I bough this pen from Jean Michel Lewertovski, who was kind enough to order custom nib from Sanford for me. I have asked for italic nib and I have received fine italic nib #98.
Nib is fantastic. Variation of line is great, almost crisp. Nib however, it is rather cursive italic. As Richard and John are living on other side of Atlantic, this nib is as good as it gets. Feed is plastic and is probably only thing, that I would change. This combo works best with PR inks.
Finish of the pen is great. I am a little spoiled, I miss celluloid. But other than that, finish is great. Black colour on both ends are making bold statement.
Both, pen and BP were sent in massive walnut box. Some may thing it is over the top. Personally, I was glad, as I didn't have any box to store pens. At the same time, I would be reluctunt to pay list price.
It is standard Converter/Cartridge pen. Converted doesn't hold a lot of ink. On the other hand I like black section around the nib. It makes life much easier compared to Omas or Tibaldi.
This pen has become my personal everyday writter. Partly, because it was my girlfriend gift, partly, because nib is just awesome.
Here is my rating:
Finish: 4,5 nibs
Apperance: 5 nibs
Nib: 5 nibs
Filling: 4 nibs
Price: 4,5 nibs
Edited by klemenv, 29 January 2006 - 19:15.