I bought one of the Desiderata Flex Pens from their Etsy store a few weeks ago.
It arrived yesterday, and I decided to do a review. I haven't done many reviews, I hope this is good enough! If it's missing any info, please let me know and I'll include it
As a calligrapher myself, I was interested to see how a Zebra G nib (one of my favourites for Copperplate writing) would go in a fountain pen. I wasn't disappointed.
The review was done using Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun on Rhodia dotpad.
I put pressure on the nib throughout the review just to see if the feed would keep up, hence why my writing looks a tad strange.
Here are some pics of the pen itself:
This is the filling system; a sac siliconed on to the section. My only quibble is that the ink tends to form globs at the end due to surface tension, and you have to mess around with it to get it to flow down to the section.
Here you can see why it's a "second". The cap doesn't quite fit. But seeing that it's completely functional, I don't mind in the least.
The only problem I have with the pen is that the design of the section means that my middle finger tends to slip off it and onto the feed, where it becomes covered in ink, often without me noticing.
I love this pen, to the point where I even took it to uni and took down notes with it! Congratulations Pierre of Desiderata on designing a fun calligraphy pen that WORKS, without the hassle of other modern flex brands.
Edited by Ego Id Veto, 28 August 2014 - 15:16.