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This is a Skilcraft Executive FP with a "Fine" nib, in Navy with gold trim. I paid under $4 as part of a larger Amazon order, but it unfortunately is no longer available from Amazon, unfortunately, although they do offer similar FP/BP sets for around $5.

A heavy, brass barrel and slip cap give it a good weight, although the cap posts loosely, and is not really to be trusted to stay in place in use. Depending on the lighting, the "navy" lacquer finish appears more purple most of the time. The gold trim looks nice now, but I'll see how it holds up under my use. The clip is firm, and generic looking, like the rest of the pen.

No converter comes with the pen, but 2 black cartridges are included in the package, and 1 was packed loosely in the pen barrel.

A generic "iridium" nib is termed a fine, but leans toward a fine-medium in actual use. The pen starts and writes reliably, with a brief hesitation on start after sitting nib up overnight. Out of the package, this example writes well, not excessively dry of wet (for me, at least). Please excuse the terrible handwriting in the attached photo.

Like most Skilcraft pens, it is assembled in the US, but most of its parts are Chinese. If you can find this pen on Amazon or elsewhere, it's decent for the price. 



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It certainly looks nice for the price.

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Timely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4bgKpqfCrQ

 



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Mike,

Thanks for tracking that down! After seeing both reviews, I mostly agree with what he says on the Executive model. The components of the burgundy pen set are very common - I have ad pens and travel souvenir pens that use those same parts, so I tend to prefer the "uniqueness" of the Exec model. But for the price, it is a very good pen.

I may or may not get one of the burgundy sets, depending on my mood at the time. That the BP uses Parker-style refills is a big plus.



-- Edited by WriteAway on Friday 24th of January 2014 04:35:23 PM

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