Me too. There really needs to be more reviews of F-C pens! At least with this particular model, I've seen quite a few reviews outside of FPN. As for Masuyama, from what I gather, he used to work for Sailor too... and although I haven't used nibs modified by other nibmeisters yet, it's a wonderful feeling writing with Masuyama nibs, especially on Tomoeriver paper.
I am so pleased that this thread about a F-C pen review is continuing.
There are many positive comments about F-C pens, ...yet there is precious little that can be found on the FPN reviews (mostly older models).
I have tried to find out as much as I could about the brand & the Masuyama modified stub/italic nibs.
Finally, a model 03 is being shipped, with a broad stub ground by Nagahara-san of Sailor Pen.
TWSBI's silicone grease - that makes 2 of us! Fire & Ice - I wasn't sure how well the red top will go with other coloured inks...
I intend to purchase one of these, though I don't really need it. It will be my first F-C. According to the F-C website, they will again be available about April 14th (two days hence). I'll be using it as an eyedropper so I'll need to get some silicone grease too. I wonder -- will a Fire and Ice version be forthcoming at some point soon? I might like that even more.
Edit: I just realized I already have some silicone grease, it came with the TWSBIs that I bought!
I'm doing the "pee pee dance" too, for an edison and a few vintage pens, as well as a couple of Masuyama nibs... and I've to dance a lot longer, it takes ages to ship anything to where I am...
Ohferchrissakes... I just post that I've ordered an 02, am doing the "pee pee dance" waiting for it, and you top this thread??!!!???