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#1 quilletante

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 21:57

This is my first review ever of any fountain pen but I am compelled to write about it because it is one of the smoothest writing pens I have ever used. I bought the Picasso 908 fountain pen online from ISellPens.com. To be honest my criteria was to find a smooth writing pen that was reasonably priced and with Todd’s help I found it in the Picasso.

Of the three colors available I choose the black mostly because I prefer a classic look and it reminded me of the Waterman Hemisphere a little bit. It had been awhile since I had bought a brand I didn’t know so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

The pen arrived safe and sound in a very nice Picasso box. The pen has a beautiful black lacquer finish with gold accents at both ends plus a band in the middle. There is a gold jewel at the top and a black jewel at the bottom giving the Picasso some nice accents to an otherwise basic black pen. The pen measures 5 and 1/4 inches in length. With the cap posted the length is 6 inches.

I was anxious to see how well the pen would perform so I inserted the provided converter and filled the pen with what I had on hand which is Parker Quink ink in black. I expected I would have to fiddle with it awhile to get the ink to flow but when I touched the nib to the paper I was pleasantly surprised with a nice wet medium line. Not only did this pen not hesitate or skip but, it is easily one of the smoothest pens in my collection. It is heavier than I thought it would be but has a very nice balance and feels much more expensive than it is. I have already ordered a second one in orange. They come in black, orange and red.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive fountain pen that is incredibly smooth then do check this one out.

Edited by quilletante, 05 April 2007 - 22:17.


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#2 jonro

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 14:18

Would you post a photo?
You said it was on the heavy side. What material is the pen made from?
You stated that it was inexpensive. How much did the pen cost?
You said it was a smooth writer. Does your pen have a fine, medium or broad nib?
I'm glad to see you post a review. We all benefit from more knowledge about different fountain pens. Just a little more additional information would make your review much more useful.

Edited by jonro, 06 April 2007 - 16:04.


#3 acfrery

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 14:29

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#4 quilletante

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 00:19

Thanks jonro for your questions.
I bought the Picasso 908 pen for $15.99 from Isellpens.com
I am not sure what it is made of but its not plastic. In my opinion I would consider it a medium nib laying down a nice wet line of ink. My thanks to acfrery for providing the picture. I actually had a picture but I am new to the site and wasn't sure how to include the photo. I will figure it out eventually. The only thing I could complain about with this pen is the clip is a little tight for me and it would take some doing to get it onto a shirt pocket I think. All in all I really like this pen.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 19:57

QUOTE(quilletante @ Apr 5 2007, 09:57 PM) View Post
This is my first review ever of any fountain pen but I am compelled to write about it because it is one of the smoothest writing pens I have ever used. I bought the Picasso 908 fountain pen online from ISellPens.com. ... They come in black, orange and red.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive fountain pen that is incredibly smooth then do check this one out.


Hi Quilletante,
I liked the looks of the orange one. Then I saw your review, so I ordered it!

Edited by artaddict, 20 April 2007 - 19:59.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 21:54

I received my Picasso #908 (orange lacquer) a little over a week ago. Initially it was drier & finer than I had hoped. It didn't like PR Orange Crush. It did pretty well with Noodler's Luxury Blue, and even better with PR Tanzanite, especially after flushing with dish washing liquid solution. Today I increased the ink flow using a blade ( I would never try this on an expensive pen). Now it is writing wetter and smoother with what I consider a medium-fine line! When it runs out of ink I'll try Orange Crush again. Oh, and it's slimmer and shorter than I expected, but that doesn't seem to matter now that it writes so smoothly. smile.gif

Edited by artaddict, 05 May 2007 - 21:56.

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#7 isellpens

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 19:36

Great review and hopefully others will discover what a nice line of pens Picasso offers.
These are an awesome pen for the price and normally very smooth with a nice ink flow right out of the box. Orange is one of the most popular colors and we have only 1 left in stock in that color and several of the other colors. These are in the Picasso section on my site at: www.isellpens.com .






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