Just ran across this page, and thought I'd give you an update: I got my Peacock Sailor 1911s and it was worth the 8-month wait! I got a broad nib, and it writes like a fat M, and it writes beautifully! Has a really sweet feedback, too, that makes me just want to keep on writing and writing. I liked it so much, that I went back and bought another 1911s in the Clear Demonstrator. On that one, it didn't write quite as nicely out of the box, but I rubbed it very cautiously on some Micro Mesh and am pleased to say that I got it writing almost just like the Peacock. I've learned through experience (mostly bad results, fortunately on cheap pens) what not to do with Micro Mesh. So I'm happy that I finally had good results with it.