I will post my own shortly. So lets start the review
First Impressions 7/10
The reason I take points off is that I was surprised by how small its packaging was and also the presentation factor is not nearly as good as my other pens. Still I like it very much, as small is also more portable, but the gray case isn't the most durable. All in all, this barely affects the pens overall rating.
Appearance and Design 13/15
This is a large pen, but surprisingly light for it's size. The pen has a very modern design, and a cool clip. It looks durable and not flashy, and I like it because it isn't not something kids would steal in school. I love the ink window, and it comes in rich colors. The pen is made from ABS plastic
Quality and Construction 12/15
The quality of this pen is nice, and it feels solid. If I drop it with the cap on, it will only make some ink go on to the nib. If I drop it uncapped, I feel confident it will survive.
Perfect for me capped or not. Great weight, just love it.
Nib and Performance 18/20
Perfect, best fine nibbed pen I have, I just love to write with it. It is the perfect pen to use for notes, homework or any job. It writes like butter, espicially when you find the not so hard to find sweet spot. When I find this, I never want to stop writing. One of my best writers, only pen that I own that writes decisively better is the Parker 65, but that is a broad. I will update this when i get my new pens in a few weeks.
Filling System 5/10
The Cartridge/Converter system is one of my favorite filling systems, but the reason for the low ranking is that it doesn't come with a converter (minor), Lamy makes there own cartridges(major) and I don't like Lamy cartridge ink(medium for me)
Value is something important to me, and this pen is one value! Maybe the best on the market today. For around 35 USD, you can get this pen with a converter, and you won't be sorry. No affilition, but if you want this pen, isellpens.com has it for 24 with a converter, one of the best deals I have found.
Overview: Every Fountain Pen owner should buy this pen, or at least have owned it once
Overall Rating: 85 out of 100
Edited by fountainpenguy, 16 October 2009 - 20:19.