Today I would like to look at another of their designs, this one a very simple rectangle guilloche.
The family resemblance is clear, both are Sterling Silver pens with a broad rounded black cap band and black end pieces, but the Guilloche work is remarkably different.
This pen has a series of line filled rectangles bordered by wide margins.
They have the same sections and nib selections as all the Nyloe line, in this case a Bock steel nib (although gold nibs can be ordered).
The cap is a slip fit that clicks securely in place both when the pen is capped as well as when it is posted. It is a medium weight Sterling Silver pen weighing in around 35 grams and uses the international standard cartridge/converter filling system.
So far the pen has been totally reliable and writes a moderately wet medium line. It starts immediately and even after sitting unused for days puts down a wet line as soon as the nib touches the paper.
It seems to work well on every grade of paper so far including those thermal printed receipts.
As you can see this one is still too new to have developed any patina but it will be interesting to see how it ages.
In terms of bang for the buck, it's pretty hard to beat the wonderful pens being made by Grifos.
Edited by jar, 18 January 2012 - 14:30.