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#1 TranquilTrout

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 15:30

Has anyone else seen this pen? I'm guessing it's a newer release by Pineider. I don't have any pictures of my own to upload unfortunately but it's all over Google and such.

 

I don't really know what to make of the design. I definitely haven't seen anything like it before but I'm not so sure if that's necessarily a good thing. A comment I saw somewhere else likened it to bubble wrap and I can't say I disagree.

 

What are the thoughts here?

 

 

As a side note, please excuse the misspelling of Pineider in the title. I didn't catch it until after submitting the post.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 22:56

Yeah I don't know about that pen either.  I saw some pics of it in an email.  I think it just came out.  It almost looks like it was 3d printed.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:31

Brian Goulet has a video close up in his interview with Dante Del Vecchio on his blog. Just after the 30 minute point or thereabouts. Dante said he got the idea since it’s the strongest shape found in nature, which is why packing materials replicate it.

Kind of a cool take on a demonstrator, huh?

I’m dying to see the stub in action. Anyone gotten their hands on one yet?

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:42

I got to try it at the pen show ... it is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:25

I got to try it at the pen show ... it is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I confess...Dante seems to be hitting my wish list on these.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:31

Ghost, I ordered the green one and get the super nib.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:37

Oh dear. I think any tax return for this year might be paying for Dante’s motorcycle.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 04:11

LOL

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 14:23

I've been meaning to watch Goulet's Dante interview for awhile now but haven't gotten around to it. I'm going to have to actually check it out now that I know they talk about this pen specifically.

Amberleadavis, did you try the Honeycomb pen or just the broad nib? If you tried the pen, how did it feel in your hand?

And yep, this pen definitely does look 3D printed. I couldn't put my finger on what made it appear kinda cheap but that's what it is. I'm gonna have to watch a video review on it instead of just looking at pictures to get a better feel for it.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 19:08

I still want one of the ink pots that he created.  He did the one for Visconti, so now I want one for the Pineider.

 

The honeycomb doesn't look cheap in person, but that's because in part that it has a cool feel to it.  

 

I tried the flex - it's not a calligraphy type nib, but it is a little bit like a stub and a little soft flex. 


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 19:33

There was a lot of hate for the honeycomb pen in another fountain pen group which surprised me. To me its such an interesting riff on what in essence is a very elegant pen. I am totally going to be first in line at my regular pen purveyor.

 

I have to say that Dante REALLY knows his target audience. He seems very tuned to what FP fanatics want and is able to consistently deliver. That the newer Grande Bellezas are going to be around the $400+ price really hits the mark. Any lower and it would not feel special, and any higher, us pen people would balk.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 00:33

I still want one of the ink pots that he created.  He did the one for Visconti, so now I want one for the Pineider.
 
The honeycomb doesn't look cheap in person, but that's because in part that it has a cool feel to it. 
 
I tried the flex - it's not a calligraphy type nib, but it is a little bit like a stub and a little soft flex. 


Good to hear that it looks better in person. Do you think it would be comfortable with extended periods of writing?

There was a lot of hate for the honeycomb pen in another fountain pen group which surprised me. To me its such an interesting riff on what in essence is a very elegant pen. I am totally going to be first in line at my regular pen purveyor.
 
I have to say that Dante REALLY knows his target audience. He seems very tuned to what FP fanatics want and is able to consistently deliver. That the newer Grande Bellezas are going to be around the $400+ price really hits the mark. Any lower and it would not feel special, and any higher, us pen people would balk.


The other pens in the Grande Bellezas line (especially the Malachite Green) look absolutely incredible. This one just strikes me as so odd. I might grow used to it overtime though, we'll see.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:01

I haven’t finished watching the interview with Dante by Brian but do they talk about how the pen is made? I’m really interested how they cut the honeycomb pattern. If it’s cast, milled, or printed. Looking at the pen I really think they could SLA 3D print it. The price indicates it’s something special. Also how is that section to write with? It’s a little unorthodox.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 16:06

I got to see/feel/hold the honeycomb at the pen event that Dante held at Dromgoole's to help promote the Dromgoole exclusive LE. Only 37 were made. The honeycomb is really a combination of technical and artistic innovation. Personally, I am not that crazy about demonstrators. No specific reason just don't care for them.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 17:37

I think the honeycomb would be cooler if it wasn't a CC pen. I usually prefer CCs but they don't look great as demonstrators. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 18:14

What put me off is him saying it's not a pen for everyday use.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:34

What put me off is him saying it's not a pen for everyday use.


What's that even supposed to mean?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 17:29

What's that even supposed to mean?

 

 

He also said the pen is more fragile which is why it's not an everyday use pen.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 17:32

I think the honeycomb would be cooler if it wasn't a CC pen. I usually prefer CCs but they don't look great as demonstrators. 

 

There is no way to make this one a piston fill with a body full of holes.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 17:57

Ghost, I ordered the green one and get the super nib.

All I see is close-ups of faces. Does anyone have a picture of the pen?






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