well.........we're very sorry you're so disappointed. Others are not:
It was the first run so we had some issues with the plastic casting, the problem you describe won't happen in following series, you can send back the pen.
The aim of this pen is to be something different in a range where there are not so many alternatives. We are changing the whole line and also making changes in the manufacturing process, so there are a lot to adjust still. That's why we stop the marketing of the pen until we get enough feedback. You got along with the discount a note by the designer, telling just that, that it was the first series and feedback to the company was very, very much appreciated, as,
* the pen is very unusual, even for us.
* the design is quite radical
* the material is plastic and its our first "plastic" pen. We use carbon fiber, basalt fiber, fiberglass, steel and brass. The result is something different.
* its in a range we have no experience still.
I think you already have some other Venvstas pens, if we're not confused by the user's name, but the "d'art" project is something really, really different we're carrying out even for us.
Future series will have a re-design in some parts according to data from people who shared their impressions with us.
Colors will be introduced (first red - d'art inferno) , plastic is to be changed.
Future pens will not feature converters, this is a cartridge pen,
The pen was not designed for the "fountain pen hobby" we posted here to see people's reaction. We think hobby pens are other pens we have like:
The dust, we are sorry about that, but we are introducing changes.future ones won't have anything. Pre series models hadn't, we had a problem with the manufacturer of the plastic parts, we thought all pens were ok, buts clear yours was not.
The first series was very limited until we can recover enough information of the pen, a process will take still a month, therefore we gave the discount first, and the discount code second, as if you apply to a Shamsh for instance, you get the money back, so the pen was for free!
We don't know if we'll continue doing the pen beyond the second series, so its likely this will be a rarity on the range, we think its a very interesting pen, but it has to be not so much of a love/hate thing, its a shame, because this is how nice designs sometimes are going out of the market, and its just as you see that everything looks the same.........well, by people being aggressive at describing what they bought.
Well, thank you for trying out something really different.
I got mine about two weeks ago and I have to say... I'm terribly disappointed in it.
First, the good:
It's beautiful looking. I love the style. Shipping took over a month, but he did give me a discount code for his store that I may use since I do suspect (and hope) that this pen is an outlier.
And the bad:
It's a horrible pen. The converter feels cheap. the fitment of said converter is awful. The pen itself feels like a textured black lamy safari (this one is purely personal, but I think that's the cheapest feeling plastic I've ever touched)
The EF nib writes fairly, nothing special. It has a lot of drag but is not scratchy, I find it very dry (borderline skippy) with waterman blue. Disassembly looks very, very annoying.
The plastic body had a TON of machining residue everywhere, covering the nib and every time I closed the body (which does snap tightly closed) the converter would be covered in plastic dust.
The cap could definitely have been made to post in the same way that it caps the pen if the tail was made slightly less slender. But it does not. and it's not a comfortable cap to just hold between your fingers.
I could get over all of that if it weren't for the pen's two worst features that make it genuinely unusable:
It dries out. less than 8 hours sitting and the entire converter was almost dry, the nib was bone dry. The cap is vented very strongly, and I suspect either that or that the feed was in contact with the cap liner and it wicked out the ink because the inside of the cap was bone dry but saturated blue. You literally can't use this pen for more than one day.
And the body is nearly impossible to hold. I honestly like the geometry of the shape, but it needs to be a solid 30% narrower at LEAST. the nib just looks tiny, and it's so insanely broad that I have to hold it in the most bizzare, awkward ways. I was expecting a more square cross-section in terms of dimensions, but this thing is almost twice as wide as it is high, and there's just no comfortable way to hold it. If it didn't dry out, its size relegates it to an insanely uncomfortable signature pen at best.
Overall, I'm terribly, terribly disappointed. it's a pretty little thing, but I don't even want to give it away because of just how badly it writes.