This is essentially the newest version of the reasonably priced Crescent Filler. What's new? There are three new colors including this one, which incidentally Yafa thought would be the worst seller. It is, I believe the best seller, and was even featured in a magazine about watches, WatchTime. It is no surprise to me because this pen really stands out in a really good way. Also new, is a rubber gasket fitted over the ink sac at the section. I guess this is for extra security against ink leaks. Finally, the stub nib is new. What a glorious nib. Simple looking steel thing, but it writes like nobody's business. Smooth, smooth, smooth. Perfect ink flow right out of the box. It just feels great. Line width variation is excellent too. This nib really boarders on a cursive italic. Excellent.
Hopefully my picture show just how beautiful, vibrant, and cool this pen is in this coloration. Reminds me of tree frogs. This pen is, however, much less poisonous. Probably.
The material has fantastic transparency and the gold accents really bring the whole package together. The writing sample was done with the terrific new Diamine Grape, which runs perfectly through this pen. The scan shows black, but this ink is not black at all. It looks like what it is named after, but since the ink is not the star here I did not go to pains to color correct. For a pen with an ink sac this one holds a lot of ink, which is good because with this nib you will plow through ink.
Buy this pen. You will not regret it.
Edited by jandrese, 15 June 2012 - 17:50.