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Franklin Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic (Smoke & Ice)

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#61 dapprman

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 13:03

Tend to agree with regard to material costs. The pricing does encroach into areas where interesting nibs can be had with other brands, and that makes choosing more difficult. Not saying it's a high price, just that it is at a competitive level with other stuff. And I can get a pen with a solid gold nib for the same price, adding to the confusion of choices.

But a very standard looking cigar shaped pen ;)

 

Just quoting you for the above line, not meant to be picking on you BTW.

 

To the above two posters, with F-C you get their unique designs, price wise they are comparable to Edisson (not got one of their pens yet, but will), who's pens are all very generic aside from the acrylic - I believe both companies source their stock from Jonathan Brooks.  Many of the F-C pens are different from other pens in their design, so you're also paying for some thing original in looks as well.

 

Additionally don't forget it's also scale of numbers.  You can buy a gold nibbed Platinum 3776 Century for less than a F-C or Eidsson with a steel nib, but then they make tens of thousands of those every year (even their limited editions they sell out of and those have 3776 each) and that brings the price of the materials they use down considerably.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 14:54

Just to clarify a couple of things - we have usually between 20-35 production color combos available on the site at any time (currently 29). They come in an out of stock, yes, but usually isn't that long for most of the options to return. The 02 is currently available in 4 options right now, Smoke & Ice, Emerald & Ice, Solid Emerald, and Amber & Cinnamaroon.

 

It's only a couple of special editions in certain finishes that we run waiting lists for - mainly the antique glass and italian ice options, where we rotate models through. There is a general email list that notifies of waiting lists coming open, among other things, but not waiting lists for waiting lists, which would get out of hand to manage.

We, like Edison, source acrylics from many sources. Jonathan Brooks is one, and we've done three custom exclusive colors so far through him, used for color prototypes for shows, or special editions sold in the Stock Room. 


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