August 1, 2014 11 Comments
Here’s a beautiful Waterman 94 in the pattern known as grey pearl. It’s a stunning pattern raised from the obscurity of just another grey marble by the splashes of red throughout. The 94 is a good size of pen at 12.6 cm, and it’s quite thick. It makes for a very comfortable pen to write with.
The nib is a beauty: smooth, flexible and wet. The nib is where Waterman, like Swan, comes into its own.
Though I’m no expert on American Watermans, I suspect that there is a problem with this pen.
That, to my mind, is not a 94 cap. It’s the cap from an Ink-Vue, I believe. The cap fits well, the pattern is the same but the clip is not something I’ve seen on a 94, nor is the band.
So this beauty is a Frankenpen. That doesn’t bother me too much. It’s going to sit on my desk and be my daily writer and here’s why: