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Ranga Sugarcane Model Group Buy- Beautiful Handmade Pens In Attractive Ebonites

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#41 sansenri

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:10

@Fountainpagan, definitely worth the wait. I decided to ask for a gloss finish, even though the bakul finish for this colour looked pretty good (in the photos). Very glad I did so - it looks and feels great!


Nice choice, I went for the same colour and finish as It does look like a natural tone for a cane, particularly when from very green the plant starts to dry out and loose its leaves.
Other greens should look nice too...
Sugar canes also turn reddish brown at some stage...
My version is ED.

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#42 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 23:20

The Olive Green colour is the best looking Ebonite example that is convincingly natural.

The special order that spawned the idea of the Sugarcane was in Polyester Resin.

It had a grain like a chunk of wood & it really looked like a fragment of cut cane.

I like the Sugarcane better than the Bamboo, though I have not convinced myself to buy one.

 

I wonder if the Indian made nibs used for the ED version would be as pleasant to use with a c/c filler? I have been quite surprised by them.  As I have spares i'll see if one would fit a #6 feed.



#43 sansenri

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 20:53

In the group buys Ranga usually offers CC filler with Bock nib/feed/collar group (or alternatively Jowo nib feed collar group).

That is because they can thread the section either for the Bock collar or the Jowo collar.

When you use the Bock or Jowo nib/feed/collar group attached to a converter (usually Schmidt) what you are actually using is a German modern (industrially produced) writing mechanism, surrounded by a nice ebonite body.

This provides a very reliable writing experience, but once you have more than two, three of these set ups (perhaps with different nibs) you start to realize that (besides small variations nib to nib) they all write the same.

That's all very well if you like your pens to be reliably similar.

In addition if you take off the converter and use the pen barrel as an ink reservoir you can convert these pens to ED, which provides a slightly different flow than CC, although the main flow is governed by the nib group.

 

When you choose the ED version, usually in the group buys Ranga offers Wality or Kanwrite nibs (Ambitious also in the past, although I have not tried one).

The ED version has the advantage of coming with an ebonite feed, which does provide a different flow than the Bock/Jowo nib groups, usually much more generous.

My experience with Wality and Kanwrite nibs has not been so great, however (just my opinion).

 

So despite the group buy did not provide the option, I asked for a custom modification to include a Bock nib with ebonite feed in ED version.

 

The ED versions also have the advantage of a more affordable price, but the different behaviour in the ink flow is what is making me like them. Of course ED versions are slightly less convenient if you want to toss the pen around (and not find the section dirty with ink when you open the pen). In such cases I use the CC versions, often in ED mode, especially the transparent versions.

 

Nonetheless using the ED versions (possibly with a very nice nib) really does give you the feel of what a traditional ebonite pen is all about.



#44 mpkandan

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 18:29

Dear All,

 

  Thanks for making this Sugarcane Group Buy a Success. We have received 76  paid orders So far.

   Most of them were shipped. This Group Buy is Valid till 24th Sep-18

   

 

REgards,

Kandan.M.P

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:00

Last minute purchase for me.

I've ordered a regular Sugarcane, S23 Olive green, matte, with gold tone Bock EF nib. Payment sent.

Thank you Mr Kandan for organizing this group buy.



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:46

Last minute purchase for me.

I've ordered a regular Sugarcane, S23 Olive green, matte, with gold tone Bock EF nib. Payment sent.

Thank you Mr Kandan for organizing this group buy.

 

 

Dear All,

 

  This Group buy is closing on tomorrow. Thanks for your tremendous support as usual.

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

Ranga Pen Company



#47 sansenri

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 23:13

This is my sugarcane, in olive green, polished, ED system, custom fitted with a Bock nib.

 

The pen looks nicely similar to a cane stick, the olive green colour is rather realistic.

It's a nicely different pen.
Still now when I open it I have to think which is the cap end...

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Due to the need of barrel and cap to be flush in order to look like a cane stick when closed, when open there is a slight step down barrel/section, although being the section rather long, it is not uncomfortably under the fingers, but slightly further back.

 

I have not yet tried the ED system and the nib but I expect good performance, as usual with Rangas EDs

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Thank you Ranga



#48 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:31

I was tempted briefly, but there wasn't the ebonite that I felt looked like a stick of ripe cane.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 20:31

 

 

May I ask you to post a side by side image of your Ranga pens, but uncapped? It would be much appreciated since never been able to find one such comparison shot, which makes choosing one model really more difficult - especially for someone that can't meet with the real thing before ordering one.

Thanks!


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#50 pepsiplease69

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 00:45

Is there a possibility to still get in on this group buy?

#51 Bobje

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 13:19

Pepsi,
You can buy a sugarcane model on this other Ranga group buy.
http://www.fountainp...arious-choices/

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#52 pepsiplease69

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 16:41

Pepsi,
You can buy a sugarcane model on this other Ranga group buy.
http://www.fountainp...arious-choices/


Hi, thank you but I went through the listing and didnt see that the sugar cane was included there.

#53 mpkandan

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 19:19

Dear Sir,

 

   Thanks. Please PM me. I will send the available colours for now

   

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

Ranga Pen Company



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:11

May I ask you to post a side by side image of your Ranga pens, but uncapped? It would be much appreciated since never been able to find one such comparison shot, which makes choosing one model really more difficult - especially for someone that can't meet with the real thing before ordering one.
Thanks!


@Nelson,I'm away on holiday at the moment, and won't be able to do this before the weekend - will try to remember when I get home though!





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