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#1 Apotheosis

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:40

Sometime ago, I was reading a review of this glass nibbed wonder here and suddenly had this nagging curiosity to seek one out. When I saw this one on the sale board, I just had to get it. Sadly - it was banged up and in bad shape.

Missing Jewel Cap
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Broken Cap Clip
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Dead sac with what i suppose is leftovers
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Not too long after, I was fortunate enough to speak with Steve from All Write Now who agreed to help me with the restoration work. He claims he is not a professional restorer - but in my books, he did a wonderful job and that's good enough for me ! As you can see, he replaced the broken clip with an accomodation clip and I did not wish to have it reblacken but instead just to have it shined back to a nice brown.
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He replaced the jewel cap for me as well. Nothing fancy - just as long as it covers the hole.
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I was happy that the markings were as visable as ever !
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The nib was rough and he had it smoothened down to a western fine for me.
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When I got it back i was so excited I just had to ink it so I pulled out my bottle of BB Quink and filled her up !
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It writes amazingly well and just glides on paper and lays a consistent flow of ink !!
No tooth and no need to worry about feedback (well, obviously).
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(Now - if only I can get my hands on a Spors cresent filler)

Steve - if you're reading this, thanks again for all your help !!

Edited by Apotheosis, 29 June 2010 - 02:43.

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"Oey !! Gimme back my pen !"

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#2 79spitfire

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:48

*snicker* I was just thinking "if I could only get my hands on a nice Haro!" :roflmho:

Dynamite looking pen BTW, Looks very enjoyable to write with!

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#3 rwilsonedn

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 17:04

Interesting review--thanks! I haven't seen many reviews of glass-point pens, so the writing sample and impressions were very useful.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 23:56

Well, congrats; you effort broth one pen back to life. I had Spors pen with glass nib and they are very difficult to restore because of very strong glue used in production.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:42

WOW

JUST.....WOW



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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:50

That nib is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 18:55

I did a quick Google seach as the writing on the pen seemed to be in Swedish.
I found this information:
http://www.hjort.it/...r/haro_eng.html

#8 Apotheosis

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 21:35

Thanks all for looking and thank you Bluecloud for that additional piece of information (which appears to be the only one available online).
Glad everyone enjoyed the review :)

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#9 The Royal Pen

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 13:42

That's a beautiful pen!
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#10 pmsalty

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 16:12

Very nice! :thumbup:
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#11 wvbeetlebug

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 19:18

What a neat looking pen! I've never seen one of those before.

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#12 lovemy51

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:24

it amazes me to hear "no tooth", i would expect that from a glass nib. well, i'm thinking of my glass dip pen...!!! :hmm1:
very cool pen. thx for the review!






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