Porsche P3110 TecFlex Rollerball Steel
Finest Pen I've ever owned
I am not given to writing product reviews however I must make an exception for this product. I have owned many, many fine pens - I favor roller balls but own all types. This pen is without question the finest I have ever owned. At first I was a bit queasy about the price but when I returned to the site to write this review I was mildly shocked - I actually thought I had paid more for it! It has just the right 'heft' and is well balanced in my hand making writing about as effortless as a good fountain pen. The details abound: the little 'ball bearing' at the top to keep the cap secure when writing - I hate when a cap falls off a pen!!. The gentle twist and pull to get the cap off , push and turn to place it on; these factors speak of a thoughtfulness of design making the Porche appellation more than a marketing gimmick. This has become the only pen I use, save my occasional fountain pen pleasure. If you can afford this pen don't over-think - buy it. You will not be disappointed. And if you can't afford this pen, but enjoy fine writing gear, save up your pennies. This is truly an example of a value remembered long after the price is forgotten.
March 27, 2012
I absolutely love this pen - not sure why, but it's my favorite and I have a number of rollerballs. There is something about the heft and the weight that just feels right. and it takes refills sold at WalMart, even better.
April 25, 2012
This is without a doubt, my all-time favorite pen. Penmanship is the only class I ever failed in grade school. If I had had this pen in 3rd grade, I would have received an "A". The heft helps writing to flow beautifully across the page & the stainless barrel feels nice in your hand. (Especially if rubber/latex & resin based barrels give you an allergic reaction). Another nice feature, this pen will take Pilot G2 refills.
I recently purchased my 3rd (!!!) Porsche TecFlex rollerball from Levenger, pens 1 and 2 were both stolen, as was my pencil. When you purchase this pen, DON'T EVER LEAVE IT ON YOUR DESK AT WORK, even for 5 minutes, you will regret it. Here's hoping that pen #3 does not disappear, it takes me too long to save the money to replace them!
For those who cannot afford to drive a Porsche car but are Porsche-files, the TecFlex pens are a tiny consolation.
August 1, 2011