Pilot Murex Fountain Pen
Manufactured August 1983
Currently filled with Diamine Deep Magenta
I did not initially plan to buy this pen. It won me over based upon its trial run on a Rhodia notebook in the shop and my friend's suggestion that I would like it. So I bought it, and when I got home I tested it along with my new Diamine ink.
There are many descriptions of this pen on this forum and online, so I won't go into that. I buy my pens to write with at work and at home, and this was the plan with this pen. The Murex is definitely sturdy enough for that. It's heavier than my usual everyday pens, being stainless steel, but it's slender enough to feel comfortable in my small hand. I like the weight of the cap on the end, but I took it off during a long journal writing session because my hand was becoming fatigued. Without the cap it feels much more lightweight than it looks, which contributes to its being a great everyday writer.
I like my nibs really fine. My two favorite writers are my Pilot Birdie <F> and Platinum Preppy 0.3. While the Murex's Fine nib is not as scratchy or toothy as those can be, it lays down a smooth and uniformly thin line. I love this, as I find it annoying when a Medium or Broad nib leaves a feathery blob on paper.
I will include it in my daily writing tools, and am excited about becoming more familiar with the Murex and its history. Score another for my beloved Pilot FPs!
I admit that I have a lot to learn about this storied pen - but I am honoured that it found its way to me!
Edited by AlexandraM, 29 August 2011 - 01:48.