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Franklin-Christoph Model 27


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#1 nm4

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:20

Hi folks,

Recently had a hankering for a very fine nib and pulled the trigger on this FC. I am a huge fan.


Interested to see what you think of the "needlepoint" nib as it doesn't seem that much finer than my Pilot VP...though the ink was different between the two and my paper is far from the best around.

Cheers,
NM.

PS - Please excuse the lousy penmanship...after the redeye from Vegas I could barely stay awake!



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#2 hot cocoa

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:54

Wonderful review! More franklin-christoph pen reviews would be nice to see on FPN.

Can you comment on how this pen feels posted? Does it feel balanced or off in any way?

#3 lovemy51

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:52

very interesting pen design. i'm not familiar with these at all -any of the models. thx for showing it.

#4 estie1948

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:09

Thanks for the excellent review. I'm tickled to learn that someone made a needlepoint nib that is truly smooth. These pens are getting more interesting to me. Again, thanks for the review.

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#5 doctoralberto

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:57

Excellent review. Heavy in the back side when posted but good balance unposted. I liked a lot on medium nib.

#6 nm4

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 16:49

I prefer not to post my pens - so I am glad the pen feels perfectly balanced unposted. It is a little back-heavy when posted but not so much that it would be an issue for me.

Cheers,
NM
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#7 h.spronk

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:58

NM4: Nice review on the Model 27. I recently got one and writing with this pen is just great. There is, however, a small drawback with the clip: it has a small round hole with a brim on it. From the outside it is hardly visible, but it scratches my shirts or the innerlayer of the penvelope six from F-C. Is this hole also pressent at the back of the clip from your 27?

Grt, Henri

#8 nm4

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 20:51

I never noticed a hole but don't have the pen anymore. I've since upgraded to an FC 29 (an even better pen!).

Cheers,
NM
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#9 Blue_Moon

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 13:03

Do you notice any skipping or hard starts with this pen?  I've read other posts of skipping wtih the 27.


Franklin-Christoph, Italix, and Pilot pens are the best!
Iroshizuku, Diamine, and Waterman inks are my favorites!

Apica, Rhodia, and Clairefontaine make great paper!


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 17:08

Do you notice any skipping or hard starts with this pen?  I've read other posts of skipping wtih the 27.

 

I had a problem with hard starts and a feed that wouldnt keep up on a 29 bellus. they have a 30 day return policy so you can order pretty worry free.








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