So. Let's get this box open.
Ooh, look at all the stuff! Care instructions, a polishing cloth, two blotters, and a key to the hallmarks on the sterling furniture.
The inside box is pretty nice, too. It's solid, not flimsy pasteboard, and the shiny "padded" top is attractive without being ridiculous.
Whaddya know, there's actually a pen in there!
Post it and stand it up just to make a pretty composition to stare at for a little while -- after which I inked it up and gave it a test run. Does it write? I ordered mine with a medium nib, and this nib came out of the box perfectly aligned, perfectly gapped, and smooth enough that I haven't yet convinced myself that it's worth Binderizing it.
The overall aesthetic of this pen really captures the look of the 1937 Magna; it's not all glitz and bling, just enough to be classic. The sterling furniture will acquire a lovely usage patina over the years, and this pen will definitely be one that I use. I like it, and I'm doggone well going to keep it.
Edited by Richard, 30 September 2010 - 13:58.