I'm not really fond of the appearance - green plaid with gold plated accents. It appears to be lacquer over some kind of metal. The nib is gold colored and says Iridium Germany. Length: It's about 5.3" closed, 4.75" unposted, and 6.4" posted. Because of the barrel design, it's quite long and top-heavy posted. So I can only write with it unposted. A very strange and inconvenient posting arrangement. It posts securely though. The cap comes off easily and snaps shut with a nice positive click. Unposted, it handles just right.
It came with an ink cartridge but I installed a long international converter.
I cleaned it and loaded some black Quink.
It writes great! Very easy to write with, fairly smooth but with some feedback, wetter than my Lamy Safari, but not as wet as my Parkers. Not even as wet as my Pilot Petit which has a bit more feedback from the paper. Very slight tooth but definitely not scratchy. Perfect really if you favor a true medium-fine line. I notice though that my penmanship doesn't improve with fine nibs. My writing looks best with stub or italic nibs because they force me to use proper form. It writes finer than my parker gel jotter so it's better for the day planner. I can even draw with it in my sketchbook! That's pretty good, better than the Lamy.
In the short time I've been a member of FPN, I've acquired 5 fountain pens! Writing-wise I prefer this Charles Hubert over the Parker Frontier (F) and Lamy Safari (F).
If you like a fine line, green plaid, and write unposted, this is a great pen! But sadly, I cannot get over the green plaid design. I can write with it but it's not visually appealing to me.
The image is borrowed from isellpens.
Edited by artaddict, 19 April 2007 - 23:24.