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Which Cross Did I Win At Ebay ?

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#1 Anirban4u

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 11:39

Here's the link: http://www.ebay.in/i...984.m1439.l2649

 

Item: 301310773352

 

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Considering that I got it dirt cheap, is it at least a decent one ? or a fake ?

 


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:58

Cross Solo / Radiance Fountain Pen

 

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#3 Biber

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 13:15

Those are great everyday workhorse pens.  I think you'll find that it easily stands up to pens costing many many times more (and then some) than it usually does - last I knew these can usually be had for $20-$40. Congratulations on your catch.
 


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#4 Anirban4u

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 13:19

Cross Solo / Radiance Fountain Pen

 

 

Thanks a bunch. :) 


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#5 Anirban4u

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 15:11

Thanks, as this happens to be my first Cross. :)  (though I own a franklin-covey, manufactured by cross!)

 

Those are great everyday workhorse pens.  I think you'll find that it easily stands up to pens costing many many times more (and then some) than it usually does - last I knew these can usually be had for $20-$40. Congratulations on your catch.
 

While, I am not a newbie to fountain pens, I definitely am one in case of cross. I researched a bit and saw that it takes proprietary carts and converters, which is kinda ok, as I got the converter thrown in here.. B)

 

And I don't have ANY idea what nib I'll be receiving.  :unsure:

 

What I intend to know more is about the section of this workhorse.

 

Does it use single channel or multi-channel Feed?

How is the stock nib generally (Dry or wet)?

Should I expect any line variation, or are they very stiff nibs?

And most importantly, if I swap the nib with a similar sized semi-flex one,would the feed be able to keep up ? (Intend to use waterman inks, which are pretty wet!)

 

Also, Cross inks look like repacked pelikan 4001. :huh:  


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#6 Anirban4u

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:00

well, many have looked, but nobody shed light on the questions I asked. :(

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#7 RMN

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:39

well, many have looked, but nobody shed light on the questions I asked. :(

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Yes, but have YOU looked?.....

 

 

 

 

In the FPN pen reviews, that is.

 

There are two reviews on the Cross Solo, one confirming (as I already seemed to remember), that the nib was made by Pilot/Namiki. They also do say some about the performance.

The rest of your question about the feed etc are highly specialistic, and even if I did have the pen myself I could not tell you.

 

So have a look there.

 

 

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#8 Anirban4u

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:22

Yes, but have YOU looked?.....

 

 

Yep, I did. :)


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