I could not look at the Orange Pro Gear any longer and it had to be mine. Jennifer at Swisher Pens not only located a
XF for me she came through with a two-tone one!!!!!
If you haven’t noticed lately with the unsure economy, vendors are keeping low stock on some pens. When it came
time for me to buy, a silver trim Pro Gear with an extra-fine nib were not the easiest to find in-stock. All I knew, was
that it had to be a two-tone nib. More common when these pens first came out but now the two-tone nib on Pro Gears
seem something of a rarity.
Best way I can describe this extra-fine nib is that it has a very smooth down stroke with a side stroke that provides a
little bit of feed back from the paper you are using. Use better paper, get smoother feed back. Aurora inks proved to be
the smoothest writing overall so far. The 21k nib definitely has some flex. Although, it’s very little flex, its there.
Ink capacity is small, especially after writing with my Aurora 88 and Custom 823 but that should not be a deciding factor
in buying one of these pens, there are too many pluses of this pen that out way the one negative and that is if I had to
find fault with this pen. If you are also a Namiki VP owner like I am…the small ink capacity won’t even be a factor since
you would already be use to it. If you are not a heavy writer it could be weeks before a refill or new cartridge anyway.
So, don’t let someone tell you that this pen has too small of an ink capacity, for the average daily writer it is enough.
The rubber / silicon (whatever its made of) “O” ring on the aluminum threaded part of the collar assembly is a nice
touch and guarantees a good seal.
The size of this pen posted is actually the perfect size writer for the daily grind.
Here is a little size comparison to the Aurora 88.
More pics coming.......
Edited by PinarelloOnly, 07 May 2009 - 08:33.