- Appearance & Design (9) - Wood, metal and clear cut
- Especially attractive is the pear wood barrel. The colour is uniformly distributed, warm but not vibrant. The perfect-cylinder shape of the ambition series brings a modern impression to the pen, while the pear wood gives it a classy sense.
- Construction & Quality (9) - All good
The wood has a smooth surface, no dents or flaws, perfectly fitted with the metal parts. Plating is shinny and smooth.
- Weight & Dimensions (8) - A heavy cap
The overall weight of the pen is just enough, not too heavy or light. The cap is relatively heavy. So if the cap is kept on the tail of the pen, the pen feels a bit unbalanced.
- Nib & Performance (8) - F nib. Smooth. Out sourced.
Smooth. Writes will. Not much flex. Nothing too special with the performance. Nib produced by Bock. The F is thinner than that of Lamy.
- Filling System & Maintenance (8) - Converter
A Faber-Castell converter is included. Just that it is very hard to unscrew the barrel. Not sure if all Ambition pens are like this. I guess the wood may be vulnerable to sweat or drastic temperature change. Yet I have not come across such problems, because I have not had it for long. Please share your experience if u have the same model~~
- Cost & Value (8) - An economic option among wooden barrels
Good wooden pens are normally very pricy, while this one is around 100 bucks or less. With Faber-Castell's reputation, this pen is perhaps a good deal.
- Conclusion (8.3/10)
- A very good choice for wooden-barrel fans. I personally love wooden barrels. So I'm quite happy with this Ambition pen.