First Impressions: It was a LOT smaller than I expected, but very pretty. It came in the Hero box, and felt very official when I opened it. It doesn't post, and that surprised me as well, since I usually use pens posted. It's fairly conservative, gold and white with clean lines and a hooded fine gold nib. It felt surprisingly heavy in the hand for such a little pen, but that's kind of nice when i'm writing -- I don't have to push down on the paper to get a line. It's pretty small, but felt comfortable in my hand. (I have pretty small hands, though, so I don't know if that's much of an indicator.)
Performance: The nib wrote superbly! It was a lot smoother than my disposable fountain pen, and better even than a couple I've borrowed. The pen was interesting as it sort of FIT into my hand rather than extending beyond it. It was heavy enough to not be a problem, though.
Specs and Maintenance: The pen comes with an Aerometric filling system, which was pretty interesting as I hadn't used it before. It was pretty easy to clean and fill with ink, though I think I might have dipped the nib a little bit too far into the ink at first, which led to ink leaking out around the hood for a couple of minutes. It stopped after that.
Overall impression: It's such a pretty little pen! The nib is extremely smooth, especially since the nib is fine. The pen's a little small, but it's plenty comfortable to write with, especially considering the price! ($24) I just wonder how it will last through a day of taking notes...
Edited by Lhyrre, 23 April 2013 - 01:15.