I don't have much time right now, so I might complete my post later (if that's possible) but there was just no way I would not share with you my thoughts on the "beast" which finally arrived today
Well, there's nothing really to say about the pen itself. It is a very simple design (looks like the meisterstuck) but efficient. It comes well in the hand (and mine are not big). For me, it is long enough without the cap posted, but it has a better balance imho with the cap posted. The only "negative point" for me is that it may be a little too light. I like feeling my pen in my hand, so I would have appreciated if it had a bit more weight.
The filling system
I also own a Sapporo with a zoom nib, so I was aware of "this", as you are certainly as well... I mean...Sailor converter is soooooooo tiny!!! And with that kind of nib, you'd better have a nice ink reserve if you see what I mean! ^^ (and if you don't, I'll talk about the nib in the next paragraph ) So, imho, I think the best is to buy a set of cartridges, and refill them with a syringe. That's what I'm going to do anyway.
Last but not least... the very think which made me want to write this review...This nib is a pure jewel! First of all, it is "good-looking" (please, don't send me to the hospital, I'm not mad I'm not mad ). But above all...it is one of the most amazing nib I've ever written with. Try it, you'll love it (like me) or you'll hate it. There's no medium stance. It can almost does everything, from fine to very broad with a "brush" feeling. It's really gorgeous. Pleasure and efficiency, what else would we ask of a nib? I could talk about it for some more time, but a writting sample is better imo I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did when writting it!
Since it is my first review here, I'm not sure I did the right thing... so tell me if I'm wong! Because there are some ink and pens on my desk I'd like to review as well
Have a nice day!
P.S.: If the pictures are not large enough, I can reupload them in a higher resolution. Just let me know!
P.P.S.: Damn it! I just noticed 2 bigs mistakes in the handwritten review... so, just add an "s" to "offer" in the second page and read "I'm sure you have understood" in the stead of "understand"
Edited by Shinichiro, 04 April 2008 - 19:32.