There's one fly in the ointment, however, and for me it's a pretty big fly. Have you guessed what it might be yet, from the pictures?
Think, think think!
Lord knows, I am no fountain pen expert (although I do have a blog and I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express at least once in my life), but everyone knows that the cardinal rule of fountain pens from Japan is: THE NIBS RUN SMALL. So if you want a fine, you should order a medium. What happens, do you think, when you get a fine?
You get a pen that lays down a line no thicker than a mosquito's eyelash. And that's pretty darn thin.
Don't get me wrong, I love absolutely everything else about this pen. And I love the appearance of the nib itself -- look at how streamlined and sleek it is. It fits the overall style of the pen perfectly.
But it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FINE -- and I don't mean fine in a good way.
Therefore, I am going to try something here. I know I have about 3 readers (who knows, I may be flattering myself with even THAT number). But I really want this pen to go to a good home, and I wouldn't mind getting another pen that would be more suitable for me and my writing style.
So how about a trade? I would love to trade this pen (in perfect condition, inked only once, and it will be clean as a whistle when I send it out -- I think I still have the box as well) with someone who wants to get rid of a low-end Pilot that is comparable. As long as I am throwing this out there to the Universe, might as well go for broke -- I would ABSOLUTELY love to trade it for one that is exactly the same, except with a medium nib. But I am not that persnickety.
Respond in the comments please, and let's see what happens!
UPDATE: This pen has now been traded.