Pelikan Pelikano School Fountain Pen F (right handed)

 

 

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This is the first pen that’s really surprised me. I’ve put off buying this one for a long time because I didn’t have high hopes. The fact that it comes in left and right handed just seemed weird to me.

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It comes with an extra long standard cartridge and has an all plastic body.

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The cap is a little funny. I’m not fond of using it posted, but its odd design does keep it from rolling around and disappearing.

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The cap has the Pelikan Pelican on the end.

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So here’s where the handed part figures in. The grip is a softish rubbery thing that’s specially handed so that your pointer finger side has ridges for extra control.

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The ridges DO give a lot more control the point where I don’t grip this pen as hard because I don’t have to. It doesn’t slip because the rubber has good traction and the ridges really help.

 

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The rubber grip wraps under the pen so where it rests on the inside of your middle finger is a lot more comfortable than on many pens, it doesn’t feel heavy and I don’t find myself indenting my middle finger with the pen while using this one.

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My handwriting is especially bad this week. It isn’t the finest nib but it works great in my writing notebook.

The Good

  • awesome grip
  • light
  • sturdy. This pen is made for students.
  • comes in right and left handed versions
  • standard cartridge/converter
  • can use an extra long cartridge

The Bad

  • not the most attractive pen
  • cap is a weird design

Overall grade: A

 

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