Monday, August 18, 2008
Libelle Winter Storm
Usually when I shop for a new fountain pen, I agonize over which one to get. The selection process can take quite awhile as I read and re-read different descriptions and reviews and struggle to stay within my budget. Not too long ago, I ordered a Libelle Autumn Leaves fountain pen for my wife. It is a nice looking pen but not one I would have chosen for myself. However, as soon as I saw the Winter Storm, I ordered one right away. It really does look like it is made of cracked ice! I also really appreciate the diameter and length - 5 inches without the cap. It is very comfortable: not too light and not overly heavy. It is available only with a medium nib. It writes very well - in fact this one writes more smoothly than the more costly Libelle Epic of which I have written earlier - even though they have the same style nib. Curiously, the Libelle Epic came with a rather flimsy converter, which is awkward to use. But the Winter Storm arrived with a better quality converter that operates well. A couple of my pens are nice to look at but not much fun to write with. Libelle really hit the mark with the Storm on style, form, size, price and color - and it writes well too. What more could you ask for?
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Too good to be true:
Now the Libelle Epic Ivory Swirl is only $50 at Colorado Pen!
I know what you mean about agonizing. Just today, after hours and hours of searching and researching I ordered a Cross Sauvage in ivory. It's all your fault too. The only regret I have about my purchase is that the UPS trucks no longer make that wonderful roaring sound as they come down the street. That was always the official and exciting conclusion to any online purchase. Though the excitement of receiving orders is somewhat diminished, I undoubtedly will enjoy my new pen regardless.
BTW, your picture of Winter Storm shows a more beautiful pen than do the pictures on the pen sites I agonized through. I'm partial to blue but even the grey of the other pictures presented me with temptation. If only Libelle offered a fine point nib.... But then again, maybe I need another medium point in my collection!
You are right. The pen looks much more grey in real life.
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