Welcome to my first ever pen review, and hopefully one of many!
A few weeks ago, I placed an order with Cult Pens (highly recommended by the way!) and they very kindly dropped a complimentary pen in with the order, which happened to be this Schneider Slider Edge XB. I must be honest and say that I had never heard of Schneider before, but I was certainly intrigued by the unusual design.
The barrel is rather narrow, which will suit some, but not others, and has a wonderful grippy rubber surface. Sometimes these rubbers can be lint and fluff magnets, especially since I have two cats, but I’m glad to report this pen does not suffer. The most striking aspect of the design is the triangular shape to the barrel. I found it to be very comfortable to write with for extended periods of time. The cap can be posted, which is fine. However, as the cap is relatively small, I find it can quite easily get lost under other items on the desk, and can be difficult to find. A frivolous criticism, I know, but just thought I would mention it.
So, how does it write? In summary very well indeed! I initially thought that I wouldn’t like it because the XB version lays down a 1.4mm wide line. However, in practice I found it to be on the whole quite manageable. I would love to try out the fine tip version of this pen which is 0.7mm, as I feel this may be perfect for me.
The ink delivery is usually very nice, however it does suffer from some skipping, especially on smooth paper such as the Rhodia No16 Bloc I am using here. On more textured paper such as a Calepino notebook, I did not notice this. I have given a close up photo below of the skipping on the word ‘accident’ for you to see, but like I say, it is very dependent on the paper. I love the deep rich blue of the ink, and it smells wonderful as you are writing.
I have probably babbled on for far too long, and you will have stopped reading by now, but please be gentle, as this is my first attempt at a pen review!
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I look forward to reading your comments!