Nice packaging. Books and ink cart, extra nib.
Lid on the box is magnetized? It snaps shut and holds tight. Pretty nice!
Pen strapped to cardboard platform.
What I didn't expect was how small it really is. I was almost worried that I wouldn't be comfortable writing with it. Quite the opposite really. I spent the whole afternoon marking essays for art class. Why We Make Art and What Would Your World Be Like Without Art. Got some interested comments. Some really funny stuff. Some really disappointing. THe whole time my pen open and out - never dried out. Really smooth nib. Quite fine for a medium nib - but I did adjust it to write a bit wetter - more to my taste. I adjust every pen I own though unless it's already a gusher.
Filled the inscription with white crayon. Cool!
Little #5 nib. Very smooth. Honestly smoother than the Sailor 1911 H-EF I used to have. Same line size and smoother. You can't beat that. Using Noodler's FPN Van Gogh Starry Nights blue. Perfect from this pen.
Didn't expect a clear bit of plastic coming from the section back end either. I guess it's like a sleeve that fits into the section and contains the threads for the nib unit to thread into. Pretty clever if that's indeed how it's made.
And to demonstrate just how small it is - yes it REALLY is a pocket pen and it DOES fit perfectly in the pocket - here it is apart next to the small international cart that came with it. I was worried it would be too small to use comfortably, but with the cap threaded on - and it is quite secure - it's very comfortable in the hand. I'll get some comparison pics later on.
And the 1.1 italic that came with it. Yes I did adjust it to make it wetter and oh is it a delight!
Big thanks to Wim and Etruria for making this happen.
Edited by watch_art, 11 December 2011 - 00:54.