I was most surprised to find the stainless steal fellowship nib to be buttery smooth and puts down a consistently wet line as it glides along the page. I really don’t know why this surprised me as I have written with several nibs Steve has smoothed and they are all wonderful. I have had this pen for several weeks now and it has always started as soon as it touches the paper. Even when I have let it sit for a week or so it starts right up every time it touches the paper. Nothing fancy to them, no flex, no italic, just a nice smooth fine point.
It has an eyedropper filling system, as simplistic as its looks. Just unscrew the section and fill it up. I didn’t measure the amount of ink it holds but it is no doubt a large amount for a pen of this size. A little silicon grease on the threads and I have had no leaks, no issues out of it.
I have had several of these pens in hand and have found them to be very reliable pens to carry and write with. They have always started right up even when they have been left sitting for weeks. The only thing I have seen on these is the need to clean them out before their initial use, but is that really that big of a deal? No more than having to flush a major brands nib with soapy water to get the oils out. For $35 these are great pens, and if the capacity of an eyedropper isn’t appealing to you I understand a converter can be fitted into most of them at a very reasonable price.
1. Appearance & Design 9/10
2. Construction & Quality 8/10
3. Weight & Dimensions 8/10
4. Nib & Performance 9/10
5. Filling System & Maintenance 8/10
6. Cost & Value 9/10
7. Conclusion 52/60
Edit for correct name
Edited by NABodie, 14 August 2009 - 01:13.