The coating makes this nib write more like a fine than an extra-fine. That
aside, it works nicely, feels smooth, and the ink flows very nicely out of it
and onto paper. I've been pleased with all my Kaweco pens and products.
Like all Kaweco Sport pens, this one is a winner! I got the black-colored nib to
trade out, so I could have an all-black pen that wasn't a Lamy Safari, so it
could fit in my pocket. Now if only Kaweco would offer a black clip..
It works.. barely. The one I got took a tremendous amount of force to go through
one index card. I had to stand up and use both hands to press each individual
hole punch. Normal copy paper still required some effort, but at least I didn't
have to stand up to do it. If you want to refill a whole notebook, you're going
to be disappointed, possibly angry. If you're using this occasionally to add a
magazine clipping here and there, you might not be put off by it. I found it
works quite well with tracing paper, at least, and could do 3 - 4 sheets at a
time for filling a notebook. So at least I can have a refillable sketchpad.. but
this definitely won't help you "hole-punch any of your papers."
This ink. THIS INK. I hardly think I need to review, when there are an abundance
of ink reviews and images available via a quick Google search. Words can do it
no justice, it has to be seen to be appreciated. Unlike most of the J. Herbin
inks I've tried, this one is well-behaved and does NOT have feathering issues.
Likely due tot he gold particulate thickening it up a bit. I personally have not
had any issues with it clogging up any of my pens. I am also very thorough in
making sure I use my pens often and clean them just as often. If you leave your
pens laying around for several days without using them, this might not be the
ink for you. Most might not use it for everyday writing, but I certainly use it
whenever I please--and it's great for writing letters!
It's a dip nib holder. It holds nibs. It does it well. What more can be said?
It's special in that it can hold tubular nibs as well as the regular kind, so
you don't have to buy more than one kind of holder, at least!
I love this sketch book for using with fountain pens and inks! So far, it has
held up to the juiciest of the juicy nibs--the Noodler's Neponset with music
nib. Forget Moleskine, this book is where it's at for fountain pen lovers.