further review which will really be more pics down the road because I love reviews
with lots of pics rather than words!
To be fair and un-biased I am submitting a review of my 88 with the nib problem that
came with this pen. It wouldn’t be fair to have the pen fixed then submit a more
favorable review with out the dilemma involved.
First off Airlineintl.com: Poor! I ordered a large 88 Ottantotto with a chrome cap. I
got a full black resin 88 with chrome trim which is better known as the Nikargenta
trim 88 Aurora model# 800C. At least they got the large size version and fine nib
correct. I called and talked to the person I ordered the pen from and she not only
said yes “I remember you ordered a chrome cap 88” she later after talking to her
boss came back and said that maybe there was some miss communication and that
“I” changed my mind in the order. Please just shoot me! If I could of reached
through the phone from CT to TX I would of! On their behalf they said they would
refund all money including shipping but not after she tried to weasel out of it by
putting some of the blame on me to make herself feel better!!!! Well, at just over
$200 even though I didn’t get the pen I wanted and come to find out, they do not
have a chrome cap Ottantotto anyway, I have decided to keep the pen since trying
to buy this pen at under $210 is hard to do from a vendor who actually has one in
stock with the nib you want on it. Lets just say on looks alone I love this pen,
chrome cap version or not. I still did well. I won’t tell you to not buy from
Airlineintl.com but I won’t be buying from them anymore. For now I'll keep the pen, it's still beautiful.
Nib: Poor! BUT! I know Kenro will do good about it, at least I have dealt with them
before and they have earned my respect so, I will let them fix it and give them that
chance. The second I tried to write with it, letting the pen “sit” for 15 minutes after
sucking up it’s first batch of Aurora ink, I knew something was wrong when I tried to
print a capital “A” and on the down stroke there was nothing! Once it started I have
to say the fine nib was pretty smooth but a few down strokes here and there as I
wrote a few sentences the pen kept on skipping around town. This is after a total
flush and inspection of the feed. So I took some pics and off it goes out for repair!
I have to say the pen is very light filled with ink and yet built like a tank. Piston
action is smooth and you can feel the tight tolerance of the pen. I’ll take this pen
over my M605 any day in build quality alone. The Pelikan has nothing on the Aurora
when it comes the piston action, it makes my M605 feel like a toy.
To be continued……
2 pens slightly SMALLER than the 88. M605 and Van Gogh Midi.
2 pens slightly LARGER than the 88. Talentum and Van Gogh Maxi
Edited by PinarelloOnly, 10 February 2007 - 14:05.