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Sensa Meridian - Review

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#1 goodguy


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 21:46

Went to the Toronto pen show to see pens, talk to people, have good time but I did not go to buy pens, I am broke and I doubted I will see something I want anyways.
Well surprisingly I did and for a good price Sensa Meridian.

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I know this pen from pictures and I used to own its BP version so I knew I should like the finger cushion.
First this is a very modern and handsome looking pen, cap is brown matt then finger cushion yellow second part of barrel is brown matt again and bullet shape bottom is shiny yellow.
Clip is curvy and feels very secure in my shirt pocket.

The most unique part of the pen is of course the finger cushion and so that's why I am going to talk about the nib first (I love leaving the best part to the end).
The F nib is super sweet yet another proof you don't need a gold nib to have a good writing experience. Its smooth and has gorgeous feedback.
Nib is stiff and wet, don't need to add more except this is a nib you will enjoy using all day long.

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The pen is not heavy but not as light as I expected it to be either.
Its perfectly balanced, I placed my finger right in the middle and the pen stayed balanced.

My pen came without a converter but luckily after a long look I found a converter who fits the pen.

Pen feels very solid and very well made much better then the price its selling for so it doesn't only look well made but also feels solid.

Cushion time, what makes this pen standout out is not its modern design, sweet nib or good quality but the finger cushion.
So how does it feel ?


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Its a bit different for the first few minutes but then it just feels like my fingers are in finger heaven so soft and gentle no matter how much pressure you put on it.


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Want a very reasonably priced pen (50$ on amazon) very well made with a wonderful nib and most importantly a very unique section that let you write hours on end with this pen and feel fresh as a daisy.
This is a pen you should consider.

For those who want another review here is a more professional review I found of this pen


Edited by goodguy, 25 October 2010 - 22:06.

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#2 TConnell



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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:36

Nice review!

A while ago I found these on Overstock.com and bought three of them. I agree with everything said in the review. It's really a nice "every day" pen that I, too, can use for extended writing sessions without getting writer's cramp.

Well worth picking up while they can still be found.

By the way, it comes with a box of black ink carts. The ink is VERY nice. Does anyone know who makes it for Sensa?


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 21:54

This is the Pen I use. and Love. I've had several pens in my life, i even have most of them still,,, but i have no clue who made them, or what kind of ink they use... save the Sensa pen that you have just reviewed... I love this pen. mine is the same model, but black and silver ^_^
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo.

#4 TimLawNYC


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 22:25

I own several Meridians, and they are some of my all-time favorite pens. The nibs are exquisitely smooth and make great lines, the pens are balanced well, and that finger cushion just creates a joyous writing experience.

Unfortunately, Sensa no longer makes these pens, and they're becoming much more difficult (and expensive!) to find. At one time, you could easily get these for $30-$40 each, but they're tough to find in that range anymore.

For those interested, I recently found and ordered a couple in "Crystal" (the all-silver model) from Daly's Pen Shop for extremely reasonable prices (no affiliation, just a happy customer). They only seem to have that one model left in M nibs, but I think it's the cheapest you'll find these pens online right now. They can't have too many left in stock, so if you are interested in owning one of these great pens I'd grab one now.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 23:14

I also have the good fortune of owning a Sensa Meridian pen which I bought many years ago.
It is a black one, with a M nib. I totally agree with the OP's review. This pen is one of the most comfortable and smoothest one to use, far better than the other more expensive and elegant-looking pens I have. I think I am going to buy another one before they are all sold out. It came with a converter and a package of 6 cartridges. I have been using ST Dupont cartridges with this pen and they fit perfectly well. The finger cushion is a real joy to have on this pen.

#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 19:44

looks like an interesting pen, thanks for sharing :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 19:58

Bought one of these years ago, I think at the Zurich airport. The nib is surprising. Yesterday, I played with it for the first time in months, and to my surprise, a Waterman #2 nib is a perfect fit! Now I have an amazingly comfortable, big enough, flex pen!



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