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Faber-Castell Loom Or Ambition?

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#1 AndyYNWA

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:04

My next pen will most likely be a Faber-Castell with a fine nib. However, I can't decide whether to go with a Loom or an Ambition.

 

I like the design of the Ambition better, but it's €55 is 26€ more than the Loom. I have just renovated my kitchen, so my pockets are not exactly overflowing with money.

Are the nibs and feeds identical on these two pens? If that's the case, my choice will be slightly easier.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:22

Pick both up . . . you'll know then  :)



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:25

Pick both up . . . you'll know then  :)

It's the finances that stops me...    :unsure:


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:30

Apologies. :unsure: I meant hold both in your hand, then you'll know . . . 

 

If you can't then spend a few hours here having fun looking at reviews of both - although I'm sure you've probably already done that.

 

I have a Basic and an Ondoro and am delighted with both  :wub:



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:33

Apologies. :unsure: I meant hold both in your hand, then you'll know . . . 

 

If you can't then spend a few hours here having fun looking at reviews of both - although I'm sure you've probably already done that.

 

I have a Basic and an Ondoro and am delighted with both  :wub:

Haha! I misunderstood...   :D 

Unfortunately I don't have any brick and mortar close by.

 

I have browsed through the reviews... :mellow:

 

I know the nibs are they same, but do you know if they have the same feeds? 


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 13:12

:unsure:  . . . erm, don't know.

My two look identical. I'd be surprised if the Loom's and the Ambition's weren't.

 

(Those Ambitions look really lovely . . .  :rolleyes: )

 



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 13:14

 

(Those Ambitions look really lovely . . .  :rolleyes: )

 

Yes, they do....  :P


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 13:18

If I'd buy another Faber-Castell design FP, it'd be another Emotion.

My advice: If money is a constraint, definitely the Loom. My wife has one and it's an excellent pen. I think the mate body scratches easily, so I gifted her the polished one and I don't regret it. Now, if you're going to spend the money, I believe you should check the Emotion before buying. At least where I live its price is very close to the Ambition and IMO it's a better pen design and ergonomic wise (unless you post it). Nice weigh, the metal grip for some reason is not slippery and the pen diameter makes it very comfortable to hold. I can write with my for a long time without any complains. I had the opportunity to try them all before buying, but I also read/watched some reviews and there are some nice ones online.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 13:32

Thanks for the input Gudi.

Where I live the price for the e-motion is almost double the price of the Ambition. Also, the aesthetics of the e-motion does not appeal to me at all.


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Posted 28 May 2016 - 17:11

Ambition... but all FC pens are pretty good for that money.. 


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#11 AndyYNWA

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 18:49

I'm leaning towards an Ambition

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 22:53

If I'm not wrong ambition and loom share the same nib and feed?
If that is the case it's just a matter of looks, as both are excellent writers

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 23:54

The basic, loom, ambition, emotion and ondoro all share the same nib, so the design and weight are the only differences.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 18:27

Loom and Ambition have the same, interchangeable, nib unit. I had a pearwood Ambition in Fine, but I wanted a Medium nib; I got a Loom for about the same price as a new nib unit by itself, swapped the nibs, and now I have a Medium Ambition and a Fine Loom, both lovely nibs.

The Ambition is the better pen, but as the Loom has the same nib at around half the price, it's the better value pen, and it's well made. Mine is the Matt silver barrel/orange cap, and hasn't shown any scratches yet (it doesn't get special treatment, it sits in the kitchen for shopping lists etc).

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:34

Which looks more classy? 

 

 

Black?

or 

Matte Sand?

 

I like the black, but black is also a bit boring. Or?  :unsure:

The matte sand is the only other finish I can fit into my budget, otherwise there would have been more options.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 16:51

I like colourful pens, but in this case I would choose black. The pen oozes with clean, minimalistic design, and the black barrel makes me feel that the overall idea of simplicity has been cogently executed. I also think that black goes well with chrome, better than beige in this case. 

 

But we all have different tastes - better see both of them and you'll know which one you would be easier to leave!  :)



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 18:13

I like colourful pens, but in this case I would choose black. The pen oozes with clean, minimalistic design, and the black barrel makes me feel that the overall idea of simplicity has been cogently executed. I also think that black goes well with chrome, better than beige in this case. 
 
But we all have different tastes - better see both of them and you'll know which one you would be easier to leave!  :)


Thanks! A lean towards the black...

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 13:16

Just ordered a Black Ambition with a fine nib from La Couronne du Comte.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 14:56

I hope you will be satisfied :) I have the Pearwood version and I am very glad with it! Just give it some time, it really gets better with time. 







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