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Sailor Clear Candy (Mf Nib) - A Review


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#1 koofle

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 16:49

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#2 jbb

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 17:02

Thanks for more wonderful illustrations!!!! Keep them coming!!!



#3 doggonecarl

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 18:28

Enjoyable review.

 

I have a Clear Candy (the "clear" oner) with a fine nib. Not nearly as robust as a number of other pens I have in the same price range (Noodler's Nib Creeper, Parker Jotter, Rotring Surf), but one of the nicer writing fine-nibbed pens I have.



#4 zhryj

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:01

wow, beautiful handwriting and excellent drawings. :thumbup:



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:31

Enjoyed your writings and drawings more than the pens themselves. Always brings a smile. :)



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:47

Is the nib springy at all? A somewhat springy nib merits a fully emerged hippo, imo.

#7 carlosviet

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:38

I think that's the best review I have read!!


“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”  - Sir Richard. F. Burton

 

 


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:43

That was a delight to read and I love your drawings! The design of the pen isn't for me, but the Clear Candy still looks like a lot of fun.



#9 Nonsensical

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:51

Is the nib springy at all? A somewhat springy nib merits a fully emerged hippo, imo.

I recently bought one of these, and although it does at times feel a little too light and flimsy, it is actually quite sturdy. I like the design...a lot, actually. I find the little anchors quite cute, but not over-the-top. The nib is not springy at all. It's very stiff, just the way I like it. It's also smooth, and flow was good right out of the box, I just flushed with water, filled with Pilot BB and started writing. No hard starts, skipping or any other issues. Thanks for the review of this great little pen.



#10 nicholasyeo

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:12

Nice, love sketches like these...

#11 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:36

Thanks for more wonderful illustrations!!!! Keep them coming!!!

 

Amen amen!  I may just have to buy one of these.



#12 Davis19942003

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:46

Nice drawings! I am finding an inexpensive pen with fine nib and This may be my choice.
How much is the sailor clear candy?



#13 koofle

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 15:24

Hello!  Your flag indicates HK, so I can probably get away with telling you I got it in Hysan Place, Eslite for around $120 or so?  I would still suggest the Pilot 78G F-nib ($58) or Pilot Metropolitan ($158, but better/prettier metal body) though.  The nibs of these three pens are pretty much the same.


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#14 bobaroo

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 15:47

Lol. Top review. Award yourself ten diamond elephant trumpets.



#15 Davis19942003

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 15:58

Hello!  Your flag indicates HK, so I can probably get away with telling you I got it in Hysan Place, Eslite for around $120 or so?  I would still suggest the Pilot 78G F-nib ($58) or Pilot Metropolitan ($158, but better/prettier metal body) though.  The nibs of these three pens are pretty much the same.

Hello, I am finding an inexpensive(<$200 hkd) pen with fine nib. I am considering between Lamy Safari ( a bit higher than my budget) and the Clear Candy. I have a metropolitan. It's a nice pen but I really want to try out a fine nib.

I heard that the Pilot 78G is discontinued. Many people here recommend it. If I can find one, I think I will buy 78G instead of the Clear Candy. I have checked out the Hysan Place, but I can't see clear candy and the 78G

 

Can you remove the nib and feed of the Clear Candy?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 23:53

 

Can you remove the nib and feed of the Clear Candy?

Yes.



#17 Davis19942003

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:59

Yes.

Just pull it out?
I found that it's a lot easier to clean the pen if I can remove the nib and feed.



#18 koofle

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:29

The sailor clear candies are beside the cashier. Pilot 78Gs are always in stock in Chung Nam square in Yaumatei and come in B and F there. You can pull nib and feed out of both with a little wiggling.
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#19 Davis19942003

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:37

The sailor clear candies are beside the cashier. Pilot 78Gs are always in stock in Chung Nam square in Yaumatei and come in B and F there. You can pull nib and feed out of both with a little wiggling.

Thank you very much for the useful tips. I think I will go for the 78G.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:47

Loved the review!  :thumbup:  and the penguins :)








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