It is made of acrylic coated brass which gives it a substantial feel, and a fair bit of weight, its a whopping 56 grams. Its heavy enough to feel it but not so heavy it makes your hand ache. I am using it unposted, and I feel using it posted would make it top heavy as a lot of weight is in the cap.
The 14k gold medium nib is extremely smooth, the pen is a pleasure to write with and it has quickly became my favourite pen. I just cant put it down.
It has a piston type converter and also uses international cartridges.
I have a vintage Mentmore which is one of the best writing pens that I own, and I was pleased that the modern Mentmore more than lives up to expectations.
In conclusion, I would recommend this pen, it is eye catching and the acrylic finish over the brass is beautiful. Mentmore pens can be picked up relatively cheaply compared to their English competitor Conway Stewart, I would say pick one up before everyone catches on
Edited by Dawn, 02 September 2006 - 11:28.