Antwort: 06Autor: Rene
I can only tell you my personal opinion. There surely are a lot of people who like the Shaeffer.
I like the kind of nibs that e. g. Pelikan, Montblanc, Cross Century, Diplomat, Kaweco... etc. make, so to say nibs that have a certain ratio in length and width. I didn't like the length of the Shaeffer nib in comparison with the width. I seemed too squished to me. I had the same feeling with the ratio of the length from the bottom end of the nib to the tip of it. This way the hole is positioned almost in the center. (I hope you know what I mean.)
On other nibs e. g. on those of Pelikan, the size ratio is s different one and the bottom part of the nib is a little longer. This way it makes an impression of being long drawn. The stainless steel nib wrote well and glided smoothly over the paper. Don't expect too much flexibility. Even the golden nibs of today have their problems with it.
All in all the pen is something to look at and for 49,- Euros, there's not much you can do wrong. It seems to be robust and a converter comes along with it and the color is a great one, too. Personally, I really liked the way it looked a lot with a stuck on cap and the little chrome cap on the barrel and the chromed protection cap in contrast to the colored barrel make the pen look very fancy.
My decision why I did not like it came from a feeling of mine. I didn't like the nib too much and I was missing the feeling: "THAT pen is exactly what I was looking for".
PS: By the way, I have a real compromise pen at home: the "Cross Apogee": a relatively thick barrel and a small golden nib in comparison. Looks stupid, but it writes well