quality seems to be there.

It was a decently wet writer from the beginning, and it didn't take long after putting in the cartridge for the ink to work its way down the feed. The ink that comes with it is not water resistant, but of course you can put any small international cartridge in there, or refill the cartridge with another ink. There are three little holes at the end of the barrel, so forget about eyedropper filling. Not sure if any mini-converters might fit.
I've had this for 8 months...
June 20, 2015
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I've had this for 8 months now, and it's become a regular for extra pens. I typically have one or two pens in a shirt pocket, but this little roll goes in my laptop case or folio, depending on what I have with me. Typically it will be holding 6 to 8 pens and pencils of different sorts. As others have noted, most fountain pens are a little too long for the clip really to hold them, but the flap keeps anything from falling out.

It's just a convenient way to keep my extra writing instruments together without using up too much space, and the "Navy" fabric scheme looks great. My only criticism as far as looks go was the very obvious maker's tag sewn to the outside of the roll, advertising their web page. If they had put it discreetly out of sight inside the flap I would have left it, but as it was, I carefully picked the threads and was glad to find that I could remove it without damaging the case.
I'm a bit of a pushover...
March 3, 2015
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I'm a bit of a pushover for neat little gadgets, whether I really need them or not. I don't use this all that often, really, but it works as described, and would be very handy if I needed to clip bundles of paper together more often.
I prefer to carry my...
March 3, 2015
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I prefer to carry my pens clipped to a shirt pocket. With this clip, it's a constant worry that the clip will come off when I do this. With the hexagonal bodies on my plastic Classic Sports, it isn't really needed to keep them from rolling off a table, either. With some care, the clip probably will stay on the pen, but it's too bad that Kaweco makes these an after market accessory, rather than a permanent part of their pens.
It's interesting that...
March 3, 2015
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It's interesting that this device is getting so many good reviews. I bought two of them for my two Kaweco Sports, and found that they both work very poorly, taking in a negligible amount of ink. I have plenty of experience using other squeeze converters, and it hardly requires great skill to use them anyway. These simply don't function very well.

If you were going to fill them with a syringe, as at least one reviewer recommends, then it would be simpler just to refill a used cartridge instead. The plastic versions of the Sport are also suitable for eyedropper filling.
Smooth, high quality...
March 3, 2015
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Smooth, high quality paper, good with all my fountain pens. I've been using these as travel journals, and am quite happy with them. It would be nice if these came in a blank paper version with more sheets per book, but the line spacing on this version is okay, and the price is good.
After some experience...
March 3, 2015
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After some experience carrying around Fisher bullet Space Pens, I wouldn't really trust these clips completely for shirt pocket carry. Unless you check the snugness of the clip regularly, it will slowly work its way loose, and fail when you least expect it. On the other hand, it's great for keeping your pen from rolling off a table.
As another reviewer notes,...
November 23, 2014
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As another reviewer notes, the fabric of the inner pocket does not come up high enough for me to clip my pens to, for my fountain pens, that is. I think the designer probably had click type ballpoints and rollerballs in mind, as the ones I have are the right size for this.

However, I'm using this with mostly fountain pens anyway; when it's closed and tied up with the cord they aren't going to fall out. It holds 6 pens without any crowding, would probably hold more, and the fabric is really attractive.
This is a darkish, subdued,...
October 23, 2014
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This is a darkish, subdued, rather flat green. I like it a lot, as it's suitable for general writing and easy on the eyes when reading. As with the other Sailor Jentle inks I've tried, this web page says that it has no water resistance. In fact, I find that the water resistance is very good. A test page took a soaking without running at all, and the color just lightening a bit.
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Maybe this deserves a...
October 23, 2014
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Maybe this deserves a fourth star for what it actually is, but this is not the color I thought I was getting. From the way the color swatch looks on the web page, and from the other reviewers comments, I thought this would be a dark but unmistakable red. Instead, it is much closer to a brown, with only the faintest red undertones. That's using it with a fine nibbed Vanishing Point on several different papers, including some fountain pen friendly journals and some cheaper everyday papers. When I test the water resistance, it does fairly well, leaving the letters plainly legible in black while most of the color washes away. The part that washes away looks purple.

This really is a pretty nice color, and I will use it, but it's not the red that I wanted.
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