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Lotus Shikar In Matt Black Ebonite


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#1 steve50

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 17:04

I saw Mehandiratta's post on the pen (https://mehandiratta...g/lotus-shikar/). Seemed really nice in the pics so went ahead and got one for myself. The pen is available in glossy blue, red and cumberland pattern, and matt black. I got the last one. Lotus says that ebonites come from Nikko. 

 

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I have to say, this pen is a serious contender in the market. It completely changed my ideas about Indian pens. I have a Ranga and it's nice but far from perfect. There are noticeable flaws: the shape is a bit irregular, the end part of cap is a bit off-centre, the colour and pattern of ebonite is also irregular (cap is greener than the barrel). Compared to this, Shikar is a much more refined product. I mean..you guys have to check this out...the quality is top-notch, especially the matt finish. I also like how the cap posts deeply and it feels nice when you post it. 

 

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The only thing is that this pen is huge. As you can see in the pics, Pilot 742 looks tiny next to it. I actually love the girthy grip, but for those of you who prefer smaller, slimmer pens this might not be for you.

 

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Ah, and another thing. The nib unit (Jowo) doesn't screw in fully on mine like in Mehandiratta's pics. On their website as well, it looks like on some pens it doesn't screw in all the way. No functional issues but still I would have preferred that clean look. 

 

Apart from that it's flawless.

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 20:08

Thanks for posting this. I like the looks of this pen and I like big pens. What is the cost please and do you know if they ship worldwide?

Went to their website and my questions answered.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 22:37

Looks interesting. I was also intrigued after seeing Mehandiratta's post about his pen. I wonder how it compares in size/feel to the Asa Nauka, which FPN has had a couple of group buys on in recent years. (1) (2


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 00:32

Thanks for posting this. I like the looks of this pen and I like big pens. What is the cost please and do you know if they ship worldwide?

Went to their website and my questions answered.

It was $80 without nib unit...just so you know that there's that option too. I'm just a customer but I feel like I should advertise the company so they launch more interesting pens haha. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 00:33

Looks interesting. I was also intrigued after seeing Mehandiratta's post about his pen. I wonder how it compares in size/feel to the Asa Nauka, which FPN has had a couple of group buys on in recent years. (1) (2

No idea how it compares to Nauka, but this pen is not hand turned (I think) hence much more refined. The matt finish is amazing. It feels really smooth. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:20

Thank you for the review. I was curious about the shikhar and am interested in getting one. I might go for the conventional golden clip.

Can you pls check inside the cap. Is there an inner cap? The caps rotation is stopped by the shoulder on the barrel or by the section contacting the inner cap? I could not determine this from the pics.

I have a model called the lotus-Vamza and I have posted a short review of it a few weeks back. I agree that the fit and finish is really top notch. They now have bock nib option too.

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#7 steve50

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:11

Thank you for the review. I was curious about the shikhar and am interested in getting one. I might go for the conventional golden clip.

Can you pls check inside the cap. Is there an inner cap? The caps rotation is stopped by the shoulder on the barrel or by the section contacting the inner cap? I could not determine this from the pics.

I have a model called the lotus-Vamza and I have posted a short review of it a few weeks back. I agree that the fit and finish is really top notch. They now have bock nib option too.

Hi Hari, there is an inner cap integrated into the cap - which makes it a bit heavy. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:44

Hi Hari, there is an inner cap integrated into the cap - which makes it a bit heavy. 

Thanks, that's good. also your feedback that the cap posts well is going to make me order one soon.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:52

A lovely review Steve, thank you.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 21:36

Nice review of a nice looking pen. Thank you Steve. Seems I have to contact the maker. Have to add another lovely Indian pen to the stable!

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:30

Lotus pens have really surprised me by their quality. 

Superb pens. Here are a few I got from them.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:47

Nice set markiv!
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:22

I have the Shikhar in the Cumberland. It is a very impressive pen. I also have a Ranga 8b and 2 Asa Naukas. So if these Indian pens are delightful.
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