The package says that the pen, which is assembled in the USA by blind people, uses Chinese components: no surprise there, really, for a three dollar pen. The body is solid metal with a translucent electric blue lacquer coating and bright gold plated furniture. It is a bit gaudy, but not unlike many other Chinese pens. The cap snaps securely into place and does not rotate freely when in position (a big plus, in my opinion).
How does the pen write?
First: as soon as I inserted the cartridge, the flow was immediate, no need to squeeze the cartridge or shake the pen.
The width of the line is between F and M. The nib is very smooth! It writes on many types of paper, with no hesitation: nice flow, no broken lines even when writing fast. The nib is marked Iridium Point (thankfully, without the bogus "Germany" addition!)and is quite rigid, but really surprisingly smooth. This pen would be the ideal first pen for many newbees! Reliable, smooth and very inexpensive. I recommend it! Buy it!
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