This pen is back on Massdrop and is still a pretty meh deal but since I got in on the last one and coincidentally just got my pen I want to say i'd give Massdrop a low grade on this one (no savings really, and 2 month wait?) but the Italix pen itself is EPIC.
I got the medium stub and filled it with an Iron Gall B/B and I am mightily impressed with this pen and nib.
The pen has a great fit and finish, nice lacquer over a sturdy brass base but not too heavy as some brass pens are (I am a non-poster). I like the pretty Celtic bands and the pen has decent ergonomics. Just a really a nice pen and the nib grind is perfect. I am impressed. An overall impressive pen that punches above its weight.
It's been a long time since I was this impressed with a mid-priced current production pen with a steel nib.
I have a small army of Ft. Madison stubs, an amazing old Waterman stub and grinds from 2 or 3 major nibbers. The grind on this pen is no joke. Mr. Ford knows what he is doing.
Looking around my desk for something to sell. I want the B stub now.