Well, I saw the pen in a coffee mug at A Pen Lover's Paradise, so I picked up a few after seeing Norman's youtube video. I originally thought: Oh those will be fun! So here goes nothin'....
Well, these are a true "demonstrator, they are completely clear except for one little annoying cap jewel, but that's O.K. The only other thing wrong is clip will detach when the jewel unscrews itself.
The design is simple. Too simple for me, it is clear this, clear that, clear this, and so on and so forth. i shouldn't have gotten the demonstrator, I know, but I care more about function than looks, but I still can only give it a six. It is a small pen when it is not posted. This is the only pen I don't post because it is hard to pull the cap off of the the back end once posted. Which will lead me into the filling system...
The weight is just one word: Balanced
or 4: Balanced like a Sheaffer
The ONLY reason I did not give this pen a 10 out of 10 for the nib was the fact I had to adjust it. When I inked it, the pen was drier than a bone, and scratchier then a chicken's talon. I immediately got the razor blade and went to work. 5 minutes later, and I had an ultra wet, ultra buttery smooth fountain pen. So if you get a dud, a razor blade will become your best friend
Filling System (9/10)
Again, the Only reason this pen didn't get a 10 out of 10 was the blind cap. I think a piston filler should not have a blind cap, but that is just my humble opinion. This pen holds a gallon of ink however! You should see it! It's stunning to see make a significant dent in my herbin bottles!
Cost and Value (10/10)
10 dollars... buttery smoothness, what is there to say
I am cheating big time, but if you take in the account that the pen is 10 dollars, I say it is worth 25 dollars plus 10 for the piston filler. So I might as well say it's perfect
BUY THIS PEN!
Edited by MYU, 29 December 2008 - 17:43.