Today I received the Cappuccino Bulkfiller fountain pen from Conid. The pen is a very limited edition of 38 in total. It is the regular size bulk filler series, with a choice of nibs. The pen came with a unique acrylic pen stand (not pictured) and the tool to take the piston and nib out. The price was just a little bit more than the regular models, and the cappuccino acrylic is very nice. I feel it adds what has been missing in the lineup of Conid pens. Their pens are great, but lack the variety of materials and colors used by many large companies. That will probably come with time from Conid, but the basic construction of the pens are above and beyond what other companies are offering for comparable prices.
I will add further review details after a few days or weeks of use. For now, I offer the following:
The pen is very light, the construction is great, the acrylic is very appealing, the gold nib I chose didn't match the materials as well as I had hoped. It was a fine modified to a cursive italic, and wrote very well. It was smooth as if I had already used it for a few weeks! I substituted a two-tone Faber Castell EF that l feel looks much better.
Here is the pen with a few other similarly-sized pens (Namiki Vanishing Point, Cappuccino Conid, Montblanc 146, and a Namisu titanium)
I have the Conid CAISO Kingsize, and this is a nice yin-yang type relationship. The Cappuccino is tubular flat top model, and is fairly light; the CAISO is a torpedo shape, and is not light. I sold a rose gold Montblanc 149 to fund the new purchase. Was it worth it? Time will tell. The Cappuccino offers a unique look, very low limited edition rarity, and will hold it's value very well probably.
I made an un-boxing video, but it was terrible! Part of the time the action was on the edge of the picture or even out of the picture, and the narrative was not good! So what was intended to be a video review turned into a short narrative! For those that can do reviews well, my hat is off to you.
Edited by brad7k, 05 January 2017 - 04:01.