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Asa Athlete

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#1 abkudva


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 17:01

The ASA Athlete was my first ebonite pen. Purchased in mid 2015 from the ASA pens website, it has me hooked onto Indian ebonite pens since then. IMG_20160214_221523122.jpg

So what do i love about this pen- the light weight: despite its large size the pen is actually very light to hold and one does not feel it's weight at all when writing- the lovely green color of the pen. The pen is a regular in my pocket and has been a great conversation starter every single time i meet new people. - the super smooth and sharp nib. The nib is a total pleasure to write with. In fact far superior to any other pen i use- the huge capacity of the ED body. Despite my heavy use, the pen easily lasts me 2-3 weeks (about 50+ A4 sheets)My only real complain with the pen is the challenge with most India ED pens - it is occasionally susceptible to leaks and overflow from the nib. Despite all my love for the pen, I have to switch to a ball pen or a Parker when I need to sign a document or fill important forms. Hopefully once i get my hands on some silicone grease this issue would be resolved.
Overall I would give this pen a 7 out of 10.

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#2 gopool


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 17:15

Awesome pen, thanks for the review. I should really get one.

#3 mehandiratta


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 05:43

nice... thank you for the review...

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#4 rohit1974



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:10

Nice pe. I would love to have an ebonite pen someday.

#5 Bobje


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 00:37

Abkudva, interesting vignetting on these photographs. Thank you for the review. That's a stunning landscape in your avatar photograph, by the way!

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