I'm a big fountain pen...
I'm a big fountain pen user, and the beautiful images of the fireblue Liliput
made me want one so badly. So, I saved my money and bought one, especially since
it said it took international cartridges. Of course, I thought that meant it
took international short converters too, but nooooo, it doesn't. The pen is too
small for that. I have bottles and bottles of ink (a lot of it Iroshizuku ink
because it flows so well on nice paper), but I couldn't use any of it because
cartridges only. The extra steps of draining a cartridge, washing it, then
filling it with a syringe so I can use it in this pen is super inconvenient.
The nib is kind of flexy. Not like a Noodler's flex pen, but it does have a bit
of give to it. If you prefer a sturdier nib, then be careful while writing with
it. The body style is very sturdy, and the pictures just don't do it justice.
The blue and burnt orange of the steel meshes so well together, and I've spent
time just admiring it. That said, this is a very small pen, smaller than I
thought it would be. I don't have large hands and I struggled to use this pen.
You have to write with it posted, but you have to screw it on all the way to
post it which is annoying. This is not the pen for a quick note, despite its
small size. If you do use this as a pocket pen, beware that it WILL slide out of
your pocket/purse at the slightest provocation, and it's really heavy for its
size. Not the greatest travel pen. Last quibble: I guess every table and surface
in my home is slightly sloped, because this pen is always rolling to the floor.
The Kaweco website has clips you can purchase to fix that, or you can just keep
it in the center of a notebook so it has nowhere to roll.
I probably wouldn't recommend this pen to someone who isn't really into fountain
pens. It's too expensive for the drawbacks. But, that said, it is *really
pretty*, and if you have disposable income and a hankering for a unique pen,
then buy it.
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