This is my first pen review here. I'm not as ambitious as I've seen that some of you are - I'm impressed by all pictures and hand written reviews!
A couple of days ago I got this Cross Sauvage, Zebra Onyx w medium nib in the post. I haven't tried any of Cross pens before - I've had some prejudices against Cross as a bit boring (no offense to loyal Cross fans) but when I saw pictures of the Sauvage I knew I had to get one. So, I had high expectations with regards to the design and high hopes regarding the performance - when I opened the parcel with my Sauvage.
FIRST IMPRESSION & AESTHETICS
...was WOW. What a beautiful pen! The shape of the pen is exquisite and the materials - black lacquer and shining chrome - has a high end finish that exceeded my expectations. The pen - which is not particularly cheap to begin with - both looks and feels like a more expensive pen - very classy. I'm very impressed by the finish and the outstanding design and shape. The cap with the Zebra pattern, which I had feared should look cheap or weird, fits the pen perfectly and adds a great deal of charm and personality to the pen. It was instant love!
SIZE, WEIGHT, BALANCE
In my opinion this is a medium size pen with a comfortable weight to it. It is a pleasure to hold. I don't have small hands and I think this pen would fit both men and women as long as they don't have very big hands. It is very well balanced both with and without the cap posted. An extra plus for a cap that is very easy posted without scratching the barrel. So far everything exceeds the high expectations...!
Since all impressions before trying it was so very good, I was nervous when the time came to o try it. I carefully inked the penand began to write and was relieved and happy when the pen's 18 k (white) gold nib turned out to be a smooth and excellent writer. Maybe a bit wet, but that might have been the not so good paper. Very nice to write with. I think this is the kind of pen that can be pure pleasure to write long letters with.
This pen gives extremely good value for the money. It has the beauty and performance of a much more expensive pen. They have succeeded in creating a pen that combines both classical and modern features with a original and clever twist.
Edited by MYU, 06 November 2008 - 22:46.
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