Nib is good. I already own a fine nib and wanted to try a medium and a stub. The medium was as I expected to be, not too thick, not too thin, but it had some hard starts at the beginning, not so much to be bothersome, but still, not perfect. I cleaned it carefully and after some writing it feels as it has settled in. (The same thing happened to another pen I have, after I cleaned it and wrote for a while it stopped doing hard starts). I will see how it goes. Stub seems fine on that matter, although I did not use it for a long time. I like the feeling and how the letters look, I like how the ink behaves, but I am too used to a fine line at the moment (first time using a stub). I would love this if I was writing letters or for fun. For practical reasons I am sticking to my fine at the moment which writes perfectly, although I may switch to the medium later on.
I ordered the Kaweco Sport Coral Guilloche in the gold trim variation. The quality and finish of the pen are as expected, and the pen wrote well out of the box. The only slight disappointment is that the color is lighter than it appears in the photographs on the website. It is still beautiful, but not as rich a tone as expected. It pairs beautifully with Diamine Coral ink.
This is a beautiful, solid, well-made pen. I have the stub nib, which is a little wider than my other stubs, and writes well. I’ve filled it with Diamine Tropical Glow, a shimmer blue. I love using this pen. Even the converter is nicely made.
I ordered from California, and communications and shipping went fine.
Kaweco had been on my radar for a while, but having larger hands was somewhat hesitant.
But decided to test the waters with this special edition.
It does not disappoint, when posted it is comfortable in the hand, the section is a bit on the smaller side, but works amazingly well.
I chose the broad nib and am very happy with my choice.
This is my second Leonardo pen and it just arrived today, it is gorgeous! The colour and material is sublime and the overall quality, fit and finish is fantastic, and importantly the nib (Fine)writes beautifully.
If you are thinking about making the purchase, just do it, you won't be disappointed. Fontoplumo has become my go to pen store, there service is excellent and if you have any questions contact Frank he won't steer you wrong.
Dear Arouny, thank you for your review.
Just to let you know, there are 2 spare tips in the package. They are small so possibly easy to overlook, but they are there. Hope you still have the package so you can find them
Went to visit Fontoplumo in Delft a few weeks ago. I had previously ordered online twice and just wanted to see the store for a change. Frank was at his computer. I introduced myself and we started talking, he showed me around in his very nice store and this fountain pen caught my eye. Of course I had seen pictures of it, but 'live' it looked much better. The depth in the material is really striking. Couldn't leave without taking it for a spin. Tried an EF nib and that was wonderful... Effortless wet lines, just how I like it. The ebonite feed has no problems at all.
In short: Have it inked eversince and enjoy it every day! FYI: I really liked the store; situated in this rustique area of Delft, the plethora of pens is presented in well lit displays. They have plenty of room, which shows them off really well. Also, as a customer I felt like I had enough space to move around, making it a very pleasant experience being there. And of course, Frank is a very friendly guy which also enhances the experience. I highly recommend visiting with Frank if your in the area!
So, thanks Frank, for showing me around and the opportunity of owning this wonderful pen! I think I'll drop by again. ;)