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Model 4C - Ranga Pens

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:08

Ranga Pens is amongst the one quality pen manufacturer in India. Infact they are the only manufacturer in India who have the premium colors and quality ebonite pens apart from regular ebonite and acrylic pens.

 

They have an active Ebay store where they sell not just fountain pens but also ball pens and Roller Ball pens and also raw materials like ebonite rods and acrylic blanks. The link to ebay shop is as below:

RANGAHANDMADE

 

Also Peyton Pen Street is also authorized seller of Ranga Hand Made pens. Here is the link to the webpage: PEYTON

Mr. M.P. Kandan of Ranga Pens can also be reached at Fountain Pen Network, where he is quite active. Here is the link to reach him on FPN : MPKANDAN – RANGA

 

I have recently organized 3 group buys for three different model of thiers. Model 4C, Model 3 and Bamboo Model. And i have bought all three models through group buy. I will be reviewing all the models one by one.

They have following Models in their lineup:

  1. Model 4C
  2. Bamboo
  3. Model 3
  4. Model 4CS
  5. Model 5
  6. Model 6
  7. Model 8
  8. Model 2c
  9. Model 2d
  10.  Zeal

And few more.

 

I will be reviewing Model 4C in this post. Which M.S.Pandurangan (Owner/Pen Turner) has crafted these pens from end-end.

I also have reviewed this pen at my blog along with other pens and inks : LINK

 

 

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Model 4C – In the Wild

 

 

This happens to be actually my second pen from the house of Ranga Pens and first one being Bamboo Model. Which i will be reviewing next.

 

 

DESIGN & BUILT: 05/05

The build quality of this pen is impeccable. Its very well polished and there is no marks at all i see on the pen. Believe me its an handmade pen and when you hold the pen in your hand you wont be able to judge whether it’s handmade or not.  Such and excellent finish Mr. Kandan has given on this pen.

 

 

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Model 4C – beauty Shot

 

 

The quality of this premium ebonite is really really good. There are hardly any imperfections that you might otherwise find in regular color ebonites. The pen is quite sturdy and being ebonite it is more durable. The pen actually comes in approximately 24 color options out of which 10 are premium ebonite colors. The pen in review is premium orange ebonite which actually is muted earthy orange color.

 

 

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Model 4C – Uncapped

 

 

It really feel amazing in your hand. And its certainly a looker. People look at this pen and actually take it from my hands just to feel it of not write with it. Such is the charming factor of this premium color ebonite. And yes i have noticed that these premium ebonites are far superior over the regular ebonites.

Model 4C is actually a regular sized pen with bit of girth. It’s a cigar shaped pen which tapers down to the bottom and has rounded top and bottom. The cap is flushed with the barrel and you would hardly notice the joint. No imperfection. Superior attention paid to the product.

 

 

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Model 4C – Rounded Top and Bottom

 

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Model 4C – Capped - Cap is flushed with the barrel

 

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Model 4C – Uncapped -Barrel Tapers down to bottom

 

 

Cap Clip is strong and sturdy and pen can easily stick to the shirt pocket. I have one qualms which is very minor and that is gold trim which is clip will turn to chrome soon. But i have an option to replace the cap  clip easily. Also i found that clip was not in alignment and was off centred when pen arrived , but again that was easily taken care off by unscrewing the cap finial and straightening the clip.

 

 

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Model 4C – Cap and Clip

 

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Model 4C – Cap Finial View from top

 

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Model 4C – Cap inner view

 

 

The grip section of the pen gradually tapers slightly towards the top and is also made of the same material. Complete pen is made of ebonite.

I am really really happy with the top notch quality and finish on the pen.

 

Below are few images showing the comparison of the pen with other pens:

 

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Ranga Model 4C vs Jinhao 159 vs Oliver F27 vs Parker Frontier – Capped

 

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Ranga Model 4C vs Jinhao 159 vs Oliver F27 vs Parker Frontier – Uncapped and Posted

 

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Ranga Model 4C vs Jinhao 159 vs Oliver F27 vs Parker Frontier – Uncapped and Posted – Side View

 

 

Overall I am extremely happy with quality, built and finish of the pen. This is probably amongst the best pens from India.

Full marks to Ranga.

 

 

BALANCE AND SIZE: 4/5

The pen measures 150 mm when capped and 135 mm when uncapped including the nib. The dia of the cap is 15 mm and barrel tapers down from center to the bottom to 9mm from 15 mm.

The average grip section dia is 10 mm and length is 30 mm.

