Nemosine Singularity Fountain Pen - Magenta Demonstrator, 0.6mm Stub is rated
Rated 5 out of 5
Kathy the Pen Diva
I'd give it 10 stars if I could
Just received the two Nemosine pens with the 0.6 stub in the magenta demonstrator and regular magenta. Just as the spot on GPC photography shows, these pens are purple, not magenta. If that's important to you, just be aware. I don't really care. I filled the demonstrator's converter with Shaeffer Skrip Purple, and it's nearly an identical match. The pen is a perfect weight for me, posted ( as I do all of my pens, though I think it would be fine unposted if you have smaller hands). The nib glides over Rhodia paper like a much more expensive pen. The package includes six blue cartridges as well. I'm a big fan of the Pilot Metropolitan, but the Nemosine beats the Metro by a mile. I love the variety of colors that also include demonstrators, getting a "real" converter, and also getting 6 cartridges. This is an outstanding value for a great pen. I bought the Pelikan Amethyst last year, and love it, but the Nemosine holds its own against that pen as well. As my budget allows, I'll buy several more in other colors! If you're on the fence about purchasing this pen, hop off the fence and get it!
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5
Looks good but is scratchy
As many reviews of this pen note, it is a very translucent purple, not magenta. I wanted purple and am pleased with the color. The pen is very lightweight and looks good. So far, I've yet to have the barrel come unscrewed when I unscrew the cap. The converter works fine, and the package included six ink cartridges. As many reviews also note, it was a dry writer. As suggested here, I used the corner of a brass sheet to floss the slit a few times, and also pressed down with a bit of pressure on the nib a few times. For whatever reason, the pen now writes with a nice wetter line. Amazing Amethyst ink now looks amethyst from this pen, not grayish as it can with very dry writers. (I think Imperial Purple or Majestic Purple are good ink choices for this pen.) This pen would earn five stars except for its scratchiness. I'm not an expert, but I own more than a dozen pens, and I'd call it scratchy, not feedback. I did the figure-eights-on-brown-paper-bag thing repeatedly, and now it seems smoother, or maybe I'm just getting used to it. In any case, my two cheapie Plumix (M stub nib) pens, without doing anything to them, write much smoother than this nib. This .6 mm stub produces very subtle line variation and would work well for full-page writing. I love my 1.1 mm stubs for cards or short notes and addresses, but the lines can be a bit much for full-page writing. Therefore I'm still glad I ordered this Nemosine narrower stub nib pen. Perhaps I just got a fluke that was scratchy. While it does include a twist converter as opposed to the Metropolitan's squeeze converter, all my Metros write much, much smoother than this pen, and didn't cost quite as much. I'd say the Metros are better pens, but this is a totally different looking demonstrator pen and is also a good value (except for the scratchiness of the one I got).
Date published: 2016-09-25