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4.0 out of 5 stars
Elegant and useful, 20 Feb 2011
This is my first fountain pen after a very long time. I had this idea that fountain pens were messy and difficult to use every day, I was wrong. This pen glides over the page effortlessly (unlike ball point I've been using)and is no more difficult to use than any other type of pen.
The pen itself is made mostly out of brushed stainless steel, so it is quite strong and shouldn't get damaged when put in a bag or pencil case. It also comes with a plastic casing which would protect it from getting scratched.
However, there are a few minor flaws worth mentioning: the lid, when in place, is really easy to rotate and moves slightly to each side. It doesn't fall off or anything, in fact it's held quite firmly in place, but this movement doesn't contribute to the feeling of quality. Also, the casing is not something that could be used every day, it's difficult to take the pen out and put back in.
Overall, the pen is great. Considering the price, those couple of things can be ignored and I would never go back to ball points.
4 stars- great, but can be improved.