Packaging: This new pen I got came in a smaller box. I think Pilot revised its packing boxes to be more compact.
The pen: This one is M. I already have F and other M. The size is just right unposted for a comfortable writing. Each pen has a unique wood grain. My first Kaede's pattern was a little bit off-beat. My 2nd and 3rd Kaedes have the wood grain to my liking.
The nib: This is where this Pilot excels. A very smooth writer and it lays down the ink an M nib should do, not too thin, not too wide.
The filling system with a Con 70 converter. I have to admit I sometimes choose Pilot over other Japanese converter pens (or any other pens equipped with converters) because of its Con-70. The ink capacity is just right and sufficient for a converter, which is easy to replace when it wears out.
The comaprison of 2 Kaede M pens.
My other wood pens.
Edited by Pen2009, 16 March 2013 - 08:09.