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What Indian Pens Are You Using Today?


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#1 VillersCotterets

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:44

What Indian pens are you using today?

Me, none yet. But waiting impatiently for a Wality 58SL.

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By the way, did you know the Ahab is in fact an improved Camlin SD ?

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Edited by VillersCotterets, 02 April 2012 - 12:51.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:05

I'll be playing quite a bit with my Varuna Gajendra, into which I just installed a new B nib from Brian Gray. It's smooth, wet, and I'm loving it; it's the first B nib I've ever had. I've got the pen loaded up with about a quart of Herbin Vert Empire.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:10

I'll be playing quite a bit with my Varuna Gajendra,[...]. I've got the pen loaded up with about a quart of Herbin Vert Empire.


A green Varuna Gajendra like this one?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:11

Thanks for starting this thread, though wouldn't you agree that I am a co-inspirer in its formation :P

Anyway, I am using a Montex "handy" fountain pen... Indian brands are not very common and I came across this one by chance in a local discount store... Great writer though, but doesn't look professional; lots of brilliant colors all around and quite dandy :) feels light and "plastic" all around but is an excellent value for the price. I use it to take notes in class :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:12

Oh I forgot to add: care to share where I would be able to get some higher quality Indian fountain pens for a good price if you have such information.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:13

Thanks for starting this thread, though wouldn't you agree that I am a co-inspirer in its formation :P

Anyway, I am using a Montex "handy" fountain pen... Indian brands are not very common and I came across this one by chance in a local discount store... Great writer though, but doesn't look professional; lots of brilliant colors all around and quite dandy :) feels light and "plastic" all around but is an excellent value for the price. I use it to take notes in class :)


Reminds me of those cheap German multicoloured Online fountain pens.

http://www.fountainp...ontex-handy-11/

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:16

A black HR Kim and Co, "BIG" with the 40mm nib, filled with Diamine Registar's ink. It is the middle one in the pic below... click on the pic to take you to my review:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:20

A black HR Kim and Co, "BIG" with the 40mm nib, filled with Diamine Registar's ink. It is the middle one in the pic below...


Wow, those are HUGE! Even the MB 149 looks like dwarf compared to it.

Edited by VillersCotterets, 02 April 2012 - 13:21.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:36

I'll be playing quite a bit with my Varuna Gajendra,[...]. I've got the pen loaded up with about a quart of Herbin Vert Empire.


A green Varuna Gajendra like this one?

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No, it's a black Varuna Gajendra like this one:

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In fact, it's not "like" that one... it IS that one. Sorry for the sub-par photography!

Edited by majorworks, 02 April 2012 - 13:37.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:40

Thanks for starting this thread, though wouldn't you agree that I am a co-inspirer in its formation :P

Anyway, I am using a Montex "handy" fountain pen... Indian brands are not very common and I came across this one by chance in a local discount store... Great writer though, but doesn't look professional; lots of brilliant colors all around and quite dandy :) feels light and "plastic" all around but is an excellent value for the price. I use it to take notes in class :)


Reminds me of those cheap German multicoloured Online fountain pens.

http://www.fountainp...ontex-handy-11/


Yeah, well I kinda got ripped off with mine... I didn't get a converter, even though the packaging boasts of it. The seller refused to accept the pen back as I had opened the packaging (sealed plastic, so not resell-able after opening). Still good value, but I wish it had a converter in it too :(

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 14:11

Hi...

Using the Deccan Aurelius/Author...have been using this for the last 2 weeks...see review here

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Writes a nice smooth wet line...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 15:28

i'm waiting on a Range acrylic in cracked ice. i think this is the third time i posted that i am waiting for this pen :embarrassed_smile: but i am just so excited for it!!! it will be my daily writer for sure
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 19:55

Wality/Airmail "Black Beauty", Piston Filler.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 21:24

Wality 69LFB, all black, medium nib, piston-filler. Did some ordinary nib-smoothing, and it is now a great pen.

Edited by welch, 03 April 2012 - 21:24.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 22:57

Airmail 58CB Red with sparkles (recently purchased from FPN seller cjabbott) filled with Mont Blanc Ink of Joy. I don't have good photos myself yet, but I am posting a picture taken by cjabbott and hoping that he won't mind.

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I think the reds are sold out, but the others may still be available! (I'm a satisfied customer, that's all).

The nib required some further smoothing, but it is a nice EF-F and great writer to boot!

My next pen on the wishlist is some sort of Varuna ED, but I am considering going the custom way with a nib that I have had my eye on for a while.

Edited by ninad, 03 April 2012 - 23:21.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:32

What Indian pens are you using today?

Me, none yet. But waiting impatiently for a Wality 58SL.

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By the way, did you know the Ahab is in fact an improved Camlin SD ?

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i did... i was stunned when Hari had a review on this pen and then i saw the ahab ( http://www.fountainp...ost__p__2245591 ). i all the time i thought the ahab was and original design :headsmack: .
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:42

I seem to remember (OK..."seem" is indefinite) that Noodler's piston-filler is another Indian pen, maybe a Camlin 47?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:39

A friend of mine, who pilots a private jet, was recently in India and brought me back a Camlin SD (cost $12). I've been using it for a week now and am really liking the heft and feel.......and overall finish & quality of this pen. It writes smooth and wet as well, using Pelikan Royal Blue, which he also purchased for me in India @ $3 a bottle. I just ordered an Ahab last night and hopefully it will be here in a few days so I can compare them side by side. :D

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:47

a camlin trinity. great pen like all camlin pens. the camlin SD is sitting inked in my desk drawer.

rgds.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 15:41

I seem to remember (OK..."seem" is indefinite) that Noodler's piston-filler is another Indian pen, maybe a Camlin 47?

I love "Fountain Pen Revolution", at http://www.fountainp...n.com/home.html


According to FP revolution, the Noodler's piston filler uses the same mold as the Chelpark Maverick.






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