The body is a beautiful blue purple lacquered brass, with a nicely executed filigree- with a dragon imprint (for England and St. George?) The cap has a subtly patterned band on top, and a royal crest as a cap jewel. Overall, it is a heavy and well executed pen.
Very nice, but not what i was expecting. It is actually like an extra fine; the attached pictures are written with the pen, and the writing resulting from this nib is as thin as a ball point or similar. There is a slight bit of feed back. Overall, there was a fair bit of attention to detail in this nib- it claims to be 18 k goldplated.
Filling System 5/10
This pen is a cartridge converter- fits international standard cartridges short and long. There is an included converter, but it is not terribly high capacity. Nothing wrong with it, but in general i am an integrated fill kinda gal. It does operate flawlessly however, so i should be a little nicer to it.
Overall Value and Performance 10/10
This pen was $10 total in the marketplace. It is heavy, well-balanced and elegant. At this pricepoint, it is definitely one of the best available, and certainly edges out both heroes and dukes as far as i am concerned.
Edited by xena, 31 August 2009 - 17:48.