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#1 wnclee

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 00:34

Just got the newest edition to my pen collection delivered today. It is the Conklin Crescent Mark Twain series with a fine nib and is the yellow/blue combo...Also, delivered was a bottle of the Iroshizuku ku-jaku[peacock] made in Japan. It not only is the best writing ink i've ever posessed,but the most expensive also, but worth every penny. The name aptly describes the color with a grennish/blue and other subtle tones depending on the light and the paper. Flows like butter...The pen itself would make any ink flow so great, though. Wrote straight away-right out of the box as the nib has the perfect bend without any break-in time. Surprisingly, the pen was larger than most pics on the 'net show. Comfortable weight and heft, good balance, not top-heavy and being made of resins, you can write for hours without fatique. Has the patented "crescent" filling system and in 3 or 4 pumps; your loaded...Simply turn the ring below the crescent and your locked and ready to go. The pen was $165.00, but most are selling for $130.00 or so. I've a nice collection of pens from some of the great pen manufacture countries around the world [even Germany] but this ONE pen has changed my mind: I firmly state the good old US of A produces great pens. But, I would be greatly remiss in saying that the "crescent" ring does have a bit of play in it, which does bother me a little. Don't let this little SNAFU prevent you from thinking sbout buying this wonderful writing instrument...The ink is great too, but at $35.00/ bottle for the ink; this pen would more than make any "lesser" ink write good...Don't overlook this little gem of a pen. Guess what i'm headed-off to do now? Take care, LeRoy conklin1.JPG

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:46

Very interesting pens. Nice weight in the hand, too. Don't care for the clip at all.

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#3 Gojira

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:53

I have to agree that the clip on the Mark Twain Crescent is a bit "bleh". I have the limited edition version of this pen with the black chased pattern body. Nice size and the steel nib has a really nice spring to it. One of my favourite writers!

The nib is pretty wet...Parker Quink BB looks great out of this nib. I must say that this won't be my last Conklin.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:59

Nice and a beautiful pen indeed! The yellow and blue combination goes well in this pen. But the ink is on the higher side, though.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 16:37

Thanks for the review, I keep looking at the black ones...

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 17:13

Thank you for the review. I've been considering this pen for a long time, but haven't committed just yet. I haven't notice many reviews and the online sellers are a bit vague in their descriptions. Your review has way more detail. I wonder how long the pen is capped? Any size reference compared to other pens would be greatly appreicated.

#7 Gojira

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:15

I have mine on hand so here goes:

Capped: 14.0cm or roughly 5.5 inches
Uncapped (barrel end to section only, minus nib): 10.5cm or roughly 4.2 inches.
Diameter: 1.0cm or roughly 0.45 inches

#8 lovemy51

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:10

nice pen, indeed... but i gotta have me the vintage!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 17:40

I have mine on hand so here goes:

Capped: 14.0cm or roughly 5.5 inches
Uncapped (barrel end to section only, minus nib): 10.5cm or roughly 4.2 inches.
Diameter: 1.0cm or roughly 0.45 inches



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