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#1 Cloud

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:18

I bought this pen with the intention of transforming it inot an eyedropper eventually.

I will review in fonction of the price paid. I was around 20$ with shipping

First impression: 5/5 It came into a nice cardboard box. With instruction and clip to hold the pen. It came with a cartridge and no converter... (but I wont need any)



Designt: 5/5 The pen is pretty much a phileas with not gold nor ornementations and is transparent! The feed unit is also transparent, so we can see the ink in the feed, which is pretty neat. The clip looks nice. The only flaw I see is that the cartridge is kind a mat... will fix that with silicon 100% in the near future. It is also pretty light being all plastic. Would be a good pen to write a long time with. Then pen is around the pelikan 200 or just a little bit bigger. Also it's clip cap, we will see in the future how that goes. Maybe in a month or more i'll try to post an update.

The Nib: 4/5 The nib is smooth(with the cartridge) but a little wide for a medium. The nib look nice with the pen, it's nothing too flashy. Steel design.



Filling system: 3/5 well it's cartridge... It didn't come with a converter. I am going to transform in a eyedropper, all plastic, good for that purpose.

Overall, 17/20 I received the pen tonight.. so I haven't had chance to write extensively with it. But the little I have wrtie with it looks good.

I am really excited about this inexpensive pen. It certainly is a trill to see the ink in the feed. A lot of demonstrator don't really show that. I think they are discontinued so I would hurry to have a beautifull inexpensive full demonstrator.

Yé my first pen that I'll convert into an eyedropper when I get silicone!
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#2 jonro

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 15:07

I bought one of these about a week ago and I'm very pleased with it. I was planning to write a review. You beat me to it, but I think I'll still write one. Mine is transparent orange with a fine nib. It's a very smooth writer. I'm using Waterman Florida Blue in it and I'm very pleased with the results. I just wish that Waterman ink were a little more waterproof. Mine was advertised as a Phileas demonstrator. As you pointed out, the Kultur appears to be a Phileas without any gold trim or gold plating. The quality of the writing experience I get from this inexpensive pen makes me want to try other Watermans.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 15:28

Hi Jonro,

Well, I think they are phasing out all the low end stuff. Charleston, Phileas, Kultur are to be discontinued. They want to become a brand associated with high end products...

I wish I had taken a fine nib. Oh well... Lately I have been complaining about nibs beying too wide... maybe it's me blink.gif

I encourage you to wrtie more review. The more the better. People will be aware of these pen and have a better feel for what they want. I try to make a review of each pen I buy.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 15:52

They're not phasing out all the lower-end stuff.

I think the Expert II is still around. It's positioned a little lower than the Charleston I think, and has a gold-plated nib. I really wish they'd chosen to discontinue the Expert rather than the Charleston. sad.gif

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 17:06

I love my Kultur.

I have the same transparent demonstrator. I've inked it with Noodler's Blue Black and Waterman South Seas Blue and it writes smoothly with both.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 17:39

Who are your favorite vendors for Kulturs? I feel the need for one. Or two. Or three.
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#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 17:43

I have two kulturs that are from year 2000 and they are very good writers.
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 18:05

I bought it from lewertowski for £9,79 GBP including shipping to canada. I don't know if he has any left. It was a buy it now price. Didn't feel like waiting and biding.

Good luck finding your Kultur!
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 18:21

I got mine from an eBay vendor.

They turn up on there quite a bit--in various colors.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 19:00

QUOTE(sonia_simone @ Feb 6 2007, 05:39 PM)
Who are your favorite vendors for Kulturs? I feel the need for one. Or two. Or three.

I bought mine from montgomerystationery on eBay. It looks like the price has been going up a bit on these recently. You can also deal with them directly via http://www.montgomerypens.com/. I bought a couple of other pens from them and I've been very pleased with their prices and their service.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 19:01

QUOTE(jonro @ Feb 6 2007, 07:00 PM)
QUOTE(sonia_simone @ Feb 6 2007, 05:39 PM)
Who are your favorite vendors for Kulturs?  I feel the need for one.  Or two. Or three.

I bought mine from montgomerystationery on eBay. It looks like the price has been going up a bit on these recently. You can also deal with them directly via http://www.montgomerypens.com/. I bought a couple of other pens from them and I've been very pleased with their prices and their service.

Montgomery will mark up their BUY NOW price on their auctions. Go to their website and purchase from them directly as they are cheaper there.

#12 sonia_simone

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 19:35

Just what I was hoping for, thanks much!
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 19:43

Thanks for the review.

Have been itching to buy more pens since joining the forum (how could that be?)

Looks like I am going to join and go get me one, as well.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:02

I have two, a transparent red and a translucent purple, both purchased from that dealer on EBay who has so many. Both of mine are fine nib.

Actually I gave my one Phileas away today to an employee admiring it blush.gif because I prefer the Kultur's more restrained styling, and I love being able to see ink supplies!

I'm going back to EBay to get a couple more to put up. They are remarkable pens for the price--and thanks for your review.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:22

I just ordered a transparent orange and a transparent green. Because, well, I really need more pens.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:17

My clear Kultur arrived from France along with the transparent blue model.

It is as beautiful as yours, but I got the fine nib. It's somewhat noisy with a scratchy sound, but not in the writing. I really, really like these pens--but of course they're so similar to the Phileas that's so popular.

Thanks again for your review, and I hope you'll update us with some pix of your eyedropper conversion!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:39

I got a Waterman Kultur demonstrator (clear) a while back; new; but it came in a blister pack or card; not in a box like in this review. Do you know if there were 2 different packaging? Mine write beautifully but I'm curious as to the different packaging. The card has English, French, and I believe a couple more languages on it.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 17:13

QUOTE (Cloud @ Feb 6 2007, 03:28 PM)

I wish I had taken a fine nib.  Oh well...  Lately I have been complaining about nibs beying too wide... maybe it's me blink.gif

Transparent "kristals" go for a slight premium on ebay. Buy a translucent Kultur F in any colour and swap the sections, which are always clear. The F I got was a little scratchy (comparing it to my classic Sheaffers and what have you) but turned to glass with some tweaking on 12000 micromesh.

Edited by meanwhile, 16 March 2007 - 17:14.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 23:12

Just want to say I love my Kultur, too. The F-nib is more like a vintage F/M in my opinion and it was very smooth and perfect from the beginning. Apart from a Wality, this is my only non-Sheaffer pen and the only one I've ever owned that writes as perfectly as a Sheaffer. happycloud9.gif
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 19:58

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Hi Cloud,
i am waiting on the delivery of a Waterman demonstartor from ebay seller. I guess it is a Kultur.
Did you eventuall end up using yours as an eyedropper?
Seems like a great idea.
If so how did t work out?
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