Alright, so I meant to write "and IT has been", but I was caught up enough in the writing experience of the pen not to notice my omission. This pen is very basic in it's design, much like the Marvy Le Pen and Sakura Pigma Micron, but it does have a bit of starry-night razzle dazzle going on with silver speckles on grey.
I know most felt/plastic-tip pens do not fair well as a refill version, but Copic has done it, as has Sharpie, so I would love to see this one in a steel barrel with interchangeable cartridges and point sizes.
That being said, my Copic has an issue where he "bristles" tend to crack - it has happened to me twice. My stainless steel Sharpie Pen is awesome, but the tip wears down quickly, so I guess a disposable plastic tip/felt pen is optimal.
This example looks better in person. As I've noted in previous reviews, my lighting situation isn't the best. Daylight is non-existent after work, and whatever light I can refract from the Minnesota snow is a slightly blue tinge. I do have Photoshop, but I haven't had time to learn how to use it to correct my images.
The Razor Point II was closest to the Sakura Pigma Micron, but I would favor the Sakura for all of its acid-free, archival, so on and so forth. I am not sure if the Razor Point II has ink with these properties, but this adds a bit of mystique.
Some mug shots of the clip. Very minimal and basic, but it works.
This images shows a bit more of the sparkle. It looks both menacing and ethereal. It's also very comfortable to hold for a basic stick pen.
The pen is saying, "You need to try this." At least with the right quantity of microbrew it is. :)
I'm actually quite surprised this isn't more common/available. I also thought the same thing about the Pilot Bravo, but maybe there's a legitimate reason that these are not more well known. Does anyone else have experience this with one?
Per Daniel's Request, a view of the bleed-through test (Rhodia Reverse Book 80gsm):