Now this is what I call...
, January 19, 2012
Now this is what I call Extra Fine (EF)! I bought a Lamy Safari EF and a Kaweco
Classic EF and, while they're good fountain pens, they both produce a line that
is noticeably thicker than the Sailor EF. Both the Lamy and the Kaweco are
German so the European standard for EF must be different than the Japanese
standard. The nib on the Sailor writes surprisingly smoothly for as sharp as it
is. It's "noisy" when writing (I love that sound!) but I wouldn't call it
scratchy. If your preference is an EF point you probably have a light hand
anyway. This is a nice, simple, elegant pen and a great value for the price. The
supplied ink cartridge was a good, dark black. I re-filled the cartridge with
Noodler's X-Feather ink and am a happy writer!