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#1 kaissa

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 09:34

Hello fellow fountain pen lovers,

Here is my review of Bic Easy Clic fountain pen ( http://www.bicworld....?product_id=339 )

1. First Impressions - I was looking for a cheap pen for my sister-in-law. I wanted to see whether she can look after a pen, so something cute and cheap. I found Pelikano P460 pink for my wife, which I believe is a great value. Since this pen is not easy to obtain locally, and I wanted something different for my sister-in-law. I found this Bic fountain pen, of all places in a supermarket. This pen comes with two short international cartridges with blue ink.

2. Appearance & Finish - The pen is made of plastic. It is pink, which makes it more appelaing I think. The finish exceed my expectations considering how much I paid for it.
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3. Design/ Size/Weight- This pen is on the smaller side of the scale. The cap is very compact, very similar to disposable Bic ballpoint pens. The length of the pen is 11,7 cm (4,6 inches) uncapped, 13,9 cm (5,5 inches) with posted and capped. The girth is 4,2 cm (1,7 inches) .
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4. Nib Design & Performance- I estimate the nib is EF or F. There is number 1 printed under the nib. The nib is steel. You can see how it writes compared to Pelikano medium nib at the enclosed photo. It is dry writer.
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5. The Filling System- The pen is short international cartridge fill only. I do not know if a converter will fit. The pen is broken into two to put the cartridge in. When you close the pen, the cartridge is already in the place. It is unique, maybe geared for children.
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6. Cost/Value- The cost is approximately 7 USD. I got it at a local supermarket. It is well worth the money. I still like Pelikano P460s better, although they cost twice as much.

7. Overall Opinion/Conclusion- This is a pen that is great to introduce someone to fountain pens, and costs very little. One cannot go wrong with it. We had no problems with this pen for two months now. I would not use this pen daily, because of its size. With pink color, it looks like a toy. A mid teenager or a petite person would not have this problem. I will keep buying this pen to give as a small gift to people around me and would recommend it to others.

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#2 Ondina

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 15:15

Looks cool!. And about perfect for a young girl if it wasn't for the fine nib... I like the way the cart loads, unique!. Unbeatable price......Thanks so much for the review....

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 23:35

Nice review. That pen is quite pink.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:30

Yes, my child would love it, at least for the color. I like the fact that the cap is made after the famous disposable Bic ballpoint.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 23:19

This is a great review. I like the attention to details and that there are so many photographs. A really interesting pen. Perhaps it comes in a color other than pink?

About the pelikano 460, I am big fan of the ealier 450 and have but only 3 examples of this marvelous and sturdy school pen.

Thanks and best regards

#6 GreenVelvet

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:39

Wow, if anyone knows how to get a hold of this in the USA, I'd love to know about it.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:58

if there was only a lime green verison i would go for it. nice review
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 13:35

Ah, I find myself lurking on this thread again, still hoping these puppies will show up in the USA.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 16:03

@tek8
here are the other colors, there might be something for your taste:) I think there's a light blue or a green I can't tell
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#10 Nikhil

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 17:05

But only in Europe and Africa
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 22:07

But only in Europe and Africa

Not sure about Africa...it's not here in Egypt...If I do find it I'll update u guys and if someone wants it I can help.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 20:04

thanks for the review, but IMHO, BIC is a real monster, closing the sheaffer factory :crybaby:

Edited by buffalowings, 02 January 2010 - 20:04.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 21:51

I have a bic easy clic in blue. I keep it in my bag at all times for my 6 yr old grandson to use. It saves him wielding my more precious insrtuments around. Every time I take it out it works first time every time, and it writes a good line. Excellent stiff nib for a little paw to use. And, I get to use up all my free Diamine carts on him!

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#14 GreenVelvet

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 22:24

I have a bic easy clic in blue. I keep it in my bag at all times for my 6 yr old grandson to use. It saves him wielding my more precious insrtuments around. Every time I take it out it works first time every time, and it writes a good line. Excellent stiff nib for a little paw to use. And, I get to use up all my free Diamine carts on him!

GreenVelvet - PM me and we can talk about getting one to you, if you'd like


I appreciate your offer, Tawanda - but thanks to a very generous guy, I've already got one!

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:33

very cool design. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 16:20

if there was only a lime green verison i would go for it. nice review


Here they sell it in a kind of acid green...which is not that great.

Anyway, I had some problems maybe related to the cartridge...ink went out form the junctures between the soft grip and the rest of the pen. Or, if it goes on, I'll ask to the shop.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 16:03

I have a green one of these pens, and have been using it for a while now, and have had no problems with it! I did have a red one, which leaked along one of the joins in its body, but that has not put me off possibly getting another one in future!

Excellent review btw!
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:34

woah thats a lot of pink

that aside, nice review! I always love seeing reviews on cheaper pens.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:50

I've got a blue one and its quite nice for a folded nib pen. It has a larger sweet spot than most folded nib pens, which was quite a surprise. I believe the nib is similar to Stypen nibs (which Bic now owns). The finish of the pen is quite clean and a lot seems to be have been spent on details and texture that is out of place for such a cheap pen.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 23:44

Wonderful pen, great as gift potential!
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