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Click Glare - Pelikan Wannabe

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 12:25

I like piston-fillers. I like greens. I enjoy experimenting. When I saw cheap green piston-filler on eBay, I didn’t hesitate. I pulled the trigger and g got one of indian Click fountain pens. On photos it looked decently. In person it looks worse than that.

 

Some of indian producers look for inspiration in Europe. When you take a look at Click glare you won’t have to think hard to guess what pen inspired it. Click Glare is a Pelikan wannabe.

In this case good intentions aren’t enough.

Impressions

 

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Green transparent body doesn’t look bad. This particular shade of green looks well to my eyes. While I’m not really golden trim enthusiast, I think this combination works well. Golden plating is average. Basically the pen could be considered as shapely if only the clip would look better and – most of all – if this hideous CLICK font wasn’t on the barrel. Yes, I know, branding matters but please, have some mercy. This looks really bad.

 

Construction

 

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Click Glare is decently made pen. Plastic barrel is pleasant to touch and feels solid. Piston-filling mechanism works smoothly. The clip is rigid but as I don’t use clip at all it bears no importance to me.

 

Nib

 

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This nib writes very well. It’s smooth and gives little feedback. I would describe it as european fine. From what I\ve heard quality control may be an issue in this pens but it seems I was lucky.

 

Filling System

 

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Piston-filling mechanism works well.

 

Summary

 

I bought this pen out of curiosity. It’s not bad pen, especially for those who consider getting their first piston-filling pen. Sure, you may look for vintage Reform, Senator, Tropen or Geha pens and they’ll be much better but, probably, more expensive. Given that this pen can be bought for approximately 10 $ (shipment included – if you’re lucky) it’s fairly good deal. It will never shine in the collection but can be considered as aesthetically challenged work-horse pen.



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#2 Wandering Man

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 13:03

Thanks for the review.

And even more thanks for the refreshing photos of snow. We are still getting temps in the 90's in my part of the world.

Beautiful photography.

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#3 visvamitra

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 13:49

Happily we still have sun in Poland. Those are old photos, form last winter :)



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 19:08

aesthetically challenged work-horse pen.

 

 

perfect description 


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 22:53

The Indus, sold under the Fountain Pen Revolution brand, is based on this pen (I think it's made under commission by Click) - minus the branding, and with a few upgrades and improvements, including a range of nib options. Sadly, the clip is the same - but it's my only real complaint... Otherwise it's a pretty good little pen, and the closest I'm ever likely to come to owning a Pelikan!

Edited by Jamerelbe, 24 September 2016 - 22:54.


#6 Seele

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 00:08

The Indus, sold under the Fountain Pen Revolution brand, is based on this pen (I think it's made under commission by Click) - minus the branding, and with a few upgrades and improvements, including a range of nib options. Sadly, the clip is the same - but it's my only real complaint... Otherwise it's a pretty good little pen, and the closest I'm ever likely to come to owning a Pelikan!

 

Jamerelbe,

 

The rather extensive practice of model-sharing in India is interesting, as pens sold by a variety of manufacturers could well be practically identical. This pen is also known as the Fellowship Neo, Oliver Tulip, and perhaps others; in fact it is generally referred to as the "Neo Tulip" for that reason, and that makes me wonder who was the actual manufacturer. I found that buying from Kevin has the reassurance that he stands behind everything, and I suspect he vets the pens he sells. In addition he also offers a variety of nib options, which may or may not be important too.


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#7 Tasmith

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 15:52

Nice review!  Thank you.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 04:07

Thanks for the review..


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 06:41

Thank you for the review. I found it very thorough in that it answered all the questions I might ask about the pen. You always do a good job.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 15:53

Basically the pen could be considered as shapely if only the clip would look better and – most of all – if this hideous CLICK font wasn’t on the barrel. Yes, I know, branding matters but please, have some mercy. This looks really bad.

 

 

Wouldn't it be possible to get rid of the "gold" plating on the font?



#11 KellyMcJ

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 19:22

I wonder if that's a differently branded FPR Indus? It looks like it.

I like mine, it's a fun pen. Too wet to be practical, but fun nonetheless. I ink up a firehose of a pen when I want to have fun blowing through some ink. 😀

#12 dcwaites

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:06

 

 can be considered as aesthetically challenged work-horse pen.

 

 

Interesting pen, nice write up. Will it challenge the cheaper Wing Sung 3008?

 

OTOH, here is a linky to an aesthetically challenged work-horse --

 

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