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The flexibility of the nib is very nice. I like the pen, in general. However, when I leave the pen for awhile the ink won’t flow to the tip of the nib. I have to take the pen apart and actuate the plunger to force ink down to the nib. Then I have to wipe the excess ink off of the nib. I’ve considered going back to my croquill dip pen. It works every time. The reason I bought the pens is so I could take them with me. But alas, that doesn’t seem feasible.
It's a good quality Jinhao pen with a G nib which fits very tightly on the feed. With its normal nib it's a good, free flowing pen, but using Platinum Carbon Black fountain pen ink, the ink did not flow well with the G nib. I had to often turn the converter knob to feed more ink down to the nib. The pen would draw for a minute or so then need re-priming. The pen was okay in a pinch when I needed to work with a dip pen nib on location, other than that I wouldn't use it. I need the waterproof quality of the Platinum ink in my fountain pens, but others may try a dye-based ink which might flow better.
Writing with the pen is good, but I find filling it with ink quite difficult. More ink on my hands than in the pen! Perhaps more practice is required?
This calligraphy pen is a very good alternative to the other pricy option that easily costs you over $200. Given enough practice, I found the pen's (nicely) back weighted design actually helps "bounce" the nib when writing, The nib is a bit scratchy but I used Myron paper to smooth it out a bit and it doesn't bother me anymore. It offers very good flex and the flex is responsive as well! At this price range I must say I have no major complain at all. Just note that you should use ink like Monteverde with ink treatment technology (ITF), or similar kind that will help the ink flow. The "white" color one is actually like ivory color which is exactly what I wanted. Only one minor issue though: the clip was slanted to the left, not completely straight and the twine is actually slightly off. If the quality control can be tighten up a bit to fix all these issues: scratchiness, clip, twine alignment, this pen can easily be the affordable grail pen for any fountain pen lover.