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Posted 16 August 2010 - 19:22
Anyway, after doing a bit of research I discovered that this pen is rarer than 21's but has some of the same problems--mainly brittle plastic. I bought this pen intending to use it for college, but I'm now wondering if I should, since it's more prone to breakage than 51's and less common than 21's.
So how durable are these pens? And what precautions should I take? Or should I leave it at home and keep hunting for a 21/51?
Posted 16 August 2010 - 19:56
While the 41 is somewhat hard to come by, you have very little invested so I say "Use it". You should be pretty carefully about dropping it and about over-tightening the barrel when replacing it after a fill, as the plastic is pretty thin. They're nice pens though. Here's the one I have, which I wanted for a long time.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 21:53
Posted 16 August 2010 - 22:09
Posted 17 August 2010 - 00:16
And, granted, the Super 21's plastic isn't as tough as the 51's. But that can be said of many, many pens people took to school or office routinely. So, yes, except for the rarity value of the cap, a 41 is an everyday user.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:31