Appearance & Design:
I think this was inspired by the Fisher Space pen, but it's definitely prettier. It's shiny! I like the little gold band connecting the section and body. It adds a lot, I think. I think it looks very pretty and elegant.
Construction & Quality:
This thing is solid. I keep it in my skirt pocket at all times, including during naps. The only effect dropping it has is a burp of ink, and even then only if it's dropped onto tile or something similar. It's fine when dropped on carpet. This is not a pen I'd worry about destroying. I think it would take effort. Oh, the clip is super stiff, but I've mostly just kept it in my pocket.
Weight & Dimensions:
This pen is tiny. It is very much a pocket pen, and most people would probably find it uncomfortable with extended use. It's heavy for its size, which means it's still pretty light.
Nib & Performance:
The nib is smooth and slightly wet. The weight of the pen alone is enough to get it to write, but it behaves better with a bit of help (equivalent to the weight of a heavier pen, honestly).
Filling System & Maintenance:
This uses a press bar filler, but the cover slides off easily, and because the sac is so short, it is easier to fill that way. The sac can be filled completely. It also has a very nice looking breather tube, and it is very fast to clean and fill.
Cost and Value:
I bought this on ebay from ahai006 (no affiliation, but is known to be reputable, and ships super fast) for $4.80. Huh? This feels much, much more expensive. These can be bought in packs of ten for a better value.
I love this pen. It lives in my pocket. It's indestructible, but should it get lost, it's cheap to replace. The grip on the section makes the small size much more comfortable, although you absolutely must post. I trying to convince myself I don't need to buy the pack of 10. But I want more...
The sac is still pretty full, although it's been used a bit, so it's not full anymore.
It's tiny! (I have fairly small hands, even for a woman. Also, they are stained with Diamine Claret )
And this is why you need to post the pen. Unless you are 3, in which case you probably aren't allowed near pens.
Edited by celesul, 23 November 2011 - 11:36.