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Charles Hubert fountain pens
Posted 06 January 2007 - 14:34
Posted 06 January 2007 - 16:53
I bought a couple recently. They're easily as good-looking as any Chinese pen, have a decent balance, and don't write badly. One is a tiny bit scratchy, but not intolerable. I mean, don't expect a MB or Pelikan or high-end Sheaffer or Parker, but for an everyday pen you could do a LOT worse.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 20:24
Pardon my ignorance, but are they Chinese-made? (I thought about it too, given the price). Also some of them look like they're metal? (or is it some plastic that's made to look like metal).
Posted 06 January 2007 - 21:01
If they are Chinese made, it doesn't say anywhere on my pens.
Some are metal, some are plastic and metal, some wood. The nibs are German.
Again, not the best FPs out there, but they seem to be nicer than some like-priced others I've tried....
Posted 06 January 2007 - 22:41
I bought only one pen,the silver echt FP.And out of all the cheap pens that I had that was the best.I was suprised how smooth the nib was and how well balanced it felt.The pen was also very beautiful.Basicly in its price range it is one of the best buys you could have.
As far as I know it is made in France.
The person that bought the pen from me is very happy with it.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 22:45
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 00:00
It is a nice Montblanc-style pen, but I rarely use it.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:03
The other one is much too scratchy and has pretty rotten flow. I will practice nib smoothing on it someday.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 16:48
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:59
So what's the story on these pens? I'm not experienced enough to know anything about the name. Am I correct in assuming that the "Picasso" we're looking at is a "no name" pen? No insult intended, I've read some of the threads about brand snobbery, and realize I'm partly snob myself with shopping choices. But in this case, I like the look, might be fun for a daily user to alternate with my other pen(s).
Edited by WTOCMike, 08 January 2007 - 08:01.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:47
Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:55
Some manufacturers license brands from foreign brand licensing companies like Pierre Balmain, Charles Jourdan, etc to stick on pens (and all sorts of other things) so as to pitch the product as a "luxury import". Others try to create new brands like "Picasso" which have a sort of luxury and foreign connection.
I will not be surprised if "Charles Hubert" is an "invented" brand with a Chinese manufacturer behind it.
Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:09
I don't have a Charles Hubert pen, but I have seen quite a number of Chinese pens with nibs that say "Germany" on them. This is just to say that not all nibs so marked are from Germany, or even from the continent of Europe.
Posted 20 November 2010 - 11:56