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Ranga Handmade Pens- Introducing Splendour Model In Striking Stripes Colours

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#21 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 21:45

Mine arrived just a few days ago... I was about to make an inquiry as when I checked India tracking showed it "bagged" in Chennai (apologies for any mis-spelling) near the start of the month, and US tracking could only state "can not track India".

 

Peaked, Black/White Striped with a Bock Titanium M nib (that nib looks small relative to the pen) shown next to an Opus 88 Bela and a Sheaffer Crest (#590).

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{The Bela has a Bock nib, as the original "stub" I'd ordered turned out to be an obscene 2.3mm italic; Opus 88 switched from the Jowo unit of the Omar to Bock for the Bela}


Edited by BaronWulfraed, 20 March 2020 - 21:48.


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#22 sansenri

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 22:01

nice, thank you for showing yours!

I don't know the Opus 88 Bela, any other comparison vs a largish pen?

does look huge next to the Sheaffer...

eagerly waiting for mine...



#23 jjlax10

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:44

That is a big pen. I am excited for mine.


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#24 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 23:17

nice, thank you for showing yours!

I don't know the Opus 88 Bela, any other comparison vs a largish pen?

does look huge next to the Sheaffer...

eagerly waiting for mine...

 

Without doing another photo...

 

The Sheaffer is about an inch longer than a Pelikan M200 series, but is just a tad slimmer. It is the length of a Lamy Al-Star, but the Sheaffer thickness is about that of the flats on the Al-Star barrel.

 



#25 85AKbN

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:08

That green is calling to me.



#26 mpkandan

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:08

Mine arrived just a few days ago... I was about to make an inquiry as when I checked India tracking showed it "bagged" in Chennai (apologies for any mis-spelling) near the start of the month, and US tracking could only state "can not track India".

 

Peaked, Black/White Striped with a Bock Titanium M nib (that nib looks small relative to the pen) shown next to an Opus 88 Bela and a Sheaffer Crest (#590).

fpn_1584740341__ranga_opus88_sheaffer.jp

 

{The Bela has a Bock nib, as the original "stub" I'd ordered turned out to be an obscene 2.3mm italic; Opus 88 switched from the Jowo unit of the Omar to Bock for the Bela}

Big thanks for posting nice picture Sir. 

 

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#27 mpkandan

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:10

Dear All,

 

   We pray and wish for everyone safety in this tough time. 

  

Shipment  Update : We shipped almost all orders except 2 or 3 for special reason. Big thanks for great support . We have received around 100 orders. We will come with interesting Group buy next

 

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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#28 mhguda

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:48

Dear All,

 

   We pray and wish for everyone safety in this tough time. 

  

Shipment  Update : We shipped almost all orders except 2 or 3 for special reason. Big thanks for great support . We have received around 100 orders. We will come with interesting Group buy next

 

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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Hang in there everyone!


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Posted 02 April 2020 - 13:51

Just received mine today. A bit surprised because I thought I would receive it only after our 21 day lock-down is lifted (April 14).Pictures below (apologies, the focus was not spot on in the two shots with the TWSBI 580 and Pilot Justus).

 

If the pen looks a little different than the 3 models offered, its because this is a bit of a hybrid - I asked for the cap of the "Round" variant, but the barrel of the "Torpedo" variant.

 

First impressions:

1) Very handsome pen. I'm happy with my choice of color - will go very well with sheening blues!

 

fpn_1585835193__rsplendour-5.jpg

 

2) This is BIG! pen at 167mm (6.6 inches) capped and 151mm (6inches uncapped) It dwarfs every other pen I own, including the rather large Ranga 9B in ebonite. Even large (though not oversize pens) like TWSBI 580AL and Pilot Justus seem puny in comparison:

 

fpn_1585834979__rsplendour-6.jpg

Dwarfs even the 6.1 inch Ranga 9B

 

fpn_1585834406__rsplendour-1.jpg

fpn_1585834509__rsplendour-2.jpg

 

 

Just for laughs, a comparison with the much smaller Sailor Pro Gear Slim. The capped Sailor is about the size of the uncapped Ranga without the nib!

fpn_1585834608__rsplendour-3.jpg

 

 

3) the Bock two tone nib looks nice but as Baron mentioned, probably looks small by comparison. 

 

4) the section is a wide girth (probably 12-13 mm). On the out side of what I find comfortable though its more so because I hold it low, and this pen has a pronounced ridge

 

fpn_1585834882__rsplendour-4.jpg

 

4) It writes well; though as of now the feed is showing a tendency to dry out. However, this usually sorts itself out over time

 

6) Overall, very happy with this purchase. Kudos to Ranga for another winner!


Edited by TheVintagelife, 02 April 2020 - 13:53.


