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Home Made: Eureka V8.3 Ebonite Fountain Pen (Feed And Nib Also Homebuilt)


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#61 eciton

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:52

If you folks are interested, I reviewed two of Eureka's pens a week or so back: https://ukfountainpe...om-south-korea/



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#62 flummoxed

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:23

Thank you for documenting the process of making a pen and the post here. I will keep an eye out on your website for pens that might be available in the future to buy one.

#63 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 13:20

If you folks are interested, I reviewed two of Eureka's pens a week or so back: https://ukfountainpe...om-south-korea/

 

That shared threading between barrel, section and cap concerns me. Have you experienced unintentionally unscrewing the section when you want to uncap the pen?



#64 Honeybadgers

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:56

I'm still waiting on the clip machinery to be set up, I will order one the second they're available with a clip.

 

And if it writes and feels as good as it looks, I'll probably order 2 or 3 more during 2020.

 

eciton, could you post a picture of the pens posted? you said the asymmetry posts deeply. That may matter for me, as I otherwise really like the symmetry's design more.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 05 November 2019 - 04:58.

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#65 dapprman

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 21:49

eciton, could you post a picture of the pens posted? you said the asymmetry posts deeply. That may matter for me, as I otherwise really like the symmetry's design more.

I have his pens at present (I really ought to send back soon) - just tried posting - the base goes just over half way in to the cap.  I personally find it unbalances the pen, almost certainly due to the lightness of the ebonite.



#66 Honeybadgers

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:22

Can you post a pic? I tend to not mind much backweight unless it's excessive. It's the length that usually gets me.


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#67 dapprman

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 23:13

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 23:14

Of course this means eciton now knows I've not yet sent these back to him .... though my blog was updated with a review of it on Monday



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:03

looks like it's a little long posted.

 

I'll probably stick with making doe-eyes at the symmetry.

 

the second he emails me and says the clip models are ready to order (he's even doing them with the japanese ball style clip, my favorite) I'm going to quite literally throw my money at him... over the internet.

 

If I wasn't such a stickler for clips on pens... this thing checks all my boxes. handmade, unique nib from a unique material with custom grinds, nikko ebonite, large but not silly, and a fair price... 

 

Honestly when my paycheck comes I might just order one without a clip anyways. and just get another later.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 08 November 2019 - 01:04.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:07

Of course this means eciton now knows I've not yet sent these back to him .... though my blog was updated with a review of it on Monday

 

:D  :D  :D

 

No rush — I have 40+ other pens here keeping me company!



#71 LobsterRoll

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 15:24

I can't buy any more pens this year, but one of these is definitely going on the wishlist for next year. I thought in general that I prefer asymmetrical styled pens, but for this pen, the symmetry one is very nice.

So cool that you make your own nibs and feeds. And the simple, clean look is something else I'm very drawn to. The long section looks comfortable. Making the pen from ebonite, and that it can be used as an eyedropper -- the pen seems to hit all the points I've been wanting lately.

Anyway, I love these, and I'm very glad you're making them.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:15

I gave in and placed an order for a clipless symmetry.

 

I'm also going to buy a clip one the second they're available.


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#73 kataro.miamoto

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 13:02

Is Argentun 935 reffers to ? ----->

 

"Argentium silver is a brand of modern tarnish-resistant silver alloys, containing either 93.5% or 96% silver. Argentium alloys replace some of the copper in the traditional sterling silver alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) with the metalloid germanium.[1] Argentium's patents refer to percentages of zinc and boron present in Argentium silver. Both Argentium alloys exceed the standard required for hallmarking as sterling silver and Argentium silver 960 meets the standard for hallmarking as Britannia silver (95.84% silver)."

 

 

Argentium properties:

 


Edited by kataro.miamoto, 12 November 2019 - 13:05.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 20:38

 

Is Argentun 935 reffers to ? ----->

 

"Argentium silver is a brand of modern tarnish-resistant silver alloys, containing either 93.5% or 96% silver. Argentium alloys replace some of the copper in the traditional sterling silver alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) with the metalloid germanium.[1] Argentium's patents refer to percentages of zinc and boron present in Argentium silver. Both Argentium alloys exceed the standard required for hallmarking as sterling silver and Argentium silver 960 meets the standard for hallmarking as Britannia silver (95.84% silver)."

 

 

Argentium properties:

 

 

Yes



#75 Honeybadgers

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:30

Got mine today. The fit and finish are utterly outstanding. The tightness of the thread machining might be the best in my entire collection. Not a whiff of cross threading, nice positive engagement, smooth, absolutely zero wiggle/slop as it screws on and off. 1.5ish turns on and off.

 

I wound up getting an asymmetry, and the tan/black ebonite is super unique looking. His machining is perfect, can't find a turning mark on it anywhere.

 

It's long posted but surprisingly not unbalanced. The cap feels rather weightless, so I think I will use it posted, though there's no definite need to. It's a big boy.

 

Initial impressions on the argentinium nib is superb. It feels like a nice medium soft 14k design, quite snappy and responsive with a little flex. Feed keeps up very nicely, and the flow is tuned great. It kind of immediately took on a greenish yellow oxide with pelikan olivine, and I really like the way it looks. 

 

Nib is a nice western extra fine. Little toothy, feels kind of platinum-esque in the polish. No skips, no hard starts, no fuss. And I love the art deco shadow letter engraving. it's sized a hair bigger than a JoWo #6 in length and a bit broader shouldered. Very, very clean and handsome. 

 

Impressions are only based on one day thusfar, but it seems to me like these are a screaming deal for an utterly unique pen.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 22 January 2020 - 09:31.

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#76 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 15:08

 

Initial impressions on the argentinium nib is superb. It feels like a nice medium soft 14k design, quite snappy and responsive with a little flex. Feed keeps up very nicely, and the flow is tuned great. It kind of immediately took on a greenish yellow oxide with pelikan olivine, and I really like the way it looks. 

 

Nib is a nice western extra fine. Little toothy, feels kind of platinum-esque in the polish. No skips, no hard starts, no fuss. And I love the art deco shadow letter engraving. it's sized a hair bigger than a JoWo #6 in length and a bit broader shouldered. Very, very clean and handsome. 

Does the softness of the nib feels like a gold 14K or more mushy feeling like a Titanium nib?



#77 Honeybadgers

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 21:53

Does the softness of the nib feels like a gold 14K or more mushy feeling like a Titanium nib?

 

Absolutely like 14k. Not even like a visconti 23k palladium. no mush whatsoever. The snap is tight.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 22 January 2020 - 21:53.

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 07:35

Sounds good!








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