My Hakase event write-up: http://www.fountainp...t-at-kens-cafe/
Since my initial order, I changed the pen model as well as changing from a postable pen to a non-postable one.
Model: gw15f -> gw15d with long waterdrop clip
Heavier than I expected. The pen has a substantial feel to it. Nicely balanced in my hand also.
The threading is well done. The nib facing upwards lines up with the barrel nipple. Interesting choice of cap to body threading: when the clip and nipple line up to cap to pen, the following is made. I suppose it makes sense since the nipple replaces the function of a roll-stopper of the clip. This can be amended to line up the clip and nipple by moving over 90 degrees.
The diameter of the grip section is thicker than I remembered. Wonder if I would prefer the size 10 version instead.
Inner cap inside the cap.
Clip a bit shorter than I imagined considering how large the cap is.
The pen was shipped with the converter inside, and filled with water. Not sure why this was done. No water found in the cap surprisingly.
The hammered gold is subtle in a good way. Very pleasant to look at.
Nice writer. Quite similar to how I remembered the MF tester pen.
Writing on the box is Fountain Pen Hakase. Red seal being Ryo's signature stamp.
Comparison pen is a Sailor pro gear slim mini.