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Review Of Pennline Orion Pl730

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#1 manan.doshi

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 14:31

Hi.
 
I am from India and this is my first post at FPN.. Kindly pardon me for any mistakes as am a newbie and trying my hand at reviewing pens..
 
What i have is a pen from Indian manufacturers William Pens (http://www.williampenn.net) and named Pennline orion PL730 (http://www.williampenn.net/pl730-red-chrome-trim-fountain-pen-1). Got it on sale for 600₹ (About 10$)

 

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The Name:
Orion, sometimes subtitled The Hunter, is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous, and most recognizable constellations in the night sky.
 
Now about the pen...
 
Its a metal pen with a medium size 4 nib.
The clip is hard and not that springy to my liking. The cap pull on cap with logo on the top and mentioning "PENNLINE" at the bottom end.

 

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The section is black in colour and comfortable to hold. It is a standard international cartridge convertor filling mechanism.

 

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The nib per se is a  bit feedbacky... It is not scratchy but just gives a feedback which some may like and some may not. There is no skipping at all on this pen. The pen is fairly wet. Line variation is not much and reverse writing is surprisingly smooth and writes extra fine.

 

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The ink i used was Noodlers Navajoe Turquoise

 

I was really happy with what i got from Pennline and will definately give a try to other ones they have.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 14:59

:W2FPN:!!!!

Good review, where did you buy this pen, ie, what city?



#3 manan.doshi

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 15:42

I brought it online. They had a sale going ..

Got it delivered to Jamnagar Gujarat where i stay..

Thanks for the welcome mate...

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 16:19

Looks nice...i got the Pennline Sirius II.

It has a very short section hence gets dry after a few lines or writing...



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 16:58

Thanks for the review. I don't understand why these guys while selling expensive pens don't take care of nib. Williampenn markets itself as a premium segment. They officially represent Sheaffer in India (perhaps even Montblanc?). Its a pity that their own inhouse pen brand comes with low quality nibs.

Edited by a_m, 29 November 2014 - 17:00.

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 :-)


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 18:54

Welcome. That is a very classy looking pen. I love the red, it's apple bright.
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#7 manan.doshi

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 19:48

Looks nice...i got the Pennline Sirius II.
It has a very short section hence gets dry after a few lines or writing...


Hi.

This one didnot give me any problems with wetness... No skips and the pen is quite wet...

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 19:49

Welcome. That is a very classy looking pen. I love the red, it's apple bright.


Yes. Its bright shiny apple red...

Edited by manan.doshi, 29 November 2014 - 19:50.


#9 manan.doshi

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 19:50

Welcome. That is a very classy looking pen. I love the red, it's apple bright.


Yes. Its bright shiny apple red...

#10 manan.doshi

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 19:55

Thanks for the review. I don't understand why these guys while selling expensive pens don't take care of nib. Williampenn markets itself as a premium segment. They officially represent Sheaffer in India (perhaps even Montblanc?). Its a pity that their own inhouse pen brand comes with low quality nibs.


I agree totally.
I some how fail to understand why local indian brands can't come out with a good smooth nib.. Most of them have quality control issues.. The pens i brought from indian brands either have nibs misalligned or are dry and almost always need adjustment... To top it they are very fine and scratchy and need to be worked upon...

Luckily this one didnt need much doing and was medium and smooth to my liking...

I want to try out the new ASA pen line spear and athelete.. They have a good look and intial reviews seems to be good... Hopefully the right way for indian fountain pen conpanies to go...





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