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#61 OngL


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:39



Congrats on the Toledos!


1) Pretty durable.  I haven't had any issues personally.  These do tarnish from time to time though from what I've seen.  Makes you wonder if there is a coating to prevent tarnishing.  A polishing cloth can be a bit aggressive and should be used sparingly.  I would have no reservations about daily usage.


2) Not easy.  The only way you could spares would be to cannabilize from another pen.


3) Not sure what you're getting at here.  How is the nib supposed to align with the binde?  My toledos all have different "alignments" with various sections the binde.  No right or wrong.  The nib really only screws in one way.


Hope that helps.



Please have a look a the picture below. When the nib is centered, the binds is not aligned to the centre of picture (Toledo on the left, The one one of the right looks OK)

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:19

^left pen is same as mine. frankly, no big deal to me!

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#63 praxim


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:40

Mine is "aligned" although I can not say I had ever noticed until prompted by this thread to check right now, so would not have been troubled about it.


Now that I know it is aligned, I am terribly keen on the feature. ;)

Anyone owning three or more working pens is in no position to disparage choices by others, so cheer up and enjoy your pens. :)

#64 TorPelikan


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 23:29

As the nib unit is screw fit, it's very difficult to achieve "correct alignment".

A nib unit aligned to a barrel will not get same result in another barrel.


If the nib and the feed are friction fit, we can easily align them to the barrel.



Personally, I prefer the advantage of easy nib exchange with screw fit .

#65 vinnied


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:42

What an outstanding collection you have 

All other Pelikan editions seem superfluous if you have all Toledos in one place 

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