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C.e. Levi Wood Grain Rubber Nox


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#1 ElykNordneg

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 17:01

Hello FPNers!

Today I'll be writing a nice quick review for my recently acquired Woodgrain Rubber Nox. Let me start off by saying that I received a $150 discount for writing this review. Now that I've given that little disclaimer lets jump into it shall we?

Appearance & Design (10)
This pen is certainly unique in design melding both modern and vintage elements together. The rubber resembles that of an old Waterman wood grain or ripple. The pen is equipped with a Shaffer Feather Touch 5 nib which I'll talk about a little later.
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Construction & Quality (10)
Cameron's pens start life as a piece of solid rod stock and go through over eighty operations before completion. This makes for an extremely solid end product. It has a very robust feel in the hand which is very nice. This pen feels like something that's meant to be used and not sit inside the display like some of my others. Posted Image
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Weight & Dimensions (9)
As mentioned above each pen is unique so weight and dimensions can vary slightly. My pen measures 5.2" capped, roughly the same size a Nakaya Piccolo, and 5.1" uncapped. The Nox generally has a weight somewhere between 28-30g.

Nib & Performance (10)
The nib is a medium that was adjusted and smoothed before making its way into my hands. This pen is equipped with a Shaffer Feather Touch 5, one of the standard nibs. If you'd like something different Cameron has plenty of other options available but that will bump the price up slightly.
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Filling System & Maintenance (8)
This pen employs a button filling system to suck up ink. This is my first button filler so I'm still learning how to properly use it Posted Image. I actually did some research before filling it though so don't worry Posted Image .
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Cost & Value (10)
When you take into consideration all the labor that went into making this pen the price is easily justified. This pen costs $350.00+ shipping after the $150.00 discount is applied.

Conclusion (9.5)
This pen took several months to have made but was well worth it in the end. If you're looking for a bespoke pen tailored to you I'd suggest checking out Cameron's website. Thanks for checking out my review! :happyberet:

Edited by watch_art, 06 January 2013 - 16:36.


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#2 superfreeka

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:12

Beautiful pen. Would love one in blue. Thanks for the review.
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#3 Doug C

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:45

Beautiful. Here in Albuquerque three of our pen club members have a Levi (myself included), with one of them in the RHR.


Great review and photos-you really captured the simple beauty of Cameron's pens.
You also are lucky enough to have my grail watch. I LOVE the Reverso....
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#4 ElykNordneg

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 17:25

Beautiful. Here in Albuquerque three of our pen club members have a Levi (myself included), with one of them in the RHR.


Great review and photos-you really captured the simple beauty of Cameron's pens.
You also are lucky enough to have my grail watch. I LOVE the Reverso....


Thanks! I'm absolutely in love with my Grande 976 :cloud9:.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 00:14

Nice Review! This sorta looks like my "Lewis" pen, but with a few alterations.....Your a lucky duck and can now lay claim into the "Levi" club! At some point we should all get together and post a pic of our pens together so that everyone can drool over what we have invested in......Nice Choice

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 16:32

That is a beautiful pen. Wow.

#7 rudyhou

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:34

very nice. i never use a push-button fountain pen filling system before. is it easy for maintenance?
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