This is a great starter...
, March 15, 2012
This is a great starter fountain pen, though I found the extra fine nib to be a
bit too scratchy for my tastes. It is very easy to clean, and the
interchangeable nibs are a great addition, since it helped me figure out which
nib I liked best. Between extra fine, fine, and medium, it ended up being fine;
sets down a line that is in the "goldilocks zone" for me. Fine and medium are
extremely smooth, and surf along the page on a nice wet line... extra-fine kind
of stalls (though it's alright if you write at a very slanted angle. Better for
cursive, printed letters are very sketchy.)
The matte plastic of this model is great if you hate fingerprints on the barrel,
since this does not show them at all. The cap is secure enough without being
too tight, and the clip is very strong, but still flexible. I love that it
takes cartridges and a converter... great for me, since I change my mind about
colors very often. The converter is great for your favorite workhorse ink that
you end up using a lot of.
All-around very good, but I just don't like this thickness of nib. If you have
somewhat broad handwriting like myself, try the fine nib instead.