This week’s pen is the Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen (Jet Pens, Amazon). I got this one as a gift from my brother-in-law and his wife. (Sorry the pictures didn’t turn out better this week, we’ve had a lack of natural light and an abundance of rain.)
This is another clear plastic fountain pen. Not too heavy, more of a standard sized pen. Screw on cap for traveling.
This pen does use a proprietary cartridge and converter. But the cartridges come in great colors and the converter means you can use any ink you want.
This pen is described as having a medium fine nib, and it’s about equal or slightly finer than a 07 ballpoint.
Because it does write with a relatively fine line, it can be hard to get started sometimes, and doesn’t do too well if the ink starts to dry out and thicken. Also you won’t get too much color variegation in inks that have it due to the thin line. It is however, very good at writing in pocket moleskines and other narrow writing spaces.
I have used this pen through two brown ink cartridges and I do have some ink staining on the white plastic parts but not bad.
- GOLD STAR!!!!!
- round grip
- cap screws on for secure traveling
- uses bottled ink
- writes nice fine line
- hard grip
- plastic edges seem to stain
- proprietary cartridge and converter
- can be harder to start writing with sometimes
Overall grade: B+
I like this pen. It travels well and works particularly good for writing in small notebooks.