Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

New Wahl-Eversharp Decoband And Small Hands

wahl-eversharp decoband size weight

  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 Susan3141

Susan3141

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  • Location:Abilene, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:00

I've read the few reviews written about the new Wahl-Eversharp Decoband with the superflex nib, but I haven't seen a review by a woman (or someone with small hands). I know this is an oversize pen, and it weighs 45 grams uncapped. I'm interested in hearing from someone who owns the pen and has small hands. How does the pen feel? Can you write for long periods without fatigue? Does it seem just too big? Unfortunately, I'm too far from civilization to attend one of the big pen pen shows (and I wasn't able to go to the Dallas show this year).

Thanks.

Susan

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.


Sponsored Content

#2 ArchiMark

ArchiMark

    Pen Nut & Pretty Good Guy

  • FPN Supporter - Platinum

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,539 posts
  • Location:California
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 15:17

Susan,

The pen is not only oversize in length, but wider than most oversize pens I've had. Wider than a 149 or Churchill, etc. it's the combination of length and width that make this feel like a ginormous pen.

So, unless you really like holding a little baseball bat, I'd be hesitant about getting this pen in your situation.

Hope this helps.

Mark
Digerati & FP Addict
Fav's: Aurora, Cross, CS, Delta, GvFC, Montegrappa, MB(Diplomat #055), OMAS, Parker, Sailor, Sheaffer, ST Dupont, Tibaldi, W-E, Waterman

*** Please check my for sale posts in Classifieds ***

#3 whichwatch

whichwatch

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,006 posts

Posted 29 December 2015 - 16:22

I agree with Mark.  If you can forgive the use of "quick and dirty" phone pictures, the following two photos show the pen compared to two other pens usually considered to be large:  a Pelikan M800 and a Delta Dolce Vita mid-size.

 

Despite its size, the DecoBand is light and extremely well balanced.  I don't find it tiring in my average sized hands, but if your hands are small I fear it could prove to be an expensive mistake.  I hope the pictures help.

 

IMG_0352.JPG

 

 

IMG_0353.JPG



#4 Susan3141

Susan3141

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  • Location:Abilene, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 17:58

Good God, it's gigantic. The grip looks fairly comparable, at least in the photos, to the other pens' grips, but that may be due to shadows.

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.


#5 whichwatch

whichwatch

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,006 posts

Posted 29 December 2015 - 18:08

Good God, it's gigantic. The grip looks fairly comparable, at least in the photos, to the other pens' grips, but that may be due to shadows.

 

Trying one with fewer shadows

 

IMG_0354.JPG



#6 Susan3141

Susan3141

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  • Location:Abilene, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 18:31

Sheesh. The M800 looks absolutely puny next to the Decoband. Thanks so much for the photos. I think it would be too big. Sigh. I love the design and that superflex nib looks amazing.

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.


#7 KKay

KKay

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 419 posts
  • Location:East Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 18:31

The pens are gorgeous.  The Wahl-Eversharp is gigantic alright. I tend to like a big pen.  But I think even with my ex-large women's hands, it might be too big.  I would not buy it unless I could hold one, and see for myself. I have no idea how much these are, but I imagine they would be pricey.  You have a lovely trio there though!!



#8 Susan3141

Susan3141

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  • Location:Abilene, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 18:49

They cost $850.

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.


#9 KKay

KKay

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 419 posts
  • Location:East Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 29 December 2015 - 18:54

They cost $850.

eek_yello.gif  Oh my.  That is way way wayyyyy out of my league!!!



#10 Fqgouvea

Fqgouvea

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Location:Maine, USA
  • Flag:

Posted 30 December 2015 - 16:53

Many thanks for the photos. I was hankering for this one, and now I see I need to worry about more than the price! I think the pen is beautiful, but it really is very large, so I suspect it won't fit my hands. I'll have to see it in a show sometime, I guess, or admire from a distance.



