I started using fountain pens regularly several decades ago. This pen has become my go to pen for the last several years. It combines elegance and smooth functioning with durability and decent pricing. I use an Oxford Blue ink to match the barrel.
Smooth writing and just the right weight of the pen.
As ordered in good form
Loved it, although I didn't realize how small the pen was compared to the ones that I have in my collection. Despite that it's beautifully designed, the materials are what I prefer and it has a little weight which I favor in my pens. Laban remains one of my top 3 brand when it comes to fountain pens. Oh the only thing I found disappointing was the actual abs feed. In my humble opinion I think Laban needs to do some R&D with there abs feeds. I have had to change out my feeds in quite a few of the pens. Despite that, as previously stated, there on my top 3 brands and I really love there pens and craftsmanship.
My Antique’ll fountain pens (red and black) are jusy gorgeous. They are elegant and feel good to the touch. They write so smoothly. I am pleased with my investment. I would LOVE the Antique’ll im a creamy white with gold pinstripes. That would create a divine trio.
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.