I promised I'd put up a review on the Picasso 916 so here goes...(this is my first review so bear with me )
I picked this pen up at a local stationary store for 140 RON (about 30 Euros or $40). It comes in a nice colorful box:
It's quite nicely packaged. It was a set of a pen and a ball point, both look exactly the same and come in a little protective cover which is nice:
Now, on to the pen itself. The entire pen is made of enameled brass, and has some silver colored accents, it has PICASSO written on the back of the cap and a small picture on the front:
It came with a twist converter, which I filled up with ink right away. It also accepts standard international cartridges:
The nib is quite stiff and it's made of stainless steel.(sorry for not being able to put up a pic taken from the top as my camera wouldn't focus)
Then came the writing. This has to be one of the smoothest pens i have ever written with. It just glides beautifully on any paper I've tried. It puts my Parker IM (cost about the same) to shame. It never fails to start and didn't skip a beat so far(probably because I flushed it out before using it for the first time). The balance is good to, and I usualy write with the cap posted so great news. Here is a sample. The paper is from a Faber-Castell notebook I had on hand:
This is my favorite pen so far. It writes effortlessly!
Edited by gwet432, 23 June 2013 - 14:21.