|Sheaffer Taranis Fountain Pen|
The Sheaffer Taranis fountain pen is well balanced, and it felt most comfortable while using it posted. The nib is smooth – it reminds me of a Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point both in feel and looks. If I were to nitpick, it does seem to be a little on the wet side with a Medium nib though nothing that would keep me from using it as a daily writer. The front section where the Sheaffer name is present is flat and I found it to be a good resting place for my pointer finger while in use. It is nice that a converter is included, as not all fountain pens come with one, especially as it is proprietary to Sheaffer pens. This is my go-to suggestion when someone is looking for an affordable pen as it blends great writing performance with modern styling.
While it is aesthetically an unassuming pen, the Sheaffer Taranis is one of the smoothest writers I have used. If you are looking for an understated daily pen with a fantastic nib, the Taranis is hard to beat.
- Joe (Pen Boutique Limited, 5560 Sterrett Place, Columbia, MD 21044)