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Signum Nova Regal Purple


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#1 purpledog

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:04

Appearance and Finish 4.50/5.00

The pen is in almost new condition although it is bought as a used pen. The pen measures 14.6 cm capped. The purple resin is excellent. The resin looks identical to the purple resin of another Italian-made pen (Stipula Vedo). The finish is excellent. The cap takes about 2 turns to be capped or uncapped, which I think is a bit too many turns. The pen capped snugly.

Design, Size, and Weight 4.50/5.00

Personally, the design of the pen looks a bit strange to me, especially the metallic trims at the ends of the pen. To be honest, I wouldn’t have bought this pen if not for the fact that the pen has my favorite color. Length-wise and thickness-wise, the pen is just right for me. I don’t usually like metallic sections, but this is not an issue as the section is short and a portion of my grip likes on the threaded plastic. I don’t feel uncomfortable using the pen and the weight distribution of the pen when used unposted is just right.

Nib Design and Performance 5.00/5.00

The nib is 18k F. I thought the engraved wheel logo on the nib looks pretty cool. Wet and extremely smooth writer.

Filling System 5.00/5.00

The pen uses an ink converter. My favorite filling system for ease of use and the lack of need for replacing worn parts.

Value 5.00/5.00

I bought it for $125 including shipping. It came with the original paper and box.

Conclusions 24.00/25.00

This is one of those pens that is not on my shortlist list, but is bought at the spur of the moment. I have no regrets getting the pen, and am thinking of getting other Signum pens in future, especially if they come in purple.






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