I can't say that I have used one but those that I know that own them either love them or hate them. I never heard of a person say it's ok. I guess its one of those kind of pens. Flex is nice but I like more of a bounce rather than a flex nib. Probably because my handwriting is horrible and I need a lesson on how to properly use a nice flexible nib. I gave a friend of mine an old waterman lever filler with a super flex nib and it was a great writer, 14kt gold nib. The pen was in good condition, not great and not bad but it was a solid writing pen. My friend wanted a pen that was very flexible, he couldn't find one nor afford one. So as a Christmas gift I gave it to him. He wrote me back a letter and I couldn't believe how nice the flex looked on paper. I have not chatted with him for some time but I know it went to a good home, I hope he still uses it!! I bought it for a steal on ebay so no biggie, and it went to a good friend and he was very greatful. Aaron -----Original Message----- From: fptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:fptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of W F Burns Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 11:18 AM To: fptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Gold, Steel or Other I have some steel that I really like but I try to stick with gold. A good flexible gold is my favorite. Has anyone used the Namiki Falcon? Love the nib! Bill ========================================================To Unsubscribe: Send email to fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions to complete the process.