The walnut with gunmetal is a beautiful pen, and when it writes, it is quite smooth with a touch of bite. The pen is thick but not heavy and I find it comfortable to hold for an extended period of time. The only problem I'm having is that the nib dries really fast - like in 10 minutes without use. I've cleaned the pen with pen flush to no avail - after 10-15 minutes sitting with cap on, the ink won't flow (using Robert Oster Signature flaming blue with a medium nib). I'm going to bring it back to see if the nib needs adjusting.
Your parcel arrived in Spandau in time and in perfect condition, and aroused great joy and surprise. The pen I ordered, however, was the Conklin All American type without any gold trim, with black cap clip, gunmetal black barrel. Besides, I am very content! Andy
Conklin All American Wooden Fountain Pen