Thursday, January 26, 2012
I received my JetPens order yesterday and I was anxious to try out my new Platinum Carbon Desk Pen to see if I have a smooth-writing, fine-line, black-ink drawing tool, and I sure do! I am very happy so far with this pen, it is a pleasure to hold in my hand and a pleasure to draw with. It is very light-weight, the smooth rounded neck is comfortable to hold, and the balance is nice. I certainly don't fight making lines with this pen, even on watercolor paper. I guess if this had been my first fountain pen to try, I might not be singing it's praises so much, but since my difficulties with getting the Lamy Safari EF pen to write smoothly, this pen gives me a sigh of, well, satisfaction.
The pen is advertised as a desk pen, presumably because of the extra-long body, but I don't see why I will need to limit its use to a desk. It is just shy of the length of my Niji waterbrush, and fits nicely into the pouch of my traveling sketch kit (I use an Eagle Creek Pack-It-Sac X-Small).