I got my first Italix pen - the Parson's Essential, unsurprisingly! - in the post this morning. Absolutely gorgeous, and excellent service, so fast! I am wondering if I made the right choice of nib: I got the fine cursive stub, but my unfortunate habit of rolling the pen inwards towards me a bit due to hyperflexible finger joints seems to cause the same problem as a reviewer above,in that it promptly causes the ink to stop flowing. This is a habit I wasn't even aware of until the cursive nib made it clear, and one I need to train myself out of, so it may be a good thing, but right now it's a little frustrating! - and correct position is a little painful for me because of my joint problems. A friend suggested that an oblique nib might be the answer but I am wary as I've never used one.... If anyone has any advice on this it'd be very welcome; there's no way I can afford a second pen at this time as I had to save for this one, but it would be useful for when I do! Do I just need to work the nib in, or should I have been conservative and got the standard rather than cursive stub? :S Or could it be that it needs adjusting?
An absolutely stunning pen, though - perfectly balanced for me when posted, still easy to write with when not posted, very smooth, just gorgeous! Could be the start of a very dangerous habit now that, after a period of financial hardship, I'm gradually being able to afford pens again...!
I'm pretty sure Mr. Pen offers a 30 day nib exchange service.