The pen is beautiful. The quill nib works well. You can write slowly to add line width or write quickly like with a nib that doesn't have as much flex. Truphae has wondeful customer service and gets your order shipped quickly A++++......thanks Chris and crew!!!!!
The devil's in the details on this baby. The pictures do not do it justice. A beautiful rusty color that has the depth of layers that reminds me of the vintage celluloid pens from the 40s. The silver details are really elegant especially the feather swoosh design of the clip. The transition has a row of little portholes that let you see the ink.. The white gold nib has cut-out sides like the vent holes of a violin. And the cap is magnetic so when you cap the pen or post the cap on the open pen there is a satisfying audible click that tells you the cap isn't going to fall off.
I love Italian design where every tiny detail of an item has some element of beauty. I'll never own a Ferrari, or a pair of Ferragamo stilettos (and couldn't wear those if I did own them) but this is the closest I can get to that aesthetic. Yeah, I know you can write just as well with a 50 cent Bic but this baby makes a grocery list feel like a proclamation.
I bought it with the soft stub nib, which was a new size for me. It seems to have a lot of potential variation in the appearance of my writing depending on handhold and ink so it's going to be fun learning to drive it.
I ordered this pen with an EF nib and it is amazing. But besides that the care I got was the highlight! They communicated with me to let me know they did not have one in stock and gave me the option of replacing it with a medium nib. But were more than willing to still get an EF if i was dead set on it. Also, they were understanding when i needed to change the delivery address due to personal reasons. Chris was amazing and definitely will be doing business in the future with Truphae!!