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[Help] Getting Back To Fountain Pens After A Long Time, Please Advise.

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#21 flummoxed

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 06:09

I find it strange that different types of nibs are listed with different pens. And not all nibs with similar pens.

I think apart from stock nib you can choose Jinhao nib & Bock nib (Medium & Broad)

Even some of the bit smaller nibs fit like Wality & Oliver (similar to Kaigelu size). But usually they are fine.Though Wality does come in Medium also.


http://www.fountainp...pens/?p=2968979

 

Just checked their Gama Hawk again, I somehow seemed to have missed the section listing this completely!

 

 

One Spare Jinhao Nib:

One Wality Dual Tone F Nib:

 

Like I said earlier, I dont plan to fiddle aruond with nibs to begin with, the stock nib will do for now. I'll either speak to them or post here if it bothers me too much.

 

Edit: I just posted pics of the two pens I found while cleaning our the cupboard yesterday in the other thread. It looks like I own two FPs already!


Edited by flummoxed, 25 December 2014 - 06:20.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 15:53

The Sheaffer 100 comes with a converter. We picked up a few recently in black lacquer. A very nice pen for $30 including US shipping.

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#23 deepak23

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 16:49

Gamas are good solid pens. My Revolution with a Jowo nib is great writer and has never burped. My Hawk with the IPG nib and ebonite feed and has flooded on me once.

If you want to carry pens in airplanes my advice would be to go for a modern feed rather than simple ebonite ones. Schmidt, Jowo feeds are good.

For the price range a Platinum Plasair is also a good choice.

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#24 flummoxed

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:02

The Sheaffer 100 comes with a converter. We picked up a few recently in black lacquer. A very nice pen for $30 including US shipping.

Teri

 

I eventually found a Sheaffer Fashion (with a converter) in one of the cupboards, I plan to continue using it for a while before buying another Sheaffer.

 

Gamas are good solid pens. My Revolution with a Jowo nib is great writer and has never burped. My Hawk with the IPG nib and ebonite feed and has flooded on me once.

If you want to carry pens in airplanes my advice would be to go for a modern feed rather than simple ebonite ones. Schmidt, Jowo feeds are good.

For the price range a Platinum Plasair is also a good choice.

 

Sorry, I'm new to the FP terminology, by "flooding", do you mean it spilut out of the joint near the screwing mechanism at the body jointor flooded out of the feed system through the nib?

 

Also, did you buy the Platinum Plasair in India?



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 08:53

 
Sorry, I'm new to the FP terminology, by "flooding", do you mean it spilut out of the joint near the screwing mechanism at the body jointor flooded out of the feed system through the nib?
 
Also, did you buy the Platinum Plasair in India?


Flooding as i meant it is a feed full of ink (all grooves saturated). The moment you touch nib to paper it drops blobs...

Plaisair is available online. I bought mine from engeika.

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#26 flummoxed

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:12

Did you manage to fix the flooding? Is it even possible to fix this issue?

 

I just looked at "Engeika", the shipping costs dont seem prohibitively expensive. What was your experience buying from them?



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 18:09

 
I just looked at "Engeika", the shipping costs dont seem prohibitively expensive. What was your experience buying from them?

I had purchased a Sailor from Engeika. The purchase experience was great. It was shipped by EMS, well-packed, and reached me in reasonably quick time.

Edited to add: Plaisir is also available on pensindia, if I remember right.

Edited by soum, 26 December 2014 - 18:12.


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:43

I had purchased a Sailor from Engeika. The purchase experience was great. It was shipped by EMS, well-packed, and reached me in reasonably quick time.
Edited to add: Plaisir is also available on pensindia, if I remember right.


Plz tell us What is the customs duty required to be paid on such purchases?

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