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#1 ruthE

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 19:48

My husband just gave me A Campo Marzio pen that he had received as a gift from a client about 8 years ago. I love the pen, but it didn't come with a converter, and the cartridges (only 6) that it came with are much smaller than any I'm familiar with. Would anyone know where I can find compatible cartridges or, preferably, a converter for this pen in the USA?



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#2 Honeybadgers

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 21:12

gimme some pictures. the smallest mouth I know of in the FP world is the standard international. Some are tighter than others though. the Diplomat SI converter is suitable for the smaller ones.


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#3 ruthE

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 23:14

Thanks for the reply. I don't know how to post a picture, but I'm going to try the standard international cartridges. In pictures, they a least look like the cartridges I have.



#4 sandy101

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 23:25

John Lewis (in the UK) was selling CM pens a couple of years ago. They were international standard. So, try that to start with.



#5 jekostas

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:01

Campo Marzio pens use international standard converters.  A Schmidt K5 will work just fine.



#6 archaon593

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 14:17

Hi, I have several, or at least a couple for sure.

Standard international cartridges and converters work just fine.

 

Picture?

They have several different (families of) models, some very interesting.



#7 inkstainedruth

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 16:33

That's interesting.  I didn't know Campo Marzio made pens.  I have a partial bottle of ink someone gave me which the first burgundy/dark red ink I actually found I liked the color of.  (My friend got it from someone she knew slightly who was cleaning out his garage and snagged it for me).

Yes, pix would be good, but I think the OP has to have a certain number of posts before being able to post photos.  (When you get to that level -- and that info is I think available in the Members Helping Members Forum -- upload your photos to your computer, and then click on the "Upload" button at the top of the page, then follow the instructions there; you may have to crop or otherwise resize the image to make it fit the required perameters, which IIRC is 1 mb in total size per image).  It's actually pretty easy to do with the Upload feature (trust me -- I'm not the most tech-savvy person out there and *I* can do it -- or at least I could until iPhoto decided to go all wonky on my laptop the week before Christmas  :angry:).  And the advantages to doing it that way  are (1) that there isn't a limit on how many images you can upload to FPN; and (2) that an offsite storage site such as Photobucket can't suddenly hijack your images if you want to post them elsewhere.

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#8 archaon593

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 22:33

Yes, they make for nice gifts.

They have from more colorful options to more classy looking. From what I recall, from the 20 to the 80 Euro (maybe more but I didn't adventure there) price point.

Your standard German steel nibs.

I have one of my own, my dad has one (with a finish which has a cool story behind it) and I have gifted at least two.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 00:07

I went to London last year and Campo Marzio was the closest thing I could find to a pen shop. Some of their pens may be too short for a converter but you should be able to refill a used cartridge without much hassle. I didn't buy a Campo Marzio pen but I did buy a couple bottles of ink. Unfortunately the ink didn't work well for me and I gave them both away. 



#10 fabri00

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:56

Yes, they make for nice gifts.

They have from more colorful options to more classy looking. From what I recall, from the 20 to the 80 Euro (maybe more but I didn't adventure there) price point.

Your standard German steel nibs.

I have one of my own, my dad has one (with a finish which has a cool story behind it) and I have gifted at least two.

 

All chinese pens branded from them as far as I know.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:21

I look at their website now and then and have been thinking of adding a CM to my accumulation of pocket pens. It's not a great website, though. Light and haphazard on the kind of detail we penheads crave.

 

Can anyone who has a Campo Marzio pen tell me anything about the nibs? They're obviously Chinese ("Iridium Point Germany"), but are all the nibs that are shipped on the pens – the default nib – the same width? If so, what width?

 

CM pens are partly an attractive prospect because you can buy separate nib units in a variety of widths, and for very reasonable prices.

 

There are two different formats: "art/calligraphy/small" nibs and "big" nibs. The pen models that take the art/calligraphy/small ones are listed (Minny, Mipo, Forbes, Parrot, Tesi, Boheme). The model I'm looking at (Sole) is not among them. There's no information at all about "big" nibs.

 

EDIT: I found a listing that tells me the "big" nibs are compatible with the, Acropolis, Ambassador, Filigree and Shiny pens. So no luck there re. the pen I was looking at.

 

Still, the decent variety of nib units at just 5 euros each adds another dimension to these playful Italian pens.

 

And my first question remains. Anyone had any experience with Campo Marzio nibs?


Edited by Antenociticus, 13 February 2020 - 04:02.


#12 bbs

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 13:49

Yes, Ive had three pass through my hands: a Minny (which was not a reliable starter but was ok once it got going), an Ambassador in Amber, which corroded on the metal that screwed into the section and became impossible to unscrew, and the replacement Ambassador they sent me, in Coffee Black, which is one of my most comfortable pens and writes very nicely.

So, a mixed experience. But if you get a good one theyre lovely. And they did make it right in the end (although that was the vendor, the Pen Shop).

Edited by bbs, 13 February 2020 - 13:55.

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#13 Mannyonpil

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:27

You can order directly from Campo Marzio if you so wish:

 

https://www.campomar...and-cartridges/







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