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#21 mehandiratta

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:32

Loved your review Vaibhav. Thank you :)

 

Just curious about the polycast resin, why exactly do you find the material brittle?

If it falls from height than I beleive there will be chipping of the material that might happen ... which is the nature of material...


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#22 mehandiratta

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:36

Both are Schmidt nibs, the Rosewood has a smaller nib, FH342 IIRC. while the Sandalwood has one size larger nib, of which unfortunately I cannot remember the number...

Both of them are F. When I first got the Rosewood, it had a gold tone M Schmidt nib, which I did not like so much, so I requested a nib change. As you can see the current nib is the same silver color as the cap ring which is the only ornament on the pen. Visually, I think this pen is stunning, and its looks are indeed more arresting than the Sandalwood...

But, the Sandalwood, made of that special fragrant wood, has another quality: not only does it have a subtle fragrance, but this lingers on your hands for a few minutes after putting the pen down... And also, it is an interesting visual object because the color is continually changing because of my use of the pen.

As to how they write, both are a pleasure to use, and I note I alternate between preferring the larger nib and section on the Sandalwood, to the smaller section and nib on the Rosewood. The Sandalwood sometimes feels a little burly, if you know what I mean. Like a country bumpkin, almost. But the Rosewood has a very sharp step between section and barrel which is sometimes a little too noticeable. It's very nice to learn that that is something that could be avoided in the resin version (or at least I assume so, from your story).

I will be thinking about a new Islander. I like the fact that yours does not have the metal insides that the Rosewood has. And the transition is not so sharp. But you seem to have kept the seamless transition between barrel and cap, which I like in the Rosewood, although it does mean the step between section and barrel is unavoidable. But maybe with the resin, a little less pronounced than in the Rosewood? Here I go again...

Probably you can have the rounded edges at the junction of barrel and cap...

so the step down on your new pen doesn't hamper your writing...


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#23 mehandiratta

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:37

Congratulations on the pen and welcome to the Islander tribe!

 

thank you... its so beautiful....

 

actually i had the pen for long.... its just that i got the chance to show it now...


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:43

Nice material and great in-depth review.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:47

Thanks for showing more of Manoj's work. He deserves more praise. Recently he has designed a new silver clip, let me see if I can share some pics. The clip looks quite nice. 


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#26 mehandiratta

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:54

Nice material and great in-depth review.

Thank you Visvamitra... love when i get appreciation form you


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:55

Thanks for showing more of Manoj's work. He deserves more praise. Recently he has designed a new silver clip, let me see if I can share some pics. The clip looks quite nice. 

Yes... he does a amazing job.... i love his work....

i agree he deserves more praise....

 

Please do share pic of clip...


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 20:01

This is such a pretty pen! Lovely review Vaibhav. 

PS That Clip is so beautiful! 


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 20:08

This is such a pretty pen! Lovely review Vaibhav. 

PS That Clip is so beautiful! 

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:24

Probably you can have the rounded edges at the junction of barrel and cap...

so the step down on your new pen doesn't hamper your writing...

That's a great idea, thanks very much for the suggestion. Hmmm... this probably means I will have to contact Manoj soon...


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 18:26

Yes... he does a amazing job.... i love his work....
i agree he deserves more praise....
 
Please do share pic of clip...


Here you go:

http://www.fountainp...nojd/?p=3490924

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 00:46

You have a very beautiful pen! Excellent review



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Posted 07 November 2015 - 16:54

You have a very beautiful pen! Excellent review


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 00:27

What a lovely pen, and an excellent review. Manoj makes beautiful pens, doesn't he. Thanks for sharing yours with us.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:38

What a lovely pen, and an excellent review. Manoj makes beautiful pens, doesn't he. Thanks for sharing yours with us.


Yes he does amazing job... Thanks for going through the review...

He is currently making one more for me

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