October 20, 2014
This pen has classic styling, solid construction, and decent heft. It feels
good in the hand and writes smoothly with no delay or skipping. I similarly
enjoyed the less expensive Kaweco Student but found the metal grip to be a bit
slick. The Dia2 is definitely a cut above the Student in style and
construction. The grip is acrylic which affords a much surer hold.
Aesthetically, I prefer the chrome fittings, but I found the gold-plated nib to
be just slightly smoother. It can be purchased at Jet Pens. I enjoy the Fine
nib. For me it has just the right smoothness and thickness of line. (It is
right between the Japanese Fine and Medium nibs). This is a great looking and
writing pen that will last a lifetime. In looks, performance, and construction,
I place it in the same field as the far more expensive, classic fountain pens.
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