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Conid Regular Bulkfiller - Big Red

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#1 ajoffe

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 22:21

I’ve been eyeing the Conid Bulkfiller for a while now. After reading review after review about how great these pens are, I caved and decided to order one. I emailed back and forth with Werner for a while and expressed my desire for a Bulkfiller with some color. He told me that he had a piece of orange ebonite that could be used for a Regular sized Bulkfiller. Perfect, I love orange and I wanted the Regular Bulkfiller anyway. I placed my order and waited (im)patiently for about 3 months.

 

When the pen arrived, I opened the box to find a lovely aluminum box, which opens on a side hinge to reveal the certificate of authenticity (etched in metal), polishing cloth, user guide, and contact information. Under all of that is the main attraction: the pen.

 

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I am thrilled with the appearance of this pen. The color of the orange ebonite is even more pleasing than I had hoped. It immediately reminded me of the vintage Parker “Big Red” Duofolds that I’ve seen. 

 

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The size and balance is perfect for me. It’s the most comfortable pen I own. Light, but not cheap feeling. The grip section is long, with an hourglass shape that cinches in at just the right point. This pen gets top marks for comfort.

 

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I went with a fine titanium nib. It performs well with no problems. The flow is reliable, yet not too wet. Most of my other pens are pretty wet writers, but this one is a tad drier. It writes every time it touches paper and never skips. One thing I did notice is that the fins on the feed are almost always saturated with ink. This doesn’t effect the performance (it doesn’t drip or leak), but I haven’t seen that with any of my other pens.

 

There’s not much to say about the filling system that hasn’t been said before. It works great, and it holds a ridiculous amount of ink. I really like the two reservoir system that can be sealed off for travel. 

 

So far, I'm really happy with this pen and I'm looking forward to using it regularly for a long time to come.



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#2 davyk

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 22:46

Great looking pen.

 

Do you find the pen back heavy, front heavy or appropriately balanced?



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 23:33

Thanks for the review on this maker. More advertising of their pens is a good thing. I like the color you selected. It's nice to have a semi custom pen.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 23:53

Great looking pen.

 

Do you find the pen back heavy, front heavy or appropriately balanced?

For my hand, it's perfectly balanced when used unposted. If I post the cap, I find it a bit back heavy.

 

 

Thanks for the review on this maker. More advertising of their pens is a good thing. I like the color you selected. It's nice to have a semi custom pen.

Thank you!



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 01:22

I'm usually not an orange fan but that looks nice. I wonder if Conid will expand into more color options in their regular line up.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 19:56

Oh my fricking gawd. Amazing. If you ever need to sell this pen, please drop me a line!! :o


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#7 da vinci

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 20:53

Great looking pen :thumbup:

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 21:36

Well, it looks like Francis knocked another one outta the park

#9 Martinsroom

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 22:32

Awesome! The colour is fantastic.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:05

Thanks for the review.

 

I just ordered my Minimalistica.  I've been wanting a Conid for about 3 years.  It's the most I've ever spent on a pen, and it's not even one of the regulars. I'm sure I'll be delighted. :)

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 03:39

Love the color!



#12 stephanos

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 13:42

Thanks for the review.

 

I just ordered my Minimalistica.  I've been wanting a Conid for about 3 years.  It's the most I've ever spent on a pen, and it's not even one of the regulars. I'm sure I'll be delighted. :)

 

Dave

 

 

I bought my Minimalistica last year, loved it and reviewed it positively. Yes, it's expensive, but I'd buy it again if I were to lose the one I have. (in fact, I'm now eyeing the CAISO, and hoping that CONID comes to the 2016 London Pen Show, which I hope to attend this year).

 

 

If anyone from CONID is reading this (Francis?),

A suggestion:

If you have any special materials that you could use for individual customers (like the lovely bulkfiller highlighted in this post), then how about taking them to any pen shows you go to, so that people can place orders based on seeing the actual rod stock. (I appreciate that we're talking about a very small number of options, at most)

 

A question:

Are you planning on being at the London pen show this year?



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 18:42

Hi Sthephanos and all !

Conid surely plans  launching the various Bulkfiller models in other materials.

But given their actual Bulkfiller versions are selling so well, they actually can't cope properly.

Attached a picture of my home made prototypes.

On the right side "Kingsize "versions, to the left, the "Regulars"

Most of these are foreseen the be launched in production…..in due time…

And yes, Conid will be present at the London pen show this year, and I'll bring my prototypes with me.

When there is enough interest, this could possibly convince Werner to start offering more material options !

Francis

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#14 darazs

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 19:32

Oh Francis, you are soooo tempting!
The "delta pompei like" material (same celluloid) looks awsome!
(Hum, no, i'm no millenium child, why?)
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#15 stephanos

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 20:09

Oh, that's just cruel!



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 20:29

 

One thing I did notice is that the fins on the feed are almost always saturated with ink. This doesn’t effect the performance (it doesn’t drip or leak), but I haven’t seen that with any of my other pens.

 

 

Hi Ajoffe,

 Glad reading you are happy with your Bulkfiller!

As for the continuous in k saturation you've experienced on your feed , this could be triggered  by the fact the feed is not deep enough seated in its screw in housing.

The feed should axially back-up against the bottom of the nib/feed screw-in housing.

Please try pushing the feed deeper  in the housing till it axially backs-up.

Francis



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 23:30

Hi Sthephanos and all !

Conid surely plans  launching the various Bulkfiller models in other materials.

But given their actual Bulkfiller versions are selling so well, they actually can't cope properly.

Attached a picture of my home made prototypes.

On the right side "Kingsize "versions, to the left, the "Regulars"

Most of these are foreseen the be launched in production…..in due time…

And yes, Conid will be present at the London pen show this year, and I'll bring my prototypes with me.

When there is enough interest, this could possibly convince Werner to start offering more material options !

Francis

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That's the the Tibaldi Impero celluloid right? Thought it was pretty hard to find these days. Also, the brown-ish orange and yellow acrylic was used by Conway Stewart right?


Edited by flipper_gv, 06 June 2016 - 23:31.


#18 sannidh

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:38

 

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You have kept the droolers with yourself, Francis  :puddle:  :thumbup:


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#19 mauckcg

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 18:18

1-6 look great on both sides.  I like the grey/blue, the blue and the green.  Could be fun.



#20 half_inked_one

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:57

When there is enough interest, this could possibly convince Werner to start offering more material options !

Francis

 

 

When I have seen photo of the bulkfillers in some nice acrylics I have written an e-mail to Werner asking for availability - as I did not get any response I assume there is no chance to buy one within predictable time...







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