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Marlen Sydney


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#1 troglokev

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:26

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Ink: Iroshizuku Kon-peki
Paper: Rhodia 80gsm A4 lined

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#2 kushbaby

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:36

Beautiful pen!!! Thanks for the review! :thumbup:
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:38

Not usually a fan of Marlen pens but I must admit, that is quite a looker. And being a Sydneysider as well, I'd say the blue acrylic captures our harbour city perfectly. Thanks for the review and the photos =)

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:58

Not usually a fan of Marlen pens but I must admit, that is quite a looker. And being a Sydneysider as well, I'd say the blue acrylic captures our harbour city perfectly. Thanks for the review and the photos =)

Yeah. It comes in other colours, but it has to be the blue, really.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 13:57

Great looking pen, and a nice review. I have an older Marlen and it serves very well - you don't see them very often. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 14:25

Lovely pen although i'n not a fan of metal sections, this is a pen i might add to my already much-to-long wishlist. Great review, thanks. Nice handwriting too...what ink are you using.?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 20:14

That's a pretty blue, Kev. I like Marlens, like the Journal, which is a buttonfill, which I'm not crazy about.

The Sydney is a very nice-looking pen. I'm not surprised that it's a good writer.

Also, I enjoy your handwritten reviews!

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#8 troglokev

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 21:22

what ink are you using.?

Iroshizuku kon-peki. I've added ink and paper details to the article. Sorry for leaving them out in the original version: I usually include them, as people often want to know.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 21:45

That's a pretty blue, Kev. I like Marlens, like the Journal, which is a buttonfill, which I'm not crazy about.

The local bower bird seems to think so, too. I'll know where to look if it goes missing. :glare:

The Sydney is a very nice-looking pen. I'm not surprised that it's a good writer.

Also, I enjoy your handwritten reviews!

It's a simple design using a nice material: any fussiness would detract, I think.

I'm glad you like the reviews, EtherX.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 23:27

Looks like a nice pen, I probably wouldn't have considered it but for it being named after my hometown, so thanks for the review!

Not sure I'll end up buying one anytime soon though, as there's a lot of competition around that pricepoint... what made you spring for this one? What others did you consider?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:51

I'd been vaguely looking at Marlen because EtherX has one, and has spoken highly of it (this prior to her current excursions into Nakaya ownership). There's also a certain "ooh, shiny!" factor with this pen.

Apart from the nib, of course: Lisa has a really nice nib shot on Flickr which shows how it tarnishes to a nice patina, rather better than mine.

Edited by troglokev, 22 August 2011 - 07:56.







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