Description: An engraved herringbone pattern gives this Cross Townsend fountain pen it's unique textured feel. The titanium herringbone pen is accented with rhodium plated appointments and an 18 karat gold/rhodium plated nib. (Credits: Cross)
Cross, as usual, offers a great looking and working pen.
-It's a decent weight, it's not too light, not too heavy
-You can fit a spare ink cartridge into the body of the pen (Maybe other Cross pens does this too, but I've only one ).
-The usual gorgeous nib
-It's real smooth, all my fountain pens are Medium nib, but I'd prefer Fine or Extra Fine, as I'm left handed so anything to avoid smearing (It doesn't happen though).
-The cap is real tight (Air tight perhaps) and when you open it, some ink flies out (Only rarely, but it does happen).
-The way its built, the handle becomes loose sometimes when you write a lot for a long period of time (The part for changing the ink).
-The usual TINY Cross ink cartridges.
-The handle warms up quite a bit if you write for awhile (It bothers me, but thats just a personal thing ).
-It could probably do a LITTLE bit more width on the pen itself.
All in all, I love the pen, but the only thing that truly bothers me is that the handle gets loose after awhile, but a simple twist to tighten it again and its good to go!
Great pen for the medium price.
I hope you liked the photos and the simple review!
Edit: Oh my, the photos are huge, I recently bought a 9.1MP digital camera, still playing around with it. I had the photo settings on suitable for HD TV viewing. They should automatically get reduced to 44% of its original size though, sorry about that!
Edited by Nyte, 10 July 2008 - 17:53.