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Love Your Carčne? Talk Me Into One!

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#81 SenZen

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 17:18

Thanks to everyone who contributed, finally got one at a decent price, of course just after I'd given up. It's stunningly beautiful, feels really solid, well balanced and the nib is very smooth.

 

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It lays down a lighter shade of ink than what I expected but it's early days, and a fine line, perhaps a little thicker than my Man 100 F, while I was expecting something way thicker. I did use the "return five drops of ink back to the bottle" trick I learned on FPN. Capping seems to be a little violent as it seems to produce a couple of droplets on the nib, not something I care about.

 

The only strange thing is that the decoration at the end of the body doesn't line up with the nib, which is a small detail, not enough for me to return the pen after all the time I waited for it. Yipeee!


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 19:38

Tighten or loosen the section nut to align the stern Tassie.

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 21:37

Tighten or loosen the section nut to align the stern Tassie.

 

Thanks, did that and it worked.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 22:55

Thanks to everyone who contributed, finally got one at a decent price, of course just after I'd given up. It's stunningly beautiful, feels really solid, well balanced and the nib is very smooth.

 

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It lays down a lighter shade of ink than what I expected but it's early days, and a fine line, perhaps a little thicker than my Man 100 F, while I was expecting something way thicker. I did use the "return five drops of ink back to the bottle" trick I learned on FPN. Capping seems to be a little violent as it seems to produce a couple of droplets on the nib, not something I care about.

 

The only strange thing is that the decoration at the end of the body doesn't line up with the nib, which is a small detail, not enough for me to return the pen after all the time I waited for it. Yipeee!

You'll have to adjust the collar above the threads. There's probably a little nub that fits into a channel on the removable threads. Pull the threads all the way off, turn them over and install them upside down, That'll let you tighten up the collar and lock the threads into whatever position you want. It's a frustrating case of trial and error, but I've done it successfully for 4 fountain pens and one rollerball. 



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:10

You'll have to adjust the collar above the threads. There's probably a little nub that fits into a channel on the removable threads. Pull the threads all the way off, turn them over and install them upside down, That'll let you tighten up the collar and lock the threads into whatever position you want. It's a frustrating case of trial and error, but I've done it successfully for 4 fountain pens and one rollerball. 

 

Thank you! Somehow that seems to have done it, without having to tighten so much. I also watched sbrebrown's video attempt at dismantling it, I'm actually glad that it can't be done, one less thing for me to mess up.

 

Can't stop oggling at this thing, I really appreciate my other pens but it makes them seem so pedestrian, with the possible exception of the pearwood Ambition.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 14:23

 

Thank you! Somehow that seems to have done it, without having to tighten so much. I also watched sbrebrown's video attempt at dismantling it, I'm actually glad that it can't be done, one less thing for me to mess up.

 

Can't stop oggling at this thing, I really appreciate my other pens but it makes them seem so pedestrian, with the possible exception of the pearwood Ambition.

Glad to hear it! It's a classy pen for sure. I have two Black Seas fountain pens. I was going to sell one but I ruined the section trying to seal the "horns". So now it's a beautiful beater pen. Which I kind of like because I can do what I want with it and know that I've got a pristine example locked away at home. Different nib sizes of course.  

 

I also have one Contemporary Gunmetal fountain pen and matching rollerball. I take the rollerball into meetings with me sometimes when I think I might need a lot of cap-off time. I also use it when I got to special occasions like a wedding to sign the guest book etc. The pen always gets compliments. Never fails. And yeah, sometimes I like to take it out and just look at it. 



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 16:06

You'll have to adjust the collar above the threads. There's probably a little nub that fits into a channel on the removable threads. Pull the threads all the way off, turn them over and install them upside down, That'll let you tighten up the collar and lock the threads into whatever position you want. It's a frustrating case of trial and error, but I've done it successfully for 4 fountain pens and one rollerball. 


Something I have brought up before when discussing this adjustment assembly. Be very careful when reversing the floating thread I.e. placing the tab outermost. When the ft is hard up against the buffer ring the tab falls into the section thread undercut. When it does that it rotates...if that happens when screwed into the barrel you just might not be able to get them apart. Its better to assemble tab first.

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 20:02

And then there were two... Wasn't looking for this colour or nib size but the price was (unbelievably low and) too good to pass; the supplied converter didn't want to play ball, luckily I had another one; tried with Aonibi, came out really pale and the nib while smooth seemed to want to cling to paper... It's a very special ink so not a big drama; Bleu Austral came out very green, which I dislike, trying with Ambre de Baltique.

 

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The medium  nib is... A medium, I was expecting something with paint brush sizing; so good suprise. The gunmetal finish is not as gaudy as I thought.

 

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Edited by SenZen, 14 October 2019 - 20:04.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:01

Nice pen and I do like the PVD coated version.



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:08

Post moved to Repairs.


Edited by Braxfield, 16 October 2019 - 04:40.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:52

My husband just bought me the Black Sea for my birthday.  Very nice pen.  I love the weight and balance.  The nib (medium) writes very smoothly.  This is definitely a keeper.  


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:00

Another happy user  :)



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Posted 16 October 2019 - 17:17

My husband just bought me the Black Sea for my birthday.  Very nice pen.  I love the weight and balance.  The nib (medium) writes very smoothly.  This is definitely a keeper.  

 

What a great gift! Enjoy, very special pen, my two are now inked with Asa Gao, as with other pens they seem to get even smoother through normal use. The red one looks spiffy, even though I like pens to be bicoloured at most, and it's cheap on Amazon via Amazon UK; shouldn't even be thinking of new pens with three arrivals in a month but still...


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 21:39

I bought a black barrel, a black cap and held them as spares, but later I ended up with a spare section, and put them together to make a black pen.  It is the Carene I use.  It is somehow more comfortable to use this one. Buying this in parts cost $149.. 

Edited by pajaro, 18 October 2019 - 17:59.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 20:03

In the last week or so I took delivery of a sea green ball pen, pencil and fountain pen. The FP is a medium and although used, it is in mint condition. Super smooth and just the right amount of flow.

It is hard to decide which is better, amber or sea green, but I think, for me, amber just wins.





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