Lately, I am on buying spree of Wality made fountain pens. Wality pens are manufactured by Airmail. The pen I am reviewing today “WALITY 69 A” has been a best seller of Airmail/Wality brand and currently it is hard to get in the market. Even the authorized retailers are running out of stock for these pens.
This actually was the first Wality pen that I bought. And thereafter I have bought many Wality pens like Ivory model, Black Stealth Piston Filler Model and Wality 52PD even grabbing more 69A as I love them.
Further Below is my Review of the same in detail with detailed images and handwritten review.
DESIGN & BUILT:
This pen arrived with my Pilot 78G and happened to be my first Wality Pen. It had certain characteristic odor of the acrylic or the LDPE plastic, which i have heard they use and it was strong. I immediately decided to rinse the pen with detergent water and kept it overnight and also showered with the body mist of my wife to give it a nice fragrance but somehow little bit of fragrance still persists.
I inked the pen and started writing, my first reaction was “Wow, a cheap Indian pen can write so lovely” it wrote so smooth and fine with a lovely feedback but then it burped and my whole page was messed up. So I noticed that the feed is not properly inserted and then i pushed the nib and the feed inside and i was back to awesome writing again.
As far as design is concerned I beleive this is an original design and not a knockoff of some expensive pen. It comes in various colors. Various as in many options i cant even count them. I procured one with the blue light grey rippled option. And lately i have bought navy blue and blue rippled also.
It is made of some LDPE plastic which has that funky odor.
The pen in this particular case has black cap top which is screwed to cap and holds the clip of the pen. The top and bottom of the pen have rounded profile.
The grip section is also made of plastic which is black color here. The pen opens in 2 and half turns easily.
The pen can be easily taken apart and no rocket science is involved ans thus making it a pen which can easily cleaned in and out.
The cap of the pen has the trademark clip of the Wality in silver color and the center band also in silver color with engraving of Airmail Regd.
The pen is a big size pen. And Below are the images showing the comparison of pen with other pens.
The pen is fairly large sized pen at 152 mm capped and approx 178 mm with cap posted at back. The barrel dia is approx around 15 mm.
The cap posting makes it a fairly large sized pen and thus making it unbalanced for regular sized hands.
I prefer writing with the pen unposted and love the hold of the pen.
The pen is fairly light weight and has lovely hold in the hand due to ergonomic design.
NIB AND INK FILLING MECHANISM:
The nib writes the exact fine without even a hint of single bit of scratchiness. It gives a welcome feedback which i love and i am sure you will also. Generally the Wality nibs are known for bad behavior of nibs but this one was amazing just out of the box. As mentioned earlier it required certain push inside the section to prevent burping which was an easy job.
The nib is gold colored fine nib. And the Feed is ebonite. The ink flow is also good.
The ink filling mechanism is and eye dropper and holds great amount of ink. Below are the certain closeups of the pen section and barrel.
It is a must buy pen. Hard to grab though. Buy it even if you have to pay premium sometimes. I bought this pen from ASAPENS.
Below are the images of my handwritten review and sample.