July 27, 2011
Almost my ideal pen. The weight, balance, and finish of this pen are all highly
desirable. The cap snaps on with a satisfying click and posts well. It is
overall a handsome, elegant pen which presents as more of a burgundy in person
than in the picture here.
However, the nib is toothy on all but the smoothest papers (and I've tried many
ink known for lubricity), making it grating to use on the cheap copy paper at
work. I do not think the nib flawed, in fact in terms of out-of-the-box
performance I rate it highly, the tines were perfectly aligned with a healthy
amount of space between them. It lays down a consistent line and requires only
the lightest touch. I think the tooth is a consequence of the thin line width,
only my Pilot Penmanship EF lays down a thinner line.
Overall, a fantastic pen, but be warned that if you like buttery nibs then this
may not be the best choice for you. Consider the Medium Nib version instead.
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