I love the brass versions...
I love the brass versions of the Liliput. They have some weight to them, which
makes them feel more comfortable than the aluminum variety of the Liliput (I
liked those so much that I purchased two of them in the raw aluminum, EF). Clean
the nib unit prior to use. I used J.B.s Perfect Flush and a Q-tip, because I was
so impatient. I also used a syringe bulb...the kind that come with newborn
babies, to flush the nib unit with water. I let it air dry and then installed my
ink cartridge. I have Montblanc Leonardo DaVinci Chalk Red in this pen and I
have to say that the combination is perfect. These pens are uncoated brass, so
they take on a patina with use. I think it makes them more original.