I wanted to write...
February 20, 2013
I wanted to write a review to help this pen out. I'll go over three qualities:
looks, nib, and writing.
It's quite striking. Taking it out, you notice it quite quickly. Others will
notice it quite easily. If you have sweaty hands, it may be a bit hard to hold,
but it will get easier. The body is beautiful. It is a deep, shiny black. I'd
have to give it a 5/5.
The nib is definitely very good quality, as many Sailor nibs are. It's a very
small nib. It'd be comparable to a western extra fine. It can make the pen a
bit rough to write with.
The pen takes a bit to start writing. Using a little bit of water on the nib if
using a cartridge or starting the pen with a converter really helps. Once you
start writing, it'll be a bit harsh to write with. This comes because it's just
a bit dry because it's the first write. The more you write with it, it'll get
easier. I can tell this because after my first day, it was quite softer. I'm
expecting within a week, it should be very soft to write with.
Extras: It actually came with its case and two cartridges. I wouldn't bank on
it coming with it because the site says it doesn't, but it was quite surprising.
Makes me feel really nice, too.
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