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Conway Stewart Duro Dartmoor Medium Italic Nib


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#1 dandelion

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 13:35


Glowing in the sunset.

I made this review shortly after receiving this pen, but it still stands. The medium italic nib is awesome and gives a real good line variation. It is very smooth and pleasant to write with - especially considering that this is a (stubbish) italic. This is a - maybe the - perfect nib for writing letters and it brings out the best from almost all of my inks. Especially Diamine Imperial Purple is at its best in this pen.

I'm still fascinated by the Dartmoor pattern. From light golden brown to deep black - it varies with different light settings. The finish is exquisite. Dartmoor is very easy to underestimate since it is hard to capture in photos. I'm always reluctant to give full points, but this pen is very near full points.

I've not written anything on the filling system, but since buttonfiller was the only alternative to a c/c filler I am quite happy with the c/c solution. A real piston filler as Pels/MBs would be the best, but since I prefer to be able to check on the ink level I prefer the c/c over the buttonfiller.

In all a lovely pen. Writing with it is such a joy.















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Posted 13 July 2009 - 17:32

Wonderful pen in superb settings! Needless to say that photograaphy is fantastic. Enjoy your lovely pen 'Dandelion'.
Writing really oozes out character of the nib.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 17:37

I ordered this pen from Bryant and it literally just arrived this morning. It is so beautiful it is hard to stop staring at it!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 17:47

Great review, great photo's thumbup.gif The Duro is an awesome pen, i love mine too. Dartmoor is an interesting colour.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 21:33

Yeah, I'm fond of the Duro too. I have a Classic Brown button filler w/EF nib and a Duro Heritage C/C w/IF. I really like the feel of the pen when I'm writing and it's got to be one of the lightest pens out there for a full size pen. I enjoyed your review and I like the Dartmoor pattern myself. Very beautiful. Enjoy your pen.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 22:15

Please can anyone offer reassurance regarding the 'Dartmoor'.

I have what I believe to be a limited edition 'Dartmoor' similar to the one pictured below.

Have Conway Stewart made different models in a 'Dartmoor' series.

Someone please say yes.




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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:09

I believe that you could buy several models in the Dartmoor pattern/colour.

Can you advise us what the labeling on the pen says - that would be helpful.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:54

Thanks for kind response!

Dartmoor is not a model - it is one of the many great colours Conway Stewart offers for their pens. This is the model "Duro" in the colour/pattern Dartmoor.

I believe you have a Conway Stewart model "58" in Dartmoor colour. CS usually limit how many in each model that can have the same pattern. This specific Duro Dartmoor was ordered as a bespoke (somewhat tailored) pen - thus it is not one of their regulars.

For further information - visit the Conway Stewart forum. I believe you can find all the information you need there.
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:49

QUOTE (MikeW @ Jul 14 2009, 02:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe that you could buy several models in the Dartmoor pattern/colour.

Can you advise us what the labeling on the pen says - that would be helpful.



It has engraved on it:

'Conway Stewart 128/500
Made in England'


Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:52

QUOTE (dandelion @ Jul 14 2009, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for kind response!

Dartmoor is not a model - it is one of the many great colours Conway Stewart offers for their pens. This is the model "Duro" in the colour/pattern Dartmoor.

I believe you have a Conway Stewart model "58" in Dartmoor colour.


Yes, the paperwork states 'Resin 58 Dartmoor'.






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Posted 18 September 2009 - 23:47

I missed this review when you first posted it. The Dartmoor is such a nice colour - deep, rich, soothing. It harmonises nicely with the gold trim. The medium italic nib seems to have a lot of line variation, and it looks quite good with your handwriting and choice of ink colour. Enjoy!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 23:54

I missed this review when you first posted it. The Dartmoor is such a nice colour - deep, rich, soothing. It harmonises nicely with the gold trim. The medium italic nib seems to have a lot of line variation, and it looks quite good with your handwriting and choice of ink colour. Enjoy!


I agree about Dartmoor color, QM2....that's why I'm so happy with my choice of it for the Churchill that I just received....it's a very handsome color, dignified, yet has some richness/depth about it visually....

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