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#1 Have Fun

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 21:15

The Tesco Comfort Pen ~ Cartridge filler ~ I love bargains & at £1.78 $3.80 I couldn't let this pass

The only colour available at the store was blue so I chose that one. The clear plastic cap lets the design down a bit but otherwise this pen is a treat. The section is ergonomically designed ~ shaped with non slip sections for the right hander. Very comfortable. I think a lot of thought went into the design & I would congratulate the designer.

Worth noting I sent my Pelikano back without inking as I wasn't that impressed with the handling

Length unposted is 122mm & nice to write with. / Length capped is 143mm / Posted the length is 163mm but I prefer using unposted
Weight is 7gram complete 4 gram unposted

Nib is thin steel Iridium tipped No flex but not as stiff as a Lamy steel nib. Fairly smooth writer with a bit of tooth Medium Nib with reasonable line character I'd be quite happy to tackle a novel with it.
The pen writes better on my Tesco inkjet paper

Conclusion
Not worth making a special trip from the Shetlands to buy it, but if you are passing a Tesco Store it may be worth putting in the wire basket & would make a very good intro for younger users into the world of the fountain pen.

Tesco Comfort Pen made in China £1.78 with 4 ink cartridges.


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#2 LauretteBradley

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 22:25

Neat review, Have Fun!

I love the way that even quite modestly priced pens get a thorough, fair reveiw in this forum.


#3 Have Fun

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 12:30

I was a bit dissapointed with the paper I used in the above photo as it is dry & absorbent & sucks the life out of any FP nib / ink
So here is a sample scan using Tesco 90 gram Inkjet to compare Nibs / inks

At somepoint I'll have to settle on & use better quality paper

#4 ericthered2004

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 14:32

Looks like the WH Smith fountain pen I bought a while back. Quite a decent writer, and a steal at 2 quid. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 15:00

I'm struggling to see any discernible difference between the Tesco's and the Pelikan......... wink.gif

#6 Have Fun

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 18:21

QUOTE (Aysedasi @ Aug 12 2008, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm struggling to see any discernible difference between the Tesco's and the Pelikan......... wink.gif


Not much wrong with your eyesight then .. real difference is that the Pelikan 2000/ 3000 (whatever it is) is one of the most comfortable for my hand & a far better quality design & the nib is also superior to write with

I had the Tesco pen in my shirt pocket for a few hours yesterday (Oh ettiquette horrors) when I went to use it it had gone dry .. a lay down for a few minutes solved that

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:53

This seems to be identical (apart from barrel colour) to the £0.48p Woolworths 'Worth It' Pen I reviewed here:-
http://www.fountainp...showtopic=48892

The pen is good value, but not very durable.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:26

I noticed last Friday (29th Aug) that the budget seller 'Wilkinson's' is selling this pen, plus a mechanical pencil, in a tin with six cartridges for £0.99p.

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#9 Have Fun

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:27

Streuth ... you mean I've been ripped off ?

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 14:08

QUOTE (Have Fun @ Sep 1 2008, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Streuth ... you mean I've been ripped off ?

Looks like you've paid up to £1.30 (270%) more than you need have done.. Is that ripped off?

I can't say that £1.78 is bad for an FP though.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 18:51

I'm struggling to see any discernible difference between the Tesco's and the Pelikan......... <img src="http://www.fountainp...DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

I know I'm late in replying - three years late - but I just couldn't stop laughing outloud when I read your comment. :roflmho: It was priceless! Everyt time I read your witty sentence I burst out laughing. :ltcapd: Thanks for that; I really thought it was a good line you wrote. :roflmho: :ltcapd:

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 18:56

I'm struggling to see any discernible difference between the Tesco's and the Pelikan......... <img src="http://www.fountainp...DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

I was going to add in my previous post that your line had a touch of the English dry humour that makes it so funny but I forgot to check out where you were from while I was writing out my previous response. I went to check your nationality and sure enough you are English! So I was right to notice it was that typical English style of humour! :bunny01: Good one! :clap1: :thumbup:






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