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This pen writes nicely, but I thought it was on the heavy side, which led me to give it up.

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I don't use my Pilot Knight often. I used to think it was the weight. I weighed my pens on a postage scale. The Waterman Kultur is .6 ounce, Waterman Phileas .8 ounce, Rotring Core 1.0 ounce, and the Pilot Knight is 1.3 ounces. I think it also has something to do with the balance. If I loosen my grip, it tends to slide out of my hand. My other pens don't do that. It write so smoothly, but it is my most uncomfortable pen.

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After reading some comments in this forum and Stylophiles review, I decided to pick one up at our local Office Depot. I bought the matte silver finish. The medium nib is definitely a fine when compared to most US and European nib sizes. As a matter of fact, I think it's right in between my VP's fine and medium nibs. Great weight and balance, as well as size. After investing many $$$ in my collection (a little over 130 pens), I'm finding it hard to believe that this one was only $40. It will undoubtedly end up accompanying me often! :D

Then you are going to be in for a real shock if you go over to isellpens and put down ten bucks for a Baoer 3013, Wality 69L, or a Hero 616.


sorry, couldn't resist, the current popular use of the word "invest" just triggers so many conflicting emotions.... :bonk:


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