Fabulous flex nib in a luscious colored pen!
My first soft nib in this pen, I have another Bourgogne which impressively kept ink fresh and ready to use for a year!! Always impressed by Platinum, this is perhaps my 4th or 5th, but it's definitely my new favorite! Being a flex nib fanatic I've tried virtually every one of them on the market. What I like best is that instead of going for an overly soft nib, Platinum has remembered that truly great flex nibs COMBINED flex with responsiveness! Using this pen is reminiscent of a vintage Waterman semi-flex; good flex, great responsiveness! I liked it so much that I had to get the matching Chartes Blue which was well worth it and even claimed a tiny bit more flex than its mate. These pens are beautiful to look at and even more fun with which to write. Ink always stays fresh and ready to write; I can not think of a downside. Perhaps if you were expecting a demo pen, you may be disappointed, but this they do not claim. Held up to the light you can just make out the amount of ink left in the converter. These pens are like jewels with their colors and in their performance. So very glad I made the investment for these soft fine nib pens...twice!