Metals are a solid material that can withstand a lot of pressure and is hard to wear. The different types of metals have different characteristics. Some like iron undergo rusting while exposed to air and humidity while others like stainless steel do not rust. Metal pens uses a different kind of metal that do not undergo rust but leaves a permanent mark on the writing material and unlike pencils it does not leave free particles on the paper that can dirty the writing material.
Metal pens are an economical writing tool because they do not need ink refills unlike other pens. The tip of the pen are made of non-radioactive metal that wears very slow during writing therefore this pen do not require sharpening and in case they get dull they can be sharpened by rubbing it against a sandpaper. The barrel of the metal pens has anodized aluminum or cherry wood that is rust resistance.
The metal pens manufactured by vat 19 have been shown to contain small traces of lead metal which when consumed in large quantities can have very hazardous effects to human beings although those produced by grand illusion have no lead in the nib. The quality of the writing by the metal pens is highly dependent on the quality of the writing material. When low quality material such as cardboard is used, it may be difficult to see the writing from some angles.
Metal pen are always available and ready to write anytime and anywhere. This is so because the solid metal nib is hard to break and it takes very long before it can get dull reduce the inconveniences associated with breakage. Since the metal pen is inkless hence there is no fear that it might stain the pocket with ink; the cap provided prevents the pen from poking the pockets.
The design of metal pen is such that it is beautiful and appearing to the eye. This classy appearance of the pen is a show of status and important of the user. Metal pens usually make quality writing unlike pencils because they are usually sharp and are designed in a way that they are of the right weight and fit perfectly in the hand and have a smooth feel that encourage writing.
There are many situations where it is hard to use ink pens or pencils.in extremely high temperature areas is impossible to use ink pen because the ink tend to rise and flow out of the barrel. Metal pens provide the writing solution in such situation and its inkless nature makes it suitable for writing in difficult angles such as the upside down position. Due to the durability aspect of the metal pens; their consistence use can lead to boredom. In comparison to ink pens, metal pens are more expensive and are of only two types and user do not have a wider range of choices to choose from and traces of lead metal discourage their use.