Rated 3 out of 5�by 5
Rated 3 out of 5�by Viquar Thick Line
I bought this owing to its name, and expected smooth and good grip.
It is a smooth pen for sure but it releases more ink than expected. Plus the grip is slippery because of metal. Overall I give it a three because it blots the paper and poor grip.
Would not recommend.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Annie wonderful writing instrument
I hadn't used a fountain pen in decades, when I discovered this particular Cross pen. I used it for the 1st time, to write out a check, and was absolutely delighted with how smoothly it wrote, with no drips, splotches or skips at all
June 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by ZachSP Cross Pen,
I have many many Cross pens and other pens as well. including Montblanc's.
This Cross pen while made in plastic is actually very well put tougher, I have about 2 other Cross fountain style pens that are from various years and I expected the same high quality from this one as them, while the others are made of 14K gold and this one is merely plastic (which is indeed odd for a Cross) the nid and well of the pen are the quality I'd expect.
Cons if any would just be it's too bold. I use a fine style Fountain pen which is around .6M this is a bold 1.0M which really is just not my style. But when I am looking for a bold pen this does the trick.
As I stated, I'm not new to Cross pens so the proprietary ink bottles are of no shock to me. it's actually really common for almost every pen to have their own style bottle or refill.
Bottom line, I do really like this pen. and it is what I expected. if I wanted a nicer one I understand you must pay a nicer price especially from a brand name like Cross. again the only thing I can't get along with this pen is it's just far too bold for every day writing. for me at any rate.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5�by writergirl Bad quality, not worth it
The nib writes well from the start, but the pen only accepts brand-name cartridges. The case of the pen is all plastic, and even melted / reformed in my car! It only gets about 90 degrees but for $40 dollars a pen should not melt or end up bent after a day. If the rest of the pen was metal I'd probably be singing a different tune. But I'm returning this ASAP and getting something else.
August 22, 2014