OH!!!!! Envy just crawled out of the clover and stuck it's 6 inch claws in my back. My basic black and gold Artus Ballite and Favorit are post war blind cap, plastic pens.
Yours appears to be pre-war....because it is colored & has that high Final. Artus had or made a plastic exclusion machine, and Lamy bought up it & or the pen division in the very late '30's I believe. Right after the war everyone in the world used such a machine to make cheap plastic pens, Parker, Sheaffer, MB, Lamy.
Artus was Lamy's second tier pen.....more accurately.... it's pen with a regular flex nib. I saw no drop off of quality between the Artus and the Lamy 27.
Lamy pens at least from the '50's on were nails. Might well have been a nail from the start. American style bottom tipping....he was well connected with Parker.
The regular flex Artus has the American Bump Under tipping, not being a semi-flex stub like most German offerings.
I do have a gold Degussa made Artus nib....in regular flex....if my memory serves me....not going to go looking for it.
Artus is a good solid regular flex pen....the one I recommended once when pens were cheaper, as a good regular flex nib..........................I now recommend bought on German Ebay Geha School pens....for E12-19.
That is one hell of a good looking pen.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 14 December 2018 - 12:22.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
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