Body Material: Stainless Steel
Length (capped): 132.2 mm.5.20''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 115.0 mm/5.53''
Length (posted): 146.9 mm/5.78''
Barrel Diameter: 10.7 mm/0.42''
Section Diameter: 10.0 mm/0.39''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 14 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 10 g
Fill type: Cartridge
Where to buy: JetPens
The section is unusual. It's straight, almost flush with the barrel. It's ridged, hard, black plastic. Right before the nib is a recessed, smoother section.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
The nib is interesting. It is quite small, steel, and has no breather hole - only a slit halfway up the nib. It writes a medium line, but seems to be unmarked otherwise. It is wrapped around the feed. To me, it looks a little small for the size of the pen.
I managed to get it to write, but it was pretty unpleasant and I was rather unimpressed by its performance. I had higher hopes for Zebra.
Using a different ink in this cartridge helped improve the flow, but I still didn't like it. The ink that is provided in the cartridge just seems really dry and a weird choice for a fountain pen like this. Even with improved flow though, I still didn't like it all that much.
Zebra designs are usually decent, for my tastes. In this case, the clip is solidly built, and is nice and springy. It was pretty easy to use, even one-handed.
I disliked the feeping of uncapping and capping - the spring in the cap was sensitive and bounced off the section material. It had to be perfectly aligned not to catch on the section, and then a good shove would click it shut.
Unposted, I found the weight and balance of the pen comfortable, but I disliked the shape of the section. The cap posted by clicking on. It was a secure fit, but it did spin in place. The weight and balance posted was comfortable as well, but that spinning cap was annoying.
I think this is my current most disliked fountain pen ever. I'm disappointed by its performance, by the ink, by that hard plastic section... there was just nothing I loved about the pen and a lot of things that bugged me. I'm glad I got to try it though because it's one of those pens you see in box stores and it's always fun and exciting because you think OOOO FOUNTAIN PEN but then it was terrible. Am I the only one with this experience? Does yours work?
There are other similarly-priced/entry-level fountain pens that I would certainly pick over this one, such as the Pilot Petit1, JetPens Chibi Mini, Pilot VPen, or the Platinum Preppy.