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Prototypes Kingsize Bulkfiller In Japanese Hard Rubber


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#1 fountainbel

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:52

Hi all,

Attached a picture showing 3 new Kingsize prototypes I've just finished in my shop.

These pens are made in the beautiful Japanese "Nikko" ebonite.

As you can see the material features a nice - kind of pearly - color pattern which I surely like!

The pattern is however less visible on the bleu version…

What do you think, should I try to convince Conid in producing these?

Thanks in advance for your input !

Best regards,

Francis

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#2 fuddmain

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 13:28

I think they're wonderful.  Elegant with clean lines, which is right up my alley.  My favorite color is blue, so that one in particular makes me drool.

 

Unfortunately, Conid's excellent pens are out of my price range, but I imagine these would sell as fast as they could be produced.

 

Nicely done!


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#3 Mulrich

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 14:43

I agree with fuddmain; these look terrific. A nice change of pace from standard acrylics. 



#4 da vinci

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 14:50

Very nice, I would be interested in a flat too one if these.

#5 Lloyd

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 14:55

I'd fear having the ebonite of a fairly expensive (to me) pen degrade if I used it as often as I'd like. I know this fear isn't necessarily rational. 


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 16:11

Not my favorite, I would go for a solid black Ebonite instead, just my personal preference.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 16:11

OOPs

Edited by oldrifleman, 20 October 2017 - 16:16.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 18:53

that green and red are lovely. I'd definitely consider them. That slight pearlescence is very subtle and beautiful



#9 GardenWeasel

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 19:12

I do like the green one...to include the pocket clip.
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#10 ehemem

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 19:52

As plunger fillers or Japanese eyedroppers, absolutely!



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 21:32

Francis,

I'd be interested in learning what pen or nib was used to write "Japanese Hard rubber Prototypes". It looks like an OBB or OBBB or some kind of architect's nib.

Thanks,

BlueJ



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 21:46

The green and the red ones make me drool--yes, I hope these go into production. Very subtle and beautiful--and I'd also like to know about the nib you used to write "Japanese Hard Rubber Prototypes."



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 23:43

I like the red one best. I'm not a fan of olive green.

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 00:47

I doubt I will ever be able to buy a King Size, but I've played with the idea of getting a Minimalistica. One in this material would convince me to pull thee trigger. Love the green one. A very dark purpulish grey would be amazing.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:27

They're beautiful! But do they have ink windows?



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:24

Gorgeous, all 3 of them
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#17 Tas

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:35

A lottery win would allow me to buy all three beautifully complimentary colours and fill them with the blue , gold and orange from Kyonooto so perfectly shown here by Lgsoltek

Wonderful work 

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:09

Lovely pens ! Super quality ebonite, beautiful colours. I would say GO FOR IT Francis !


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:59

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, much appreciated !

@Scylax: Yes , all Bulkfillers versions feature an ink window.

@ Bleujay & Dannyboy : the text is ( quickly! ) written using a "Pilot parallel pen" with a 2mm calligraphic nib.

I've started experimenting writing Gothic script lately, not easy, but very relaxing !

As you surely realize the text on the picture was simply written with my normal  hand script, not Gothic !

Best regards,

Francis

PS: Just curious : what would be your preferred clip shape of the ones mounted on these three pens?



#20 Mew

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:04

Hi Francis,

All 3 pens look great, but my favourite would be the blue one. I prefer the clip shape on the blue one.
As they are made from Ebonite, will they absorb ink when dipped into ink for filling? My Monarch does absorb ink.






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