My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year, and I replied with an embarrassed grin that it was already on the way. I had been eyeing the Libelle Siena fountain pen and when it went on sale, I grabbed it up. I've read a number of comments by fountain pen collectors about black pens with chrome trim being boring, but they are still my favorite. It is just a classy masculine combination. The Libelle Siena combines it with a ribbing that reminds me of designs from the 1930s.
This pen is large but not heavy: 5 3/8" capped. 5/8" in diameter. 6 3/8" posted. 4 7/8" with the cap off.
The clip is solid (not folded metal) and due to the up-turned end, it slides easily over a shirt pocket. The tell-tale Libelle dragonfly logo is well-presented in the cap button. The etching in the cap band is very shallow, which always looks cheap to me. But the rest of the pen looks and feels well made.
|Cap button with dragonfly logo.|
|Pen with cap posted|
|Large steel medium point nib|