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#1 fountainbel

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 15:21

Hi all, 

Attached  the above mentioned prototype i've just finished in my shop.

The pen is polished with the product "Micro gloss liquid abrasive" which happens to be a perfect product for polishing not only celluloid but equally hard rubber and acrylic.

The pen contains 3.2 ml of ink, outer diameter 16.5 mm, closed length 138mm, length 135mm without cap, minimum section grip diameter 12mm.
Weight closed and filled is 40 grams, uncapped 30 grams.
Rhodium plated 14K Bock size 8 nib with ebonite feed.
Bulk filler "anchoring" logo both on cap and filling knob top. 
Pen is expected to become available at CONID in June 2014, at least if there is enough interest !
As always your comments and critiques are very welcome!
Regards, Francis
 

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#2 rochester21

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 15:39

Impressive work.  And thanks for the tip about the polish product !

 

My only critique is that pens are becoming too big and heavy these days.....but that`s a general phenomenon. 


Edited by rochester21, 22 November 2013 - 15:42.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 15:40

Oh GAWD that's pretty.


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#4 InvisibleMan

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 16:06

That is a beautiful pen.  Love that material, and it would appear your liquid abrasive did its job!



#5 Pelikan Vera

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 17:04

Olala. I like the concept and it looks fabulous. Would you consider a version for people that like a smaller pen? I love the size of a MB146 or 400NN and a bulkfiller around those measurements would be a serious contender Francis. Vera



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 20:52

Who needs a smaller pen?  Just rest it on your shoulder and write away!  (Sorry - Couldn't resist the urge to paraphrase an old Bill Cosby comedy line about his grade school days and learning cursive writing with a giant pencil.)

 

I like it, but the material is a bit "over the top" for my accountant's taste.  Also, worried that I would need a second (or third?) mortgage on the homestead to buy one.

 

I wish more penmakers would realize that the #8 nibs still exist.  These days, a #6 is called "large."



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 21:50

Hell yeah!   :yikes: 


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#8 Sblakers

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:20

Gorgeous pen and the # 8 nib means its a must own now!

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 00:48

#8 nibs are EXPENSIVE.  We know they exist.  Price is high so demand is low - at least from my experience.  They are cool though!  :D


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:56

I'm obviously in the minority, but I'd prefer a fatter diameter on the section. The step...I'd have to hold it given my predilection for back in the body grips. Other than my own foibles, I wish I could access the drooling emoticons from iPads. Gorgeous!!

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#11 kpyeoman

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:01

Looks sharp! Is the #8 nib too big though? I'm not sure if it's the camera angle, but from the pictures it looks kind of out of proportion to the pen body...

#12 watch_art

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:18

#8 is never too big.  :D


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 18:22

+1!

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 23:48

Absolutely gorgeous! Any idea about the price?

 

BTW the bock #8 nib seems to have a very different geometry to the Jowo ones (atleast the ones shown on Newton Pens website). Is that the case or are my eyes deceiving me?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 23:59

The Bock #8 nibs are a bit longer than the Jowo #8 nibs.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 00:14

Beautiful pen, I like the yellow ink window. 

 

Since you asked for critique, I personally feel that the engraving on the capband isn't up to par with the rest of the pen, it looks generic. I would remove it, and possibly etch the name/model etc. discretely on the side of the barrel, but that's just me...



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 14:13

Beautiful pen, I like the yellow ink window. 

 

Since you asked for critique, I personally feel that the engraving on the capband isn't up to par with the rest of the pen, it looks generic. I would remove it, and possibly etch the name/model etc. discretely on the side of the barrel, but that's just me...

Surely possible, we could alternatively also change the letter type...

Thanks for your input !

Francis



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 15:42

That is absolutely stunning.  The celluloid is simply delicious!  I agree about the lettering around the cap band, it does look a bit generic.  The rest of the pen is so gorgeous that the lettering seems out of place.

 

How large is it compared to a 149?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 18:36

Beautiful pen, I like the yellow ink window. 
 
Since you asked for critique, I personally feel that the engraving on the capband isn't up to par with the rest of the pen, it looks generic. I would remove it, and possibly etch the name/model etc. discretely on the side of the barrel, but that's just me...


Hi Francis.

You've outdone yourself yet again. However, I do agree that the etching on the cap band is a little lacking. The rest of the pen is perfection- IMHO. I think if the engraving was thicker and deeper it would look more quality.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 18:52

looks lovely!

but 40g?! too much for my taste...


Greetings,
Michael




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