Writes a *very* fine line, which I love, just a hair thicker than my .3mm
ballpoint. After flossing with a nylon quilting thread, it lays down a
consistent line with Private Reserve Tanzanite. It has a little bit of a
scratchy feel, but maybe that's because the nib is so fine. I use a con-50
converter in it. I wish I'd gotten the clear instead, so I could convert it to
an eyedropper and see when I need ink. Maybe I'll have to buy one of those
Love the extra-wide, flat nib. It makes all my handwritten notes look special.
I tried converting it to an eyedropper, and it blurted out ink. I'd read about
that problem; now I know for myself. So I re-drilled the hole in the end and
now use a con-50 converter. (The con-20 I'd tried awhile ago leaked in both the
Plumix and my Penmanship, and I'd also read about con-20's inconsistent quality
control.) For the price, it's a terrific pen -- smooth flow after flossing with
nylon quilting thread, nice calligraphy capabilities, and just the right width
for everyday use, too.
I have 8 fountain pens, and this is my favorite. I had some trouble with dry
ink flow, so I flossed the tines of the nib with nylon thread I had from
quilting. It wrote very nicely then, with an even flow. Then I switched from
Noodler's Blue to Aurora Black ink. Now it writes like my friend's expensive
Waterman, just wet enough and very, very smooth.
I love the cobalt blue color and the silver barrel, and the pen's overall design
is very attractive. I like how compact it is. I wish it could use a converter,
but that's a tradeoff in a pen this compact.