This is a beautiful and good functioning fountain pen. I like big, well balanced fountain pens. Mento pen family is a ongoing discovery of affordable well conceived pens.
A very nice, smooth writer with a cheerful and elegant design. High quality pen at a reasonable price. Decent sized pen as well for those of us with larger hands. US Customs made the transaction unnecessarily difficult, but Laban provided top-notch and responsive customer service to resolve any and all issues.
I knew I would love this pen b/c lilacs are my favorite flowers. In person, it is even prettier! Soft hues, creams, lilac and green. Writes like a dream!
Got my first Laban, a 325 Cambridge M. This is such a fine writing instrument and was completely amazed with its physical features and writing smoothness. A welcome addition to my collection. Will consider another Laban next time around. Thanks Laban.
I was initially drawn to the dark green Hermes, but will probably add other colours for my Mento and a soon to be acquired Taroko or Red Antique II. I can't decide, so will probably end up getting both, in time. The ink, which I gather is made in Austria, is close to the British Racing Green I was seeking and comes in a very classy square glass bottle, easily on a par with some other famous luxury brands, but at half the price! Laban are an excellent underrated brand, offering quality products at very affordable prices.
Greek Mythology Fountain Pen Ink
Just loved the look of the Laban 325 Lagoon and the style is matched by the writing experience. The whole effect is enhanced for me by the really smooth Stub 1.5 nib.
The pen itself is beautiful! The nib is also gorgeous! I just wish I bought it in an Extra Fine because the Fine nib writes extremely wet and like a Japanese Broad or TWSBI Broad. I wish they sold the nibs separately because I would 100% buy a replacement for my pen.
Sakura Fountain Pen
The shipment never arrived. I will probably look for my refills elsewhere.
I have been on the hunt for a nice weighty pen for some time now because of an old injury that has left me with a writing hand that fatigues after only a couple lines. After stumbling upon this one (I was on the site because a friend recommended the Apollo ink) I took the plunge.
And let me tell you, absolutely no regrets. The weight is perfect, I was able to get down 3 whole pages before I even started to feel my injury, and another 2 1/2 before I had to take a break.
The nib that came included is Extra Fine, and it's not a lie, it's pretty dang fine. The flex is very nice, and the more I write, the better the flow feels.
As another note, I have already received multiple compliments on how nice and "fancy" it looks.
All in all, I am extremely pleased with my purchase, and I feel like I may have found my forever pen.
Purchased from the good folks at Goldspot. I got it with a Medium nib and later added the Fine and Bold point nibs. With the Fine point, this pen quickly became my favorite writer. It's a well-balanced pen, posted or unposted. Exceptionally smooth with just the right amount of wetness when using the Fine point nib. A bit of a gusher with the Broad point, but by no means is that a deal-breaker. Whichever I write with the Sun offers a wonderful writing experience. I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world!
I got this from a retailer. I have to say that is gorgeous and writes smoothly. It is a beautiful writing instrument. I only regret that this brand is not sold in my country (Mexico).
I purchased the Athena Gray and Hera Dark Green. I love both colors and I'm glad I added them to my ink collection.
I bought Artemis and Hera and they're wonderful rich colours. Finally filled in that part of my ink resume