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#21 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:14

I am impressed.


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#22 John54green

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 14:35

Interesting and well done!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 15:33

I am impressed.

  

Interesting and well done!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 19:03

This thread made my day!  The pens are absolutely beautiful; I even got to see them "topless" (my new favorite 'technical' term); I got excited about the idea of grinding my own nibs; and I learned a new word ( chatoyance).  (I thought it might be what a troll does in a chat room, i.e., "chat annoyance." :) )


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 20:13

This thread made my day!  The pens are absolutely beautiful; I even got to see them "topless" (my new favorite 'technical' term); I got excited about the idea of grinding my own nibs; and I learned a new word ( chatoyance).  (I thought it might be what a troll does in a chat room, i.e., "chat annoyance." :) )

 

I learned chatoyance recently as well. I would always refer to it as sheen or pearlescence before. But chatoyance... it's just one of those words that feels good on the tongue.

 

Glad it made your day!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 20:15

OH WOW....chatoyance


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 20:21

How do you like the Neponsets?  The acrylic ones in your first photo don't look all that much bigger than the Konrad they're next too.  I had looked at the original ebonite ones last fall at the Ohio Pen Show, but they seemed really large and heavy (compared to the Konrads, of which I have 3 of the resin-body ones and one ebonite one -- but not any of the acrylic bodies).   I was a bit disappointed in that because I love the idea of a music nib.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 21:00

Thank you for posting such wonderful photos. They will be very helpful when choosing a new pen. (And thanks for the new word too!)

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 21:20

OH WOW....chatoyance

 

Chaaa tooyy aannceee. Ah! It's just fun to say!

 

 

How do you like the Neponsets?  The acrylic ones in your first photo don't look all that much bigger than the Konrad they're next too.  I had looked at the original ebonite ones last fall at the Ohio Pen Show, but they seemed really large and heavy (compared to the Konrads, of which I have 3 of the resin-body ones and one ebonite one -- but not any of the acrylic bodies).   I was a bit disappointed in that because I love the idea of a music nib.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

The acrylic Konrads are a bit bigger than the standard Konrads, both are smaller than the Neponset. It may have just been the angle of the first photo above. Here's one that's more straight on showing the acrylic versions and a standard Konrad:

 

 

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The Neponset is girthy, for sure! I imagine the ink capacity would be gargantuan, were I to use it as an eyedropper. As for the music nib, it's nice to be able to make big bold lines, but mine write TOO wetly, and flexing depletes the ink rather quickly and starves the nib for a few moments. I need to figure out how to find a better balance before I can call it a practical nib for artwork or calligraphy. Writing without flexing produces a wet medium-to-bold line.

 

But if you like big pen bodies, you can always put a different #6 steel (or even a gold JoWo! Oooo, there's an idea) into it.

 

 

Thank you for posting such wonderful photos. They will be very helpful when choosing a new pen. (And thanks for the new word too!)

 

Thanks for the kind words! And welcome to the forums!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 22:58

This thread made my day!  The pens are absolutely beautiful; I even got to see them "topless" (my new favorite 'technical' term); I got excited about the idea of grinding my own nibs; and I learned a new word ( chatoyance).  (I thought it might be what a troll does in a chat room, i.e., "chat annoyance." :) )

 

If your definition of "chatoyance" were true, there is some of that going on here at FPN. 

 

Some of my pens have some staining issues or have lost some of their plating; while they are still willing to write for me, they refuse to go "topless" in public. I always try to take a  pen's feelings into account before asking to see its nib. I have adopted the term from Sandy1. She usually shows the nibs of the pens used in her reviews, but she has a few that are too ashamed to go "topless". 

 

I guess that the reason I spend an hour or so a day hanging around FPN is that I always learn something new. I've also found that most people who are willing to take the time to use a fountain pen are kind, giving, interesting people who are willing to help others out. I also like the fact that I can carry on a conversation—of sorts—with someone half-way around the world who shares a interest or two with me. 


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 16:14

And to add another "new" point, IIRC the THINK pens are marketed by the same company that does Krone pens.  Think pens seem to be an entry-level series of pens, compared to the major over-the-top (to me) furniture and finishes (and prices) of the Krone line.  I'm not sure where the Think pens are made, but they seem to be well-executed workmanlike pens that harken back to classic times.  The only drawback I found to the early ones was that standard converters were too long to fit into the pen's barrel.  I had to make a squeeze-filler for it, using an old sac cemented onto an old cartridge with its end cut off.  Works fine for me.

 

I gathered this info when I had to send a very early production Think pen back for a warranty repair.  It went to the same address as the one listed for Krone.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 16:42

Have you considered another innovative American player:  Franklin-Christoph?


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 16:49

And to add another "new" point, IIRC the THINK pens are marketed by the same company that does Krone pens.  Think pens seem to be an entry-level series of pens, compared to the major over-the-top (to me) furniture and finishes (and prices) of the Krone line.  I'm not sure where the Think pens are made, but they seem to be well-executed workmanlike pens that harken back to classic times.  The only drawback I found to the early ones was that standard converters were too long to fit into the pen's barrel.  I had to make a squeeze-filler for it, using an old sac cemented onto an old cartridge with its end cut off.  Works fine for me.

 

I gathered this info when I had to send a very early production Think pen back for a warranty repair.  It went to the same address as the one listed for Krone.

 

This is the most information in one spot I've seen on Think pens. Thanks!! They really are a mystery, on the production front.

 

 

Have you considered another innovative American player:  Franklin-Christoph?

 

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