I had twice a chance to get the Poe in the past but always had other WE before it and I am so glad at last to got it. What a fabulous pen it is.
I must start with the thing that surprised me the most and that was the nib but I will talk about it later in the review
Looking at this pen is a bit of a deja vous, MB is using this 1920’s domed MB pens with many of their pens and this one is no exception. I really like these pens because they make super everyday companion but not without style and class.
I really love the dark blue body of the pen, it gives you a feeling of waves moving inside of the pen. Sometimes the pen is sparkly and sometimes dark, a nice thought was put in it. I wouldn’t mind if they would have made the body just a bit brighter so you could see in more details how beautiful the blue resin is. But the main thing about the pens design is the gold ring right under the clips ring. Oh what a beautifully design this trim has, it is beautifully decorated and I wish I could describe it but sadly my English is just not rich enough to do that but I hope the pictures will show you some of the intricate details of it.
Above the clip the cap has a rather long extension and it reminds me just a bit of the Pope Julius II cap’s top as it is also long. It looks a bit like a long hat that sits above the clip, I am not sure yet it I like it or not but it definitely gives the pen some of its character.
The piston’s end has the same motif as the caps end. It is also long and round at the bottom.
Taking the cap off you have a rather standard black section and I am so glad as I love these sections that keep your fingers nicely secured and prevent an accidental slip so it lives your mind free to concentrate more on the writing.
Well like few other WE’s like the Schiller or Agatha this pen has a rather narrow body and is light weight. It is just a bit bottom heavy but I felt it just because I was looking for it. This pen is really nicely balanced. It is a superb writer on top of being a collection piece.
Filling the pen is a very standard process like with all other WE pens (except the Kafka of course). It’s a piston filler and a very smooth if I may add even though still not as smooth as Pelikan pens. Takes a nice amount of ink and should be enough for everyday use and much more.
The nib is also very handsome. There is a raven (thought its a crow) etched on it and I would love to know from what story it came from. A really lovely even if a bit small nib.
But I almost let a shout out when the nib touched the paper. I loved how it writes and that’s not so common to say as this is a medium nib. I am a fine nib guy and I usually am not a huge fan of medium nibs. Another pen I have with a medium nib is my PFM and it also have a wonderful nib but the Poe’s nib is one level above it. Seriously the smoothness is glorious but the feedback and endless what a combination WOW!!!
I think after the Vern this is my favorite writer from the WE family.
As for Tzutzik, he was very pleased with the latest purchase. He is always at his best around pens and this one was no exception.
He totally agreed with me the nib is great.
Edited by goodguy, 21 May 2009 - 11:13.