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About This Product
From legendary Japanese stationer Midori comes a new fountain pen "designed for anyone, anywhere." MD Fountain Pen takes its design cues from the beloved MD Paper line, with a minimalist look, off-white body that matches MD Notebook, and excellent performance for writing or drawing.
As with the other MD Paper products, MD Fountain Pen is just so pleasurable to use. The special curved nib (Midori poetically mentions that it has a "shape like a bird's beak") allows writing from any angle, unlike fancier, more finicky fountain pens that require a specific grip style. The nib shape also reduces smudging by allowing your fingers a little more distance from your notebook's surface. The writing tip is smoothly rounded, so the pen will not scrape your paper or force you to avoid upstrokes.
Thanks to its plastic body, MD Fountain Pen is extremely lightweight, making it feel surprisingly similar to the excellent MD Pencil in your hand. The grip has a subtle texture that prevents your fingers from slipping, and the metal cap snaps on securely to keep ink wet and protect the nib from damage. A sturdy clip holds MD Fountain Pen to your bag or pocket (and it looks great there!) Finally, the transparent section allows you to watch your favorite color of ink permeate the feed as it flows to the nib.
Available only in medium nib, because it's the best balance between precision and boldness. Take a look at the product photos to get a sense of how this pen writes.
One black ink cartridge is included, along with instructions for care and cleaning. Midori offers refill cartridges in black and blue-black. You can also refill MD Fountain Pen with international short cartridges from Kaweco or J. Herbin. For use with bottled inks, add a Kaweco international converter.
WHY BUY IT HERE?
When you choose St. Louis Art Supply for any fountain pen that costs $25 or more, one of our expert technicians hand-checks and adjusts the nib, using high-powered magnification to ensure that the tines are perfectly aligned and there are no manufacturing defects. If necessary, we also use a superfine abrasive to remove any stray metal that can impact the smoothness of your nib. Finally, we clean the pen with our house pen cleaner and make sure that no fibers are stuck in the nib.
This intensive quality-control process offers you peace of mind that other retailers can't match. If you've ever bought a fountain pen from Amazon, you may have noticed that some reviews say it is smooth and others say it is scratchy. The reason is that they do not look at the pen before shipping it out. As a specialized shop with highly trained staff, we go the extra mile to provide a polished experience for every customer.
Look for our green "Tested OK" stamp on your packing slip. It's our way of letting you know that a real person checked your new pen and made sure it's perfect.