Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen

I have never written a pen review, but this pen is absolutely the bombdiggityfoshizzy so I felt I had to write one.  First of all, the pen has a flair for the elegant.  At first, I was a little unsure as to the gold accents on the silver body, but it’s the right touch of class for a very sophisticated looking pen.  You’ll feel like a million bucks when you cradle the pen in your fingers.

The pen writes like a dream.  Granted, I have limited experience writing with fountain pens, the smoothness rivals that of non-fountain pens like the A.G. Spalding BRA157 Rollerball, Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier gel ink and the Pilot G-2 Pro, to name a few.  I would also say that it doesn’t “hang” as much as an A.G. Spalding blue-barreled fountain pen I have.  In other words, the nib flows right along the paper with little, if any, skipping.

My only (tiny) gripe is the fact that it’s a little light for my taste.  I like a pen to have some weight when I hold it and I don’t do enough extensive writing so I’m not overly concerned about hand fatigue.  Coming in at 0.5 oz, the Cavalier Fountain Pen is slightly lighter (~0.3 oz lighter) than the Hi-Tec-C Cavalier gel ink and the Ohto Fine Ceramic Roller Ball pens (which are both among my favorites).  Of course, this is a fountain and the other two aren’t, it’s like comparing apples to oranges, but I want to get around to trying the A.G. Spalding BRFT220 Fountain pens that clock in at 1.20 oz.

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