The classic S.T. Dupont box, in its 2012 version
When opening it, I knew pictures wouldn't be easily taken. Let's go outside with natural lights.
A straight body, with a barrel-shaped cap and "diamond" effects on the clip
Your classic classy pen, with very nice proportions.
The nib. A 14k "swiss knife", sized like the Olympio XL's. Stub on both sides, semiflex on one side. Notice the absence of cap at the section's end (compared to the Olympio and the Néoclassique)
The usual Dupont feed, for a few years now.
The finely shaped nib and feed give impressions of sharpness and fluidity, that are not demented by the writing performances.
An o-ring is here, the thread are such that the nib is always centered on the "S.T. Dupont" logo on the barrel.
Fine barrel engravings.
The barrel shaped cap. (The mesh you see on the logo are reflections.)
The belly of the
beast cap. It's sealed, not screwed. Shouldn't move.
Very convenient maximum gap. Tiny engravings on the side of the clip, as usual. "Made in France" followed by the serial number.
Capped : 14.5 cm
Uncapped : 13.3 cm
Cap posted : 16.5 cm
Section's diameters : 0.8 - 1.2 cm
Barrel's diameters : 1.0 - 1.3 cm
Cap's length : 5.6 cm
Cap's diameters : 1.2 - 1.5 cm
This pen is very shiny. It wasn't easy to take pictures. You might want to recommend the use of sunglasses when showing it to your friends. Now for some writing samples :
This is an incredible pen, I surely wasn't expecting such a fine result. You have no excuse not to try one !
Edited by olivier78860, 09 August 2012 - 16:00.