i own one of the older models with the dark grey barrel and clear blue clip. and
it has got to be one of my favorite models ever. the ink is incredibly smooth
and dark; the grip is super comfortable to hold; and the pen's overall
construction is freakin' fantastic. barrel's plastic is nice and thick, the clip
is sturdy, and the grip is nice and firm, without the gooey feeling
these are pretty good, but the nibs aren't the best. the many other japanese
brush pens on jetpens have better nibs than the sakura's. my sakura pigma brush
pen's nib is beginning to fray, and i don't even press hard. i didn't have it
for long either. it might have just been my pen, but this sums up my feelings
towards it. aside from that, the ink is nice and the tip is good for those fine
strokes/lines. there are finer, but this is pretty good.
the kaweco "Sport Classic" line of pens is just too awesome for words. super
compact and real smooth writing you can ask for anything more.
one thing i'm iffy about is the eyedropper conversion.. even with silicon, the
pressure inside the barrel still pushes a considerable amount of ink to make a
mess inside the cap and around the nib.
other than that, a fantastic pen!
great pen. diameter is great for my (x)large hands and zebra ink is always nice
a few things i'd change:
1. grippier coating
2. maybe make it even wider in diameter
3. in addition to #2, i'd add a "stop" click
4. same materials in terms of construction as the LT3 series, with the brass
construction and whatnot.
overall, this is a real nice pen to hold. on the downside, i put in some purple
noodler's ink + converter and it doesn't flow nice at all. i need to pick me up
some pilot ink!
also, i think i would much prefer the medium or bold nibs, because this fine is
just too fine!
i really like the nib on these pelikan fountain pens. at first, the barrel
didn't screw on so well, but after a little tweaking, i was able to hit a sweet
spot and it felt real good. i also love this colorway. if pelikan could make the
barrel a little thicker, it would be sooo nice!