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#31 Les49

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:16

Lovely pen, just gorgeous - great review. Thanks
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#32 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:22

looks nice thanks for sharing
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 14:01

Thanks for this terrific review Daniel.  I've had an email from David to confirm that my Classic is on its way  :happyberet:



#34 Edwaroth

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:04

If you ever wish to have a Magna in Blue Chased with F steel nib, please PM me. I have inked it once, wrote with it two or three times and flushed it. Now it just sits in a drawer and unused. I might add that this is broadest Fine I have ever written and all my closed letters come off as dots.


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#35 The Good Captain

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:42

John Sorowka recently reground both my M nibs to 'Fine' and now I'm using both Magnas all the time. Wonderful pens.


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#36 Rufus

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 14:08

Very nice pen. It's unfortunate, however, that it comes only with a cartridge/converter filling system. A piston filling system, a la Pelikan for example, would have kicked this pen to the head of a very crowded pack.
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#37 plillico

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:14

I'm sold, great review. I have always written with Pelikan or Mont Blanc and just ordered my first Onoto. Thanks for posting the review.



#38 View from the Loft

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 16:18

I'm sold, great review. I have always written with Pelikan or Mont Blanc and just ordered my first Onoto. Thanks for posting the review.


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#39 The Good Captain

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 16:49

It's a slippery slope - it's unlikely to be your last Onoto :-)

Oh, yes indeed!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 17:38

Sounds like that might have been an expensive decision but fed up with the mainstream, and just moved to Norfolk so wanted to support a local business. 



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:54

Does this pen really and truly require 3 and 2/3's FULL turns to just unscrew the cap?? Why all the unscrewing??


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#42 penmanila

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:07

yes it does, but i don't mind, since i'm assured that it won't unwind all by itself in my pocket (as my M800s and 149s have been known to do).

 

 

Does this pen really and truly require 3 and 2/3's FULL turns to just unscrew the cap?? Why all the unscrewing??


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#43 richardandtracy

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:23

sotto2,

 

The cap thread is a single start thread. This is, probably, to ensure that the clip always ends up pointing to the 'ONOTO THE PEN' logo. If it were a multi start thread, this couldn't be guaranteed. It does have the advantage that the thread is fine enough that it should never come undone in your pocket. Must admit I don't find it irritating to turn it that number of times, as it's pretty much the same as on my Parker Duofold, but as there is a single start thread as opposed to a 3 start, much less of the barrel is threaded.

 

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#44 sotto2

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 14:13

Hey, thanks Richard. You just put me a little further down the road at FP University. :)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:00

I love my Onoto Magna Classic but did not know about the single start threads. Learned a lot. Thanks.

#46 david6

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 17:20

A work colleague commented about the fact that my Onoto Magna Dickens fountain pen with striped barrel and cap always lined up when the cap was screwed on. They were very impressed with the construction and the look of the pen. Have to admit, the pen looks superb. :D