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Conklin Word Gauge
Posted 25 August 2005 - 21:31
So much ink, so little said...
Posted 25 August 2005 - 22:52
I've been looking at getting one of these pens myself in midnight blue. The threads inside the cap are made of the same acrylic resin material as the rest of the pen, but it shouldn't be a problem if you don't make a habit of overtightening the cap. Still, I can understand your concern about the possibiliy of the cap cracking one day especially if one overtightens it. Perhaps Conklin could consider re-positioning the band toward the lip of the cap the way Pelikan does on their pens in order to reinforce it?
About the flow. I've discovered that Conklin feeds are a bit finicky so you may want to flush it out well with a drop of mild dishwashing liquid in a cup with water and avoid heavily saturated or slow flowing inks. Both my Mark Twain (filled with PR American Blue) and Duragraph (filled with PR Lake Placid Blue) began exhibiting the same issues as your Word Gauge. I had to flush them out a couple of times with soapy water, then flush again with clean water and switched to Waterman Florida Blue. I'm happy to say that there are no more problems with ink flow.
Posted 26 August 2005 - 00:30
My understanding is that Conklin has their nibs made in Germany. I think that Bock makes the nibs. It looks like I will have to put the Word Gauge on my wish list as well.
Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:03
Thanks for the review. I had been wondering about this pen lately and soliciting feedback from you. Great timing and a great look at the pen. Enjoy!
Posted 26 August 2005 - 15:38
Alas, no. It's a bright white paper, but I snapped the photos under the cover of my front porch in the shade. I'm not a skilled photographer.
Thanks for a good, fun review to read. Was the paper really blue?
So much ink, so little said...
Posted 05 July 2013 - 22:55
Looks like a nice pen Was it made by stipula?? Remembers be a bit of the vedo