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#1 nm4

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 22:59

Here's a review on my new Pilot Falcon (aka Falcon II, Metal Falcon, etc.).

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#2 watch_art

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 00:18

Nice color! You say the body is lighter than you expected - I found it to be heavier than I expected - of course compared to the plastic version I guess it would. ;)

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#3 nm4

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:43

Ironically despite being larger the body seems ligther than my Pilot Knight...perhaps I should actually weigh them to compare!

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#4 Ernest

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:16

Hi NM,
I have the same pen as you. Mine is fitted with a ExtraFine Nib.
While it is no Vintage Flex Nib , you can still get line variation.
You need to write a little slower and put a rather firm pressure to the downstrokes.
Don't worry about springing the nib. It is rather resilient.
Here is my pen:

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:24

OUTSTANDING PENMANSHIP, Ernest! :notworthy1:

Would you mind sharing the name of the ink in your photos, please?

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:48

OUTSTANDING PENMANSHIP, Ernest! :notworthy1:

Would you mind sharing the name of the ink in your photos, please?


Thank you for your compliment.

The ink is one of my favorite. Noodler's Tienanman Red.

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#7 nm4

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:25

Ernest, your writing is absolutely beautiful! Despite my pen being a fine nib I can't seem to get as much line width via flexing...perhaps it's a paper/ink issue or perhaps as you suggest I am too afraid of springing the nib. I'll give it another shot. I do love the pen. The fine is so very fine, I can't imagine what an EF would be like!

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 19:45

Hows the paint on the body of the FP? Is it durable, meaning that it won't rub off or chip off with usage like some FP ?

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 18:04

A nice review and good handwriting from both of you.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 18:25

I have the Namiki Falcon SF and it has become one of my favorite pens. But NOT until I learned the proper way to write with a flex pen. It's not easy as falling off a log, but after a few days, you remember how to do it for maximum effect. I use Noodler's BP Black and love the lines it creates!
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#11 nm4

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 22:17

The finish seems very durable - I just got the pen so it hasn't really seen much hard use...the SF sticker is still on it lol. I must say the F nib is wider than I expected for a Pilot fine...but it does write beautifully!

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