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Penbbs Hates Gold Trim?


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#1 Eusorph

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:35

Hello, I recently bought my first Penbbs 308, but had to search very hard to find a gold trim one. It seems the owner only likes silver trim. When I asked for gold trim, I was given very lapidary answers. Am I the only one who'd like to see all Penbbs models in gold trim?

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 15:32

On the contrary, i am really fond of silver / chrome trims on a pen and found gold trim not that desirable.

It's true though that PenBBS has a very limited selection of pens with gold trim, you just have to hope at this point for them to release in gold trim variant.

 

There are other Chinese pens with gold trim, Moonman comes to mind if you are interested in their models.



#3 JollyCynic

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 17:09

The gold trim pens are fairly rare.  They usually come out in a series of runs, and only about once a year.  PenBBS is known for doing small runs, and the fans often buy out popular options within hours (sometimes minutes) of them being released through official channels.  Unofficial channels often charge a very hefty premium for the popular options.

 

They're not really limited editions, because they'll be around again, but it can feel like it when it comes to grabbing one.

 

I only have one gold trim PenBBS, which I shipped to my sister in the States because it was second-hand and shipping here was prohibitive.  She promptly lost it along with the Sea of Ice I bought with it.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:31

I like the gold trim on the 308 Cedar. 

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#5 Mech-for-i

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:45

I would not say penBBS hate gold trim, but in general they are not in love affair with the said option ; but they do have various models done in gold trim , speaking of my own personal preference I am OK with that decision as many of the Colour / pattern just do not go well with gold trim ( just my take ) but here's one

 

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#6 JollyCynic

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 12:18

I like that two-tone nib for it, too!



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Posted 17 December 2019 - 05:25

A gold trim 308 is available now on Etsy.

 

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 03:28

Am I the only one who'd like to see all Penbbs models in gold trim?

 
Some would be nice, I suppose, but I for one certainly do not want to see all PenBBS models offer both gold and silver/chrome trim as options.

 

The Lingmo Lorelei 019 and 667 are clones of the PenBBS 308 (but I don't know who cloned who), and they tend to come in gold trim but not silver/chrome trim. If you're after a particular acrylic, all you need do is look, without expecting PenBBS as a brand to make it easy for you and give you all the options you want.


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