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Prototypes Kingsize Bulkfiller In Japanese Hard Rubber


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#41 Mulrich

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:53

I had no doubt that the clip was solid. It's only that it resembles a folded clip. 


Conid has some nice videos showing their manufacturing process that I would highly recommend. I think they even show the clip being made.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 14:28

I like the rounded clip, something you don't see every day.



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 13:45

My preference in order:

1st  Orange

2nd Olive

3rd  Blue

 

Clip preference: Rounded

 

[As for older prototypes, I still love the striated ebonite, carbon and Arco celuloid.]

 

Thanks for sharing Francis, keep them coming!


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#44 fountainbel

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 17:37

Thanks you all for your encouraging feedback !

Given your interest in Bulkfillers made in these Nikko hardrubber colors, I expect I will  be able to convince Conid in taking them in production next year !

Best regards,

Francis 



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 17:44

I'd go for the straight clip, personally. Rounded doesn't go well with the flat top design. So maybe round clips for the streamlined models?

 

Francis, will Conid still take orders for Bulkfillers in custom materials? I've seen posts in the past where people have sent in rod stock and gotten custom Bulkfillers.



#46 invisuu

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 23:17

Rounded, if I had to pick, bUT I would prefer a square top (at thr clip ring) and rounded bottom.


My first thought exactly!

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 21:29

I'd go for the straight clip, personally. Rounded doesn't go well with the flat top design. So maybe round clips for the streamlined models?
 
Francis, will Conid still take orders for Bulkfillers in custom materials? I've seen posts in the past where people have sent in rod stock and gotten custom Bulkfillers.


Not answering on anyone's behalf, just my curiousity.
Given that Conid does hundreds of tests on each bulkfiller model for reliability and functioning using multiple prototypes, if a new untested rod stock is used, and is not suitable enough for bulkfiller, may result in the pen spending more time in Belgium than it would with you. No?

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:25

 

Francis, will Conid still take orders for Bulkfillers in custom materials? I've seen posts in the past where people have sent in rod stock and gotten custom Bulkfillers.

 

Hi,

I'm aware Conid made a few Bulkfillers  in material supplied  by the  customer.

However I d'ont know if they are still prepared to do so.

Just asking Werner can do no harm !

Francis 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:07

Not answering on anyone's behalf, just my curiousity.
Given that Conid does hundreds of tests on each bulkfiller model for reliability and functioning using multiple prototypes, if a new untested rod stock is used, and is not suitable enough for bulkfiller, may result in the pen spending more time in Belgium than it would with you. No?

 

Hi Mew,

After the experience Conid had with the  orange hard rubber Monarch, which showed a risk for light ink absorption at the "section front"  ( which is dipped in the ink during filling ) all new materials are profoundly tested in view of this risk.

Given the Japanese hard rubber I've used for these prototypes equally contain a high percentage of color pigments, there are equally potential risks for gradual ink absorption.

Although my tests revealed the superior Japanese material is much  less sensible for this problem, I've decided not taking the risk.

This is the reason why I've decided to make the section in black hard rubber on these pens.

Regards,

Francis 



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 21:39

Hi Francis,
They are beautiful as they are made from high-end material as well
However CONID need to distinct further the way they are through exclusvity
As the Lapis pen you presented recently and for example a carbon or stainless line !
Any hope for this in the future ?

However I'am adicted to the demo-line, technique, art and craft...beauty they have it all.
I enjoy them everyday !

#51 mehandiratta

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:21

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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Love all those 3...

Will pick at least two if priced reasonably...

you should definitely go for these



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:25

I think the clip end (bottom) should be rounded and top should be flat.... 



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:20

I'd go for the straight clip, personally. Rounded doesn't go well with the flat top design. So maybe round clips for the streamlined models?

 

Francis, will Conid still take orders for Bulkfillers in custom materials? I've seen posts in the past where people have sent in rod stock and gotten custom Bulkfillers.

I tried a couple of months back and they weren't taking customer supplied material.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 22:40

Love all those 3...
Will pick at least two if priced reasonably...
you should definitely go for these


+1 on this :)

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 23:02

Hello Francis, 

I was wondering, what advantage would Ebonite be had over say delrin or clear acrylic? I'm interested in ordering a Conid, but seeing my beloved Pilot 823 crack at a joint from a minor fall, I'm a bit gun shy.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 16:18

Hello Francis, 

I was wondering, what advantage would Ebonite be had over say delrin or clear acrylic? I'm interested in ordering a Conid, but seeing my beloved Pilot 823 crack at a joint from a minor fall, I'm a bit gun shy.

 

The Conid is built very well. I have a kingsize as an every day carry and it has taken abuse like falling of table/desk/dropped and shows no visible scratches on it.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 19:54

These are beautiful. I find the olive green especially attractive.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 19:34

looking forward to see them out ! 



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 19:34

a red one maybe? 



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:40

Great looking pens Francis, I could only imagine you would have great success with these pens






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