Love the color, the size, the details. It is an upgrade to the normal momento zero, which is my favourite pen of all. The grande has a better ink capacity, and a wetter ink flow because of the ebonite feeder. Ist is very well tuned and you can feel, that it was designed and built with best know-how.
So the story begins with a Leonardo Momento Zero Grande with an EF nib that I'd bought from Fontoplumo (Ask Frank or sign up for the news letter for the current discount code... it won't do any harm).
I draw with fountain pens so a very thin line is essential. The EF nib on this pen though had a line that was close to a medium point. I referenced this in my review of the pen. When Frank saw my review, he kindly sent me a replacement EF nib unit. What service... So, Ladies and Gentlemen I commend the excellent Frank van Krieken.
Review of the replacement nib:
What is it:
It is a Leonardo branded Bock number 6 steel nib.
Number 6 nib in steel.
Nib shape in steel... There are no sharp threads, it's a nib. I wouldn't try posting it because it'll look like a wand!
it's as heavy as a nib.
Replacement of original nib:
The new nib came in a screw-in nib unit. The Momento Zero Grande does not house a screw-in nib unit, it's a simple pull out nib and ebonite feed. So, from the nib unit Frank sent, just gently twist out the nib and plastic feed. Use rubber or leather grippers to gain traction during this process. Now simply push the new nib in to the pen with the ebonite feed.
Looks like stainless steel. It's a nib.
The new nib is superb and gives an acceptable EF line. I'm happy with how it draws and sketches. With the new nib I would amend the rating of my Momento Zero Grande Sand to 5 stars.
It's a nib!
I bought this to use it with Remarkable tablet. Compared with the original pen, which comes with the tablet Lamy pen is huge improvement. It fits into the hand as well as any other Lamy pen does. The nib runs smoothly on the surface and it is as close to the normal pen as possible. If you own a tablet device, this is a must purchase.