I don’t particularly like the color red, but I don’t seem to lose this pen as much when I’m using it. So maybe the red is a feature. It also comes in black but only in a broad nib (as far as I know).
It has a plastic pen body with a window in the side so you can see how your ink level is. Unlike the Scheaffer from a few weeks ago, thought has gone into its placement on the pen. The hole is in a spot it will not rub against your hand while you write, even for someone with small hands like me.
My favorite part of this pen is that it has a rubberized grip exactly where you need it.
My middle finger has a permanent callus from how I grip my pen while writing. I REALLY appreciate the extra cushioning on this pen.
It isn’t my favorite looking pen, but it is by far one of my favorite to write with. It writes so very smoothly, is easy on the hand, isn’t heavy, and just a joy to write with.
- plastic body (not dentable/stainable)
- standard cartridge/converter
- cushy grip
- a joy to write with
- red is easy to find on the sofa when you set it down
- no variety of pen body colors
- plastic looks kind of cheap
- medium and broad nib only
Overall grade: A-