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Franklin Christoph 45L

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#1 bbs

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:12

Hi, does anyone have one of these who could compare them in size to other pens they produce - specifically the 02, Marietta or Stabilis 65 please?

It doesn't seem to be included in the crucial (for me!) cap off comparison on their website.

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:55

I make it about 121 mm uncapped (eyeballing a ruler), if that helps. My first Franklin-Christoph, so no others to compare.



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 16:48

My only other F-C is the Model 31 right now which is a much bigger pen. The 45L is still a pocket pen with a #5 nib so the section is thinner than the pens with #6 nibs. Of the pocket models I think the 45L is the longest model and works with a converter where the standard 45 XLV, the p66 and the p20 are not long enough to use a converter.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 13:56

My Marietta measures from the nib tip to barrel end 126mm and the 45L at 118mm.  It is a #5 nib so the pen is thinner at the section than the Marietta. I measure 9.5mm at the thinest part of the section while the Marietta measures 10.25mm at the thinnest part of the section. The 45l is a 45 that is just long enough to have a converter. I find it very comfortable to write with but too long for my jean pockets. So I went back to my 45s for jean pocket carry. I find all the 45s to be very comfortable in hand. The section is longer than the Marietta. The diameter of the pen body is about the same as the Marietta. I hope this helps.                      

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 14:20

Thanks so much, that is really useful! Will PM you!





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