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Rosetta Magellan


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#1 LexieS

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:21

Here is my review of my Rosetta Magellan. I hope y'all enjoy :blush:

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:48

That is a good looking pen! And it writes deliciously.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:06

Got one like that, in marbled green with a CI nib, from Pendleton at the LA Pen Show. Quite nice pen, and his work is always special. Have fun!
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:38

nice: review, pen, hand writing and pendelton nib!!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:47

I have two Rosetta Magellans. The dark red and dark green. I love them both but have one small issue with both of them and that is with replacing the caps - they don't always screw on properly first time. If I don't get the cap aligned perfectly, the threads get crossed. I've not heard anyone else have this problem, so perhaps it's just me. :embarrassed_smile:
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#6 JonSzanto

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:10

I have two Rosetta Magellans. The dark red and dark green. I love them both but have one small issue with both of them and that is with replacing the caps - they don't always screw on properly first time. If I don't get the cap aligned perfectly, the threads get crossed. I've not heard anyone else have this problem, so perhaps it's just me. :embarrassed_smile:

I noticed this the first day I had mine, but I've had other pens where the threads were just a bit picky about how they sat. When I cap this pen, as I screw on the cap I notice if it feels smoothly catching; if not, I back it off a turn or so until it 'clicks' into the threads, and then carefully thread it closed. Also, one of the first things I usually do on a new (or new to me) pen is put just a very light dab of silicon grease on the threads, just seems to make life easier.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:58

The silicon grease is a fabulous idea, I am going to have to try that. I have noticed that the cap is a wee bit picky about screwing on, but I am always very patient and careful with all of my pens, so it is no big deal.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 15:31

I have to agree with everything said about this pen. I have the red/burgundy Rosetta with a Pendleton point fine stub. It is one of my daily writers. I also have a slight issue with securing the cap after use, but consider this very minor in relation to the great performance of the nib. I will have to try the silicon grease, sounds like an easy fix. Thanks for the review!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 21:33

The silicon grease is a fabulous idea, I am going to have to try that. I have noticed that the cap is a wee bit picky about screwing on, but I am always very patient and careful with all of my pens, so it is no big deal.

Yeah, me too. The more vintage, the more careful I am, as well! Just the teeeniest bit of the grease is fine - put a dab on the barrel threads, then smear it into the thread with your finger tip. Twist the cap on an off a few times, then wipe the barrel threads to get any excess off.

A small number of people had problems with TWSBI pens (also an acrylic or acrylic-like material) having *very* stiff threads, feeling like they had to twist too hard, and mine was a little stiff as well. The trick that Really Worked was just a tiny bit of toothpaste put in the threads and then twisting the cap on/off repeatedly. The very small amount of 'grit' in the toothpaste smoothed out the threads just enough. As soon as it felt a little easier, cleaned it off with a damp cloth (and the inside cap threads with some Q-tips and tissue, and then the same silicon grease routine. It works flawlessly now.

Have fun with your Rosettas and PB nibs!
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 00:49

I bought a Magellan with a CI from Pendleton at Columbus and the cap is fussy also. Have to get it just right or else it will not go on.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:47

Dear Rosetta fans. Thank you for bringing up the subject of the capping issue. Rosetta recently the issue by including an instruction paper which I, Posted Image neglected to send with your pen Lexie. So sorry, but what a love hand written review!!! Thank you for doing that!Posted Image

here is a photo of the Rosetta instruction that to my experience really reduces this to a non issue.

Once again, it just came out and I should have inckuded ... rather included it with your pen. Posted Image


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:06

Thank you! No biggie, I have been very careful with the cap. I think it is actually getting a little easier to engage the threads, I have uncapped and recapped the pen a lot today and it seems to go on a lot easier.

I love the pen and nib, by the way :cloud9: . Thanks again, PB!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:12

nice pen :thumbup: thanks for sharing
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:24

Pendleton, I started with two pens a year ago, came to FPN, and now I have a whole bunch of pens and inks. None of that, in fact all of that, is anywhere near as important as having met a person like you. We are all very, very lucky people.

Thank you for being the best Pendleton Brown anyone could wish for. Posted Image

Edited by JonSzanto, 29 April 2012 - 07:24.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 21:37

Pendleton, I started with two pens a year ago, came to FPN, and now I have a whole bunch of pens and inks. None of that, in fact all of that, is anywhere near as important as having met a person like you. We are all very, very lucky people.

Thank you for being the best Pendleton Brown anyone could wish for. Posted Image


You are much to dear Jon. Thank you. ... And I want those bouncing heads!!!! They are so cool!
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:32

Interesting... The Rosetta I got from Pendleton at the SF Show is a North Star. I wonder what the differences are between the North Star and the Magellan.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:47

PB2 has done the Rosetta with a Pendleton Point grind at a few pen shows for around $100.

For a couple years now it's been a top pick of mine in the $100 pen category. With one of his grinds on it,
It looks and writes much higher than $100.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:58

Here is my review of my Rosetta Magellan. I hope y'all enjoy



Hey, that's the pen I bought from Pendleton in LA! I love it! It's a lovely writer, though I have a problem with turning my pen to the left, so sometimes when I forget, it's a bit scratchy. I love the color and the weight (unposted), and the section is comfortable to grip.

Thanks! I was so tired by the time I closed out my business with PB2 that I forgot to write down the particulars.

4/30 ETA: The problem is with my grip, not with Pendleton's beautiful point. I don't know why but I've found that over a few sentences the pen point is slanted like a '/'. I'm working on the problem.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 13:47

Here is my review of my Rosetta Magellan. I hope y'all enjoy



Hey, that's the pen I bought from Pendleton in LA! I love it! It's a lovely writer, though I have a problem with turning my pen to the left, so sometimes when I forget, it's a bit scratchy. I love the color and the weight (unposted), and the section is comfortable to grip.

Thanks! I was so tired by the time I closed out my business with PB2 that I forgot to write down the particulars.


Hi CatBookMom ~

If you don't mind sending it in for a few days I will be happy to zap that scratch for you for no extra charge as part of the service.... I'll even pay the return postage. Posted Image

Include a note in the package"Return for adjustment" and what you would like. Posted Image



Thanks!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 17:22

Here is my review of my Rosetta Magellan. I hope y'all enjoy



Hey, that's the pen I bought from Pendleton in LA! I love it! It's a lovely writer, though I have a problem with turning my pen to the left, so sometimes when I forget, it's a bit scratchy. I love the color and the weight (unposted), and the section is comfortable to grip.

Thanks! I was so tired by the time I closed out my business with PB2 that I forgot to write down the particulars.




Hi CatBookMom ~

If you don't mind sending it in for a few days I will be happy to zap that scratch for you for no extra charge as part of the service.... I'll even pay the return postage. Posted Image

Include a note in the package"Return for adjustment" and what you would like. Posted Image

Thanks!

pb




Thanks for the generous offer, Pendleton! But it's not the pen, it's me. I somehow unconsciously turn my pens in my hand while I'm writing, so that the nib is slanted. I tend to do it with all my pens; I'm working to change my grip. If I haven't conquered the problem by LA Pen Show 2013, I'll bring it to see you.

Thanks again for all you do for us pen-nuts!!






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