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Caplin Pen - Iridium Point Germany.

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#1 DavidCampen



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 19:42

I bought one of these pens, only $10.



The nib on my pen is two-tone gold and silver color. It writes very nicely.  The nib says "Iridium Point Germany". Anyone have an opinion as to who makes the nib and if it actually has a Platinum Group Metal (PGM) nib?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:31

First again, I am not picking on you, David. I am glad the pen works to more than your expectations.

Real rosewood is still an expensive wood.


The iridium is made in Germany.............the Germany makes it sound like a good nib.........I do have old cheaper German, Iridium Point Germany nibs.

Does not ship to Heidelberg Germany............how odd.....Very, Very odd, not that I was going to order one....but they don't like me....and I don't even know them.

'Iridium' rare earth combo is mostly made in Germany and exported to China....could be India too, though I don't have in mind the Indian pens being marked Iridium Point Germany.

If a nib is not rolled steel, it is some sort of 'iridium' compound....even if iridium is no longer used in the compound.  So is PGM.


American made for that price?????........sounds to me like cap screwed onto a Chinese pen in America.

Like the Reform 1745 sold as made in Germany when they have not been made there for a decade or more. If I send one box with pen bodies and another box with pen caps they can be 'made' anywhere you want.


Even American kit pens cost more than that.


This is of course the first time I've ever heard of this pen....being in Germany that's easy to do........quite an over sell.......


I'm not jumping on the OP, in the price is right, the nib writes well.


Real BS comparing a dry ink in an out of ink nib to a full supersaturated ink.....a real scam for folks that are fountain pen ignorant. 

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I do hope you are satisfied with your pen....but it is an oversell aimed at ball point folks that want to become fountain pen 'noobies'.

You have said, the pen writes well....so you are doing well.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 18 July 2017 - 12:06.

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