I got it from a guy in Toronto and the pen was MIB.
Like most other pens I buy I never really saw the pen in my eyes.
In the pictures the pen is beautiful and I had to have it.
The first reaction when I saw the pen once I opened the box was ďIsnít that the small version of the Proust ?Ē
I expected the pen to be bigger. This pen is really small roughly the size of the Pelikan M200 and so the first thing I felt was a bit of a disappointment as I like BIG pens.
Well after the initial shock past I started to look closer at the pen and thatís when the pen starts shining. Every part of this pen was meticulously planed to work with the pen, I mean this pen is beautiful but without being shiny at all.
The barrel is the main attraction of this pen. Made of Silver Sterling it is pleasing to the eye to see the obvious craftsmanship done to it.
The best way and the only way to really appreciate the barrel is by seeing it.
The barrel has 8 faces and there are 2 themes engraved in it one looks like leafs and the other dots, very well done.
The trim and clip looks like they are also made of Silver as they already started to tarnish.
The cap and barrel are rather simple and all the attention is focused at the barrel.
Under the barrel and above the pistons knob there are threads to post the cap.
The nib is beautiful with a sand watch engraved on it and gold plating surrounds it.
This nib is a Medium size and is also not too big in size.
In the hand the pen light weight when compared to other WE pens. It is not a very light weight as you have the silver barrel and what I suspect is a brass piston but itís nicely light.
The pen is nicely balanced due to its smaller size. It simply falls into the hand and nothing sticks out and thus nothing is sticking out to whip around.
The nib is one of the nicest M nibs I have in my collection. Naturally I go for F nibs but this nib is not as wide as other M nibs I have and so it feels great to me.
Itís very smooth and very responsive. Simply a joy.
Itís obvious this pen was designed to be posted so I had to try it posted.
Now I need to say first I cant stand posting my pens, The only pen I enjoyed posting was my Boheme as the cap was very light and didnít mess with the balance of the pen.
With the case of this pen I felt as if the cap hurt badly the balance of the pen. I couldnít write with it posted.
I need to ad I know of people that work with this pen only posted and enjoys it a lot so maybe itís just me.
This pen is one of the most desirable WE pens and I can understand why people love it so much, this pen has a vintage quality to it we all miss so much in modern pens. Itís a modern work of art.
The pen is a joy to use with light weight and well balance. The nib is very smooth and very responsive but it does have one big flaw, itís simply a small pen and for those like me that never post their pen will find itís not so natural to use it.
Donít get me wrong this is not a tiny pen by any means but its smaller then what I am accustomed to.
Thank you David B for helping me to get the pen
Edited by goodguy, 12 December 2008 - 21:33.