Thank you Sheaffer for sending this Taranis over for me to review! I have been looking at this exact colour and model for awhile, so I am pleased I get a chance to try it.
Body Material: Metal
Trim: Chrome trim
Length (capped): 140 mm
Length (uncapped nib-end): 120.5 mm
Length (posted): 149.2 mm
Barrel Diameter: 12.7 mm
Section Diameter: 8 - 11.3 mm
Nib material: Steel
Weight: 35 g
Fill type: Cartridge/converter
Price: $145 for steel nib
Where to buy: ISellPens
The medium nib is quite small, being semi-hooded, and there isn't much to it, just a slit and what looks like a breather hole and blend of the Sheaffer logo. There isn't much else to it than that. Unless you look at the nib from the side, and see how strangely it is set, which may appeal to you or it may not. It looks like the nib is just sitting on the end of the pen, not pushed in far enough. Dan at FPGeeks doesn't like this either. I think an inlaid nib would have looked better.
Posted, because the cap is light, this pen remains very comfortable to write with. I really like its balance and weight.
The Sheaffer Taranis is an attractive fountain pen that has some really nice features - namely the section and smooth nib. At this not fairly expensive price point though, I think it is a bit of a hard sell. The gold nib option is even more expensive, too.
I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.