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#181 pjford

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 15:13

 

Our new pen the Italix English Curate​


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#182 PortiaDaCosta

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 19:01

Oh, that looks gorgeous! I love that colour and the new nib choices sound very tempting.

 

It's definitely on my want list. :)


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 19:07

Is the Curate barrel round or beveled with facets?



#184 RMN

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 22:52

I love it when someone is so enthusiastic about his products!

 

 

It's a nice looking pen, obviously made to be posted. That leaves me wondering about the balance unposted.

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:31

answers to above:

It is round and smooth.

 

I find the balance unposted is very good but the pen feels a bit short, but maybe that's just me.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:54

The first independent review of the new English Curate has been posted by penpencilpaper.net

 

http://penpaperpenci...ain-pen-review/


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 15:45

A very special review from Ruth Hanson.

 

 


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:19

That was a nice and very positive review.

 

Is what she said correct, that this pen was made in the UK? Not just assembled?

 

The pen has 2 aspects that are not my preference, metal section and made for posting, but that does take nothing away from the fact that Italix has once again produced a beautiful and well made pen.

 

I have been looking at some of your other models. Now this nib was a 1.1 italic. I also note there are stubs.

Do these italic nibs have some tipping left, and are they of the "crisp" variety?

Opposed to that, the stubs, are these what others would call a cursive italic and do these have tipping?

 

Problem with these names is there is no real standard. I have some Visconti and Delta stubs, that are really cursive italics in my book (and nice ones!), while I have two stubs on Waterman Carenes that are much more rounded and with less variation.

 

 

 

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:48

The pen is made in the UK with the exception of the nib itself and the Schmidt converter. The lathe turning of the cap and barrel the brass front end, inner sleeving and springs. the acrylic materials and chrome plating are all made in England. The final assembly is also done in the UK and nib grinding and finishing are completed in our Ruislip workshop. No actual factory is involved, all are independent engineering contractors.

 

Yes the tipping is removed to create a 'crisp' writing experience but we also offer the tipped variety, this is to overcome the occasional critic that we do not offer this, now we do. However I still think our crisp untipped version is the best by a mile. Our cursive stub is still untipped and is rounded but is designed to give an italic effect but lesser so that the conventional straight italic.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 18:34

The pen is made in the UK with the exception of the nib itself and the Schmidt converter. The lathe turning of the cap and barrel the brass front end, inner sleeving and springs. the acrylic materials and chrome plating are all made in England. The final assembly is also done in the UK and nib grinding and finishing are completed in our Ruislip workshop. No actual factory is involved, all are independent engineering contractors.

 

Yes the tipping is removed to create a 'crisp' writing experience but we also offer the tipped variety, this is to overcome the occasional critic that we do not offer this, now we do. However I still think our crisp untipped version is the best by a mile. Our cursive stub is still untipped and is rounded but is designed to give an italic effect but lesser so that the conventional straight italic.

 

Thank you, that's helpful.

 

 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 20:21

Three of us over at United Inkdom have put the English Curate to the test, and it came out well.  You can see our meta-review here for an introduction, with links to all the individual reviews there of course - but more importantly, there's also a give-away of the pen we reviewed!



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 19:02

Are the nibs Jowo??????



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 14:34

We have just added two more colours Red Twirl and Blue Twirl

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 12:37

Just received my italix PE a few days ago. The fine italic was really smooth and i am somehow able to use it like a stub for cursive.  :o  The gloss lacquered barrel is a fingerprint magnet but that is what to expect when having a glossy pen. I have some issue with ink flow and hard starts in the beginning but it has gone away after a few days. The clip is quite stiff so i loosen the screw in the barrel but pray that it doesn't fall out. The pen feels SUPER back heavy when capped, luckily i don't need to use it capped. The screw in 'kit compatible' nib unit is very nice if i got bored i can swap it out for a gold or titanium #5 nib from Jowo, Bock and their derivatives. 

 

Also, there doesn't seem to be the "Parson's Essential"  engraving in the barrel anymore it seems...


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:10

In rotation today is Italix Parson’s Essential with Broad Italic Nib and it is inked with Diamine Eau Di Nil.

I bought this pen year ago. Initially I was not happy because of a certain sweet spot... however with regular use over the certain period... it has become a fantastic writer.

 

 

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