Body Material: European Resin
Trim: Chrome (gold colored)
Nib material: Two-tone #6 steel
Cap: Screw on
Posts: Yes, friction
Length (capped): 144.0 mm/5.67"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 126.4 mm/4.97"
Length (posted): 168.7 mm/6.76"
Barrel Diameter: 12.6 - 15.2 mm/0.49" - 0.61"
Section Diameter: 10.8 - 11.8 mm/0.42" - 0.47"
Weight (all): 34 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 20 g
Fill type: Standard international cartridge/converter
Where to buy: Scrittura Elegante
Conklin's current packaging kind of freaks me out. It's big and coffin-like. This is a large clam shell box with rounded off, cut corners. The top has the Conklin logo and it's lined with two gold lines, bordering the edges. The inside is a velvety, beige bed, and the pen is secured in place by a ribbon. Under the pen bed, there are two ink cartridges and your pen's warranty information. It's solid packaging but it's so excessive, both in size and for the price of the pen. It's not spectacular, but it does the job.
The All American is a pretty pen with a cigar shape - one of my favorite pen shapes. I enjoy the smooth lines and consistent appearance of the pen. The finial is unmarked - it is just a round, polished dome of this European resin in Sunburst Orange. The clip is attached through the cap quite far down, with a thin metal tab. It's a small clip relative to the pen, and is quite simple - it is engraved with Conklin. The section is quite short with a very slight pinch. It's smooth and round, and ends in a ridge before the nib. The cap threads are located right at the back of the section on the end of the barrel.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
The steel nib is very simple but it's pretty, and the size and design matches the pen. It's a two-tone #6 steel nib with a single slit and a crescent-shaped breather hole. It's engraved with Conklin (this part is plated with yellow gold) and Toledo USA. The side of the nib is engraved with M for medium.
The clip is super springy but the pen is light, so it doesn't have to be very snug to hold the pen in place. I found it worked well enough and was easy to slide on and take off papers, pouches, and pockets.
The section is very small but my grip fit on it comfortably - the threads at the back are very smooth and the ridge in the front is smooth. I think if you even have a larger grip, it would be comfortable. Unposted, the pen is light, large, and fills my grip well. It's well balanced and doesn't slip around.
PROS & CONS
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.