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Delike Brass Pen Long Term Review


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#41 Honeybadgers

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:05

Bummer. I was hoping that mine would be better since the converter's overall design is nice and attractive.

 

At least it's not a proprietary design. Any old standard international converter will fit.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:49

So it's really an international converter, not a Platinum converter, as it appears to be?


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:11

So it's really an international converter, not a Platinum converter, as it appears to be?

 

I checked mine. International converter (jinhao) fits. Platinum converter does not fit .



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:32

So it's really an international converter, not a Platinum converter, as it appears to be?

 

 

Really bizarre, but yes. SI converter all the way.

 

I did just discover that the PenBBS pens all take a parker converter.... Because... reasons?



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 18:08

 
 
Really bizarre, but yes. SI converter all the way.
 
I did just discover that the PenBBS pens all take a parker converter.... Because... reasons?


I couldn't get any converter other than the one that came with it to fit in my 308.

On another note, for those of you who prefer a plain vanilla nib broader than EF, Delike now offers this pen and their New Moon 2 with a M nib, supposedly with a 0.58~0.6mm line width.

I don't know what availability is like outside China, but I've got one of the nib units coming in the mail and will do a writing sample comparison once it gets here.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 21:29

I couldn't get any converter other than the one that came with it to fit in my 308.

On another note, for those of you who prefer a plain vanilla nib broader than EF, Delike now offers this pen and their New Moon 2 with a M nib, supposedly with a 0.58~0.6mm line width.

I don't know what availability is like outside China, but I've got one of the nib units coming in the mail and will do a writing sample comparison once it gets here.

 

The parker converter is a bit tight but it does fit.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:48

My medium nib for this pen came yesterday and it is outstanding. I just screwed it in, filled the pen, and it writes a nice smooth and wet 0.7mm-ish line. Delike is really doing a great job with their nibs.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 04:24

Bummer. I was hoping that mine would be better since the converter's overall design is nice and attractive.

 

At least it's not a proprietary design. Any old standard international converter will fit.

 

Here's what happened with my Baystate Blue debacle:

 

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Thankfully the other Delike converter has performed better on its second fill. No leaking yet even though it leaked on the first fill. 


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 05:42

Dang.   That ink is the devil's blue.  Nothing that good comes without a risk of some serious staining.

 

Hope it didn't drip on anything.



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Posted 25 December 2017 - 06:42

Dang.   That ink is the devil's blue.  Nothing that good comes without a risk of some serious staining.
 
Hope it didn't drip on anything.


I idiotically stained the button on my camera taking the picture. There's also a little blue spot now on the kitchen counter, but thankfully no one has noticed yet.

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 19:59

I idiotically stained the button on my camera taking the picture. There's also a little blue spot now on the kitchen counter, but thankfully no one has noticed yet.

 

The operative word being "yet."


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 23:57

.. and Im still waiting for my Delike (my ‘record’ package is ‘floating around’ for 70 days and counting, still not delivered) “Correios” (the Brazilian postal company) is a disaster all year round, Christmas being the worst time: they basically stall everything, overloaded. :-/

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 00:46

.. and Im still waiting for my Delike (my ‘record’ package is ‘floating around’ for 70 days and counting, still not delivered) “Correios” (the Brazilian postal company) is a disaster all year round, Christmas being the worst time: they basically stall everything, overloaded. :-/

:(  :wacko:  :angry:

 

That's crazy, but I guess to be expected at Christmas time. One of the benefits of living in a communist country like China is that there's not really any Christmas rush with the post haha. Chinese New Year, however, is another story....

 

Hope your pen comes soon! 


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:37

 

That's crazy, but I guess to be expected at Christmas time. One of the benefits of living in a communist country like China is that there's not really any Christmas rush with the post haha. Chinese New Year, however, is another story....

 

Hope your pen comes soon! 

 

 

Just listed some of the pens Im waiting for into another forum, will not do the same here. too much to my shame (It clearly show how out of control that fountain pen obsession became).


Stopped public counting of how many pens I have and Im waiting for but my spreadsheet is almost up to date.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 03:28

The operative word being "yet."


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:38

Quick! Buy a large bag of blueberries and spill them on the counter

 

Thankfully the spot is wearing away....crisis averted! From now on I'm sticking to my policy of using BSB in only in a designated Preppy. If only Preppies came with Broad or 1.1 nibs!


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:43

 

 

Just listed some of the pens Im waiting for into another forum, will not do the same here. too much to my shame (It clearly show how out of control that fountain pen obsession became).


Stopped public counting of how many pens I have and Im waiting for but my spreadsheet is almost up to date.

 

I hear you....this morning when I was singing the praises of the amazing pen I got myself for Christmas (vintage Pelikan 400 tortoise with flexible BB nib), my wife had a deeply concerned look on her face and was questioning my sanity.

 

Now that my pen collection is just a couple pens away from hitting the three-digit mark, maybe this is getting out of hand...


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 20:37

A new model has been released with an anodized blue aluminum body

 

I ordered one and will report back.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:30

Thank you for your excellent review. I have ordered one and a replacement 1.1 kaweco nib.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 14:30

Together with the new blue version there is now a black one too, Ive ordered one in black.






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