Pen: Jean-Pierre Lépine, Samba
Type: Cartridge/Converter (International)
Material: some type of Resin
Nib: Small fine/medium Schmidt nib
Ink: Diamine Amaranth
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g
This is quite the eye catching pen as you can see in the picture. Not only are the colours vibrant it’s also of a significant size, roughly about 150mm, however it doesn’t have allot of girth, which makes it easy to use for long writing sessions. The nib is a steel and smooth Schmidt nib, it has just the right amount of feedback which makes it perfect for writing on smooth paper, no skips nothing. The only issue that presented itself with this pen is the cap, it’s not very well sealed, if you’re not using the pen for a few days it will have a hard start, so you might need to squeeze some ink into the nib/feed to have it start up again, but that’s something that relatively common in allot of fountain pens. I don’t find it bothersome at all. This is a really nice starter pen that is not too expensive and comes with a pen sleeve. Needless to say though if you are looking for something more subtle and classy, you’ll have to go with something else.
Light, large, and smooth writer, what more would you want? ;-)