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Franklin-Christoph Marietta 20 - Lovely Pen

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#21 latetotheparty

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 23:22

The next pen show you attend, I highly recommend trying the 18k Masuyama medium italic nib. It's phenomenal.

 

Thanks very much for the tip!



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#22 Diderot

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 18:30

Nice looking pen.

Thanks for the review.



#23 latetotheparty

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 12:31

Nice looking pen.

Thanks for the review.

Thanks for taking the time to read and for responding.  I'm pretty sure FC ships to the UK.  It's been about a month and a half since I got my FC 20 and am still using it every day. No regrets!



#24 arcadeflow

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 14:12

The next pen show you attend, I highly recommend trying the 18k Masuyama medium italic nib. It's phenomenal.

 

How is the writing angle of this nib compared to a regular medium nib (like a JoWo used by F-C)? I fear these nibs will feel worse than a Lamy 2000 as in writing angle/sweet spot.



#25 jmccarty3

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 14:06

 

How is the writing angle of this nib compared to a regular medium nib (like a JoWo used by F-C)? I fear these nibs will feel worse than a Lamy 2000 as in writing angle/sweet spot.

 

 

The writing angle is not as critical as the rotation of the nib. Of course, there will be a sweet spot compared to a round medium nib, but compared to many stub nibs that I own (that are supposed to be more "forgiving"), the Masuyama medium italic is not any more temperamental. I preferred the 18k version to the steel. There also is a stub available (see the F-C web site) that does not provide as much line variation as the cursive italic. I don't find it difficult to adapt to these nibs--it becomes second nature after awhile. Again, I urge you to attend a pen show and compare the nibs for yourself. You are almost certain to find one that you like, and the F-C folks are most accommodating in making any necessary adjustments.


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#26 Lamyrada

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 14:09

Do you think the model 20 (or F-C pens in general) are air tight enough so ink will not evaporate or dry out the nib in a few weeks capped without use?
 
I read people complaining about the snap cap, some said it need a hard push to stay closed, do you feel anything different about this cap?
 
And what about the "recessed" nib? They say the nib is screwed on the section a little deeper than usual, and when bottle filling, ink might be held up there and requires a more careful cleaning after filling.
 
Thanks


Sometimes I have weeks before I start using my F-C 20 again and then use it for weeks on a row because I ususally have 15 Minimum to 20 Maximum pens inked at a time. They never fail to write from startup! F-C 20 and Pocket66 both.

They are fantastic writing pens and I agree with most here, the best about these pens is that they are not flashy and colorful which I find , really, childish. Fountain Pens should be about raw style and the experience of writing. I cannot justify a gold nib on my retiree budget but the steel nibs are fantastic. I love the 1.5 and they run wet and smooth like silk on paper. Any paper.

Enjoy your F-C's .





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