Photos really do not do this pen any justice. The pen itself is modeled after airships or Zeppelins. I opened the box and I knew it had a fluted body/cap but when I picked it up, oh man. This pen is made of anodized aluminum with a matte finish. The flutes feel nice in the hand but the material really have a wonderful tactile quality that I greatly enjoy.
The pen itself is made of metal so it has some nice heft to it as well, which I am a big fan of. The shape is definitely reminiscent of the old airships and this pen design really shoes the sleek, aerodynamic quality of those. The finial is the Diplomat logo and adds to the aesthetics of the look.
The section is also anodized aluminum in matte as well as the body but I did not have any slipping issues as the anodized material holds the hand grip quite nicely.
The nib is stainless steel and it does not disappoint in the least. It is etched with the Diplomat logo ad company name. What I really like, though, is that the nib does not have a breather hole in it. I do believe these nibs are Jowo nibs and after writing with it, I am almost certain. So super smooth is the writing experience here that I have a difficult time putting the pen down.
The nib itself is a broad and it is a nice and wet nib. I am quite happy with it and would definitely purchase another Diplomat pen going forward. Call this guy greatly impressed.
This review is based off of my personal experience and opinion. I am not representing Diplomat in any way nor am I being compensated by Diplomat for this review.