Usual disclaimer: I don't have any affiliation with them, just a VERY satisfied customer.
Now, I'm obviously new to this, but I'll give all the basics I can think of to a pen that has already been reviewed.
Smaller than a Lamy Safari, but not ridiculously so. A lightweight pen, you "know," it's in your hand, it's short, thin, and lightweight enough that if you have to use it for more than maybe an hour, you're going to probably get cramps, (I have small hands even.)
An acrylic pen, so again, it's lightweight. Fairly durable, it doesn't look like it will scratch TOO easily, or break unless you purposefully try to do so. Certainly everyday use shouldn't be too hard on it.
The gold stripes and what not aren't actual gold, but for a very inexpensive pen, it seems like a trivial detail.
I think the nib is steel, it's stiff, but the nib itself is smooth, as much as my Safari if not more so.
Basically a squeeze bar around a sac. You immerse the pen as you would with any other bottle-filler, then squeeze the sac by pressing on a metal bar to fill. Easy and clean.
I would imagine it is a modest amount, but not so little that it should be inconvenient. You'll want to take ink with you if you're traveling for more than a day. (Wouldn't you anyway though?!)
The one gripe I have about this pen is about the most important factor, how well it writes. I have a M and B/stub.
They are very dry writers, using Aurora black. As I said, the nibs themselves just glide across the paper, I lightly tried when they weren't filled and there was no gripping or clawing, no bumps or anything. When inked the pens still glide, but for some reason they aren't putting out the ink.
This is NOT what appears to be standard, all I've heard is that they're wonderful writers.
I'm going to check the filling system and see if there are any defects, holes in the sac, improperly connected sac, etc. If there's still a problem I'll be at a loss.
Any help would be appreciated.
Overall, if I can fix the ink problem, a great pen for a very low price. I'd recommend it for starters especially.
Edited by MYU, 21 November 2008 - 18:28.