#11 Tancred

Tancred

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 386 posts
  • Location:UK

Posted 30 January 2016 - 23:56

I've read the few reviews written about the new Wahl-Eversharp Decoband with the superflex nib, but I haven't seen a review by a woman (or someone with small hands). I know this is an oversize pen, and it weighs 45 grams uncapped. I'm interested in hearing from someone who owns the pen and has small hands. How does the pen feel? Can you write for long periods without fatigue? Does it seem just too big? Unfortunately, I'm too far from civilization to attend one of the big pen pen shows (and I wasn't able to go to the Dallas show this year).

Thanks.

Susan

 

It's big but 45g uncapped isn't unduly heavy for such a pen.  I once owned a Conway Stewart Evolution oversized pen in sterling silver that weighed 114g capped.


Edited by Tancred, 30 January 2016 - 23:56.


#12 FOUR X FOUR

FOUR X FOUR

    Pizza makes the world go round

  • Premium - Diamond

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,827 posts
  • Location:Florida
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2016 - 22:56

Inside the pen, is the ink stored in some sort of converter, rubber sac or something entirely different?
Thanx😀😀😀

#13 rpsyed

rpsyed

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 382 posts
  • Location:Manhattan
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2016 - 23:19

Inside the pen, is the ink stored in some sort of converter, rubber sac or something entirely different?
Thanx

It's a pneumatic filler, like the ones on vintage Chiltons and that Edison uses as an upgraded filling system, so it uses a sac. The Pen Habit has a really thorough review, if your interested. There's also a really great review on this forum here: http://www.fountainp...-superflex-nib/

That nib is really awesome. I'd love to see one in person.

Edited by rpsyed, 21 April 2016 - 23:33.


#14 zaddick

zaddick

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,142 posts
  • Location:SF Bay Area
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2016 - 23:34

The sac is latex. I confirmed with Syd just after I wrote the review.

#15 rpsyed

rpsyed

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 382 posts
  • Location:Manhattan
  • Flag:

Posted 21 April 2016 - 23:54

The sac is latex. I confirmed with Syd just after I wrote the review.


yeah, I saw that in the comments afterward and edited my post to take the misinformation out.

#16 FOUR X FOUR

FOUR X FOUR

    Pizza makes the world go round

  • Premium - Diamond

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,827 posts
  • Location:Florida
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2016 - 00:33

The sac is latex. I confirmed with Syd just after I wrote the review.


Thanx Zaddick.

#17 zaddick

zaddick

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,142 posts
  • Location:SF Bay Area
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2016 - 00:55

No worries gents. It is a good question.

#18 Wahlnut

Wahlnut

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,316 posts
  • Location:Scottsdale, AZ
  • Flag:

Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:26

We experimented with Vinyl and Silicone before settling back in on Latex.  Silicone was too flimsy and pliable and Vinyl was not considered reliable enough. Latex has the right wall strength to pull the 2ml of ink into the pen in rapid order.  And the construction of the pen allows rapid sac replacement if and when necessary. 


Syd "the Wahlnut" Saperstein
Pensbury Manor
Vintage Wahl Eversharp Writing Instruments
Pensbury Manor

The WAHL-EVERSHARP Company
www.wahleversharp.com
New WAHL-EVERSHARP fountain and Roller-Ball pens

#19 FOUR X FOUR

FOUR X FOUR

    Pizza makes the world go round

  • Premium - Diamond

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,827 posts
  • Location:Florida
  • Flag:

Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:35

Does the way the pen made, make it impractical to use plastic as the ink chamber?

#20 FOUR X FOUR

FOUR X FOUR

    Pizza makes the world go round

  • Premium - Diamond

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,827 posts
  • Location:Florida
  • Flag:

Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:37

I'm gonna wind up buying your awesome pen, anyway. I'm just not crazy about rubber / latex.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: wahl-eversharp, decoband, size, weight



Sponsored Content




|