The Pelikan Golden Beryl fountain pen is a lightweight beautiful writing instrument. The gold nib is a very smooth writer. The body is opaque, light enough to see the ink level and the gold glitter of the Golden Beryl ink as it builds up between the feed and the body. I have not experienced any clogging, hard starts or skips. But, the matching Golden Beryl ink must be cleaned out more often from my experience. (I bought the ink separately when notified the pen/ink set was out of stock.) The luxurious ink and pen combination is worth the slight extra effort!
The pen size and feel is similar to the Sailor Pro Gear Slim. Feels a little short unless capped for my small hands. I purchased the broad nib to show more of the ink. Ink capacity is good. I happily recommend this pen and it’s complimentary ink!
What a treat! Smooth writing pen with shimmering gold ink. No ‘hard starts’. Already saving for my next Pelikan.
I purchased the gift set and the pen is absolutely amazing. The ink looks like the shimmer dust/mica powder has settled and needs mixed again, but even then it's a very pretty color.