Appearance: This pen is BEAUTIFUL! It is an intricately crafted spiral and a lovely darker purple that matches J. Herbin’s Poussiere de Lune ink. While the tip is clear, it does sometimes reflect the violet color of the body.
Weight: Comfortable and well balanced.
Functionality: The spiral in the lower body (near the tip) functions almost like a grip. The grooves in the tip beautifully hold the ink and writes between two and three lines before having to dip again. The pen does need to be rotated while writing to get the most longevity out of each dip.
This pen provides wetter and more saturated lines than most fountain pens, and I have been using it to test all my new inks. It provides a quick and easy way to test inks, especially when I am anxious to try a new one! Because of the increased wetness, the inks appear darker and have more shading than they do when loaded in a fountain pen.
This is a gorgeous pen and I am happy to have it as part of my collection. Now I want more…
Please see below for detailed photographs of the pen and ink on the tip of the pen. Click on the thumbnails for full size shots.