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Cartier Calligraphic Fountain Pen

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#1 dolma56


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:53

This review is about one of my favorite pens: the Cartier Calligraphic fountain pen.

For some years I had been thinking of buying this beautiful pen and finally I was able to made up my mind and I went for it.
I have always liked Cartier pens, for some reasons I put them above Montblanc. In my opinion and for what is my experience, Cartier has a better quality, in particular way for the finishing.

This pen appealed to me for its streamlined design, very clean, simple, no clip, in other words the perfect writing instrument to keep always on your desk. I dare someone to tell me that this is not a beautiful pen. It’s impossible!

You can use this pen in several ways:

It can be used as a nib holder by dipping the nib into an inkwell and it has a writing capacity of more than one page.
On the other hand it may also be fitted with a cartridge or a converter in order to be used as a fountain pen.

It is originally equipped with a 18K solid gold calligraphic nib. The beauty is that it can also be fitted with a Louis Cartier standard nib and so it can be used as regular fountain pen.

The finishing of this pen is platinum and the pen was produced in a limited edition of 2.000 individually numbered pieces. It may be difficult to find a brand new one now on the stores, but if you are lucky it could be possible. I have spotted one just recently during a visit to Italy, I know also that you can find a new one online.


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#2 zhryj


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:52

What a beautiful pen! Congratulations.

#3 FineNibs


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:35

Love this pen. So unique and fun to use. Congratulations!

#4 Gloucesterman


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 00:04

When I worked in a pen store about 10 years ago, there was a limited edition Cartier pen that had a calligraphy nib on one end and a small analog clock at the other end.


It was way too expensive for my consideration.


I always considered Cartier and DuPont pens to be at or above the quality on Mont Blanc. As is most often the case, it's not the best product that is most successful. Rather it's the one with the best marketing that gets the attention and ultimately the sale.


In fact, with an occasional exception, I think that the truly astute observer of quality writing instruments will note the DuPont or Cartier as being the status symbol to acknowledge rather than the more common "snowflake".


Just my .02 cents worth.

Edited by brgmarketing, 06 September 2013 - 00:11.

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#5 gerigo


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 22:00

Hey Dolma56, what did you mean when you say you can fit a regular nib? Did the pen come with 2 nibs?

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