FORAY? Fine Writing Ballpoint Pen, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Black Ink, Black Barrel
For me a pen ( gel or fountain pen ) is an instrument to express my passion for hand written notes. You might call me a Technology Dinosaur but there is nothing that touch more a human being that taking some time to draw a feeling in a paper with your own hands.
FORAY is an excellent product , very good quality and at a very affordable price . If I have to choice between a Montblanc and a Foray , I will go by the FORAY. I am not looking for an status symbol , I am looking for an excellent instrument.
Dr. Thomas H. Agrait
January 19, 2015
The pen ran out of ink the first day i bought it. It had enough ink to write my first name which has 7 letters.
March 13, 2014
Great Buy for the Price
I love the weight and the rubber feel to the pen.
For all concerned about the replacement I have a solution. I also could not find in store or online a refill. I tried every refill in the store and the Cross .7mm #0713 works as a refill. It is a very very tight fit when screwing back together but it works.
March 11, 2014
Writes great. Good quality. Nice rubberize feel.
My experience differs from some of the other reviewers who didn't like it.
I just bought this Foray pen and so far I have been pleased with the quality. The price on the pen was reasonable around $16 (or so). I am very particular about my pens. Unlikely many traditional "rollerpoint" pen this Foray pen uses a "ballpoint" refill. I'm not sure if there is truly a difference in technology but certainly you can experience the difference when writing. And as such it writes great and the ink flows smoothly and effortlessly without much resistance. As such I highly recommend getting the same refill (if you can find it) if you want to maintain the same quality and experience from the pen.
Also the ink dries instantaneously which is a big plus for lefties like myself. It is common for lefties to smear the writings as one goes from left to right. This is something that most righties don't think much about. So this is a huge blessing for lefties facing these types of challenges everyday.
Feelwise it has a rubberized type of coating. So it feels comfortable in your hands and it gives you a nice grib type of feeling when writing. Weightwise it has some mass to it like some of the more expensive pens and it don't feel flimsy and cheap in your hands.
Also the cap is a screw on type of design unlike others that are snap on. Personally I like the screw on types since it gives you more of a sense of elegance that are often seen in more expensive pens.
Some of the other reviews says the pen ink runs out quickly. I can't attest to that at the moment since I just bought it. But so far so good. And since this pen writes so smoothly I wanted to stock up on a couple of refills in the event that I run out. But like the other reviews the refills for this particular pen is hard to come by. I can't find it onlilne and I suspect the store don't carry it either. Good luck.
February 3, 2014