Body Material: Lacquer
Length (capped): 137.1 mm/5.39''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 120.0 mm/4.72''
Length (posted): 149.8 mm/5.89''
Barrel Diameter: 8.1 - 10.5 mm/0.31'' - 0.41''
Section Diameter: 7.9 - 9.3 mm/0.31'' - 0.36''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 16 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Price: € 84,00 (excl. VAT € 69,42)
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This Hémisphère is a thin pen compared to most of the others I own. It has a flat, blunt back end in chrome. The finial is also shiny chrome but is blunt and angled towards the clip. The clip is attached externally - it is slim, with the Waterman 'W' logo at the top, and a slit running down the middle.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
The medium steel nib has a single slit and no breather hole. It is engraved with Waterman Paris, M, the Waterman logo, and simple linear flourishes.
Some simple smoothing removed the burr and now the nib is rather lovely - smooth, wet, and pretty exquisite.
The clip is nice, springy, and easy to operate. I like how it feels. The section shape was comfortable enough but in action, I found it somewhat slippery during extended writing sessions.
This is a pretty pen that isn't extraordinary in any way, but feels robust and solid in hand. I have used other Hémisphères before and all the nibs were flawless, so I thin this is an unusual occurrence to have a burr in the tipping. I'm a bit disappointed to have found this, but it was an easy fix. You could also return it to the place of purchase and have it exchanged, should this happen to you. I think if you really like the model/appearance, you'll probably be luckier than me and your nib will be fine!
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. No affiliate links.