I got interested in getting the Taccia Doric after I heard about it for the first time on the Goulet's Write-Time show a few weeks back. When they first put it up on the store I just knew it was ment to be be mine so I snatched it up quickly. When it arrived I was very happy with this choice.
This pen is a wonderful combination of yellow and brown and its just wonderful to look at. The only real issue I have is with the pearl on the clip which seems almost out of place but yet fits at the same time. It does have a metal grip area which I know is something that many people might be bothered by but I think the pattern on the metal makes it acceptable as it is not to slippery.
What surprised me most about this pen was how smooth it wrote. I am a sucker for a two-toned nib and when I was shopping the only Taccia two-tone nib that was offered with the Doric was the broad. So since I have been wanting to try a broad nib I thought "why not?" I can safely say that I was pleasantly surprised. It writes really smooth. I have had some small issues with ink flow where it tends to start a bit dry when you first start writing but it flows by the end of the down stroke and it may be related to the ink (Noodlier's Bulletproof Black).
The last thing I want to talk about is the size of this pen. It's pretty fat. I didn't realize this till I got it and I was kinda surprised. It doesn't really fit into my aston single pen case as the cap is so wide. I do like the bulk though it feels well built and I am sure I will find a way to protect it. The weight surprised me. With how large it was I really expected more heft to it but after opening it I realized the cap was over half the weight of the pen. I don't post my pen so this isn't a big deal but if you like posting your cap you can but it's cap heavy. For some perspective of size below is an image of the Doric next to a Lamy Vista.
I would defiantly recommend this pen to anyone looking for a larger sized pen. Also since it was only $76 I would say it's a great deal since the nib is nice. Now that sad news. I don't know if you can find this pen anymore. At the time of writing the only color the Goulet's had left was the purple and I got the only Yellow they had so it might be hard to fine. Thanks for reading and hopefully this pre/review was helpful.
Edited by Alpha_Cluster, 03 September 2011 - 04:08.