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Taccia Doric - Icarus Yellow


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#1 Alpha_Cluster

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:07

This is my first review so hopefully its not bad. This will actually be more a preview for now but I hope to add more to it in the future (a page refresh caused me to lose the first 1/3 of it written so I am not trying my luck this time).

I got interested in getting the Taccia Doric after I heard about it for the first time on the Goulet's Write-Time show a few weeks back. When they first put it up on the store I just knew it was ment to be be mine so I snatched it up quickly. When it arrived I was very happy with this choice.

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This pen is a wonderful combination of yellow and brown and its just wonderful to look at. The only real issue I have is with the pearl on the clip which seems almost out of place but yet fits at the same time. It does have a metal grip area which I know is something that many people might be bothered by but I think the pattern on the metal makes it acceptable as it is not to slippery.

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What surprised me most about this pen was how smooth it wrote. I am a sucker for a two-toned nib and when I was shopping the only Taccia two-tone nib that was offered with the Doric was the broad. So since I have been wanting to try a broad nib I thought "why not?" I can safely say that I was pleasantly surprised. It writes really smooth. I have had some small issues with ink flow where it tends to start a bit dry when you first start writing but it flows by the end of the down stroke and it may be related to the ink (Noodlier's Bulletproof Black).

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The last thing I want to talk about is the size of this pen. It's pretty fat. I didn't realize this till I got it and I was kinda surprised. It doesn't really fit into my aston single pen case as the cap is so wide. I do like the bulk though it feels well built and I am sure I will find a way to protect it. The weight surprised me. With how large it was I really expected more heft to it but after opening it I realized the cap was over half the weight of the pen. I don't post my pen so this isn't a big deal but if you like posting your cap you can but it's cap heavy. For some perspective of size below is an image of the Doric next to a Lamy Vista.

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I would defiantly recommend this pen to anyone looking for a larger sized pen. Also since it was only $76 I would say it's a great deal since the nib is nice. Now that sad news. I don't know if you can find this pen anymore. At the time of writing the only color the Goulet's had left was the purple and I got the only Yellow they had so it might be hard to fine. Thanks for reading and hopefully this pre/review was helpful.

Edited by Alpha_Cluster, 03 September 2011 - 04:08.


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#2 MrsGouletPens

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:38

Great review! Glad to hear you're happy with the nib and the flow, I've been impressed with the quality of Taccia's pens so far. We saw the Doric (or as I inadvertently keep calling it, the (bleep)) at the DC Pen Show and I was really taken by it. I'm normally not for big pens but this one was really nice, and a great price for the size of the pen. And yep, you snatched the last (and only) Icarus Yellow we had! :thumbup:

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#3 PenTieRun

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 00:17

I've had this pen for a few years, and--yes--it can be a dry starter. Give it a couple of firm shakes, and it should start writing just fine. If memory serves, dryness is more prominent with use of the converter than with use of cartridges. Still, it's a very nice pen.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 00:26

Could there be air getting through the cap somehow? I just ground a nib on a Leban Mento and the clip lets air right on in to dry things out - no matter how it's stored.

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#5 Alpha_Cluster

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:00

Air would be able to get in through the clip attachment. Also I have noticed with the converter that the ink doesn't flow really easily in it though that could be the Bulletprood Black...

#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 19:28

very nice taccia :thumbup: thanks for sharing
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