The writing sample here:
Weight/feel/size: It’s got a nice amount of weight to it and it sits really comfortably in my hand unposted. If you post it, the balance is really off. The cap goes on smoothly and feels like there’s some kind of suction to it, giving me the impression that it won’t just fall off anytime. The nib is hooded which I couldn’t really care for, but as I was writing I noticed that it offers a good bit of protection from getting ink on my fingers, yay! Lastly, it’s got these grooves that kind of tell you where to put your fingers. It’s been helpful for me as a beginner because then I reminded myself to adjust my pen writing position.
Appearance: Very simple black appearance with an arrow to the clip resembling one of the parker clips. It’s a simple design and I don’t think it looks like it is a 3 dollar pen. Also, it's got this interesting looking converter that I've never seen before, you just pull it up and down.
Nib: The package said it was an F nib. I feel that the lines that it throws down are really wet, you could see all the ink that pools and because of that could be mistaken for a M nib. If you take a closer look at the nib though, it’s really small and sharp.
Overall impression: For the price, I’m loving it! There’s no skipping and certainly are made to do what they’re supposed to.
Weight/feel/size: Very comfortable in my hand unposted and it is slightly lighter than a lamy studio.
Appearance: All my pens are black so with this batch, I decided to get a white/pearl looking fp. There are some imperfections with the coating of the pen, but I’m overlooking that because of the way it writes!
Nib: I’m extremely impressed with this F nib. It writes extremely smoothly without any skipping. If you look at the writing sample, it puts out a nice fine line. I have a lamy studio EF nib and it is smooth with no scratchiness and none of the dry/ink issues that others have complained before. When comparing this to my studio, this one was even better!
Overall impression: Extremely satisfied that I made this purchase.
See the writing sample for my take on this pen.
Weight/feel size: Comfortable, and actually pretty light considering that it looks like it was made from some sort of metal.
Appearance: Looks fancy, maybe too fancy? Almost like those massive blings some people wear.
That's the end of my review of these pens.
Edited by Snarf, 16 June 2011 - 20:49.