As far as balance is concerned it is very well balanced and you would love writing with this pen uncapped for longer periods. However I beleive the posting cap makes it extremely large at 180mm  (yes cap posts securely) and for me it becomes slightly uncomfortable.

 

 

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Model 4C – Writing Unposted

 

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Model 4C – Writing Posted

 

 

I love writing with this pen uncapped and unposted for longer periods.

 

 

NIB AND INK FILLING MECHANISM: 05/05

My pen came with Dual Tone JoWo 1.5 Calligraphy stub and it writes amazing. has amazing line variation and is not at all scratchy. The pen has various nib options like JoWo (EF, F, M, B & 1.5) , Schmidt (F, M, &  B) , Bock (F, M, & B – with Conklin imprinted) and Ambitious (F-M).

I am really happy with my JoWo 1.5 Stub. It writes superb.

 

 

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MODEL 4C – JoWo Nib Unit Top View

 

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MODEL 4C – JoWo Nib Unit Side View

 

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MODEL 4C – JoWo Nib Unit Bottom View

 

 

Ink filling mechanism is via Cartridge converter and the material being ebonite can be easily used as eyedropper.I prefer the flexibility of the pen to be used as eyedropper which lot of pens don’t give.

 

 

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Model 4C – Converter mechanism filling

 

 

Below are few images showing handwritten review and sample:

 

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Model 4C – Page 1 _ Handwritten review

 

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Model 4C – Page 2 _ Handwritten review

 

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Model 4C – Page 3 _ Handwritten review

 

 

CONCLUSION:

I love the size shape and finish of the Model 4C. It's a regular sized pen with girth and i Like that and premium ebonite is like cherry on top.

The price seemed expensive in beginning but beleive me it was worth it.

 

Few other reviews can be checked at my Blog here : MEHANDIRATTA


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:44

Very nice and detailed review of a nice pen Vaibhavji. The pen seems perfect match to your prettiest handwriting.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 15:56

Very nice and detailed review of a nice pen Vaibhavji. The pen seems perfect match to your prettiest handwriting.

Thank you sir for the compliment

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 16:47

Beautiful pen. So tempted.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 17:24

Another good review. I have the 4c in green ripple in fine. A really nice pen. Model 3 is equally nice. These two are my everyday pens.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 18:12

Beautiful pen. So tempted.

Believe m so much tempted myself to get now all colors

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 18:13

Another good review. I have the 4c in green ripple in fine. A really nice pen. Model 3 is equally nice. These two are my everyday pens.

My model 3 is yet to arrive

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 18:40

EoC is looking at this magnificent pen and wondering if it could be made to fit a zebra G nib.

 

Lovely handwriting as usual :)



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 18:43

EoC is looking at this magnificent pen and wondering if it could be made to fit a zebra G nib.
 
Lovely handwriting as usual :)

That's a custom job and I am sure Mr. Kandan can do it ... He has done earlier

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 01:29

Very nice review Vaibhav.

 

Note to self: Must get me a 4C now.  :)

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 02:23

Very nice review Vaibhav.
 
Note to self: Must get me a 4C now.  :)
 
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Yes beautiful simplistic designed pen.. Amazing colors

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 18:26

Thanks very much Mr. Vaibhav Sir. Glad that you are enjoying our Model 4C Pen.

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:53

My model 3 is yet to arrive

I just got a model 3. It is great.



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Posted 30 October 2015 - 03:01

I just got a model 3. It is great.

Do share pics...

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Do share pics...

Here. I'll get some better pics for the proper review.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 14:53

Here. I'll get some better pics for the proper review.

Wow, what is the name of that color?  Really nice.

 

I posted some (not very good) photos of my Model 3 pens (matte black and burgundy ripple) at - 

 

http://www.fountainp...roup-buy/page-6

 

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I have a Model 8 and it is one of my favorite Indian Ebonite Pens.


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Wow, what is the name of that color?  Really nice.

 

I posted some (not very good) photos of my Model 3 pens (matte black and burgundy ripple) at - 

 

http://www.fountainp...roup-buy/page-6

 

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Orange/blue/green ebonite.



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Orange/blue/green ebonite.

Thanks!  I didn't even notice the green, but now I see hints of it.



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 02:07

I have a Model 8 and it is one of my favorite Indian Ebonite Pens.

 

Ah!  jjlax10, just the person I wanted to see!  I cannot find the length of the Model 8 barrel anywhere, uncapped and unposted.  In other words, the length from the nib tip to the end of the barrel.  If you see this post, can you tell me what this length is?  

 

Thanks!







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