Appearance & Design:
It's pretty unusual. The cap is so round, and I really don't understand the knob on the end. I love the look of the nib.
Construction & Quality:
Weight & Dimensions:
It is heavy for its size. It's about as big as my Hero M616.
Nib & Performance:
It flexes. Significantly. Enough to be too hard to write with for notes. For a long time I thought it was just a skippy pen that required an ultra light hand. Then I put Noodler's X-feather in it. Surprise!
Filling System & Maintenance:
A very stiff press bar converter.
Cost & Value:
This was a gift from a friend. She didn't think it was very expensive. I think it's an older or rarer model though, so it's hard to find. There's currently one on ebay for $20.
I'm very confused by this pen. I wonder if it was a manufacturing fluke or something. It's kind of a diva, but great fun. It skips. It dries out when you pause to think. Because it flexes so easily you have to write with the nib upside down until it wants to behave again, or kind of push it away from you. It will barely write with anything but Noodler's X-feather. You can't *not* flex it without concentrating quite hard. But how did it get this way? It used to write more reasonably, with only some flex, and was never subjected to pressure (It was always a bit of a flexy diva-pen though). Then I wrote like I would with a ballpoint. My pen learned how to flex, and actually flexed rather than getting a gaptooth. It never got a different feed to go with the flex though... So it railroads to the point of skipping without X-feather. With X-feather, it railroads only under high pressure. Oh, and it has such trouble starting that printing with it is probably a lost cause. Cursive is your only option.
(My titles I wrote pressing hard, and everything else I wrote either with moderate pressure or normal pressure. To get monoline writing, I have to write so lightly that my hand shakes, because the nib flexes under the weight of the pen).
Wonky end. I still don't understand it. I'm 99% sure it's just for decoration.
This pen will give you inky fingers. It's inevitable. The section is dangerously slippery, and very short.
Edited by celesul, 13 June 2012 - 05:15.