Thursday, May 21, 2015
Body Material: Plastic
Length (capped): 117.5 mm/4.62"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 98.2 mm/3.86''
Length (posted): 139.9 mm/5.50''
Barrel Diameter: 8.2 - 10.2 mm/0.32'' - 0.40''
Section Diameter: 9.8 - 11.8 mm/0.38'' - 0.46''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 12 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Where to buy: Bureau Direct
No packaging, just the way I like it.
This fountain pen is small and cute. It is round and tapers towards the back end, which is rounded off. The finial is a rounded off chrome dome that angles downward towards the clip, just slightly. The clip is plain and unmarked, and it suits the design of the pen. The cap has J. Herbin printed on it in silver type.
The steel nib is a standard fine/medium. It has a single slit and a breather hole. It is engraved with Iridium Point Germany and some flourishes.
Decent nib performance overall. I was pretty happy with it.
This is a pen that is certainly on the smaller side. The metal clip feels pretty sturdy and is quite springy. I like how it feels and how it operated - it doesn't feel cheap and it didn't feel weak.
The section of this pen is thin and quite short. The ridge at the end is a little sharp and because of how short the section is, I found myself gripping it quite tightly to control the pen. For those with large hands, the section might feel uncomfortable.
This isn't a bad fountain pen at all. I was pretty pleased with its performance. I find it quite small and a little on the expensive side for what it is (small, plastic, cartridge, no supplied converter). However, both pens I tested performed without issue. One of these and some J. Herbin cartridge tins are cute together and are a great gift!
I received this item 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. One of these pens will be given away on Serious Nibbage! Hang tight!