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#1 donk

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 15:38

Hi guys im doing this review because i thought you might be interested in this pen. It is a Quillwood pen handmad in tasmania from tasmanian myrtle it has a german iridium nib but i forgot to ask the maker what brand it was when i bought it. it uses parker ink cartridges but also comes with an ink converter. the guy who makes these pens essentially makes them out of his garage, he provides a one year warranty with it and will give you a new nib if you damage the current one on it (for a price of course.

sorry for the photo's i had to take them with my laptop camera i will upload some better ones later.

Appearance and design.

there were a number of pens available to pick from all the same except for the wood they used making them all appear differently. This pen is one of the two i liked when looking at the pens but i ultimately chose this one because it has two colors in it, a orangy brown and a light brown (ill upload better quality photo's and you will be able to see it better) i think the wood design makes it look very elegant and the gold ring around the bottom of the cap with a ornate design on it looks great.

construction and quality

the pen is constructed very well and there is no fault in it construction wise, there is a clear finish on the wood which stops it staining and protects the appearance. the only gripe i have with the pen is that the black screw bit on the end of the pen seems out of place on the gold end.

weight

the pen is a bit on the heavy side i think but it has a nice balance and when writing it seems to feel wonderfully weighted. the pen is a little bit shorter than a capped lamey safari and when uncapped it is a little bit longer.

nib

i have had very little experience with fountain pens so i cant say for certain what this nib is like but it is extremely smooth and when compared to my lamey safari there is a huge difference in the smoothness while writing, it is so much nicer. it requires next to no pressure at all to get the ink flowing, the wight of the pen is provides enough pressure making it much nicer to write with. the ink flows from the nib perfectly flowing straight out first time every-time so far and doesn't skip making consistent writing easy. it has a medium-fine nib.

cost

the pen cost 80$ AU which i felt was very reasonable considering you got a free case, ink and converter as well as the pen being handmade. a lamey safari is worth about 60$au i think (correct me if im wrong) and this pen is far better the price for this was extremely reasonable .

conclusion

this is a wonderful pen that i love writing with and i thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing this pen, the guy who makes them essentially makes it out of his garage and its a nice little gem i found while holidaying in tasmania.

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