There are pens that do not call attention to themselves, wishing only to remain in the background while their writer attempts the Great Filipino Advertising Tagline.
This is not one of those pens. Look Ma, I’m blingy.
Not a millimeter of the cap was spared scrollwork. The cap also has a “ruby” embedded on top, although the red tones are difficult to see without direct sunlight.
The nib has the crown logo and rays surrounding the 22KGP mark. I like the nib’s shape; it is slightly waisted and tapers pleasingly to the tip.
The pen comes with a converter, and is not unduly heavy.
Duke’s tagline is “Each pen gives birth to splendor.” I have a splendor threshold. There is only so much splendor I can take. However, I must admit this pen is growing on me. What’s next? Swarovski-e?