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Sreekumar's Symmetrical Beauty- Evo Pen

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#1 vig2432

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:36

As you all know Dr. Sreekumar is a nibmeister extraordinaire from Kerala, India. I saw some of his works here in FPN and was introduced to him by an Indian FPNer. I had bought a bunch of pens from him earlier. S-K generally sells Kim pens with tuned nibs, but occasionally turns some beauties. I had already reviewed one of them- the vaib pen (http://www.fountainp...umars-vaib-pen/)

 

This is another one of his creations, which he calls the EVO . The Evo pen is a minimalistic design in Black ebonite. It is a ED pen, fitted with a Bock/Conklin B nib. The design is almost Lamyesque.

 

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DESIGN:

 

The pen is a minimal cylinder design. It has a tapered section, which is small for the size of this pen. It has a screw-on cap which opens in 4-5 turns. The threads have a tight tolerance and they are not sharp at all. The pen can be posted, but not recommended. It is a decent size pen and has perfect balance.

 

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NIB AND FEED:

 

The pen is fitted with an ebonite feed and a Bock/Conklin B nib. The Kim feeds are modelled on Sheaffer NNS feeds, so the burping problem is almost nil. The nib is one of the smoothest I have ever used and is a pleasure to write with. The B nib writes a wet line, giving a fat medium/ thin broad width.

 

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WRITING SAMPLE:

 

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COMPARABLE PENS

 

One of the designs that is most similar to the Evo is another great pen from ASA, I can. The I can is a larger pen with a hourglass section which is the most comfortable for me. The I can is also similarly priced to the Evo. One another pen  of the same size is the Fosfor Bombay.

 

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CONCLUSION

 

If one wants a no-fuss pen which can get the job done, consider the Evo. It has been reasonably priced and finishing is good. And you get a nib tuned by a nibmesiter.


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:39

Thank you for sharing review

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:52

What a very beautiful review, enjoy reading your review. Keep them brewing

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:52

That's a nice review, thank you for sharing!

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 04:59

Thank you for sharing review

 

 

What a very beautiful review, enjoy reading your review. Keep them brewing

 

 

That's a nice review, thank you for sharing!

 

Thanks Vaibhav, Sanjay and pgd84 for your kind words


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#6 visvamitra

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:33

Nice looking pen indeed. Thank you for the review.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:09

Nice looking pen indeed. Thank you for the review.

Thank you visvamitra. I always like your ink reviews. I dont know whether you know this- Viswamitra is the name of the great sage in Hindu Mythology


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:14

The Evo looks really nice and neat and very German in its lines. Well done Sree and thanks for sharing Vig.


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:19

The Evo looks really nice and neat and very German in its lines. Well done Sree and thanks for sharing Vig.

 

Thank you, Hari


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:08

Another beautiful made pen by Sree.

 

Thank you vig for sharing. Personnally I find this pen more elegante than the Lamy.


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:29

Another beautiful made pen by Sree.

 

Thank you vig for sharing. Personnally I find this pen more elegante than the Lamy.

Thank you, fountainpagan


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:55

@vig2432 - that;s why I've chosen the name :) At some time I found the history of Visvamitra and Vasistha inspiring.



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 09:36

@vig2432 - that;s why I've chosen the name :) At some time I found the history of Visvamitra and Vasistha inspiring.

:D :)


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:42

Nice looking pen. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:43

Nice looking pen. Thanks for the review.

 

Thank you J_MM


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 18:13

Nice review of a lovely pen by Sree.





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