Had to add my 2 cents... A few weeks ago I purchased a Kyoto on Amazon for 68 Dollars when it was on sale.
The pen itself is absolutely magnificent to look at and the regular fine steel nib - I shall praise it for it's smoothness. For a steel nib Levenger managed to put out a quality product. Granted, I am not in the market for a Levenger stub, so can't comment on that since I prefer fine stubs.
Aside from that I am hooked. My Kyoto writes as smooth as one of my binderized XF nibs on my Pelikan M400! Not joking, I seemed to have lucked out on an incredibly smooth nib. For my 68 Dollars the Kyoto exceeds pens in that category like a similarly priced TWSBI.
I absolutely love mine and only mourn that I came too late to find a Seaglass. If I ever find one, I will love it to bits.
Edited by Loeschpapier, 25 September 2014 - 17:45.