Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:34
I've bought the very attractive Invincia Vulcano, which is grey with orange magma swirls (that really catch the light nicely). It came with the standard black Monteverde F nib, which suits it perfectly.
Straight out of the box I thought I'd bought a dog...hardly any ink on the paper and a nasty scratching feeling from the nib even on 120gsm paper.
In my haste to ink it I'd forgotten Rule One: Wash everything fully - which I did. That cured the ink flow issue, but the noise and scratchyness was still extant.
I don't use micromesh, I find four way nail buffers to be more precise (you can actually feel the metal imperfection on the nib if you are gentle enough) - three one minute careful buffs later and....
It's a silent, buttery nib that rivals anything I have that cost me five or six times as much.
To think I was five minutes away from sending it back.
These pens are well worth a look for the money.
Oh, and yourNibs is spot on with his comment above... the pen posts perfectly - and it is one of the few pens I own that I can use posted, it seems to add to the balance somehow.
I might be old, but at least I got to see all the best Bands.