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The Fpn 2015 Le Blue Pearl Celebration - Second Batch


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#21 praxim

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:21

bushbunny, thank you for your considered response. I had more or less concluded that I would sit out this one until I read your further views, so now I am back on the horns of the dilemma again!

 

A bit more time will be needed on my part, considering I am trying to plan carefully a small number of pens which suit me (plus a gift for my son). I do not wish to make the new-enthusiast mistake of over-buying before I have more experience of pens different from my Waterman, while on the other hand I know this pen's availability will be limited. Patience will win for a few weeks yet, alas.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:53

OutOMind,

I got a 1.2 mm stub,in the regular position and a 0.6 mm stub on the reverse position. Both are as smooooooth as any you could ask for.

If, oops, WHEN, I get another nib/section unit I will go with Italics.

If your out-go is more than your income,

 

Then your up-keep.

 

May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

 


#23 Out0Mind

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 19:20

OutOMind,

I got a 1.2 mm stub,in the regular position and a 0.6 mm stub on the reverse position. Both are as smooooooth as any you could ask for.

If, oops, WHEN, I get another nib/section unit I will go with Italics.

 

Sorry for the delay in responding, but thanks for the thought.  I'm sort of regretting not getting a stub and am strongly considering your setup!  I'm going to have to rethink this after the pen ships in the near-to-distant future.



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:13

 

Sorry for the delay in responding, but thanks for the thought.  I'm sort of regretting not getting a stub and am strongly considering your setup!  I'm going to have to rethink this after the pen ships in the near-to-distant future.

 

You could actually still change it now if you like :) - just visit your order in your Client Area, and add this to your existing order. If you'd like to change your nib size, that is a possibility too.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim

 

P.S.: We are about to order the new batch - waiting for CONID to return our call.


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#25 Out0Mind

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 05:22

You could actually still change it now if you like :) - just visit your order in your Client Area, and add this to your existing order. If you'd like to change your nib size, that is a possibility too.
 
HTH, warm regards, Wim
 
P.S.: We are about to order the new batch - waiting for CONID to return our call.


This is all terriffic news! Wim, is there a way to change the custom grind? I noticed I can switch, in Client Area, to a Broad, but don't see an option to choose the grind option.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 16:40

Has anyone asked about fitting this pen with Conid's CAISO system? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 21:00

It is NOT CAISO

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:08

I know it's not CAISO but could it be modified to be a CAISO?

#29 Out0Mind

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:25

You could probably reach out to Werner or Francis directly and talk to them about making a custom CAISO out of a similar material, but my understanding from a previous thread was that this material was a limited run and that they wouldn't be releasing it as a CAISO model.  Wim might be able to confirm this for you, as well.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:33

I know it's not CAISO but could it be modified to be a CAISO?

 

I doubt that very much. Caiso innards are totally different and I doubt if you could just exchange feed and innards.

 

I vaguely recall Francis saying something about this somewhere. There were 2 older Topics on this pen.

 

So I suggest doing a search on CAISO in this Forum (NEWS)

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 13:36

Thanks for the information. I remembered something about this coming up in discussion before but couldn't find it. I'll look again. 



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 20:43

I have been seriously considering the (Demo) Conid Kingsize... Didn't realize until now there was an FPN LE version... in this gorgeous material. Now I'm in a super huge quandary!

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 16:39

Curious as to if there's been any development with production since June.  Excited for the examples to ship!



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 23:04



beeth23,

Might I offer some information? Don't be in a quandary. I purchased the FPN LE Blue Pearl & I love it!

I got a 1.2mm stub in the regular position and a 0.6mm stub on the reverse side of the nib. It writes like a dream on both sides.

Nothing against the Conid Demonstrator it's just that the FPN LE is soooo awesome.

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May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

 


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:04

beeth23,

Might I offer some information? Don't be in a quandary. I purchased the FPN LE Blue Pearl & I love it!

I got a 1.2mm stub in the regular position and a 0.6mm stub on the reverse side of the nib. It writes like a dream on both sides.

Nothing against the Conid Demonstrator it's just that the FPN LE is soooo awesome.

aggie


Can you share a picture of that nib? I've heard of that being done but haven't seen many examples.

#36 mr2txaggie

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:29



Mulrich,

I'm sorry that right now I'm having problems with my computer and uploading pix. As soon as the situation is resolved I'll try to post one.

Perhaps someone can post a photo with a duopoint on the nib!

aggie

If your out-go is more than your income,

 

Then your up-keep.

 

May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

 


#37 mongrelnomad

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 18:41

wim, do you do custom grindings to order? The FPN pen may not have been for me, but the nibs certainly seem fascinating ;)


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:46

I also want to order but no reply from him via PM - does anyone know how to reach him?



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:44

I also want to order but no reply from him via PM - does anyone know how to reach him?


You just have to be patient. Conid doesn't have a large staff and spend most of their time fulfilling orders. I think a typical wait time is a couple weeks (though sometimes much faster)

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:44

I also want to order but no reply from him via PM - does anyone know how to reach him?


You just have to be patient. Conid doesn't have a large staff and spend most of their time fulfilling orders. I think a typical wait time is a couple weeks (though sometimes much faster)






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