This is my first review so bear with me. I just received the Danitrio brown cum laude pen from Kevin. I decided to get the pen, because danitrio are supposed to be excellent pen (which now I can say as a fact rather then suposition). ordered the pen last week (monday) and asked Kevin if he could change the nib for a two tone nib. I did so without extra charge and sent the pen. I would be 1 week from the day he sent it, and I live in Canada, so it was quick.
The pen arrive in a small black generic pen case, with a little card saying thank you, and Kevin contact information. It was a nice little touch. The pen, when I saw it how amazed I was. My own little danitrio! My precious!
Appearance and finish:
I could see anything which was perfect on the pen. The dept of the celluloid is gorgeous, the size is very nice. I had asked kevin to change the nib so I have a nice two tone nib! The only thing I could say that takes away from the finish would be the black nib section. I would give this pen 4,5/5
Design size weight:
This is my biggest pen, I have not many comparison to make in term of size or weight. The pen is about 3x heavier then my pelikan m400. the body capped is 15 cm long, and diameter of 1,5 cm. My pelikan is 1,2 cm in diameter. It is a noticable difference. I really like the size and weight. One thing I like less, is you have to unscrew a lot more then my pelikan to get the cap off (this is a very minor problem). It has a cigar shape which is very nice. It's just gorgeous. The nib is full sized and really stands out. The appearance exceeds my expectation.
Nib design and performance,
The nib is smooth, wet, stiff (german irridium point), I chose a medium nib, never skips. I haven't had the chance to check if it will start but I give the benefit of the doubt. I'll repost in a couple of weeks with more info on this. It's a nice medium. The two tone nib 9 Performance is flawless. It is wetter then my pelikan m400, require less pressure to make a line and stiffer then the pelikan nib.
The filling system is a converter, functional.
This is the best pen for the price I ever bought. (I'll have to compare next week with my 27$ pen)
Overall, 24/25. It's the best pen I have had yet. Overall, I am surprise there are any left! THese are superb pen. 9
Edited by Cloud, 25 January 2007 - 21:56.