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Visconi Hs Lava Patina/aging Question

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#21 Honeybadgers


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:43

Man I hate being right.


Black plated nibs are just NEVER a safe bet.

Edited by Honeybadgers, 14 August 2019 - 04:43.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 15:49

Yeah black plating never lasts on pretty much any metal. Even DLC, which is arguably the best black kind of treatment, eventually shows wear.

It was something I had to think about when I bought my Conklin All American in Brownstone. I didn't want a black clip and nib, but I loved everything else about the pen, so I deal with the knowledge it will eventually look rough. But it was 70 bucks...on a 400+ dollar pen, I'll pass...

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