#30 mpkandan

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:14

Just received mine today. A bit surprised because I thought I would receive it only after our 21 day lock-down is lifted (April 14).Pictures below (apologies, the focus was not spot on in the two shots with the TWSBI 580 and Pilot Justus).

 

If the pen looks a little different than the 3 models offered, its because this is a bit of a hybrid - I asked for the cap of the "Round" variant, but the barrel of the "Torpedo" variant.

 

First impressions:

1) Very handsome pen. I'm happy with my choice of color - will go very well with sheening blues!

 

fpn_1585835193__rsplendour-5.jpg

 

2) This is BIG! pen at 167mm (6.6 inches) capped and 151mm (6inches uncapped) It dwarfs every other pen I own, including the rather large Ranga 9B in ebonite. Even large (though not oversize pens) like TWSBI 580AL and Pilot Justus seem puny in comparison:

 

fpn_1585834979__rsplendour-6.jpg

Dwarfs even the 6.1 inch Ranga 9B

 

fpn_1585834406__rsplendour-1.jpg

fpn_1585834509__rsplendour-2.jpg

 

 

Just for laughs, a comparison with the much smaller Sailor Pro Gear Slim. The capped Sailor is about the size of the uncapped Ranga without the nib!

fpn_1585834608__rsplendour-3.jpg

 

 

3) the Bock two tone nib looks nice but as Baron mentioned, probably looks small by comparison. 

 

4) the section is a wide girth (probably 12-13 mm). On the out side of what I find comfortable though its more so because I hold it low, and this pen has a pronounced ridge

 

fpn_1585834882__rsplendour-4.jpg

 

4) It writes well; though as of now the feed is showing a tendency to dry out. However, this usually sorts itself out over time

 

6) Overall, very happy with this purchase. Kudos to Ranga for another winner!

Dear TheVintagelife ,

 

   Very nice review and beautiful Pictures. Your customization is different and looks very nice. 

   Pleasure dealing with you

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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#31 85AKbN

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 13:55

Just received mine today. A bit surprised because I thought I would receive it only after our 21 day lock-down is lifted (April 14).Pictures below (apologies, the focus was not spot on in the two shots with the TWSBI 580 and Pilot Justus).

 

Great review and pics - thanks. Is yours a polish or matte?



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 01:00

Will this model be made in ebonite with eye dropper?

Link to a post about ergonomics I made: http://www.fountainp...with/?p=4179072


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Posted 27 June 2020 - 15:27

The pen is rather broad, 13-15mm in the section. Which meant I didn't indulge when they had the Group Buy.

I know what is my comfort zone after testing section widths with a micrometer.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 19:52

The pen is rather broad, 13-15mm in the section. Which meant I didn't indulge when they had the Group Buy.
I know what is my comfort zone after testing section widths with a micrometer.


Yeah, it seems too broad for me too, but I like that it has more of a Montblanc 149 shape. Now I wish they made one like that of 146 size.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:43

The standard Ranga section is stated as between 11 and 12.5mm. I actually like the concave section of the Ranga 8B & the 8B Group Buy was also my first intro to JoWo nibs. I don't think any of the colour combinations of the Splendour's acrylic were that desirable to me at the time.

I will certainly be keeping an eye out for anything once shipping of pens has re-started & settled down.



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 19:42

still waiting for mine, very patiently...

 

it will be in the blue striped resin

it will be this shape when capped

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but will not have a clip

 

it will be this colour

and will also have this section

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It may possibly be too big for me, but I was too curious to try this size...


Edited by sansenri, 29 June 2020 - 20:28.


#37 mhguda

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 16:40

Mine is here - got notified last week, picked it up at the post office today!

It looks very similar to sansenri's - only in purple and blue striped, and with the stock section shape.

I will think about getting the next Ranga with the more concave one... it looks very distinguished!


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 17:54

Mine is here - got notified last week, picked it up at the post office today!

It looks very similar to sansenri's - only in purple and blue striped, and with the stock section shape.

I will think about getting the next Ranga with the more concave one... it looks very distinguished!

 

 

Thanks a lot mhguda. Hopefully it is a advanced birthday gift for your next birthday

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:32

Mine arrived just a few days ago... I was about to make an inquiry as when I checked India tracking showed it "bagged" in Chennai (apologies for any mis-spelling) near the start of the month, and US tracking could only state "can not track India".
 
Peaked, Black/White Striped with a Bock Titanium M nib (that nib looks small relative to the pen) shown next to an Opus 88 Bela and a Sheaffer Crest (#590).
fpn_1584740341__ranga_opus88_sheaffer.jp
 
{The Bela has a Bock nib, as the original "stub" I'd ordered turned out to be an obscene 2.3mm italic; Opus 88 switched from the Jowo unit of the Omar to Bock for the Bela}


Very nice color choice





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