The seller shipped it to me via EMS and I had to pick it up at the post office because it required a signature. I have no problem with that but that was the first time I realized there's something dramatically different from the American version of the Raden VP..
Unlike the American version of the Raden (Namiki branded instead of Pilot), the box was plain and simple. Black cardboard with foam padding. My first impression was wow, did I buy the wrong pen? Is this a fake?
After I got on FPN and searched for some photos of the capless Japanese series, I calmed down a bit and started realizing the beauty of this pen. The brown glows in the light, and unlike the Raden shimmer, this Sesenta looks mellow.
I have not tried writing with the pen but the weight seems to be a bit too light for me. I don't think I'll see myself using this pen too much because of the limited edition and the light weight so it's probably gonna go to a better home soon.
Since this is a Vanishing Point, I have to point out that it's not 100% like a Vanishing Point. It will not have the textured feel of the carbonesque types, nor will it be as heavy. I would estimate that the pen is probably 25% lighter than my Raden and Silver ones, perfect for those who complain that the VP is too heavy after a long day of writing. Also, take a look at the pictures of the Raden and Sesenta comparison. The Sesenta is slightly thinner as a whole, the clip does not have as much curvature and doesn't stick out as much when writing. The one of the two rings is much smaller making the middle look slightly uneven. The nib unit is of course interchangable, but for some reason this Sesenta came with a placeholder cartridge instead of a con-50, and only includes one black cartridge on the package.
Without further adieu, here's the pictures:
Edited by untrueparadox, 13 July 2010 - 06:30.