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Duofold "solid Gold Nib"?


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#1 PensPensPens

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:51

Hello, I just got the big red commemorative version with what's described as "18K Solid Gold Nib With Rhodium Finish". I'm wondering what part of the nib is solid 18k gold? the entire nib or just the very tip?

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:53

Congratulations on a beautiful pen!  The entire nib, except the tip, is gold; the silver color you see is the Rhodium finish. The very tip is "iridium" a made up term to describe a very hard alloy that will resist wear.  If the tip was gold it would wear out very quickly.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 04:44

ok got it. Thanks! Also initial impression is how light and cheap it feels in the hand.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 05:24

You'd probably like a Pelikan M1000, it's a similar size but heavier because it's a piston filler not a cartridge converter.  However weight is a matter of taste and some prefer a light and nimble pen. I have both and enjoy both.

ok got it. Thanks! Also initial impression is how light and cheap it feels in the hand.


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