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#1 youstruckgold

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:39

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FIRST IMPRESSION 8/10
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APPEARANCE/FINISH 9/10
What a beautiful pen! On this LE there is a lovely marriage of red/black ebonite with a beautiful Rose Gold nib, clip and bands. The Rose Gold wonderfully sets off the polished ebonite and makes this a beautiful ensemble.

DESIGN/SIZE/WEIGHT 7/10
The Novocento pens are of simple and effective (should have said elegant) design - nothing new here - only the pleasant marriage of colours. The size is good - although I must admit that I prefer the weight and balance when it's posted (yes, I'm sorry, but there you have it!) If you like a lighter pen, then unposted is for you.

NIB DESIGN & PERFORMANCE 7/10
Surprisingly, the Rose Gold LE is a 14K not 18K nib that you would expect. Nevertheless, this M nib wrote perfectly from the box - even so that my normal tendency to a F or XF hasn't been ignited. The nib is fairly rigid, with a good ink flow and minimal flex or variation.

FILLING SYSTEM 6/10
(boo-hoo) Cartridge/Converter - again a surprise and a bit of a disappointment for an LE (especially when my Etrurria and Vedo demonstrate that Stipula is quite capable of a good piston filler). But still serviceable and effective.

CONCLUSION37/50

A warm, beautiful italian that evokes writing in another era. A definite keeper! (a few improvements: piston, 18k nib with a bit of flex and mama mia!)

Edited by MYU, 06 December 2009 - 16:53.

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#2 yttl

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:52

wow! a great review of a great pen! that lack of piston is a disappointment, though... Once you start with pistons, there's no going back ;)

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:38

Here's the image:

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For a small charge, I'll let you know how that worked, Nic!

#4 youstruckgold

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:57

One more time with feeling:
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:02

That seems to have worked!

Nice pen, by the way: bring it up to Sydney some time!

#6 youstruckgold

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 11:48

That seems to have worked!

Nice pen, by the way: bring it up to Sydney some time!


Thankyou, clearly will have to now that I owe you one! :)
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