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#101 MuddyWaters

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:30

Bump. Anyone been enjoying Faber Castell pens recently?

 

I personally love the creativity of their designs. The fact they make spring loaded clips is so very nice. Their Loom has a great nib, and have trouble justifying a 100+CAD$ purchase of an Ondoro or E-motion when the Loom has the same nib but I keep being tempted. I also have a Lamy 2000 which is a good pen but has a bit of baby's bottom.

 

Shall we continue to share the love for these pens? (And of course, the GvFC are way out of my price range...)


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 16:26

I have cheaper, decent pens, more expensive pens, more ergonomic pens, pens with more interesting nibs, pens that don't dry out as quickly... But there is only one Faber Castell Ambition in pearwood, best looking pen I have, and the wood feels nice when it's colder.

 

I like the Tamitio in blue but can't justify the price, from time to time I consider getting another Ambition in black to swap the nib with the one I have to give Kon Peki more justice.


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#103 dms525

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 18:02

I am a recent recruit to the GvF-C fan club. I now have the Classic Snakewood LE, an Intuition Terra Cotta, an Intuition Ebony, a F-C Ondoro in Oak and 3 Tamitios. I bought the Tamitios for the new steel calligraphy nibs. The nibs are quite nice, but the Tamitio is less comfortable for me than any of the other models, unfortunately. The Intuition has the best form, size and weight for me to use as an EDC.

 

The F-C materials, are good. The manufacturing quality is probably the best of any pen I own. 

 

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#104 MuddyWaters

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:33

The Intuition is a nice pen but it is incredibly expensive...

 

The F-C pens are definitely not the cheapest. How the Ondoro is over 100$ I don't understand. Same nib, C/C, plastic build... why?


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 21:10

I have several FC and GvFC pens. I love their nibs for EF and F. None of mine were scratchy at all. They work great right from the get go.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 20:13

Faber-Castell's steel nibs are beyond compare: I wish every maker had nibs that good. They're still carrying the Osmia torch in that regard.

Edited by wastelanded, 23 January 2018 - 20:14.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 13:47

Osmia/Faber-Castell fan here! I just love their nibs. I haven't tried any modern ones, only vintage. I also like their pen design and built quality. Most of my Osmias/Faber-Castell pens starts working just after cleaning. My favorite is small Osmia 973. I was so happy to get same model from Faber-Castell 73, which has the most awesome steel nib that I have tried. I was sure it was gold nib, until I had to remove it and found no gold markins.

 

It seems I live in place, where it is pretty high change fountain pen be Faber-Castell/Osmia. They are  pretty common here.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 23:16

A little over a year ago I wrote a review Braggin on GvFC. They are one of my favorite companies and probably my favorite German fountain pen company.


Definitely check out Jar's posts; as he states, many of the parts on GvFC are easy to disassemble and clean. The larger-nibbed Intuition Platino Wood has one of my three smoothest nibs of all the pens I am fortunate to have and use.

http://www.graf-von-...on-platino-wood

While the Euro is still manageable vs the USD I would purchase when in Germany or through such great dealers as La Cour de Compte (sp)

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:14


While the Euro is still manageable vs the USD I would purchase when in Germany or through such great dealers as La Cour de Compte (sp)

Did you mean La Couronne du Comte from Netherlands? I couldn't find anything by googling La Cour de Compte...



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:41

Did you mean La Couronne du Comte from Netherlands? I couldn't find anything by googling La Cour de Compte...


Yes, sorry for the misspelling...

https://www.lacouron...ll-c-1_249.html

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:44

(Gv)F-C fan here, for sure :-)

 

I do not have any large collection, just one Ambition and 2 Tamitios (one could say that I have 3 Ambitions, just with different cap and stamping on the nib), but I always liked those well tuned nibs.

 

Tamitio brothers on included image :-)

 

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Edited by pkotrcka, 27 April 2019 - 07:44.

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#112 DanceOfLight

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:34

Thread resurrection? Sure, I'll play. Am I a fan? Nope, but do have a few and enjoy them. Here’s one of rare ones made of very old Olive wood with 3 brilliants stuck on the cap [inset]

 

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#113 Sblakers

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 19:13

I have to chime in because I feel this brand is often overlooked. As someone who has collected just about every high end pen, I feel I have have a solid palate of comparison to pull from. Just recently(about 3 months ago) I purchased the GFVC POY samurai. After inspecting the pen, I shockingly realized that it was without a doubt the most well made pen I had ever held. The fit and finish is remarkable.

To back track a moment. My first fountain pen was a GVFC Walden woods. Being my first fountain pen, I didn’t really know what I had. The nib felt like a pencil( feedback) and it sung as I wrote with it. At the time this was an annoyance.... from all my research, I assumed a good nib had to be glass smooth (oh how ignorant I was) so after collecting for a couple years and finding nibs I liked better, I decided to micro mesh the sing and feedback out of her. (Ugh)

Anyway. To make a long story short. After 6 years of collecting pens, I realized what a mistake that was. So, for the last three years I have been on a search to find a nib with the same characteristics my Walden woods once had. After failing miserably, I finally found it again with the GFVC poy samurai.

To sum it all up. GFVC’s fit and finish is second to none and their nibs are to die for. Their POY’s are really something special and I highly recommend them.





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