I have never used one myself but I have heard that it doesn't write too well. It seems like many companies have trouble making good titanium nibs. Has anyone had a good out of the box experience with a Stipula 22? The T-1 is also going to be fairly expensive unless you find a great deal. The Pilot Murex has a very similar look, but it is made of stainless steel. It is known to be a reliable, solid pen that always writes well. The murex is a cartridge/convertor pen which might be a disadvantage to you. Here is a review by Nathan Tardiff http://www.penlovers.com/stylophiles/2april2001/june_2001_murex.htm
Hope this helps.