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Franklin-Christoph M-14 FP-Red


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#1 snugglebny

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 01:15

This is my first review.I hope it helps.My husband,moustache,has been collecting fountain pens for quite awhile now.I finally caught the bug last year.The highlight for me was going to the LA pen show last month.It was there i won my first fountain pen:A Franklin-Christoph M-14.It is a nice pen.Here is a photograph of it:

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The pen has a very nice ,heavy weight to it.It is much heavier than the celluloids and such i borrow from my husbands pen case tongue.gif tongue.gif

The cap is held by a magnet on either side:posted or capped.And it is a strong magnet.This cap is going nowhere!

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The nib came as a fine,which i requested.I used a blue cartridge supplied to try it out.Very nice feel and the nib is average to me.Not too wet and not toothy or dry.


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Since i didn't pay for this pen,the value ratio is not something i will address.I see the retail/list price is around $90.That seems like a decent price for this pen.
It has become my every day writing pen.I hope to start collecting other pens.Maybe even review more!!

Ann(snugglebny)
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:06

Well done review!! Even if i'm a wee bit biased towards the person doing the review tongue.gif


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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:25

A classy pen! How long is it when capped and posted?
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#4 snugglebny

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:28

The FP is 5 5/8 capped. 6 1/4 posted.

Ann

Edited by snugglebny, 04 July 2007 - 19:18.


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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:35

Sounds like a nice pen to me tongue.gif tongue.gif

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:51

Hi Ann,

Nice review and very nice pen. I commented somewhere here in FPN that my only experience with Franklin-Christoph was excellent, thought I did not buy one of their brand pens.

If you enjoy heftier pens that those nasty celluloids your husband insists on carrying, may I suggest you send them all at once to me and I will conveniently dispose them without harming nature. animal26.gif I am sure Mr. Moustage will understand and appreciate your gesture... in fact, he might even consider giving you an Arte Italiana Omas full size Arco, which is more substantial than those you have tried.

Enjoy your new addiction!

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:53

QUOTE (acfrery @ Apr 8 2007, 05:51 PM)
Hi Ann,

Nice review and very nice pen. I commented somewhere here in FPN that my only experience with Franklin-Christoph was excellent, thought I did not buy one of their brand pens.

If you enjoy heftier pens that those nasty celluloids your husband insists on carrying, may I suggest you send them all at once to me and I will conveniently dispose them without harming nature. animal26.gif I am sure Mr. Moustage will understand and appreciate your gesture... in fact, he might even consider giving you an Arte Italiana Omas full size Arco, which is more substantial than those you have tried.

Enjoy your new addiction!

Alejandro

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#8 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:52

Never heard of this firm but quite a nice pen smile.gif, enjoy it wink.gif
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#9 jonro

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 13:31

Nice review and nice pen. It looks like it has a lot of nice detail to it, which is always nice to see in a fountain pen.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 17:46

Thanks much for the review and pix. I'd never heard of them before.. The use of a magnet is very clever. Why didn't Lamy think of it (to avoid the "ears" on the 2000)? The shape of the pen is also very appealing.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 21:16

Is the color pinkish or red red? I just bought one and maybe I should have gotten the black one if it's really pink-red.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 23:21

Red red no doubt.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:22

Thanks!

I'll probably do another review when I receive the pen:)
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:07

OH Ann!!!! Finally you caught up the bug!!!!!! Well, now you two can't blame each other for the money spent on pens..hopefully laugh.gif
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:34

Franklin-Cristoph is featured in the current Stylus magazine. The print edition has several pages on them, though online (without subscription) there is just a snippet.

Edited by smoky, 02 December 2007 - 01:36.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 22:44

Glad to see someone else is impressed with this pen. It is solidly made, and has been a breeze to use from the start. It is one of the pens I like to use when I have to take notes in a theater because I don't have to worry about the cap coming loose and flying off somewhere in the dark (It's happened before...no bad results, beyond mild heart attacks and panic).

I have the black model with a fine nib, and the flow is perfect.

Very nice pen -- I look forward to trying some of their other models in the future.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 21:39

I bought one of their demo M-14s from a pen show back in November - it is a Medium nib, black with rhodium trim.

This pen has turned out to be one of my favorite writers. It has an awesome nib that writes smooth as silk with just a touch of feedback - difficult to describe, but a very pleasant experience. The pen is quite heavy with the magnets, but writing with the cap unposted makes for a great length and good balance and weight for me. It has handled any ink I have used in it with no problems, is a nice, wet medium.

I was tending more toward fine nibs and always wrote with the cap posted until this pen - my tastes have switched to medium and even broad, now, and the rest of my pens are now used unposted.

Great pen, but because of the weight, probably not for everyone.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 15:28

Thanks for the great review Ann, next we will have I hope a husband and wife review which of course means you will both have to get a his and hers pen set!

Thanks again from a resident of the "other" Vancouver!
All the best.
Ian



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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:03

I hve this pen and use it as a daily writer. I have several other Franklin-christoph pens. They are all well balanced and good value. I don't think they make any piston fillers so the ink volume is lower.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:06

Nice review and a nice looking pen, thanks.
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