Saturday, July 30, 2016

Waterman Carene Pen Review

This week I found myself at a pen store, yeah crazy right? I had my eye on a pen before walking into the store and they happened to have the exact pen I was looking to try. I liked it so much, I bought it and now I am going to give you my thoughts on the Waterman Carene.

This is my first venture into the Waterman brand and I will say I am impressed. This pen's finish is a rich amber lacquer speckled with brown and is quite lovely to look at. 

The pen itself has a nice shape and a decent heft at 33g which I prefer. The finish is beautiful with the lacquer in amber and the gold accents but the real treat is when the pen is uncapped.

The Carene has what is called an "inlaid" nib where it is fashioned into the section where the feed is hidden. this nib is a medium and is 18kt gold. The whole appearance gives me a vintage feel and looks stunning. The writing experience is smooth with very little feedback and no hard starts or skipping.

The Carene is a nice dependable writer that puts out a line that leans towards the wet side but not by much. I would not say it is not dry at all nor is it a gusher.

My only complaint is that for the price, it is a cartridge/converter pen. Rather than coming with 1 or 2 cartridges, it comes in a 6 pack of Serenity Blue.

  • Dependable writer
  • Gorgeous Amber lacquer finish
  • 18kt gold inlaid nib
  • Weighs 33g

  • Pricey
  • Cartridge/Converter filler for the price

This review is based solely from my experience and opinions. I do not represent Waterman nor am I being compensated in any way.

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