On my example the F nib...
February 28, 2014
On my example the F nib was a little hard to get started but was smooth once it
was going. Does seem quite sensitive to the paper used – which is to be
expected I think.
Re the comment in the reviews for the EF nib variant about plastic construction:
this is incorrect, at least for my example. The section, cap & body are metal
(looks to be brass with black finish). The section (which is threaded for the
cap and body components) certainly does look and feel somewhat like textured
plastic but if you scrape the finish off it is metal underneath (yes, I did
actually do that and can confirm that the finish is very tough.). Owners should
not therefor be worried about premature wear on the threads from a metal-plastic
I like the styling: simple & distinctive, probably the strongest feature of this
pen. I am finding the purity of the design becomes more appealing as I use the
pen. It resembles the Lilliput in that regard.
I would have preferred a longer grip area in the section. When compared with the
AL Sport design the grip area (textured concave part) is shorter and I found my
grip include more of the cap threading than on the Sport. Slightly less
comfortable but acceptable to me.
Value for money? It does seem expensive compared to the AL Sport but personally
I find the pricing acceptable although definitely not a bargain.