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#1 aircraft_electrician

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:39

Schrieber President, written on Ampad Gold Fibre paper with Waterman Havana Brown

Sorry I don't have any pictures of my own, but this one is taken from the Swisher Pens website, where I purchased the pen.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 16:10

Great review, thanks. To be honest looking at the stock photograph it looks more valuable than $40, shame about the minor niggles.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 17:27

hi there.

when i first saw this pen at swishers i was hesitant to buy it, cos' there were no reviews or even comments about this pen. well, i happened to be in the Berkely (CA) area and stopped at "Castle in the Air" shop where i test it it and immediately loved it... bought it on the spot along with the the thinner one the "Sleek"!!!

mine is the olive/brown (a bit lighter than yours). it sports a IPG medium nib tha's one of my smoothest steel nibs. for a 6 3/4" size pen posted (you say 5/8"?), has great balance.

one thing i just noticed is that the clip on mine is slightly different. mine has the ball at the end, like the sheaffer's no-nonsense. yours looks like a tear drop. could be because of different colors are different models (?). :hmm1:

mine came with a converter and only cost $35. :bunny01: ... and comparing it to the Phileas or Retro 51, i like the Schrieber better!!

thanx for the review and enjoy your pen!

PS. about the rubbery smell of the ebonite... i like it too!!! :blink: :blush:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 13:06

Great review, thanks. To be honest looking at the stock photograph it looks more valuable than $40, shame about the minor niggles.


I've actually grown to like the "minor niggles" as you call them. They seem to add character to the pen, and when added to the shape and ebonite, one gets the idea that the pen is much older than it really is.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 13:50

Great detailed review! Thanks. And especially thanks for hand-writing it. I almost suspected from the quality of your handwriting in the review that this pen was going to grow on you a bit. You seemed very comfortable with it from the outset.
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