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An Intuitive Conversation With The Graf Von Faber-Castell Intuition

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#21 jar

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:59

Jar, wonder whether the pernambucos have a lighter lacquer coat compared to your other GvFC wooden pens? (is the feel different)

 

Not that I can notice.  The different woods do feel slightly different, densities and size of grain as examples but I don't think GvFC uses lacquer on most woods, rather it feels like a wax coating. The Ebony seems to have the tightest grain followed closely by the Grenadilla and the Pernambuco the most open grained.  In this picture the top left is an Ebony Anello, below that is Grenadilla and on the right two Pernambuco bodies.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:40

 

Not that I can notice.  The different woods do feel slightly different, densities and size of grain as examples but I don't think GvFC uses lacquer on most woods, rather it feels like a wax coating. The Ebony seems to have the tightest grain followed closely by the Grenadilla and the Pernambuco the most open grained.  In this picture the top left is an Ebony Anello, below that is Grenadilla and on the right two Pernambuco bodies.

Even the pernambuco looks slightly different in both the pictures you have taken. I guess you can feel the difference rather :)


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:20

Thanks for the review and pictures. I handled one a couple of years ago and it was what set me on the search for a big red/terracotta coloured pen, which remains unfulfilled.

I found this one a bit uncomfortable to handle because of the lack of any real section, but that's just my lousy fingers. Congratulations on the lovely purchase. There is a larger version of the Intuition, I believe?

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 13:27

Thanks for the review and pictures. I handled one a couple of years ago and it was what set me on the search for a big red/terracotta coloured pen, which remains unfulfilled.

I found this one a bit uncomfortable to handle because of the lack of any real section, but that's just my lousy fingers. Congratulations on the lovely purchase. There is a larger version of the Intuition, I believe?

 

The Plantino versions are slightly larger. The resin ones use the same nib as the standard and the wood versions use a much larger nib.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 22:44

 

So the resin Intuition Platino (available only in black, I think) has the same-size nib as the standard-sized Intuition (which is available in Ivory, Terra, and Black)?  Good to know, as I thought all Intuition Platino pens (resin or wood) had the same larger nib, and I was on the lookout for a resin Platino (as it's a good $150 or so cheaper than a wood Platino).  I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and go for a wood Platino after all, then!


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 23:33

 
So the resin Intuition Platino (available only in black, I think) has the same-size nib as the standard-sized Intuition (which is available in Ivory, Terra, and Black)?  Good to know, as I thought all Intuition Platino pens (resin or wood) had the same larger nib, and I was on the lookout for a resin Platino (as it's a good $150 or so cheaper than a wood Platino).  I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and go for a wood Platino after all, then!


Yes, that is very disappointing news. The black resin Platino was a serious consideration for my first high end pen. I'll consider a wooden version, but I really prefer resin.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 14:24

Thanks for the review and pictures. I handled one a couple of years ago and it was what set me on the search for a big red/terracotta coloured pen, which remains unfulfilled.
I found this one a bit uncomfortable to handle because of the lack of any real section, but that's just my lousy fingers. Congratulations on the lovely purchase. There is a larger version of the Intuition, I believe?


Thank you. As jar has already mentioned a platino version would be better suited for your hands.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:29

Intution vs Elemento

The elemento has a bigger nib (like Jar already said), heavier and wider grip when compared to the intuition.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 13:40

Thanks for the review. Your photos are beautiful. I have an Intuition in Terracotta as well. Ink was an easy choice for this pen, I filled it with Diamine Anniversary Terracotta ink. The colors are close enough, but not a total match. We have quite a few terra-cotta tiles in Las Vegas; none of them is the same color, either.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:58

Thank you Frank, for going through the photos and the review. I believe you have got a closer ink in your collection :thumbup: . I used some MB Toffee Brown in it, not quite the best match though. The usual terracotta of the East has some of this colour. Looks a shade towards more brown. Do the tiles there match this color?


