The Conklin Mark Twain Black Chase w/ Rose Gold Trim Crescent Filler Fountain Pen - The Chosen Rick-Rack Chase Design! Launched to celebrate the Conklin's Innovative Design and Mark Twain's passion for Crescent filling fountain pen in a black chased engraving pattern with a beautiful contrasting gold plated trim.
|Cap can post||Yes|
|Cap Mechanism||Screw Cap|
|Complimentary||Packaged in a Gift Box|
|Dimensions||5.7"L x 0.5"D|
|Nib Material||Stainless Steel|
|Refills & Inks||Cartridges/Converter|
|Series||Conklin Mark Twain Crescent|
|Special Features||Smooth writing with a great balance and good weight.|
This pen is an excellent pen. It feels and looks like plastic (like a smooth Lamy Safari), but I found no seams, even on the threads. Whatever it is, it has held up wondrously, despite being carried and "thrown about" like a daily carry is. The price is expensive if it is common plastic, but if it is some sort of resin, then it is worth the money, especially for the stub nib. Conklin stubs are buttery smooth, and very wet (Note: other pens can go without cleaning the manufacturer's oils out; Conklin is NOT one of those companies-the nib performs really bad without a thorough washing). The "Rocker Clip" is quite frankly a genius patent, as is the filling mechanism, obviously. I was not a fan of the rose-gold colored trim, but it is a popular compliment to black, and does look sharp. The one complaint that I have is that the center-band was loose, and came off! I had to glue it on. This isn't a huge problem, but one should expect that everything should be properly fitted on a $100 pen. Otherwise, this pen is excellent. I am glad that PenBoutique carries the Crescent Fillers.