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Stipula Etruria

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#1 watch_art


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 23:52

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Ha! It looks like I wrote jaw chopper, but it says jaw dropper.

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I also just found out that this is an acrylic, not celluloid, pen. So guess what? EYEDROPPER!!!!! Once I find that perfect ink... :hmm1:

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I also ground the nib a tiny bit to provide a rounder profile. It had JUUUUUUST a tiny bit of baby bottom, and on beginning strokes
it would skip JUUUUst a little bit. But now it's perfect.

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Yeah, really upset about the TWSBI.... hmmm....

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And yes I KNOW I didn't draw all the leaves on the nib... I got distracted.

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Yet another wonderful, and very much appreciated, gift from a wonderful FPNer out there in FPN land. :D Thank you.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:13

Thanks for a good humoured and informative review. I love the sketches and handwriting which add a strong element of personality and spontaneity. I've grown very fond of my Stipula I Castoni with a humble steel nib which writes beautifully but I now have a taste for an Etruria.
"The cultured man is the man whose interior consciousness is forever obstinately writing down, in the immaterial diary of his psyche's sense of life, every chance aspect of every new day that he is lucky enough to live to behold!" - John Cowper Powys

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 21:50

I have the same pen and I love it. So comfortable to hold, perfect weight and excellent balance. I reground the medium nib to a cursive italic and it's a joy to use - so much so that it's become my favourite daily writer.

It's so good in so many respects that it seems churlish raise even the merest grumble, but there's just one problem - the acrylic it's made of is just about the most soulless material I've ever come across. Functional it may be, and the black and silver contrast each other beautifully, but when I touch it... nothing. But once I'm writing I soon forget!

Thanks for the review - I really enjoyed it.
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