A decent stainless steel pen, very smooth surfaced polished/brushed steel it is I gues, with very snug fitting cap. Pilot inscription on the cap is looking very cool on the further minimalistic design. On top of the cap there's an sticker posted with an odd P character with a cross through it. This lable is not fitted very properly by the way, a bit of center and not fully embedded in the cap.
The size is to be compared with a Parker Sonnet, though a bit taller and barrel and cap are in line with each other. It's a very tight design. I do have a cheap Sheaffer Targa of which it does remind me, but this one got more body. Posted the pen tends to get a bit off balance. It also posts rather hard due to the very tight fitting cap and I suspect the inner workings will scratch on the surface when doing it often.
It has a fine steel nib which is writing more wet than I'm used to from Pilot pens (refer to 78g pens). The nib has a little problem that it's not cut very straight and so the tines will scratch each other a bit sometimes, causing a clicking sound as well. But still it's writing very smooth. It's also springy due to it's length, but I wouldn't say it really has flex. The feed looks a bit odd, it's a smallish, translucent piece. A very decent open end steel squeeze converter. The pen is only suitable this converter or for special Pilot cartridges I suspect. The cartridges are fine to get overhere in case I would need them.
The nib has some inscription writing BOK or ROK which I can't make out yet as it is overlapped by the section part. I never really take time to flush a pen first time. It took a bit of time before the ink started feeding out but ever since it has been performing fine.
Anybody who knows more about this pen, it's nib inscription, got website refs to reviews or anything please let me know. I found there was a review request for this pen posted some time ago, but further I wasn't able to catch any information yet.
I may post more pics of the nib section and converter later...got some upload issues.
Edited by ThaIwan, 01 September 2008 - 14:27.