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Varuna Gajendra


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#1 cheekhiong

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 13:53

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Specs:
Indian-made ebonite pen. 7.1 inches capped, 5.7 inches uncapped. Clipless. Black Bakul finish, similar to Lamy 2000's Makrolon. Stainless steel, gold-coloured Wality nib (other options available). Eyedropper pen (approx 7ml) with option for converter. Screw cap, 6.5 turns to unscrew. Can't post.

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Thoughts:
HUGE! Looks like torpedo without fins. Too much turns to unscrew. Smooth, wet writing with some feedback. Larger nib will be preferable. Comfortable writing.

Verdict:
Love it! Great value.

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#2 majorworks

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 15:20

I had a Gajendra in hand when I met Steve at the NYC Pen Show in October. It is one big honking pen. You could probably write the Great American Novel with it before it ran dry.

What ink do you have in the pen, if I may ask? My newest pen is a Varuna Rajan. My pen has the German upgrade nib in medium. I've got Baystate Blue in it at the moment and it is writing very dry. I blame the ink for that, though, and will change it out when I get a chance.
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#3 cheekhiong

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:33

I had a Gajendra in hand when I met Steve at the NYC Pen Show in October. It is one big honking pen. You could probably write the Great American Novel with it before it ran dry.

What ink do you have in the pen, if I may ask? My newest pen is a Varuna Rajan. My pen has the German upgrade nib in medium. I've got Baystate Blue in it at the moment and it is writing very dry. I blame the ink for that, though, and will change it out when I get a chance.


Diamine Majestic Blue, a fantastic blue ink.

#4 Highbinder

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 19:27

I have one of the smaller models, they're great. I took the gold sheaffer nib option and I don't know what voodoo Steve worked over it but the nib writes so sweet, sends a slick tight line whipping across the paper.

I really like the ebonite, it's nice that you can specific the degree of 'roughness' to the pen. Mine is quite smooth but is developing a lovely feel to it.

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#5 PauloC

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:44

Hi!

I'm thinking about ordering one of these Varuna Gajendra. I'd like it to have a very good large nib (but I'm almost out of money and I won't be earning any for the next 3 months...) an I thought I would order it with the regular nib, and then I'd like to instal a Waterman Kultur nib (very cheap pens with very good (in my opinion) steel nibs...). I've never seen any of these Varuna in person. Do you think It will take the Waterman nib?

I hope you can help me with this question...

#6 kushbaby

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:57

Hi!

I'm thinking about ordering one of these Varuna Gajendra. I'd like it to have a very good large nib (but I'm almost out of money and I won't be earning any for the next 3 months...) an I thought I would order it with the regular nib, and then I'd like to instal a Waterman Kultur nib (very cheap pens with very good (in my opinion) steel nibs...). I've never seen any of these Varuna in person. Do you think It will take the Waterman nib?

I hope you can help me with this question...


Contact Steve at allwritenow - he can answer all of your questions.

I have two of these - one of the green and black ones with a custom italic Wality nib (with Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo) and one of the black bakul ones with a German gold nib (Broad) filled with Noodlers Baystate Blue. Great pens!!!! They hold a huge amount of ink!
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#7 Highbinder

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 14:34

Hi!

I'm thinking about ordering one of these Varuna Gajendra. I'd like it to have a very good large nib (but I'm almost out of money and I won't be earning any for the next 3 months...) an I thought I would order it with the regular nib, and then I'd like to instal a Waterman Kultur nib (very cheap pens with very good (in my opinion) steel nibs...). I've never seen any of these Varuna in person. Do you think It will take the Waterman nib?

I hope you can help me with this question...


PM steve and he can tell you what he has in stock. IIRC when I upgraded to the 14k lifetime nib it didn't cost much extra.

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