This Libelle Alphabet Fountain is one of my favorites. It's got great weight and balance and feels good to draw with. The coating is a high gloss resin that's different from any other pen that I have. The description says it's perfect for "wordsmiths and crossword puzzle enthusiasts;" but they left out us type designers. I believe it's a Bodoni family printed on the barrel; looks great.
My Libelle worked through every page of a Strathmore pocket sketch. A nice little pair that I carried with me as I was reading "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.
|Mine has a steel medium nib.|
The only disappointment I have is with the cap. It posts fine, but the threads don't line up easily; you could easily cross up them up if your not careful. Other than that, it's a primo pen.
I usually use a converter for my fountains, but I used the standard Pelikan cartridges for this one, simply so I could do a quick refill on the road.
|"The old man was streaked with droppings over |
his shoulders, among the stars and triangles
of his gown, and a large spider was slowly
lowering itself from the tip of his hat..."
|"The Wart found himself almost hypnotized by by the |
big words and hardly noticed that the big mouth
was coming closer and closer to him."
T.H. White's book is called one of the foundations of modern fantasy, I can see why. My only regret is that I didn't read this book as a boy!
I gotta try this pen with the converter, maybe with a Noodler's color...