Review: BENU Purple Night Silver Fountain Pen

This is the Purple Night Silver Fountain Pen from the Essence Collection by BENU.

This fountain pen comes packaged within a dark gray box with 'BENU' imprinted in silver on its shimmery surface.

Cushioned by a layer of shredded paper beneath, the Purple Night Silver pen is wrapped in brown wrapping paper and tied with a bow-style string. The word 'BENU' is nicely imprinted in bold gray throughout the wrapping paper.

Upon unfolding the wrapping paper, you can find an introduction of the pen and a short set of instructions on product care

This ergonomically shaped pen, 13.5cm long and weighing 18g, is skillfully handmade from high quality aventurescent resin with glittery effects. Although the name of this pen suggests 'Purple', to me, there is a tinge of blue in the color of this pen (the blue color becomes more apparent under natural lighting conditions, especially when you bring it close to the window to observe during the day).


Tail end of the pen


Pen cap

The pen cap is the screw-on type and does not come with a pen clip. You can find 'BENU' engraved on the brass ring of the pen cap.

Like the Silver Galaxy Fountain Pen, there are linear indents on the pen cap as well as on the tail end of the Purple Night Silver pen.

This pen comes with a stainless steel Schmidt nib with a single slit and rounded tip. This nib comes in sizes of 'F', 'M' and 'B' - for fine, medium and broad respectively. You may find the words 'Schmidt' and 'Iridium Point', as well as 'F', 'M' or 'B' engraved on the nib.

I had to wipe the nib before using it for the first time - the nib didn't work when I tried to use it without wiping. I am guessing this is due to the chemical residue left on the nib during the manufacturing process.

Like the Silver Galaxy Fountain Pen, this Purple Night Silver pen comes with a refillable piston converter which allows you to refill ink through the mechanics of air pressure.

Below are some of my writing and drawing samples:


Picture A


Picture B


Picture C

The writings in Picture A and strokes in Picture B are created using the 'F' (Fine), 'M' (Medium) and 'B' (Broad) nibs respectively.

Picture C is a sketch of 'Count Duckula' using the 'B' (Broad) nib and Noodler's Black Waterproof Fountain Pen Ink.

You may find out more about the Silver Galaxy Fountain Pen or the other BENU pens I have in my collection here.

Availability

You can check out more details about the pen at https://goo.gl/YvNkYR

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