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The Gama Kuyil

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#1 arunura

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 17:12

The gama kuyil is an ebonite pen from Gem and co. based from Chennai, India.

 

 

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The deccan ambassador and the gama kuyil. A minor diversion: Among the deccan pens I prefer the Deccan Advocate Sr. and Jr. models.

 

My wife prefers the Deccan Bullet Sr.

 

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My wife trying out the Kuyil

 

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From left to right:  Deccan Advocate, Deccan Ambassador, Gama Kuyil, Gama Acrylic Demonstrator, Gama Ebonite Jr.

 

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A note on the Indian Ebonite pens I own: Since these pens are hand-made and the quality control is not supreme the same model can vary in quality across pens. If one reads the above review it is clear that I am not satisfied with my Deccan Ambassador. The reason why I have openly expressed my distaste for the brand is because I used a Deccan Ambassador of another fellow pen collector and found similar issues while using it. I know of a few people who use Deccan pens who have a similar opinion and I thought I could voice it.

 

I purchased other pens from the company before coming to the following conclusion (Please bear in mind these conclusions are from using the pens that I have encountered from Deccan and are entirely personal): The deccan pens are in general over-priced. I have no problem with the price if the quality is good. I bought a white deccan masterpiece and sold it to my friend because I hated the aerometric converter and because the nib was OK at best (I admit it looked pretty and that was the only reason he bought it off me). I have no problems with the Advocate pens. Although I still think the pens are over-priced.

 

I don't use my deccan pens as much as, say, my Wality or my Gama pens. Whenever I give these pens a try  I just end being disappointed. I prefer the Wality Jumbo to the Deccan Advocates (don't get me wrong the ebonite is nice to touch). Again, these are my personal experiences



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:52

Nice review. I would agree that Deccans are overpriced. I have one Deccan Jr. Advocate. I would also add that in terms of its finish Deccan is not all that great when compared to Gama ebonites.

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)


#3 arunura

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 17:48

Nice review. I would agree that Deccans are overpriced. I have one Deccan Jr. Advocate. I would also add that in terms of its finish Deccan is not all that great when compared to Gama ebonites.

Thanks. The deccan nibs are pretty good but not good enough to warrant the prices that these sell for.

 

Next time I go to chennai I plan to purchase a couple of Ranga Ebonites: The Gajendra and model #3.

 

Cheers and stay inked.







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