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#1 nawybot

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:08

the picture speaks for itself. I now own three of Greg's superflex needlepoint mods to the Falcon. **FABULOUS!!!**

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#2 Lloyd

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:21

Did he add flex like Binder & Mottishaw do or just make it into a needlepoint?
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:26

Both flex and needlepoint.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:43

Nice writing. My Falcons have gotten more flexible over time. I wonder if that will happen with your pens, too.

Have a few questions if you don't mind. What size was the nib pre-modification? What is the cost and how long did it take? Did Greg take some of the plating off the nib or is that a reflection?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:44

oh my GOD that is sexy.:puddle:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:19

This photograph was taken more than two months ago. Yes, I believe that I can achieve a significantly wider line with this pen now, but I don't know whether that is an increase in the nib's flex or in my skill. I think, probably, the latter. I do not know the size of this nib pre-mod, but I assume it was the teensiest available from Falcon. The modification, once ordered, took less than two days until Greg shipped--I assume this would vary with variations in demand for his services--but a few days after his work were, of course, required for shipping cross-country during the Northeast-US blizzard. (This, for pen #1, which is the pen featured in the pic, occurred during February on the East Coast, where I live, receiving from California, where Greg does business. Yesterday, I received pen #3 from him after three days shipping, coast-to-coast, via USPS, no blizzards involved.) The cost of each pen, including shipping, was significantly less than $300. He now claims to be out of stock on these pens. However, I have twice bought "the last one" from Greg's stock, both pen #2 and pen #3 were so advertised. :-) I think that what you are worrying might be "loss of plating" is just my lousy photography, i.e., a reflection. The nibs on all pens are ***GORGEOUS***. Really nasty, dangerous-looking, rapier-like nibs, much less pacifistic than either Binder's or Mottishaw's (examples of which I also own.) They'll definitely put yer eye out! Be super-careful when flourishing with these pens!!!

Nice writing. My Falcons have gotten more flexible over time. I wonder if that will happen with your pens, too.

Have a few questions if you don't mind. What size was the nib pre-modification? What is the cost and how long did it take? Did Greg take some of the plating off the nib or is that a reflection?

Thanks!



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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:21

Nice review, absolutly lovely writing with great line variation, thanks.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:17

So glad to see that Pen!! And your handwriting in magnificent!

I have one EXACTLY like yours from Greg....with superflex, fine, italic oblique. Absolutely stunning!!

What is your favorite ink in it? Mine, so far, is PR Supershow Blue. (But it will smear for awhile!)

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:17

So glad to see that Pen!! And your handwriting in magnificent!

I have one EXACTLY like yours from Greg....with superflex, fine, italic oblique. Absolutely stunning!!

What is your favorite ink in it? Mine, so far, is PR Supershow Blue. (But it will smear for awhile!)


Oh, thank you <blush>. However, my three are neither Italic nor oblique. Sorry for the long delay in responding. My favorite ink in any fountain pen these days is Aurora Black, among the contemporary fountain pen inks. Among all fountain pen inks over all time, however, my favorite is still <throb, throb> Parker Penman black. Not made any longer. Oh, Parker, wherefore hast thou Quinked?!?

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:05

I was just wondering, is it also possible to write fast with this kind of pen if you are not particularly trying to achieve line width variation?

Or would that risk damaging the nib?






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