I like cute pens, which is why I was attracted to the Stipula Passaporto when I was browsing JetPens (you know, something I spend endless hours doing).
Body Material: Resin
Length (capped): 3.62"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 3.42"
Length (posted): 4.94"
Barrel Diameter: 0.56"
Section Diameter: 0.36" - 0.45"
Nib material: Steel
Weight: 20 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Eyedropper
Where to buy: JetPens
The nib tines appeared to be quite tight, but I don't like to adjust anything until after I've reviewed the pen - it seems only fair to review the pen as it arrives from the company, right? Therefore, onward. The pen was turned into an eyedropper and was filled with the lovely Montblanc Lavender Purple ink.
I found that the pen didn't write all that well - it was on the dry side and it skipped. I like the broad line the nib put down, although I think if it had been more wet, it would look even better. When I wrote with it, I exerted slight pressure on the nib and it made the lines a little wetter and it wrote nicely. In the writing sample, the wetness was pretty satisfactory when I used that slight amount of pressure. Without pressure, the nib would just dry out. Annoying.
making the nib wetter), it wrote much more pleasantly and I liked the performance of the nib much more. It also stopped skipping, which was a relief.
The Passaporto is a very small pen, of course, so don't be surprised that it'll be hard to write with unposted, even if you have small hands! It is a postable pen, so you'll want to do that. My complaint with that is the cap doesn't post very securely. I found that even when posted, the cap would wiggle off as I wrote. Annoying? Yeah. Very annoying. I could feel it wiggling off slowly so every now and then, I'd have to push it back on. I also tried twisting the cap slightly when I posted it. This helped a lot, but you must remember to do this!
Overall, once the nib was adjusted, I really liked it. I also really liked the look of the pen, especially as an eyedropper. It's great that Stipula included a glass eyedropper along with the pen! Be aware that the pen needs a good flush with water and some dish soap/ammonia before using it, and the tines might need a bit of loosening if it writes dry and skippy. Easy to fix. They're cute pens and worth a look at.