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Ranga - The Big Orange Pen!

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#21 Tootles

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 23:12

Please note, it was incorrect for EoC to air publicly the minor issue that occurred in ordering this pen. In doing so EoC has demonstrated a regrettable lack of character and has no doubt embarrassed Mr Kandan unnecessarily. 

 

The important thing is that this is a GREAT PEN!  EoC can thoroughly recommend this model and maker. If anyone is looking for their first Indian ebonite pen, then look no further. Mr Kandan is your man! :)



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:10

EoC, I'm mystified by your comments.
 
You make quite a point about Kandan's mistake, choose to repeat it subsequently, and suddenly all is forgiven after one post by Kandan? If you felt so strongly about the refund, I don't understand why you didn't raise it directly with Kandan. As you pointed out, your English rectitude stopped you from asking. But somehow, that very same rectitude permitted you to bring it up subsequently in a public forum. More's the pity, because your lack of grace spoils a good review.
 
For the record, I have bought several pens from Kandan, all of them transported across continents. Two were refitted with different nibs for a very nominal charge. He has been utterly reliable, and has been nothing but a gentleman in his dealings.
 
BTW, the Ranga pen in question is excellent - I have three, and use them quite a bit. One of them has now become an eyedropper.


+1, Simius...if one feels one has been slighted by a retailer, the mechanism for rectifying the situation is in a private correspondence between you and the retailer not in a public forum where you risk slandering someone undeservedly. Saying that you think this should be mentioned to protect other international buyers...and subsequently saying a refund of shipping costs (which you have harped about on several posts) is not now necessary defies understanding.

ETA: This post was written before I saw the above post from EoC...you have restored my faith in you, my friend.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:23

Please note, it was incorrect for EoC to air publicly the minor issue that occurred in ordering this pen. In doing so EoC has demonstrated a regrettable lack of character and has no doubt embarrassed Mr Kandan unnecessarily. 

 

The important thing is that this is a GREAT PEN!  EoC can thoroughly recommend this model and maker. If anyone is looking for their first Indian ebonite pen, then look no further. Mr Kandan is your man! :)

 

Well played, EoC! Let's draw a line under this and get back to discussing pens. 'tis after all, the season. Happy holidays.



#24 Tootles

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:48

Indeed it is.  Unfortunately this whole Indian pen thing has created something of a dilemma. We have these wonderful pens on the one hand, and we have Masuyama's fabulous grinds on the other.  Not enough funds to buy everything, aargh!

 

Oh well, there's always 2016. A whole year to figure it out.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 22:18

Thanks for the great review!


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 23:21

This looks like a nice pen.  I really like the fact that it's clipless.



#27 Tootles

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 23:34

Clipless or with a clip is optional.  Just ask Mr Kandan for your preferred option!



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 16:20

Indeed it is.  Unfortunately this whole Indian pen thing has created something of a dilemma. We have these wonderful pens on the one hand, and we have Masuyama's fabulous grinds on the other.  Not enough funds to buy everything, aargh!

 

Oh well, there's always 2016. A whole year to figure it out.

 

Hi EoC,

 

In my personal opinion, this is more of an opportunity than a cause of dilemma. Today ASA / Ranga / Fosfor are readily retailing excellent handmade pens at mouth watering prices which are threaded and ready to accept the Jowo 12-56 nib unit family. This makes them excellent hosts for the nibs that Masuyama or other nibmeisters are producing. 

 

For instance, the FC Christoph music nib retails for $35. Combine it with a $60 ASA Azaadi or Nauka or their ilk and you have an amazing an unique pen for south of 4100. While I appreciate that this example does not specifically involve a nibmesiter tuned nib, but it very well illustrates the value proposition that the combination brings to the table for us consumers.

 

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Prithwijit


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 18:53

That orange is gorgeous! This is now on the wishlist!


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#30 JBat

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 19:37

Does EoC always speak of himself in the third person or am I missing something?


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#31 Tootles

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 20:02

That was the 2015 version of EoC.  It's now 2016...



#32 mehandiratta

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 08:08

Does EoC always speak of himself in the third person or am I missing something?

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