I’ve been infatuated with ballpoint pens lately, and since my usually awesome Fisher space pen hasn’t been performing well it was a matter of time before I started looking for an alternative.
I thought I’d found it in the Schmidt P950 megaline refill, and since I was ordering their EasyFlow 9000 I thought I’d give one a try.
Any doubts about whether it was actually pressurized vaporized when I pulled the gray cap off and the tip came with it:
The ink came flowing out with an eerie, unstoppable slowness. It didn’t sputter or splatter, but I wasn’t about to try and shove the tip back in. This is the only refill that I’ve ever had leak or break. The ink had a pearlescent quality to it, was thick and gooey and sticky.
The vendor has offered to replace it, or substitute an Easyflow 9000. I think I’ll take another Easyflow 9000.
[UPDATE: The vendor I’d bought the refill from, Lanier Pens, was awesome and quickly replaced the defective unit without hassle.]