At first glance, the sturdy metal clip on the cap of the fountain pen catches the eye, faithfully fulfilling its primary function of securing. Its design initiates the play of curves: soft yet powerful S-curves are evident from every perspective. The entire clip profile transitions from a convex to a concave curvature. The clip's end is designed with a semi-circular rounding, adding a soft and friendly touch while emphasizing the circular 'eye'. Here, a small hemisphere emerges through the hole in the metal, assuming the role of the so-called clip droplet.
The overall silhouette of the fountain pen carries these dynamic shapes with their rounded tips. Almost as playful as a treble clef, the gently sculpted edges sweep across the entire cap, becoming clearly visible in the reflections of the shiny surface. When the cap is fitted, a special harmony of edges emerges when the clip's eye and the top of the barrel align in one direction. The line of the clip is extended into the barrel, and the matte clip droplet adds the proverbial i-dot to the matte surface carrying the embossed Schneider logo. When the cap is removed, it becomes evident that the lines seamlessly extending from the barrel into the grip section form an elongated mirror image of the cap. The shape of the matte surface is not entirely coincidentally resembling a traditional quill. However, aesthetic and semantic considerations were not the only factors at play. Rather, the edge guidance initiates the profiling of the grip section, ensuring that the thumb and index finger rest on an optimally angled surface. The rubberized grip surface neither enforces too rigid of a hand posture nor leaves pressure marks on the fingers. Even the anti-slip feature at the front of the grip area adheres to the aesthetics of the line work without compromising on ergonomics.