Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Sharpie Pen-Stainless Steel

The Sharpie pens are easily one of the most beloved writing utensils in the pen community. I was super excited upon the release of the Stainless Steel variation, so I had to pick one up.
The stainless steel construction definitely  adds a noticeable amount of weight to the pen. It is not too heavy though, and does not cause fatigue or hand discomfort.The grip is rather tacky, which allows for a firm and comfortable grasp which I really do enjoy. I could see it being a dust magnet if left uncapped for periods of time, but I really don't think anybody would do that.
Unfortunately there is a huge flaw to this great pen, the cap.  First of all it's a struggle to get the pen cap off in the first place. Secondly it does not slide on firmly to the back of the pen for writing, this leaves wriggle room which inevitable leads to it coming off unless you really slam it on. Lastly the cap utilizes an inner grommet type thing that is made out of plastic which allows it to snap on to the top of the pen. The problem is that it comes loose and sticks out. This might not be a big deal to some people, but it really bothers me.
This pen could have been perfect, but unfortunately it's not. 8 out of 10 mummies.


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