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A First Look At The Italix Captain's Commission.

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#1 Lorna Reed

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 14:13

My new Italix Captain's Commission arrived today, so I thought I'd share the excitement with some quickly taken photos.

The package arrives.

A first glance in the box.

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The beautiful metal cap.

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Next to a Parson's Essential.


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#2 RuiFromUK

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 14:18

It looks fantastic to me. I am looking forward to receive mine and my friend's. It is a retirement present for her and I am sure she will like it too.


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#3 pjford

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:05

Terrific images Lorna, I wish we could take them as well as you. All back orders are done, the last lot will be collected a 4.50 today. We have posted tracking numbers on all the overseas transaction accounts. I have had one on test since they arrived yesterday, no skips, really free flowing and it always starts. The nib is, however, broader than the Parson's, so all the adaptations are going to be slightly broader too.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:18

How do the weights of the two uncapped and unposted pens compare, please?

 

 

 

(Edit to add: I mean Captain's Commission compared to Parson's Essential)


Edited by Mr Ink, 01 August 2013 - 15:24.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:48

Being spoiled here in the US, I'm not used to having to pay international shipping.  I'm going to have to just cowboy up and get one of these sometime.  The pens are beautiful.  Not only that, I love the names.  That probably shouldn't matter, but I have to admit, I really do love the names.  It's the Anglophile in me.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:57

Maybe I need to get one?


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:46

Terrific images Lorna, I wish we could take them as well as you. All back orders are done, the last lot will be collected a 4.50 today. We have posted tracking numbers on all the overseas transaction accounts. I have had one on test since they arrived yesterday, no skips, really free flowing and it always starts. The nib is, however, broader than the Parson's, so all the adaptations are going to be slightly broader too.

 

Mr. Ford, maybe you should ask Lorna if you can use her picture of the pen, lol?  I say that b/c in the picture on the website, it really does give the impression that it is a shorter pen, which clearly is not the case.

 

Lorna, since you have the Captain's Commission now, I'm *sure* you won't need the PE- I'll be a nice guy and take it off your hands for you, free of charge even! ^_~

I wonder how all three pens compare, side by side (PE, CC, and CP)?

 

I made the PE in amber with a CI nib (fine or medium, not sure yet) the pen I was going to get as a reward, when I'm able to accomplish something pretty big that I've been unable to do for the last year (today- Aug. 1st- is one year to the day, actually).  Of course, the Churchman's Prescriptor also went on that list and now it looks like the CC will be there too.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:25

I never noticed PJ Ford represented at the DC Pen Show.  Too sad.  I would have liked to test and purchase a pen....likely so would have a hundred other people.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 21:44

How does this pen's nib compare to the Parsons? Does it write as smoothly? I love my Parsons broad italic stub but it is too broad for daily writing. I am thinking about ordering a medium nib next. I'd like to try the captains commission as long as the nib is equally as smooth.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 16:04

I just got one and it is an amazingly smooth writer. This is the most delightful Mr. Pen pen.

 

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#11 Lorna Reed

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 16:36

WOW. Love that photo. :yikes:


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 17:47

WOW. Love that photo. :yikes:

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:27

Mr. Ford,

 

Your comment about the nibs being broader than in the other lines... does that mean, for instance, the medium italic would in fact be broader than 1.1mm, and one should perhaps order a size down?

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 13:14

Lorna, Since you've had your Captain's Commission for awhile, how do you like it now?  Anyone else that has had one for awhile, feel free to chime in also.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 19:22

I do have a Captains Commission and I love it! It is a modern classic. The pen is a little longer than the Parsons Essential and just great to write with uncapped. I told Mr. Ford I was in doubt between fine or medium italic nib and now I have one that is something between fine italic and medium cursive stub. A fabulous daily writer. It looks great, it feels fantastic in the hand, rounded corners everywhere and just the right amount of weight in your hand. And it writes silky smooth, I'd say $300 smooth. It uses the same nibs as the churchman's only not bicolor but al silver/steel. The black shines and keeps shining caused by the brass it is made from. So when in doubt: the Captains Commission is my favorite Italix. The most up-to-date design, the bigger nib and the most well balanced when used uncapped.image.jpg

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 15:25

I put my order in about 3pm today; less than five minutes later an email tells me it's been shipped...!


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 21:19

Good Captain, you definitely need to get one!  All Mr. Pen models are great.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:56

I ordered one last week and it should be waiting for me when I get back from vacation tomorrow.  It's a beautiful pen and this thread makes me even more anxious to use it!



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:28

 

Mine arrived about ten, this morning! That was quicker than deciding whether to go into town to choose one.

 

Just dipped it in Diamine Graphite and it wrote flawlessly albeit for just a line; I'll have to get cracking on some serious writing...

 

Since I can't upload the other pics yet, here's a comparison of cursive stubs  :blush:

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 13:49

The smoothness of Parsons Essential and Captains Commission are more or less equal and unparalleled with every fp I've ever owned, the nibs are different. Parsons Essential have a smaller nib, slightly thinner. My Captain's Commission with medium cursive stub gives definitely more line variation then the illustrations above suggest. Mr. Ford repeatedly warned that fine stubs give very little line variation. So for advanced users I'd go for an italic, beginners, go for for medium stub or regular fine or medium for daily writing. I use medium stub and writing is such a pleasure that I started writing again! I'm still in love with my Italix, best buy in years!

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