|Taccia Covenant Fountain Pen
The Covenant is an interesting pen – upon first look, the posted cap makes the pen look like it would be too unwieldy to use comfortably. However, I found that the large cap fit very well between my thumb and knuckle joint, with the leading edge of the cap resting on the meat of my thumb. That being said, it does feel a bit heavy in the rear when used this way, so I found I preferred using the pen sans posted cap. The pen itself is weightier than it looks, likely due to what looks like a good amount of metal in the front section as well as some in the body. While flexible, the nib did not give as much line width variation as a Noodler’s Ink pen would. This is certainly not a knock on the nib and if you’re not interested in one that is ultra flexible, then this performs very well. The pen feels well constructed and ready for every day use. One caveat if you are posting the cap – unscrew the pen by gripping the threads. If you have screwed the body in too tightly and grip the front section, you will end up unscrewing the front section only and leaving the body in the cap.
While the posted look (or even the capped look) may not be for everyone, the Taccia Covenant should not be ignored if looking for a new fountain pen. The cap is a value-added feature, since it doubles as a protective casing for the pen itself. In hand, the pen performs very well – it is comfortable, of a good length and girth, and imparts a feeling of quality while in use. Style-wise the Covenant is a no frills affair that would be at home next to a Churchill cigar, right down to the clip “band”. If you want a unique piece that writes well, or even just a weightier resin pen, then take a look at the Taccia Covenant.
- Joe (Pen Boutique Limited, 5560 Sterrett Place, Suite 101, Columbia, MD 21044)