Among all Indian Fountain Pen Brands I own (Deccan, Ranga, Gama, Ratnam & Sons, Wality, Pierre Cardin) there is only one brand that interests me: The gama (pens) from Gem and Co. Over a period of time, the owner of Gem and Co. - Mr. Pratap has come to know exactly the kind of pens I love and use. Being a mathematician/ researcher all I do is work with pen and paper... fountain pen ofcourse. I have figured out that larger pens with fatter nib sections suit me better. I can forget that I am writing and really focus on the problem at hand.
Hence most of the pens that I buy are bulky and heavy.
My parents live in Chennai and I in Bangalore. Every time I visit them I call up Pratap in advance and he picks out the pens that he thinks I'd like. Invariably I end up buying a pen or two. I get my old pens cleaned and serviced while we (me, my wife and Pratap) chat away the hot Chennai afternoon at his shop on NSC Bose Road.
These are a few pens that I acquired this time around. I'll probably get around to writing a detailed review later for each of them (once I use them long enough). I just could not wait to show these ones off.
As all the pens are gamas I'll only use the product name (if it has one). All the pens are eye-droppers.
All the pens have IPG stock nibs. However the nibs are all uber-smooth and the feed keeps up with fast, continuous writing.
From left to right: Hawk, Mayil, Piston filler, Italic with sheaffer nib and feed
The Hawk in the company of the Mayil (Peacock)
Closes up of the sheaffer 1.7mm cursive italic nib and feed
Gama Piston Filler