Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Lantibou 866


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Hellmark

Hellmark

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 17 March 2010 - 15:51

Being a student, I'm continually poor, and so cannot always afford to spend a lot on things that I buy. So, when I ran across some 3 dollar pen sets, even I was able to scrape up enough for that. I ended up getting a pair of the Lantibou 866 polished stainless steel pens. Upon first look, they seem to be fairly basic pens, with a design that is more utilitarian in nature. Not a problem for me, I just wanted something cheap and durable to survive the abuse of my pocket.

Again the pen has a simple design. Straight tube with the only real changes coming in for the grooves for finger placement, and the two black bands near them. Uncapped, it a slight hood is seen over the nib, nothing quite as much as the Parker 51, but a hood none the less. A raised ring circles the base of the hood, for the cap to lock on to. Easily rising an 8th of an inch, so very noticeable. Looking at it internally, it has a sliding plunger mechanism to fill it, akin to a syringe. Working the fill mechanism, it seems it takes a few back and forth movements of the slide to get it to completely fill. Due to the length and diameter of the reservoir, really not much ink can be held. The cap itself has some quirks of its own. The aforementioned ring allows the cap to easily spin around, with almost zero effort, while locking the cap on firmly. It isn't uncommon for the cap to require such force to remove, that ink ends up splattering out of the pen when you open it.

When it comes to writing, it is fairly smooth, however a bit on the wet side. I ran Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Brown and Higgins Black India Fountain Pen inks through the pens. Both would lay down a little heavy, making for a longer dry time. Sometimes the writing would still be wet as long as 10-15 seconds later. The other downside to this, is the ink doesn't last as long. I find myself refilling every 2-3 days.

Overall, it isn't a bad pen for the price, but I'd say hold off unless you can find it for under $5.

Sponsored Content

#2 lovemy51

lovemy51

    legal? of course... and with all my papers. FP-friendly, mostly

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,634 posts
  • Location:near my pens and inks

Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:51

thanx for the review!

i tried to post a pic of your pen from ebay, but didn't work. can you post one?

Edited by lovemy51, 18 March 2010 - 08:54.


#3 Ed Ronax

Ed Ronax

    Support a pen addict - donate now.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,753 posts
  • Location:The shores of Belfast Lough.
  • Flag:

Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:03

Nice review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#4 Hellmark

Hellmark

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 24 March 2010 - 14:59

thanx for the review!

i tried to post a pic of your pen from ebay, but didn't work. can you post one?


Tonight I plan on posting pictures, including of the one that I carried with me daily (now has a nice size dent in it). Just didn't get to earlier due to a hectic schedule.






Sponsored Content




|