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Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Victorian - F Nib


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:36

I read so many good things about Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Victorian and Barley Corn models. So, Yard-O-Led has always been on my pen radar screen. I decided to switch back to sterlining silver pens again after taking in many wood, makie and urushi pens. The sterling silver pens could last many more decades than the other materials, I believe. As several others already have posted their own reviews on this pen, I will keep mine more visually oriented with photos.

I already have several Platinum sterling silver pens, a Sailor profit sterling silver, 4 Pilot Silvern pens and a MB silver barley. This Yard-O-Led is the heaviest of all among my sterling silver fountain pens. But, strangely (or "expectedly), I find this pen is well balanced unposted (I never post my caps on my pens) and as one of the long time forum member said you can glide the pen over the paper with the pen's weight. So, you only hold the pen and guide it, while the pen will do the rest laying dow the wet smooth line on the paper.

The packaging:
A classy looking box.
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Lo and behold the Viceroy Grand Victorian :)

The pen in the box.
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The clip section. I read some complains on the rivets on FPN. But, I find the rivets on my pen are done with precision.
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The barrel. The year mark says N. So, my pen was manufactured in 2012.
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Inside peak into the cap
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The nib. It lays down the line close to M nibs of my Platinum and Pilot pens, which is jsut fine with me.
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My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:36

Comparing with other sterling silver pens. The Yard-O-Led has a longer barrel because of the snap on cap while the total capped length is very similar to other full size sterling pens.
Platinums on the right, Silvern on the far right, Sailor on the far left.
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My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:42

Nice pen.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:30

You have a very nice collection there. A Grand Victorian Viceroy is near the top of my wish list. Would you provide a writing sample with a comparison to the Medium Pilot nib?

Thank you in advance,

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#5 1point1mm

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:06

Would you provide a writing sample. . . ?

Nice FP you've got there also do please as stated above.
See with what large letters I have written you with my own hand. GaVIxi

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:18

Wonderful! Of all of the pictures I have ever seen of this pen, yours are by far the best. This pen was actually on its way off my wishlist, but now it's shot up to the top! Ah! What have you done? :rolleyes:






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