Lately ASA has released lot of pens and believe they will be coming up with lot more in near future.
I had my eyes on Gama Eyas / Gama Hawk for a quite a long time because i wanted an ebonite pen with the rounded top and bottoms. I was just about to buy the pen and then ASA came out with this beauty named PATRIOT and i quickly grabbed the same.
DESIGN & BUILT:
The pen is a regular sized pen and comes in 5 color options, shiny black, matte black, light brown rippled, dark brown rippled and green rippled finish. Its a regular sized pen which comes with JoWo nib options of F, M , B and 1.1 Italic size. The pen that i reviewed today comes with 1.1 Italic nib.
It has a clean and minimalist design. The pen open in 2 and half turns which I beleive is the highlight of the pen being an Indian pen.
The top and bottom of pen are rounded which are quite nicely done and has been paid lot of attention as it is a handmade pen.
The section of the pen is finished in black shiny finish which is quite okay and provides for sturdy grip. However i would have liked it even more if the section would also have been given a matte finish.
Below is the image which shows the pen broken down in to parts, which shows the Schmidt K5 converter also.
The Clip is chrome finished and quite sturdy and the
O ring of the clip is well hidden by the rounded cap top. (Update: these are push in type clips, thus no O ring )The Also i got an option to engrave my name on the pen and i opted for the same to be done at the cap which really adds to the beauty of pen.
As mentioned earlier the pen is the regular sized pen and below are the few images to show the comparison against various pens.
This is a well designed pen which is just a class apart in built quality. Actually its a no fuss design.
For the detailed review and more images along with the writing sample please follow the link : ASA PATRIOT
Edited by mehandiratta, 07 March 2015 - 05:12.