Heed the description: do not buy anything brass if you want the finish to stay
pristine. It will soon look aged. Otherwise, it's a lovely case, but I would
consider bringing something else through airport security. Leaving Japan, I was
stopped and a nice lady searched my carry on several times trying to figure out
what was sticking out on their xray.
It was a great pen for a while, but I had some serious problems with it during
the second half of its life. It wouldnt stop skipping, and would sometimes not
write at all. It might be that my pen was slightly defective. Overall a good
pen, especially among those with white pigment ink.
Great case~ Comfortably holds 40 (about two large handfulls) variously-sized
pens in the inner pocket. Outer pocket holds 4 Lamy Safaris just as comfortably.
The inner mesh "pocket" doesnt get much use, but the under-the-flap mesh
sectionals are great for pencil lead, eraser refills, ink carts, etc. Lovely!
I bought one of these from an eclectic art supply warehouse a while back --
always tempted to try out disposable fountain pens. Using it for the first time,
I was incredibly surprised by just how thin the nib is -- It's EXTREMELY thin,
as well as incredibly sharp. The ink is a nice, dark black that doesn't bleed,
even in Moleskine notebooks (mostly due the the line thickness, I'd imagine).
The only drawback, is that it skips to a degree when writing or drawing too
swiftly. However, when using it at an adjusted speed, the ink flows well enough.
Not recommended for writing on thin paper, though -- the sharp nib will most
likely tear through. A pen I will definitely be buying refills for.