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#1 jacobratliff

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 22:13

Hi! 

I was in a local stationery shop today and picked up a Laban fountain pen at 50% the $82 price tag. The lady in the shop told me that she has had that pen forever and would give it away at that price since she has had it so long. 

My first reaction was that this must be a Laban Maya (http://www.penheaven...k-fountain-pen#), but if you look at the clip on the pen at the link and at the one I got, they are very different. 

I'm confused, as this is my first Laban and I don't even know what it is!! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated :)

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#2 MrThoth

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 14:05

I have that same pen, and like you haven't been able to pin down a proper name for it. Hopefully a knowledgeable someone will come along with helpful info. ;)


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#3 jacobratliff

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 15:38

I have that same pen, and like you haven't been able to pin down a proper name for it. Hopefully a knowledgeable someone will come along with helpful info. ;)

I hope! The shop had it for $82 and since the woman had the pen for a while, she told me she'd let it go for $41. I didn't know enough about the pen but I did know I'd have to be crazy to pass that up.

ALSO, there's a spring in the back of the barrel that prevents use with a standard converter. I emailed Laban and they told me that's for in case I wanted to use it with a rollerball front section. They said to just take the spring out with tweezers but I have definitely never seen a set of tweezers that skinny and long. Any suggestions for this if you have that pen as well?



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 18:53

Looks like a Laban Malla



#5 jacobratliff

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:27

Looks like a Laban Malla


THAT'S IT!! Thank you SO much!
Now to get that pesky spring out.





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