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Apogee Chrome Staccato Fountain Pen And Ball-Point Pen

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#1 LouisA



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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:10

These two pens remind me of the Italian sports cars I use to own. Everyone would oh and ah but they were a pain in the rear day to day. Both pens look outstanding. Nice design, nice weight and balance but both have a few faults.

The Clip - On both the clip is a pain. When holding the pen horizontal the clip seems a cool design but in actual use when you hold it upright you find your fingers slipping off the end, unable to get a grip on it to open it up so you put it in your pocket. *ugh*

The Fountain Pen - The pen has a fine point but it writes broader than my Waterman Man 100 with medium point. The ink flow is like writing with a tube of toothpaste. *ugh* The place where I bought it has ordered an extra fine replacement nib. I'll report back on the difference. If it was not for the point and ink flow it would be a nice pen but the point and ink flow is what a pen is about so currently I do not use it at all. Just waiting for the replacement nib.

The Ball-Point - Should have followed my gut feeling on this one. While the pen looks great and has a nice feel due to the size and nature of the metal I find the pen squirting back out of my hand when I attempt to use it. more *ugh* I may try a fix I did with another pen with slippery metal. Take the rubber of the end of a Pentel gel pen and place it on the end so I can get a good grip and write without the pen slipping in my hand.
I use a fountain pen because one ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to write a few reasonable words with a fountain pen.

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