Looks 5 out of 5.
The Pen is gorgeous. It's body is perfectly smooth with waves of blue throughout. The cap and bottom are black and if the light hits it at the right angle...well hard to describe but you'll see in the pictures. First time I saw it I was in love!
Nib: 5 out of 5.
This is what attracted me to the pen in the first place! As I wrote with it I felt how smooth it was, with almost no pressure at all it put down a nice medium sized thick line every time, no skipping at all. It was PERFECT. It is two tone 18k Gold and the best nib I've ever written with by far. The grip is made out of the same material as the cap and bottom of the pen, so you can see it here as well. It pretty much glitters .
Size: 5 out of 5.
It is comparable to the Visconti Black Storm LE and it is a bit smaller than a 1911 sailor although definitely heavier which is something that I like a lot about this pen. You can also see a sample of the type of line it puts down with my favorite ink for this pen, Aurora Blue. Here you have it next to the Black Storm and the 1911 Sailor, for comparison.
Cap: 5 out of 5.
I simply like everything about this pen . The cap is wider than the pen and has a snake for the clip with the initials MP on it and a band going around the bottom of the cap with Michel Perchin with an elephant on top.
Price: 4 out of 5.
Well, what can I say? I think it's a bit on the expensive side, if it was priced closer to a Mont Blanc Limited Edition from their writers series (Woolf, Kafka, etc) in the $700 range or maybe even $800 this pen would have all 5's from me. But over 1,000 is a bit much in my opinion, although as with all Perchin pens this is a Limited Edition with only 188 being made. In the last picture I think the 'glittery' part of the pen came out the best. I apologize if this review isn't up to the standards of others . I'm simply not an expert in all this and only go on intuition and what I like when choosing a pen!
Edited by AKAGodSent, 04 December 2007 - 04:33.