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DrBob
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Mar 3, 2015
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I bought my 4.Ever Cambiano pen directly from Pininfarina when there was a 3 month wait list. At the time the choice was a light wood with light metal and dark wood with dark metal, both metals gloss. I also bought a Beta Inkless Pen from Massdrop. The Beta pen point is sharper and a bit scratchier as a result. According to Massdrop, the larger Beta pen tip contains the element lead and it was suggested it could be sharpened with sandpaper. The 4.Ever pen has a rounder tip about 2/3rds the length (and 1/3rd the volume). Descriptions say it does not contain lead.
I have photographed my 4.Ever pen, both pens, and the "ink" image generated by both pens. I then erased both with the same eraser. The paper is 100% recycled quality cellulose paper. Both "ink" images are virtually identical and required about the same effort. Both scratch a bit. Both inks have a partially metallic luster (visible on the D and E) and neither erased beyond half with heavy pressure.
If the "rock" paper is calcium carbonate (limestone) in a polymer matrix it is not going to oxidize like cellulose paper. The "ink" of both pens seems to be on the surface rather than an oxidized image. (I am a PhD chemist.) My 4.Ever pen did not ship with a pad. It arrived from Italy with much the same packaging.
The dark gloss is very nice and does not show fingerprints much. My two wood sides seem darker than pictured here, though the side with the Pinifarina logo is lighter than the blank side. This is a trophy pen rather than an every day instrument, in my opinion.
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Mar 3, 2015
JonasHeineman
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Mar 6, 2015
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Great feedback from @DrBob @sonic and @Bogart, thanks.
Mar 6, 2015
SeadonkeyLove
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Thank you.
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