Today I'll be writing a nice quick review for my recently acquired Woodgrain Rubber Nox. Let me start off by saying that I received a $150 discount for writing this review. Now that I've given that little disclaimer lets jump into it shall we?
Appearance & Design (10)
This pen is certainly unique in design melding both modern and vintage elements together. The rubber resembles that of an old Waterman wood grain or ripple. The pen is equipped with a Shaffer Feather Touch 5 nib which I'll talk about a little later.
Construction & Quality (10)
Cameron's pens start life as a piece of solid rod stock and go through over eighty operations before completion. This makes for an extremely solid end product. It has a very robust feel in the hand which is very nice. This pen feels like something that's meant to be used and not sit inside the display like some of my others.
Weight & Dimensions (9)
As mentioned above each pen is unique so weight and dimensions can vary slightly. My pen measures 5.2" capped, roughly the same size a Nakaya Piccolo, and 5.1" uncapped. The Nox generally has a weight somewhere between 28-30g.
Nib & Performance (10)
The nib is a medium that was adjusted and smoothed before making its way into my hands. This pen is equipped with a Shaffer Feather Touch 5, one of the standard nibs. If you'd like something different Cameron has plenty of other options available but that will bump the price up slightly.
Filling System & Maintenance (8)
This pen employs a button filling system to suck up ink. This is my first button filler so I'm still learning how to properly use it . I actually did some research before filling it though so don't worry .
Cost & Value (10)
When you take into consideration all the labor that went into making this pen the price is easily justified. This pen costs $350.00+ shipping after the $150.00 discount is applied.
This pen took several months to have made but was well worth it in the end. If you're looking for a bespoke pen tailored to you I'd suggest checking out Cameron's website. Thanks for checking out my review!
Edited by watch_art, 06 January 2013 - 16:36.