The review is about a pen which was launched on Whatsapp Group of 20 members at that time and I believe was first of its kind launch for a pen. Approximately 50 odd pens were made and beleive me on this all got sold out within half an hour. So beautiful were they to look at first site. They were RAINBOW.
The Rainbow is reviewed at my blog in detail : LINK
This happens to be an ED model and the updated model with C/C mechanism is soon to be launched at ASA Pens on 23rd September.
My other review of ASA pens are as follows:
Rainbow is first multicolored acrylic pen from the house of ASA Pens.
DESIGN & BUILT: 4 / 5
It’s a simple classic cigar shaped pen with rounded bottom and top. Actually nothing is much happening on the design front. it though is a small pocket sized pen. It is actually the material which is doing all the talk.
ASA Rainbow – Swirled Acrylic Material
The pen will to begin with eventually will come in following colors when launched.
Cherry Red (in pic above)
Midnight Blue (Blue and Dark Blue swirls)
Black Pearl (White and Black swirls)
Fiery Orange (Orange and Black swirls)
The color yellow with green swirls might be added later which is being reviewed.
ASA Rainbow – Cherry Red and Yellow Swirl
To begin with what i really like about this pen is its size and girth. It is small pen but not that slim. Lovely part is the grip section which is the thinnest portion in whole pen. It’s so wonderful to grip and write with this pen.
ASA Rainbow – Capped
ASA Rainbow – Uncapped
ASA Rainbow – Rounded Top and Bottom
The pen has silver trims. Actually the pen has only clip as a trim and a nib. No other metal parts were used. its a minimalistic design pen. The clip is sturdy and stiff and not springy at all. fits shirt pockets easily.
The pen cap has no breather hole unlike many other Made in India pens. The cap finial is threaded and can be taken out easily also.
ASA Rainbow – Cap View
ASA Rainbow – Cap inner View
ASA Rainbow – Clip
Built is amazing and is well finished and polished pen. However I have to add one thing this pen is acrylic and requires maintenance and care to ensure no scratches just by throwing pen on desk or anywhere else.
Below are the few images of the pen showing comparison with other pens.
Gama Kuyil vs Pilot 78G vs ASA Rainbow
I love the fact that the small pens don’t have to be necessarily slim and this really goes down well with me. And I love ASA Rainbow also because of its girth too.
Its very well balanced pen and feels amazing in your hand whether you write with cap posted or not at the back.
ASA Rainbow – Writing Unposted
ASA Rainbow – Writing Posted
The cap posts very securely and also posting does not add to that much heft. This one is aptly balanced pen.
NIB AND INK FILLING MECHANISM: 3.5/5
Our first feedback for this beautiful pen was to make it C/C mechanism pen because ink filled in barrel changes the color of the barrel and darkens it and thus it will be soon launched with C/C mechanism on 23rd September.
The nib on the pen in question is Fine-Medium Ambitious 35 mm nib (#6) and is chrome finish. I love the ambitious nibs of size 35 mm and 40 mm. This nib writes with welcome feedback and writes wet. I love the way it writes. The nib has got certain springiness to it.
ASA Rainbow – Nib Unit top view
ASA Rainbow – Nib Unit side view
ASA Rainbow – Nib Unit angled view
Though the upcoming pen with C/C filling mechanism will come in following nib options:
- Schmidt monotone F Nib
- Schmidt monotone M nib
- Schmidt monotone B nib
This pen has an eye dropper fill mechanism and hold good 3 ml of ink. The feed is made of ebonite and fitted very tight and securely. The removal of nib will require knockout block as the nib is friction fit.
ASA Rainbow – Eye dropper fill
I recommend people to buyers is to chose pen with option of fountain pen testing at checkout which takes time but you get the pen which writes good out of the box and this facility is being given by ASA pens free of charge.
Below are the few images showing hand written review and also certain specification,
ASA Rainbow – Page 1
ASA Rainbow – Page 2
ASA Rainbow – Page 3
This is a beauty and I am sure it will outsell any other model ASA pens has launched because this pen has it all going for it when its launched in C/C mechanism. However i would not recommend using this pen as ED as the barrel gets discolored because of the ink not that the ink burps.
Go ahead save some money to buy this one. I recommend it.
Please check my BLOG for other listings.
Edited by mehandiratta, 22 September 2015 - 13:41.