I have bought three Carenes this year. One came with a medium, one with a broad (French L), and one with a fine. Now two have fines and one an extra fine. My impression has been that the nibs are more typical of European nibs and not like Japanese nibs. The medium is generous medium. Japanese mediums are like a western fine.
The Carene hides the feed within the section. It tends to stay moist longer uncapped than most pens, and restarts easily. I have found this to be a large plus.
The amber marine finish lured me to these pens, then I liked the green shimmer finish and the blue, all with gold accent finish. These pens have sidelined a lot of other pens for good.
Edited by pajaro, 05 April 2014 - 22:58.
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