It simply looked so pretty on isellpens.com that I had to buy it.
When I got the box I had to open it fast as the expectations were high since I got the pen on its appearance alone.
To tell you I was no disappointed is and understatment,this pen is beautiful.Its everything I was hoping for and more.
The Body really looks like it is made of Bamboo and only once you hold the pen you feel its a ctualy a metal pen and not made of wood.
The cap is black and has a pearle like jewel at the top.The attantion to details is very impressive to a pen this cheap.
Holding the pen in the hand and it shows this is a heavy pen but once I unscrewed the cap the pen feels much lighter and I will categorise it as a medium weight pen.The overall quality of the pen is very impressive and the only flaw I found is the clip.It is attached to the pen with 2 slids entering the cap.This is something I see in the cheappest pens around,not a biggy (after all this pen isnt expensive) but still takes away from the total effect of the pen.
The pen is well balanced and due to its relativly light weight I'd say you can use it for a long perioud of time with no pain to your hand.
You can post the cap as the barrel is simply too fat.Its not a problem to me as I never post the caps (except with my Boheme).
The pen uses a piston filler converter.It works great and holds a respectful amount of ink.
The section is rather small,I would like to have it a bit bigger but it is not too samll,it simply calls for some geting used to.
The section is really interesting as the resin it is made of looks like it has pieces of abalony imbeded in it,very cool and positivly surprising.
It has a rather small steel nib,not very impressive but looks ok.
After filling the converter I put the nib on the paper and was pleased to see the pen is a really nice writer.The nib is nicly smooth,actualy its more then nicely smooth,it is very smooth.No not glass smooth but very smooth.The pen wrote well right from the get go with no skipping or slow starts.I was also surprised to see it has a nice response to it.The line is nice and wet but I always like my nibs wetter so for me I'd be happy if it was a bit wetter,I am sure most people would rate the flow as close to perfect.The nib writes like a real Fine nib.It is finer then Pelikan F and thats a nice surprise.
So probably most of you are asking-so how much did he get it for ?
Well I think this pen is just grand,it is an excellent pen and compared to my favorite pen in the price category the Phileas I'd say they are different pens that are about equal.
The pen cost me 30$ and I think you get a lot of pen for this amount.Beautiful,good quality and excellent writer.
Edited by goodguy, 21 August 2008 - 23:56.