I love fountain pens and so was very interested in what looked like a high quality pen for a good value. Often, that “too good to be true” combination leads to disappointment but not this time.
The pen made a great first impression with the packaging. It cam in a padded leather style stitched presentation box (picture attached.) While the pen came with an ink converter, it also came with six, ready to use, ink cartridges so it is possible to start using the pen right away even if one doesn’t have ink handy. The cartridges are international standard size so replacements are commonly available.
I have lot of ink so I used the ink converter (refillable cartridge.) A photo is attached. While some converters don’t seal well and are difficult to get to draw ink, this one worked great and I filled the cartridge with only one twist.
The pen (I have the red version) is a great color and has a nice shape, curving toward a slightly thicker middle (sort of like boat shaped conference tables.) The trim is gold and the nib is gold with fancy engraving that looks elegant. The cover latches with compression (no twisting) and has a positive click feel when it latches.
Now to the writing! I’m using a fine-point model. This is easy to identify because there is a scrip “F” or “M” in the middle of the nib. The pen write well immediately, the ink flow appears to be even and so far has not blobbed or otherwise misbehaved. I’d suggest leading toward the fine point if you are not sure what to buy. This is what I’d call a “fine leaning a little toward medium.” To me, it does the fine-point stuff but still would look fine for general applications. I’ve had some fine-point pens that seem to be skimpy with ink but this pen provides a nice even flow so the finer point doesn’t seem to limit how I’d use the pen.
I wasn’t familiar with the Beiluner brand before but I’m very pleased and will be keeping an eye out for other products. I’m just very pleased with this pen.