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#541 Force

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:06

Ooooh it looks beautiful. May I ask where you got your Etalon nib from?

 

Now I have to have one

From a pen I had in my collection which had a leaky section. On that pen I replaced the complete section with a new one obtained from Dutchpen so had the medium nib spare. You might try Dutchpen for a nib only. He had some for sale a few months ago.



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Posted 10 October 2014 - 11:23

Thanks. Now I need to soak that Phileas section again....



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:26

I am still at it and snapped this one for £20 listed either late last night or early this morning

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:22

This is now number 148 in your collection?

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:27

This is now number 148 in your collection?

 

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Yes, but I have reduced my Carene collection since June. But added to it again yesterday...can't resist a gamble :unsure:



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:30

Yes, but I have reduced my Carene collection since June. But added to it again yesterday...can't resist a gamble :unsure:

Just saw that one. If it were me certainly a project as I dislike the finish on that Carene. But you know what they say about tastes....

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 17:20

From a pen I had in my collection which had a leaky section. On that pen I replaced the complete section with a new one obtained from Dutchpen so had the medium nib spare. You might try Dutchpen for a nib only. He had some for sale a few months ago.

 

Is this an FPN name or an eBay name? I've got a nib unit (F) that has cracks in the section. I'm not sure I want to muck with putting the nib in a bare section (where would I get *that*, anyway?) but if I can find a *reasonably* priced unit I might go for that.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 17:26

 

Is this an FPN name or an eBay name? I've got a nib unit (F) that has cracks in the section. I'm not sure I want to muck with putting the nib in a bare section (where would I get *that*, anyway?) but if I can find a *reasonably* priced unit I might go for that.

Dutchpen is a FPN member.

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 17:58

 

Is this an FPN name or an eBay name? I've got a nib unit (F) that has cracks in the section. I'm not sure I want to muck with putting the nib in a bare section (where would I get *that*, anyway?) but if I can find a *reasonably* priced unit I might go for that.

This ebayer in the UK is selling broad sections so you could buy one of them and swap nibs.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 18:03

Thanks, gents!


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:44

I am still at it and snapped this one for £20 listed either late last night or early this morning

 

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You didn't have one of these already?  Shocking.


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:00

 

You didn't have one of these already?  Shocking.

Where and when possible I always smell a pound note.



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 13:03

All is well and a nice mint Danube Blue

 

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 20:00

Very nice Danube Blue.  I have never understood the brown veins in the design, though.  Is it supposed to like like a type of marble?


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 20:14

Not sure, the box just says Waterman Phileas Blue. Perhaps it represents all the junk floating in the river.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 17:04

Or you could buy one with a bent nib...strange how the description does not mention it.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 17:18

Or you could buy one with a bent nib...strange how the description does not mention it.

 

The seller must be relying on his picture that appears to show a nib looking like it was straightened with a pair of pliers.  An undocumented feature. 


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