I'm setting my sights on some larger pens. I think too much computer gaming at a young age made my hand a little sensitive, so I'm looking for something that manufacturers seem to reserve for their more expensive models - a girthier section. So I'm looking at (I have some credit on JM's site, so I'm choosing from their stock):
an Omas 360
a Sailor KOP
a Pelikan M1000
a Danitrio Takumi or Hakkaku
(and a Nakaya dorsal fin, maybe?)
and the recently released Bexley's OC 2014, which I can't yet buy
I had a chance to handle a 360, and I mean that, strictly: it was uninked. I found it very comfortable to hold.
The Sailor and the Pelikan have the appeal of those unique, enormous nibs. I generally prefer lighter pens, and the Pelikan is on the heavier side of these pen selections, but excellent balance, if it's there, can make weight less of a factor. The Pilot Custom 823 and Nakaya Desk Pen feel just fine, despite weighing 20+ grams uncapped.
Danitrio is relatively unfamiliar, but I like the shape of these two pens. I put a maybe on the Dorsal Fin because looking at the pictures it feels like the nib is just a little too small for the pen's proportions. Pictures dramatize everything, though.
So I'm just looking for thoughts on these pens. My goal is to obtain a pen that's highly comfortable and has the kind of nib qualities you might (ideally) expect from one of a manufacturer's premium pens. I like butter.
Thank you for reading
Edited by lightless, 17 January 2014 - 16:29.