I got this pen from Todd at isellpens.com. It was my very first pen purchase. Unfortunately the pen I got was a lemon or something because it skipped and flowed HORRIBLY. Even after cleaning and trying a ton of different inks. I contacted Todd and he was wonderful about the problem and he sent me a new one, which I am happy to say actually works correctly! My husband has officially stolen this pen from me which is fine because I have my new Cross Year of the Dragon to make me happy. =)
Obviously it is a GORGEOUS pen, which is why I wanted it in the first place. It has a nice heft to it. It feels nice and balanced and feels good in my hand.
It doesn't have a screw top which I was mehhh about at first but the top snaps pretty damn tight. It would take some serious effort for the lid to ever come off on its own.
Some nib creep here. The lemon pen I got before had the same which was why I was so confused at how bad it wrote! Maybe it's the ink I'm using as well. The ink I have in it now is a mix of HOD and Noodler's Ottoman Azure. I have Aurora Black coming today, who knows maybe that'll help with creep or make it worse lol. Husband has no problem with the creep so it's perfectly fine for him! =)
I'm really happy with the ink flow. When I first filled it it took a few minutes to really start coming out but I figure that's how all new pens are. I was worried because the nib is super fine but the ink comes out effortlessly. BUT I do notice very rarely the tiniest bit of skipping happens if you are writing superrrr fast, like a really fast signature. Again, I dunno if that's normal for fountain pens with super fine nibs.
I think this is a damn good pen and my husband absolutely adores it! Now I'm just worried he's going to lend it to someone at work and have it get stolen. He's told me he gets compliments on it all the time. 9_9
Hope this review is okay! If you have any questions I'm happy to answer!
Edited by candyjanney, 11 May 2012 - 18:17.