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Posted 10 July 2009 - 00:52
this is the pen, I took the pic
Posted 10 July 2009 - 16:05
Following ruettinger the New Classic line was produced between 1992 and 1995; the fact you found it new in a mall it's possibly an evidence of not being a successful model... I guess it was a great value for a gold nibbed Pelikan, but honestly, I feel it's ugly!
Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:49
As a sharp wit and powerful sarcasm is a sign that you already have.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:48
Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:01
Just because it is cartridge only it slipped my mind. I was rather prejudiced, up to this week.
There are and were many pens with a similar form 1980's-'90's, from Germany like the Diplomat and Geha.
In fact the New Malaysian owner in the early 1990's, first thing he did was buy up Geha pen division (a major competitor for the school pen market,)and close it down. It could well have been a Geha, or Geha design, that got transfered.Or something that was on the boards to go up against Geha.
I don't know any thing about MB, so can't say if they too made one to this form.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.
Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:11
Edited by joelchan, 01 May 2010 - 10:12.
Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:40
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:23
I have the P390 which is the same pen but with a gold and silver finish. Mine also had flow problems which I think were related to the section not creating a proper vacuum when connected to a converter. Sealed the gap with some silicone grease and works peachy now.
Yuki, Could you please explain more about the silicone grease: How and where did you apply it? Do you have to reapply?
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!"
Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:44
Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:14
I'm betting she put it on the threads on the section that screw into the barrel. May be wrong though. Dunno.
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!"
Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:40
All the best
Posted 14 October 2011 - 13:25
Posted 04 January 2012 - 15:45
All the Best,
Posted 04 January 2012 - 17:23
Posted 04 January 2012 - 18:38
Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:43
Mine is a medium it laid down a finer line than that of the M series. That being said the lines were just as wet as the M series. And because of the perfect weight, balance and the wetness I was able to glide across page with the least effort and finger stress despite the narrow section, quite amazing. The cap snaped on both ends securely with a soft click.
My only concern to this pen is that the black plastic seems a little flimsy (given its slim body); it might be prone to breakage or crack in the long run. I yet have to use it long enough to find out about the inkflow issue others have.
Edited by fhhcpen, 20 January 2012 - 09:47.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:51
I think its a sturdy little pen and I don't think its ugly at all, it would suit a smaller hand though, being rather slim. I also like the fact that when you post this pen, it clicks at the back and does not rely on wedging the cap onto the barrel like so many expensive pens which in my opinion, causes ugly scratches in the long run - the P381 has a tiny gap between the cap and the barrel when you post it which minimises the scratching, plus the lacquer is quite hard and solid (unlike resin or plastic).
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:20
I've recently bought a P381 B for about US$35.00, filled it with Pilot Kon-Peki and it is writing greatly. I did not have any flow problems and the nib is very smooth, springy and with decent line variation. Looking at the nib with a lupe an it seems almost italic. Sure it is a slim pen, not very good looking but a super deal for the price.