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#1 handlebar

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 19:23

Before buying this pen,i read both of the reviews here of the same model in Cobalt Blue.I prefer browns,so when this tobacco coloured model came up on an auction site,i bid.After the low $ win,i awaited the mail carrier with anticipation.
The photographs on the auction site were well taken and i was not disappointed with the colour variation.
These photos here are mine taken with a Nikon D50.



It looks even better in bright light.
Now for the specifics:

Size-- This is a BIG pen.About the same size as the Omas Paragon and a wee bit fatter at the cap point up.Posted,which is just too large,is a whopping 6-3/4" long and unposted,my preference,is only 5".At 5",it is perfect in my hand.



Nib--The nib was sent uninked and new as a medium.It writes very smooth and does well.A decent writer,not much to comment on.A good workplace pen.



Filling system: C/C as usual.Enough said there.




Colour/design--I really like brown pens and this is no exception.Well designed,except for the large size.I found it balanced well without the cap.





Price--The retail on this pen was $130 and i paid less than half that.So not too bad.Conklin have been having issues with thoir customer service i notice and i hope all stays well with this model.I now have two Conklins and they are both doing fine.




Overall--A good pen for the price.As i brought out above,i use this as a workplace pen.That way if something bad happens to it,i won't cry as i would if it were an Omas. crybaby.gif

Thanks for letting me share.

Jim




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Posted 28 October 2007 - 20:00

Beautiful pen Jim! I have always loved the look of Conklins but their erratic performance has held me back. Glad that it's workin' up to par for you. Is it a karat gold nib (sorry if I missed that in your review).

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 22:03

It is a 14k gold nib.Yes,they have been erratic.But i figure that even Omas have their lemons at high prices.So i gambled.So far it is paying off.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 22:11

Thanks for the review, nice pcitures. I hope it serves you well!
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 23:15

Lovely brown tones. I also like that the trim is rhodium. Makes it stand out nicely.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 00:56

The pen looks delicious, literally and figuratively . Reminds me of a chocolate caramel swirl... I don't get the tobacco reference though. It would make an interesting cigar with the multicolored wrapper.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:00

I wish this pen came in gold trim instead of silver trim. I think the combination of gold trim on a brown pen is absolutely perfect.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:46

Idigit, Handlebar. That's the next color on my list, if it should happen to come along at such a reasonable price. Well...that one or the dark green one. That's a pretty color, too. Glad it writes well! No ink starvation? Good to hear!

Kurland, we need to get together so I can show you a couple of Conklins that write well (believe it or not, after all of my complaining, I do finally have a couple that write really well).

Des Moines any time soon?

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:46

Now that looks like a very nice leather-bound "Pride And Prejudice" book that the pen's sitting on.

May I know who's the publisher of that book?

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:14

QUOTE(shahrincamille @ Oct 29 2007, 08:46 PM) View Post
Now that looks like a very nice leather-bound "Pride And Prejudice" book that the pen's sitting on.

May I know who's the publisher of that book?

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The book is published by Dalmation Press of Tennessee.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 05:09

QUOTE(handlebar @ Oct 30 2007, 04:14 AM) View Post
QUOTE(shahrincamille @ Oct 29 2007, 08:46 PM) View Post
Now that looks like a very nice leather-bound "Pride And Prejudice" book that the pen's sitting on.

May I know who's the publisher of that book?

Thanks smile.gif


Shahrin cool.gif



The book is published by Dalmation Press of Tennessee.

Jim


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I'm also a collector of fine books, especially leather-bound ones, apart from fountain pens. In fact, collecting fine books was the one that started me on to fountain pens, which had now reached the point of no return [and a precipitous decline in bank account balance as a consequence]. Initially collecting fountain pens was meant to be a side hobby, to complement the book-collecting one. One can't be seen to be carrying an el-cheapo, throwaway plastic ballpoint costing a few cents when one is carrying a fine, leather-bound book costing hundreds of dollars, right? embarrassed_smile.gif

Instead I've ended up with 2 collecting hobbies running parallel to each other headsmack.gif

And my wife is tearing her hair bald as we rapidly run out of empty spaces in the house, mainly occupied by the books but also the pen boxes that came wit the pens... and inks! lticaptd.gif


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#12 handlebar

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 16:04

QUOTE(shahrincamille @ Oct 29 2007, 10:09 PM) View Post
QUOTE(handlebar @ Oct 30 2007, 04:14 AM) View Post
QUOTE(shahrincamille @ Oct 29 2007, 08:46 PM) View Post
Now that looks like a very nice leather-bound "Pride And Prejudice" book that the pen's sitting on.

May I know who's the publisher of that book?

Thanks smile.gif


Shahrin cool.gif



The book is published by Dalmation Press of Tennessee.

Jim


Thanks Jim thumbup.gif

I'm also a collector of fine books, especially leather-bound ones, apart from fountain pens. In fact, collecting fine books was the one that started me on to fountain pens, which had now reached the point of no return [and a precipitous decline in bank account balance as a consequence]. Initially collecting fountain pens was meant to be a side hobby, to complement the book-collecting one. One can't be seen to be carrying an el-cheapo, throwaway plastic ballpoint costing a few cents when one is carrying a fine, leather-bound book costing hundreds of dollars, right? embarrassed_smile.gif

Instead I've ended up with 2 collecting hobbies running parallel to each other headsmack.gif

And my wife is tearing her hair bald as we rapidly run out of empty spaces in the house, mainly occupied by the books but also the pen boxes that came wit the pens... and inks! lticaptd.gif


Shahrin bunny01.gif



Books,fountain pens and the like all go together nicely.I started collecting old books many years ago and love them.My library includes books from 1735 to now
(many music related books) and quite a few from the early 19th century.
Leather bound books are harder to find at good prices.But when they appear,i snatch them up at used book shoppes and Goodwill stores.

Jim






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