This pen is very light...
This pen is very light and gorgeous, in an understated but very classy way. The
light but solid-feeling carbon body is a beauty to behold and never fails to
elicit admiration and comments.
My only major complaint : when capping the pen there is a very satisfying
'click' between the cap and the nib part of the body (good); however, the cap is
very hard to post on the end of the barrel (awful). Not only there is no
'click', but the cap is held by pressuring against the O ring at the end of the
barrel, and you have to push hard to post it. I am afraid that posting and
un-posting will damage this O ring in the long haul. Why didn't the Tombow
designers include the same 'click producing' mechanism at the end of the barrel?
To be fair it's not a deal breaker for me as I usually do not post the caps on
my full body fountain pens; but it's a major annoyance when you need to post
Finally, I slightly disagree with the other reviewer; I bought the pen with a
fine nib, which writes a fraction of a hairline fatter than a Kaweco fine (as an
example). In my mind the fine nib is hence similar to many other fine western
nibs, but it's not close to an extra-fine by any means. This writes beautifully
with a wet line (which I like!).
If you buy it, you will not be disappointed in this one!