It’s one of the pens that I bought when I was a beginner fountain pen collector, not that I’ve been doing that long. I just started early this year. Being on a budget, I’m perenially on the lookout for FPs in my price range – cheap – and preferred color - pink.
Inoxcrom makes an affordable line of pens targeted to people who appreciate popular and trendy Spanish design. This mini-FP, by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, is perfectly pink with cheerful yellow flowers.
Attractive the design may be, what’s most important is the nib – this one in iridium-tipped steel. I’d say it’s a wet extra fine, but so smooth and slippery, I smacked myself upside the head for neglecting it for so long.
An aesthetic drawback here is the pen barrel, which is made from cheap plastic. In fact, the logo mark is rubbing off already. What I’d like to do is create a Frankenpen – take the luscious nib, and have a craftsman create a cap and barrel from some magnificent material – celluloid, lacquer, or even polished Philippine mahogany.