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I am saving up for buying a Lamy 2000. But I needed a good work horse pen till I got the Lamy. So I thought of getting a Kanwrite Heritage because I was so impressed with the smooth writing performance of Kanwrite's much cheaper $10 pen called Desire (I use Desire for the Noodler's infamous Baystate Blue ink). Then I came to know about Kanwrite's latest product Legacy, which was launched just a few weeks ago and I changed the decision. I wasn't disappointed. I bought solid blue colour Legacy with a fine nib and ebonite feed. I ordered the pen directly on Kanwrite's website and it was delivered within a few days in spite of the COVID restrictions in my place. The pen came in a a beautiful box. Also, there was a spare extra-fine nib with plastic feed as a 'surprise gift'! First Impression: Legacy is a large pen. It is a moderately heavy pen weighing 26 grams capped and 18 grams uncapped. It is solidly built. The screw-on cap opens with about one and three quarter turns to reveal a No #6 (international standard size) nib. I had opted for a steel finish nib (Gold plated and dual tone options were also available). The cap threads doesn't interfere with writing grip. The nib was smooth out of the box. The barrel opens with six and a half turns. The pen comes with a piston pump filler (1 ml ink capacity). The threads are greased and has an O-ring. The pen can be converted into an eyedropper with a whopping 6.5 ml capacity. Threads of the cap, barrel and piston work smoothly with no glitch. Size comparison with other pens can be seen in the picture below (from left to right: Parker Vector CT, Noodler's Charlie, Sheaffer Gift 100, Kanwrite Desire, Camlin Elegante and Kanwrite Legacy). Legacy is 152 millimetres long (capped) and has a barrel diameter of 15.1 mm. Grip section is circular with 12.2 mm diameter. It doesn't post well and is too long and too top heavy to write when posted. Now the Pros and Cons. Pros: 1) Legacy has the smoothest nib I have used during my limited experience with the fountain pens. The pen writes smoother than my Lamy Safari and Sheaffer Gift 100. 2) The pen is a wet writer. The ebonite feed is never going to starve the nib. 3) The company offers seven nib options (including two flex-nib and a stub options), 3 nib finishes, two trim colours and 5 pen colours to choose from (that is 210 choices and all of those options are available!!) 4) Nibs are screw in type and nibs can be separately bought. So you don't have to buy several pens to get different nib options. I haven't tried to remove the nib, the procedure looks very simple in the 'how to' video sent by the company. 5) One free Extra-fine nib came along with the pen as a "surprise gift". 6) Jumbo 6.5 ml eye dropper option for those who write a lot. 7) Smooth piston pump filler. 8 ) Minimal, yet elegant design. Solid construction. 9) Excellent customer service. They respond to emails and Whatsapp messages within hours, often within minutes. Cons: 1) Lines are a bit thicker for a fine nib. It writes closer to a medium nib. (I have a Kanwrite Desire with Extra Fine nib and it writes like a Parker Vector fine nib). 2) Cap doesn't post well (I never post, so I am okay with it). 3) A bit top heavy even when unposted. So it took some time for me to adjust especially since I have small hands. Large grip section diameter also took some time to get adjusted to. Anyway I now use Legacy as my workhorse pen and I write 10 to 12 pages everyday with no fatigue, thanks to the wet smoothness. 4) Not really a con: the clip of the pen I got was defective and was catching on to the fabric while taking out from pocket. I removed the clip from the pen and corrected the issue using a small plier. It took less than two minutes. But Kanwrite sent me a new clip when I gave this feedback despite telling them that I had already corrected the issue on my own. Great gesture by the company - they really value customer satisfaction. Writing Sample: Final Verdict: Kanwrite Legacy is worth every penny and the cons I wrote are far outweighed by the pros. I have not seen many companies that offer the high quality customer care like Kanwrite. Just be aware that it is a wet writer and that the fine nib writes more like a medium. Legacy costs less than one fourth of the price of a Lamy 2000 and I am not sure if I still want to buy the Lamy for which I have been saving up. Legacy is a good pen. Note: I have no affiliation with Kanwrite. I just love their products and enjoy their excellent customer service.
We seek writing pleasure from our fountain pens, and that desire is achieved with Kanwrite fountain pens, a family-owned Company with an honorable heritage in pen manufacturing. In certain parts of the world, Kanwrite needs no introduction as the brand has strong recognition and wide use by fountain pen aficionados. In other parts of the world, the Kanwrite brand is new. I have been friends with Kanwrite Owner, Sandeep Awasthi, for a long time, thus I am familiar with his personal involvement in the Kanwrite commitment to excellence in fountain pen production and customer service.In the photo are my Kanwrite fountain pens. (NOTE: Photo would not upload, so will try to upload separately.) Model names are Desire--the solid green, and Heritage--the marbled blue and green finishes. The Heritage are fitted with Flex, steel nibs, and the Desire has a regular steel nib. All are satisfying writers, and, at a very reasonable price--we don't often see those 2 benefits in the same fountain pen. Additionally, as our nib grade preferences vary, Kanwrite offers both regular and Flex steel nibs so as to accommodate our choices. Another contrasting feature between the two models is that the Desire's feed is plastic, while the Heritage feed is ebonite.The Heritage model has an inbuilt piston filling system, whereas the Desire model has a plunger style converter filling system. Both function easily. (Kanwrite will soon introduce an upgrade to the Desire model, containing a threaded, twist converter, and it will also allow use of either a cartridge, or eyedropper filling. Kanwrite will be releasing new models in the near future, and I look forward to that product launch!Kanwrite website....http://www.kanpurwriters.com/index.html Contact...firstname.lastname@example.org