Love this pen! How could you not buy a Sailor named Ocean? Seems like a must! Anyway, It does run on the dry side of the spectrum, but I find pairing it with a wet ink like Diamine works well. My favorite ink to put in it is Diamine Twilight. If I use that ink in any other pen it looks almost black, but the Sailor brings out the nice blue/green effect of that ink! Writes well, and definitely has it’s unique feel and feedback, but it’s definitely not scratchy. Smooth, yet you can feel the presence of the nib on the paper. I like it.
This thing is tiny and the feedback from the nib is not as smooth as I’d hope for from a gold nib. This is my second gold nib. My VP writes much smoother and it’s a fine nib. Does it write good? Yes but I can’t use it for long without my hand starting to cramp. Posted the length is okay without its too short to hold.