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 13:04

Thank you Frank, for going through the photos and the review. I believe you have got a closer ink in your collection :thumbup: . I used some MB Toffee Brown in it, not quite the best match though. The usual terracotta of the East has some of this colour. Looks a shade towards more brown. Do the tiles there match this color?

 

I have many rules for inking my pens, and matching color to pen is one of them. Of course, when both pen and ink have a "strange" color name in them—like terracotta—they are a match. I will look at the MB Toffee brown, next, though. That would fulfill another ink rule of mine: Inks and Pens should come from the same company or at least country, or a nearby country. 

 

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 13:17

 

I have many rules for inking my pens, and matching color to pen is one of them. Of course, when both pen and ink have a "strange" color name in them—like terracotta—they are a match. I will look at the MB Toffee brown, next, though. That would fulfill another ink rule of mine: Inks and Pens should come from the same company or at least country, or a nearby country. 

 

People have tried to understand my ink rules; here is an attempt:

 

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 I usually follow the continent (near country) rule for now..I will go through this post..thanks for sharing (looks very interesting)  :D


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 21:55

Anyone have trouble with the feed not keeping up with your writing and going dry? Both my Intuitions do this,
any remedy? I have flushed both several times, that does not help. BTW...very nice collections both Jar and Soniknitr!

 

Hello,

 

I have the same problem in my terracotta. Sometimes the ink flows to much, others it gets a bit dry. This is not a very plesure writtng for me, a pitty beacouse this is, for me, the most beautiful pen (somith deco and modernistic). 

The cartridge test, did it work?


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 02:15

 

Hello,

 

I have the same problem in my terracotta. Sometimes the ink flows to much, others it gets a bit dry. This is not a very plesure writtng for me, a pitty beacouse this is, for me, the most beautiful pen (somith deco and modernistic). 

The cartridge test, did it work?

 

A few people had this problem with Faber Castell FPs. It might be a problem with the converter rather than the feed itself. 

 

In my ondoro FP, some air gap (bubbled) developed between the feed end and ink level of the converter (waterman ink), which restricted the ink flow. I usually fill up the converters completely to their end-stop.  

 

If this is the case, you can just drain a few drops of ink out of  the pen, then quickly turn the converter piston-rod clockwise to the end stop, so that the air-gap is transferred to piston end from the feed end. At least some upper air pressure is necessary :D for ink flow, that's why the cartridge test.

 

PS - This problem happens only with the converter which came with the ondoro FP. 

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:38

Wow, beautiful pen. There seem to be several Graf Von Faber dealers in Southern Ontario, but they don't carry the Intuition.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 14:37

I've had my eye on the Intuition for some time now, but I didn't realize how small it is. I'm afraid it is too small for my barbarian fingers. Ah well. Truly a beautiful pen!


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 16:44

I have a Black Platino (resin so wider body, smaller nib) and width wise it's superb and very comfortable, possibly the msot comfortable to use I own (and I have a number of OMAS 360s).  I can see it being a little too short for some one with large hands unless posted, but then that causes the balance to move towards the rear due to the weight on the cap.



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:04

Wow, beautiful pen. There seem to be several Graf Von Faber dealers in Southern Ontario, but they don't carry the Intuition.

 

Thanks a lot (and lot belated too :)) ! I find it's easily available online, though you would be more interested to personally try and get a feel of the otherwise beautiful pen. 

I've had my eye on the Intuition for some time now, but I didn't realize how small it is. I'm afraid it is too small for my barbarian fingers. Ah well. Truly a beautiful pen!

 

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The platino versions are more suitable in case you find the pen too puny. It does feel a bit short, though with a comfortable girth. The elemento in this link has the same dimensions as the intuition platinos.

I have a Black Platino (resin so wider body, smaller nib) and width wise it's superb and very comfortable, possibly the msot comfortable to use I own (and I have a number of OMAS 360s).  I can see it being a little too short for some one with large hands unless posted, but then that causes the balance to move towards the rear due to the weight on the cap.

Yes I found the same, though for my hands it's not much of a problem. Thank you for sharing :)


Edited by sannidh, 19 January 2019 - 11:04.

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