A joy to use. If this...
, February 27, 2014
A joy to use. If this pen had been available in the 1930s, the ballpoint would
never have been invented. It writes so smoothly, you'd think you were writing
on wet glass. I measured the line width (on Rhodia paper) using a pocket
microscope, and it's 0.22mm. This puts it in the same league as the finest
rollerballs, like the Slicci or the Hi-Tec C. It never skips, and yet I can
rest it point down on a piece of paper and no ink blob forms. It has only
happened twice that the nib dried out overnight, and all I had to do was touch
it to a wet paper towel to get it going.
The only negatives are that the pen looks cheap (although it is actually fairly
sturdy), it has no pocket clip, and that the grip keeps my fingers a little too
far from the point for my liking. But those are minor quibbles compared to how
well it performs. For eight bucks, it's a steal.