Appearance & Design:
It looks fairly pretty, although I'm not exactly in love. It's a bit flashy for daily use for me. Also, as a rule, the larger the pen, the less decorated it should be, in my opinion.
Construction & Quality: This pen is well put together. Everything is aligned properly, fits together, and feels durable. This is a nice pen, and certainly feels much, much more expensive than the $7 it cost me.
Weight & Dimensions: This is the reason I don't think I'll be keeping this pen. This pen is large for me, and I dislike the shape. Also, the cap is too heavy to post, which makes me unhappy. I suspect that the size would make plenty of people happy, but I'm not one of them. I'm not very fond on the clip on the cap as well. It's much too stiff.
Nib & Performance: The nib on this is very nice. It isn't nearly as much of a nail as I'd expected, and it's very smooth. Unfortunately, it dries up a bit if you don't write with it for a while (a day or two). I don't think this is unusual, but I've some pens that I've just never had dry out on me, no matter how long I leave them. Once this pen gets started though, it writes wonderfully. It's a nice pen that objects to being ignored.
Filling System & Maintenance:
Cartridge/converter, shipped with a fairly nice converter.
Cost & Value: This pen is absolutely fantastic quality for the cost.
Conclusion: I'll be looking to sell or trade this pen. It's a good pen, but it just isn't very comfortable for me to hold. I adore my Hero 616 and 330 for comfort, and I can honestly even deal with the Lanbitou Mini Missile. I like small pens that I can post.
Size comparison with a (fake, but correct size) Hero 616
Edited by celesul, 18 November 2011 - 08:44.