Well, it sort of worked!
I did get the link to my pictures on Flikr. "on top" of the first page of my post, But not at the the bottom, where I wanted it.
Actually I was expecting "the pictures", but only got the links. Go figure.
But never mind,..............both my Brown & Red Mozaique's images can be found if you click on the link.
Now for the short(ish) review.
There are already a lot of reviews of the popular Sailor 1911 Mid-Size pen on FPN.
Nearly all are of the regular production pens, in various colours & trim with stock nibs.
Most of my small pen collection consists of these cast PMMA resin pens, with modified italic nibs.
A year ago, a machined, acrylic-resin version of these pens caught my eye at a Toronto pen shop. This Brown Profit Mozaique reminded me of pens made out of celluloid, that I've seen in my childhood & on FPN.
Despite a rather high price, I just had to have one.
My new Brown Mozaique originally had a smooth, 14K Rhodium-plated H-M nib.
Since the section size & threads of the Profit Mozaiques are the same as the regular 1911-Ms or the Sapporos, I easily installed one of my rhodium italics, a 14K 0.9 mm CI (by Mottishaw, no affiliation).
Writing with this Brown Mozaique gave me special enjoyment.
I loved the subtle, mottled pattern, the glint of its pearlescent highlights.
Needless to say, the blue highlights in the Red Mozaique also caught my eye.
Had to have that one too. This pen now has an 0.8mm rhodium stub (also by John). The original stock Zoom nib is being sent away to be modified by Mike Masuyama (again, no affiliation).
These Sailor Mozaiques are also available in a Pro-Gear version with yellow gold appointments & also the KOP (without rings).
Compared to my Mid-Size 1911s, the Mozaiques are a tad longer & fatter, a bit heavier,.......but essentially they're the same.
A heavier cap-ring extends right down to the mouth of the cap (as on a demonstrator & some SE pens)).
On the body of the pen (made of five components instead of three): the threading for the cap is on a separate tube of molded PMMA resin, separated from the machined acrylic body by a decorative plated ring.
For my small hand, the un-posted Mozaique is well balanced. I always have one of these pens in my rotation.
Well, it seems my first pen review has turned out to be longer than I expected. I did not follow a specified format,.........but at least I was able to provide a couple of images.
Edited by tinta, 28 February 2013 - 16:47.
*Sailor 1911-M, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM)
*2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM)
*Sailor Professional-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c.factory "H-B"
*2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB)
*Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB)
*Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub