First Impressions/Appearance and Design: 9/10
Wow, the box is even impressive looking. I enjoyed the sleek look.
Ah, the pen. It has a wonderful Art-Deco feel to it. The design is timeless and classy. The only reason that I did not give it a full 10/10 is that the pen was smaller than I expected it to be.
Nib & Performance: 10/10
I truly love this nib. This nice wet medium nib was working properly the second I filled the pen up with ink. I always flush my pens before I ink them and this time was no exception. The smaller size than expected does not affect writing at all! I feel that this pen's design is perfect for the job. I also heard that this pen was uncomfortably heavy. WRONG! Maybe in comparison to the M200 it is, but this weight is just wonderful for large amounts of writing. This pen writes very smoothly with Pelikan Blue-Black ink The in hand feel was very odd before posting the cap though.
Filling System: 10/10
Go piston fillers! The piston fill is my favorite type of filling system. This pen holds a generous amount of ink and would probably last me several days of writing. Another note, this filler is the smoothest thing I have ever used to fill a pen. Hands down, my favorite filling system of all time.
Cost and Value: 10/10
This high quality, German, solid, piston filling pen, was only $90. Very good deal. I feel that this pen is worth much more than the price.
This pen is definitely in my favorites. I love every single part of it. I love the way it writes, it's look, it's filling system, and it's heritage. This pen is going to be a keeper in my rotation.
Edited by Parkermaniac, 20 October 2009 - 03:20.