My best friend gave me a sealed Pilot Kakuno pen, for my birthday. This is the one that's really made for children, and has a smiley face on the nib. It's adorable, in its packaging, but I finally wanted to use it, so I dug into my pen box to find the CON-50 converter I knew I had. I found the converter, but I also found my 1977 fine nib Long Murex. I swear I sold this, last spring. I guess not, since I have the pen but don't any bad ratings on eBay. I had dropped it, at some point, and a plastic piece inside the cap (which keeps the cap from spinning, when the pen is closed) had broken. I'm thrilled to find it, as I didn't want to sell it. It goes off to the pen hospital at Pilot in Jacksonville, Fl tomorrow. My guess is that it ends up going to Japan, but I've waited this long on a pen I didn't even know I still had!
The Kakuno writes much better than it has any right to. Better than my Waterman Kultur Phileas, and about on par with my Lamy All-Star (which is my benchmark for inexpensive fountain pens).