I just got my first box, and all in all it was a great experience. I do have a few comments for feedback, however.
1. I appreciate the inclusion of J Herbin inks - I've been meaning to try them for a while. It was such a shame, therefore, when I found that 2ml of the Rouge Grenat spilled out of the vial. I don't have a solution for how to avoid this in the future, just relaying an unfortunate event.
2. The Jinhao Dragon was cute, but the content card listed a Double Dragon, whereas I believe (from its size and comparison to pictures online) that a single Silver Dragon was sent. No worries - I thought that the record should be corrected.
3. The design of the Duragraph Freedom is not something I would have chosen for myself, but I appreciated the limited edition touch. After using it, however, it is quickly becoming one of my favorite pens.
I look forward to seeing what else you have in store. Maybe one day when I am able I can upgrade to the Collector.
This is my second box and so far I’m liking the variety. Sadly the inks spilled on this and the first box but thankfully they were in a plastic baggie on this box so things didn’t get ink all over them. Two nice pens I probably would never have thought to pick for myself. Love the variety of the J. Herbin inks included.
I was anxious for my first box, however it took awhile to be shipped. Chris reached out and apologized.
I liked my box, but my ink samples didn’t wow me because I had all those colors. I would have liked new colors of new inks.
Still I am excited to receive my next one.
The Optimist Ring that was sent to me is a great pen, so great that my non-fountain pen using wife loved using it so much that I gifted it to her.
The ink trials that came showed me the difference in ink brands. I never realized how much smother some inks write than others.