What you can't tell in the sample is that I find the pen to be well balanced. Normally, I don't' post the cap on my pens, but I feel confident to do that with the serenite. It doesn't make it too top heavy, plus it snaps onto a recessed spot on the top of the pen so I don't worry about scratches.
The pen is a statement in style. I find it's simplicity to be classy. The nib is rather spartan and squat...in keeping with the style theme. It looks perfectly like something one would tie onto the end of a stick....in keeping with the arrow/spear theme it appears the pen is trying to emulate. How in the world they came up with the name serenite when the pen is supposed to emulate a stylized arrow....I don't know. Seems ironic to me.
The pen is smaller in diameter than my danitrio tamenuri, but the decorative grip section is flared out where you actually hold the pen. Therefore, I find the serenite to be the same gripping diameter as the tamenuri (non-ED sized pen) and you can probably see the same thing in these two rather blase pictures. The stylized finger grip allows for a nice touch when unscrewing the main section for refilling the converter or popping in another cart. I don't know how to describe it, but the mechanism is a nice touch. Anyway...here's the size pix.
Here's the serenite
And here's the Dani-trio tamenuri
I'm very happy with this purchase and intend to use this in my daily cycle of pens. I liked the concept of a stylized pen, plus I heard that they planned to drop the black version from production. The new blue serenite just didn't appeal to me the same way, so I figured I'd better pony up and get a black one while I could.
BTW...in my pix, you can see (blurry) our campground here on the Oregon coast. A storm is set to come in tonight....50-60mph winds. Right now, all is quiet. But I'm set. The slides are in on the rig and we're ready for the blowin. I've got popcorn. Bring it on!
Edited by MYU, 05 June 2009 - 18:45.