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#1 rwilsonedn

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:51

After living with it for a while, here are my thoughts on the Varuna Rajan. First, some photos.

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And now, if you will forgive my handwriting, this is written with the pen in question on cheap yellow pad, using Scrip brown ink.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:18

Thanks for the great review Ron, I appreciate your hand written version. You mention the nib is light on flow - how is it on restarts? Does it take a while to warm up or is the flow consistent? Also, once it starts I will assume there are no issues because in your write up I see no skipping issues. Thanks again.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:05

QUOTE (Joehek @ Apr 12 2009, 09:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the great review Ron, I appreciate your hand written version. You mention the nib is light on flow - how is it on restarts? Does it take a while to warm up or is the flow consistent? Also, once it starts I will assume there are no issues because in your write up I see no skipping issues. Thanks again.

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Joe:
Thank you for your kind words. The pen restarts on the first stroke. In fact if anything, it flows a little more heavily for the first line or so after it's been resting for a while. I decided to post the hand-written draft, rather than recopying or typing it, because I thought it might show what the pen is like to use on a longer writing stint. So you make a good observation. It will occasionally skip on an upstroke if I let it rotate too far in my hand, but otherwise is solid.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:28

QUOTE (rwilsonedn @ Apr 12 2009, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Joehek @ Apr 12 2009, 09:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the great review Ron, I appreciate your hand written version. You mention the nib is light on flow - how is it on restarts? Does it take a while to warm up or is the flow consistent? Also, once it starts I will assume there are no issues because in your write up I see no skipping issues. Thanks again.

Joe

Joe:
Thank you for your kind words. The pen restarts on the first stroke. In fact if anything, it flows a little more heavily for the first line or so after it's been resting for a while. I decided to post the hand-written draft, rather than recopying or typing it, because I thought it might show what the pen is like to use on a longer writing stint. So you make a good observation. It will occasionally skip on an upstroke if I let it rotate too far in my hand, but otherwise is solid.
ron


Thanks for that update Ron. I think for the price point this is one solid pen! Congrats and if you have an opportunity it would be great to know how it is performning after a few weeks.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:47

I like the way your ink choice complements the pen!

For the most part, I agree with your comments. I have the black ebonite and rhodium-plated trim version of this pen, where the ebonite has a rougher finish to it; will soon post a review as well.








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