I dig the Targa. I love the nibs but have a hard time with the gaudy and dated 70s jewelry fishes and not in love with the swirly stuff either but other than the cosmetics I really like the pen. I love the cap, thought the clips is useless. I quite like the size and shape and balance as well.
In hard times I let go of all my Targas but one: an old Barleycorn number with an F nib. Nothing special but a great everyday writer and one of my most used pens.
But this pen has a mystery: It is VERY CLEARLY GOLD PLATED. The worst plating in pen history, perhaps one atom thick haha but it is gold colored and you can see there are places where the plating is still quite visible. You know a lot of these pens were gold plated and say so on the barrel of the pen.
Here is the odd part: Mine does not say Electroplated Gold or whatever it is they usually say. It says Silver Plated Casing on the cap band. Huh? Nothing about this pen suggests silver and it is very plainly gold plated, or at least it was till most of the plating rubbed off.
What could be meant by “Silver Plated Casing”?
I have always wanted to know this.
Edited by ink-syringe, 09 February 2015 - 16:52.