Appearance & construction:
3/5/16: This is a very plain looking pen. All plastic. Cap band is painted on. The engraving on the gold-plated nib: “Pilot Super Quality Japan F”. Screw-on cap. It came with a squeeze converter. I’m using one of the ink cartridges instead for the testing period. It writes a thin, dry F line. No scratchiness. No hardstart. No skipping. I flushed it with water before inserting a cartridge.