A premium writing instrument with a thin price tag. The pen features a simple minimalistic profile with a voluptuous cap. The cap includes an etched logo of Faber Castell and a polished chrome clip that snaps perfectly. It's simple matt solid barrel is very snuggly to hold and comfortable to write with. The polished steel nib contrasts pretty well and gels pleasantly with the design. The sophistication of this unique writing instrument delivers promising quality of Faber-Castell in a budget.
|Nib Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cap Mechanism||Snap Cap|
|Cap can post||Yes|
|Special Features||Comfortable grip section while writing|
|Refills & Inks||International ink cartridges|
|Complimentary||Packaged in a Gift Box|
|Warranty||5 years Warranty|
Customer Reviews - 1 item(s)Excellent & Simple
5 / 5
Excellent & Simple
Simply put, I wish I'd discovered the Faber-Castell Loom much, much earlier in my fountain pen journey. It's a wonderful, sturdy little thing (and it is surprisingly little when unposted) that I would follow to hell and back. And while I haven't actually thrown this guy in any open fires or anything, I have a sneaking suspicion it would survive the trip. The body is metal, and it feels heavy and durable in the hand. The cap, while plastic, doesn't take away from the overall aesthetic of the pen. For what it is, it's a comparably inexpensive pen that threatens the livelihood of its pricier brethren with its performance. If I had to choose between my Lamy 2000 and the Loom, I'd have to think about it.
The grip is the same width and material as the rest of the body, but with ridges for an easier grip. One of my (few) complaints about this pen is that, due to the absence of a proper grip for my fingers to rest on, I find myself twisting the pen in my grip as I write. This leads to awkward fumbling as my lines skip, thanks to the weird angle I end up writing at.
I got this pen with an extra-fine nib, and it is lovely. The Loom puts down a wet line, making it considerably smoother than any of my other EF's, but with the slight drawback of leaving a slightly thicker line than most others. At least in my case, this nib lives up to its reputation as one of the smoothest ones around, even in extra-fine.
If you're willing to drop the slightly-exorbitant $40 on this pen (my other complaint- I refused to buy it until I could get it on sale, actually) then you definitely should. It's a straight forward pen for every day use, and I plan on using it all through college. Was this review helpful? Yes No 0 of 0 users found this review helpful. Tweet