Congrats on 11 years!
I'm still a newb. What kind of pen is pictured?
The pen pictures is a prototype of one of the new FPN LE pens to be introduced this year - profits will go towards supporting this site .
It is a CONID King Size Bulkfiller LE, the largest size available, and it will not be a cheap pen. The last LE CONID made in this size was priced at 1418 euros, and it sold out very very quickly, in a matter of weeks.
These pens are not only beautiful, but they are an engineer's dream of perfection, with every single part being very easily replaceable, or cleanable for that matter. Not a single one of the CONID pens required servicing or repair work in the last 4 years, which makes it really special.
QC is done at multiple levels, for each individual machine part, to sub-assemblies and complete assemblies, with a final QC test before leaving the factory. Finally, before it even will be sent to those who ordered one, another, completely independent QC test will be performed as a final check.
Ours will be sold at a substantial discount to the price mentioned above. However, it will still not be a cheap pen. We are still finalizing the details, but it will probably sell here for somewhere around the 1000 euros mark, possibly slightly below that.
It will come in a specially designed aluminium box, lined with special foam with cut-outs for the pen and any parts or tools. The pen itself will come with a 14K #8 nib , either in F, M, or B, which can be made into a stub or anything else on special request - at extra cost however.
BTW, we will also offer one or more other FPN LE pens later this year.
Warm regards, Wim