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Mar 23, 2016
I ordered two of these pens in June of 2015 and I can honestly say they are the most disappointing fountain pens I've ever owned. Mass drop service was fine as always, the build quality looks great on these pens, I have kept both pens one at a time in jeans pockets and they have held up wonderfully in the physical sense. My passaporto I bought off Massdrop in May of 2014 is my favorite pen of all time, it still works great and has only scratches for wear. I loved it so much as soon as I saw they were actually bringing it back after being discontinues I hopped onboard and bought two. I'm not sure what happened with the two I got in this batch or if it is the entire reproduction run that is the issue but the two pens I received are horrible skippy scratchy nightmares. I have tried flushing them and a couple different inks but to no avail. I don't think they have worked right after uncapping once, I am constantly finding myself going over my notes twice and sometimes 3 times to the point where I think I'm going to be retiring both of these pens soon because they are simply not worth the effort for the convenience. I was hoping to have spares for my original passaporto but I guess I'll just use it until it dies on me and then find a new pocket pen. This is not to say these are bad pens, like I said I love the stipula passaporto and from the comments here it looks like I'm one of the few having serious issues I can't resolve with a flush so your mileage may vary.
Mar 23, 2016
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