I reground the nib using the exact same methods that I use on all of my customer's pens (why else?) to make it into a cursive italic nib. It is a fully rhodinated 14K gold Stipula 0.9 italic nib. I didn't like the lack of line variation, the skippiness, and hard starting. (The exact reasons why one of my customers who has been with me from the start of my business sent me 1.1 mm Stipula nib for regrinding about a week ago.)
Right now it's quite a nice writer in my opinion. It's not often that I customise my own nibs . (I don't use italics all that often and normally only need to adjust my nibs to my taste without much if any regrinding of any sort), but this pen really needed some work.
It's a really nice capless pen although it's 7 times heavier than my favourite pen. Quite nice. I find it interesting that they neatly cut some parts of the feed off so that it would work with the retracting mechanism, then they inserted a stainless steel rod to reinforce the feed.. Like the Pilot capless, you can take the whole nib unit out. What I like though is that when you open the pen, the door opens first, then after it is completely open, the nib starts emerging. It's nice and convenient. My guess is that from my measurements, the Tryphon bantam converter supposedly fits inside. I'll get back to you when the converter comes.
I rather admire the packaging. It comes with two cartridges and an instruction book in the drawer of a hard red coloured wooden container.
In the meantime, I happy, and counting that this is my last pen, I'm extremely happy.
This is a good view of the nib and the nib door
Finally, this is the nib unit itself
Edited by MYU, 29 April 2009 - 05:56.