Lovely pen. Not as apparently sparkly in real life as I expected from the pictures...much more subtle. The fine nib seems to write "a lot more fine" than my other fine nib pens and displays a fair amount of tension and no discernible flex, but still works well. Used Robert Oster Signature Ink in Sparkling Cranberry. Thought the two would go together. Not a pen I'm going to "love" writing with, but it's lovely to look at so will go into my collection. Order was extremely well priced and I received it quickly.
This is my second Pelikan and I am just as pleased with it as I am with the first one - which was my very first fountain pen and started this addiction of mine. First, appearance. The pen is beautiful in the pictures but even more so when you take it out of the box and see it in person. The pen literally glitters in the light and is extremely pretty in the sunlight. Then, the writing experience. Smooth writer, delightfully fine line (EF nib). I used it several days in a row with no dry starts. All around an extremely nice pen!