Of the three colors available I choose the black mostly because I prefer a classic look and it reminded me of the Waterman Hemisphere a little bit. It had been awhile since I had bought a brand I didn’t know so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
The pen arrived safe and sound in a very nice Picasso box. The pen has a beautiful black lacquer finish with gold accents at both ends plus a band in the middle. There is a gold jewel at the top and a black jewel at the bottom giving the Picasso some nice accents to an otherwise basic black pen. The pen measures 5 and 1/4 inches in length. With the cap posted the length is 6 inches.
I was anxious to see how well the pen would perform so I inserted the provided converter and filled the pen with what I had on hand which is Parker Quink ink in black. I expected I would have to fiddle with it awhile to get the ink to flow but when I touched the nib to the paper I was pleasantly surprised with a nice wet medium line. Not only did this pen not hesitate or skip but, it is easily one of the smoothest pens in my collection. It is heavier than I thought it would be but has a very nice balance and feels much more expensive than it is. I have already ordered a second one in orange. They come in black, orange and red.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive fountain pen that is incredibly smooth then do check this one out.
Edited by quilletante, 05 April 2007 - 22:17.