Chesterton Espresso Rollerball
A Great Pen To Own and Pass On!
I had previously purchased the Chesterton Ball-point pen and wanted to buy the Rollerball to complete the "set". These pens are well-named for the legendary G.K. Chesterton, one of the foremost writers and theologians of the early20th century. The pens are bold, expressive, and very masculine, with the rich brown and gold color tones, hefty "feel" and superb writing and dependability. I have received numerous comments and compliments about these pens and I always mention where I purchased them! They are elegant writing instruments, which can be passed down to another generation, just as a fine watch. They are a bit "pricey" in the beginning, but if used frequently and treated with respect, they will last from one generation to another. I have no comment about the fountain pen as I don't use one, but I suspect that it is also a fine writing instrument worthy of its name.
April 29, 2013
Exquisite Pen, Proprietary Refills
This is an absolutely exquisite pen. Exceptional engineering, feels wonderful in the hand. Craftmanship is excellent.
I have one complaint: When I purchase a quality pen I purchase for life. Unfortunately, Levenger has chosen to design this pen to use only their own proprietary rollerball refills. No commonly available refills, such as Waterman style refills, seem to fit this pen properly.
If Levenger ever goes out of business, you're out a pen. As best I can tell, no one else manufactures refills that will fit it. Given this situation you might wish to consider ordering the convertible version of this rollerball pen.
August 9, 2012
Elegant look and great writing
I love rollerballs, and this one will be in my pocket more often than not from here on. It looks great, sophisticated, classy, understated, and definitely elegant. It has enough weight and heft so it rests comfortably in my hand, and people have already commented on how mpressive the marbled finish looks. It writes smoothly and gives my writing character and a nice flourish without having to work at it. The only minor complaint I have is that the threads to screw the cap back on don't always line up. It's a minor problem on an otherwise terrific writing instrument.
May 26, 2012