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Mini review for my new Conway Stewart Churchill


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#1 lanatir

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:53

Some of you may have seen photos of this new purchase over the weekend...

PHOTOS HERE

Anyway, here's some quick impressions...



The finish of the pen is 2nd to none. The gorgeous red whirl resin is shiny but doesn't attract fingerprints. It has a special glow to it. I like the interesting details on the pen such as the grooves at the top of the cap. I appreciate the engraving on the barrel... it lends an air of 'old school' to the pen.

I am not too sure of the lever system. It's very convenient and easy to operate but I wonder if the mechanism will last over the ages. The lever itself is quite thin and I cannot tell if the sac inside is fully filled.

The clip has the CS insignia on it. Very pretty. But the positioning of the clip causes the pen to sit far out of the breast pocket.

As for the nib, as you can see in the photo, it gives wonderful variation. The italic broad nib definitely gives great contrast between broad and narrow. However the nib has some bite to it (especially on the narrow lines) and I would be keen to know if it smoothens out over long usage. Otherwise, no startup or skipping problems. The nib spits out a wonderfully consistent line.
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#2 jaytaylor

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:21

That is a stunning pen, one of the prettiest pens I've ever seen.......

With a pen like this do you ogle it more than using it?

Edited by jaytaylor, 06 November 2006 - 07:21.


#3 lanatir

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:23

thanks! love your avatar!

and yes I agree with you on ogling...

but i normally just like to doodle with these pretty pens smile.gif
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#4 fjf

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:55

VERY nice pen!!

#5 Maja

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:04

Thanks for the review, Kelvin! (you should do more reviews! wink.gif )
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#6 lanatir

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 13:09

thanks all smile.gif will endeavour, Maja!
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#7 jbp1

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 16:48

What specific style and color is this great pen and where did you buy it?

Many thanks.

#8 lanatir

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 17:19

style is as per title. colour is red whirl (swirl of red over blue). i got it from pengallery.com

Edited by MYU, 11 June 2009 - 07:44.

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#9 lanatir

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:56

Update... the nib is skippy and scratchy when used at the 'incorrect' angle. Note that this is an italic broad. Experiences may vary with other nibs. I am a left handed overwriter.
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#10 JRodriguez

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 22:48

That's a great looking pen. I'm considering purchasing one of these in an italic broad and your review makes it even more tempting to do so.

#11 handlebar

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 23:21

Splendid indeed!!!

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#12 JRodriguez

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:39

lanatir, just out of curiosity, have you gotten used to that italic nib, or did you have it smoothed out or anything?

#13 lanatir

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:43

Rodriguez, thanks for asking. I've actually gotten the nib tweaked a bit by the retailer and the flow is much better now. The nib is no longer scratchy and writes well and yes, I've gotten used to it.
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#14 JRodriguez

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:32

That's excellent news! I'm still trying to get my hands on one of these fantastic pens, and actually might have just today worked out a trade for one. Perhaps I'll do a review if it all works out.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:51

What a great looking pen. I'm surprised by how fine the stroke seems to be for a broad nib.

#16 johnr55

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:59

Thanks for a great review on a very striking pen!

Did you have an opinion on the ink capacity? I love lever-fillers myself.

I agree with Maja, write some more reviews! smile.gif






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