A week or so later :-) I now have the 14k gold fine nib fitted. After using a steel nib this feels more like a medium but the smoothness is very much in evidence and it lays plenty of ink down on the page which I like very much. Thankfully the nib is not so smooth that there is nil resistance. You can feel the paper and I like that also. Is it worth ten times the price of a steel nib? probably not in terms of pure economics but as a writing experience the premium is worth paying.
First off I will show you the effect of a week of everyday use on the brass finish. It does develop a rather nice patina which gives the pen a aged look. And a word of warning; if you do not like the metallic smell of oxidised brass on your hands this is certainly not the pen for you. It does not bother me since I use a brass vaping mod to practice my only vice ;-)
I then gave the pen a polish (not as much work as you may think)
I am weakening.
I have been using my raw aluminium Sport for a couple of weeks now since its arrival, and absolutely love it. It sits in the pen loop of my daily brain dump notebook and is already acquiring a nice patina and many an envious eye. I love these photos of your pen, WireFox. It's awesome how a raw metal pen can evolve with use and care, it seems to give back more than a pen made of other materials. So now I am lusting after more precious metal, and as luck would have it, I have a marvellous excuse now to treat myself to a new pen.
I have just ordered a beautiful blue Leuchtturm1917 notebook with silver embossing on the front for a big project I have starting next week, and wouldn't you know it, but that notebook is coming with a pen loop too. An empty one. (Yes, I know that so far as excuses go this might be pushing it, but shhh. I like my notebooks to be self-sufficient.) So whilst I still love the Brass Wave Liliput I already use the Fireblue as a pocket pen, and a pen loop requires a pen with a clip, so I do believe a brass 'n' bronze Sport of my own will soon be headed down under.
ETA: Oh and it's great to hear your thoughts on the gold nib, too. Such a shame they are so damn expensive; I have three beloved Kaweco pens now, and cannot afford to begolden them all! I also suspect that purchasing one gold nib might make the others seem extra rough by comparison. Hmm..
Edited by FeuBleu, 03 September 2015 - 23:33.