This minimalist pen is 5" long and tapers out slightly near the tip. It's very well balanced and is very comfortable to hold and write with. It has a slight heft to it which I appreciate, and it just feels very solid. To operate this pen you simply twist the top clockwise until it clicks to extend the tip, and reverse the process to retract it. The twist mechanism has a very satisfying click to it when actuated, and feels very solid.
Onto the refill. This pen comes with the black Schmidt p8126 rollerball refill and replacement refills are also available in blue, red, and green. This refill writes smoothly but I have noticed some skipping with it. I don't dislike the refill it's just not my personal favorite. That being said this pen will also work with any Parker style refill including the Fisher Space Pen refill with the Parker adapter. I've got an Easyflow 9000 refill in mine.
The machining on this pen is top notch and the fit and finish is superb. One thing I've noticed is that if you rub a fingernail down the pen really fast it makes a cool ZIP noise.
The packaging for this pen is beautiful and functional. As you can see above, this pen comes in a cardboard tube that separates into two pieces and the bottom has foam in it, so you could use it as a pen stand on a desk or table.
Overall I really like this pen a lot. It feels great in the hand and the twist mechanism is fantastic. Add to that all the colors this pen comes in, as well as a different material like steel, and the limited editions, and this is a wonderful pen for everyday use.
And if you are a Field Notes Fan the Field Nuts Facebook group just celebrated its fifth anniversary and is having a special run of this pen made in green with the Field Nuts Logo on it. Preorders start today and they need at least fifty to make it.
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