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Taccia Staccato Vanilla Latte


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#1 sdonahue

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 17:05

I have loved this Vanilla Latte colour ever since I first saw it on a Bexley maybe two years ago. Last year, Taccia introduced the Stacatto series with this colour. It is cream with caramel swirls running through it, and gold trimmings. I have this pen in a rollerball, with heavy swirls. I requested my favourite on-line pen-seller to please send me a FP lightly swirled, which he did, and this pair are real beauties, and the FP is becoming my daily writer. I have used Taccia pens in the past with good results, and this one continues in that vein. The nib is a German-made iridium and is truly a fine writer. In fact, I have Aurora and Visconti pens in fine, but to me are mediums, which I don't like for the intricate writing I do many times.

So, in short if you are looking for a substantial-sized pen that is not only beautiful but does what it is supposed to do, the Stacatto collection from Taccia may be your answer. They are available in other nice colours as well.

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#2 FrankB

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 17:03

I think Taccia pens in general, and the Staccato in particular, are underrated pens. I have a Staccato in the "Royal Stripe" that is quite colorful. It is indeed a large pen, a very comfortable one in my hand, with a nice large nib. Mine also wrote perfectly out of the box and continues to do so. I feel this pen is a great quality pen for the money and I hope other folks catch on to Taccia products.

#3 John Cullen

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 18:42

Glad you like your pen. I am very impressed with Taccia steel nibs and prefer them to some of the gold nibs I have used. Boy, I wish they made a pencil. j

#4 ht1

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 22:08

I purchased two of the Taccia Swisher Exclusive fountain pens for Christmas, and I am definitely pleased with them. They have been my daily pens from the day I received them in the mail. I want the black cherry Staccato, and will probably order one in a week or two.

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#5 RLTodd

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:25

QUOTE(ht1 @ Jan 17 2008, 02:08 PM) View Post
I purchased two of the Taccia Swisher Exclusive fountain pens ..., and I am definitely pleased with them. .....
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ditto.

Mine are as close to perfect as anything I have ever written with.


YMMV

#6 ArPharazon

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:03

Wow . . . I hate to be the voice of dissent, but my Staccato experience was a bit different.

I bought one in Starry Night, a gorgeous irridescent blue with some red in it. It is a beautiful, beautiful pen. I love the color, the gold trim, the overall shape and design, the substantial yet well-balanced feel, and the impressive, large, gold-plated nib.

And when I first filled it up, it wrote beautifully, too . . . a nice, wet, solid medim line.

But unfortunately that didn't last. It would write well for about a page, then start going from a wet line to a dry line. Then, after about two pages, it would totally dry up. The only way to get it to restart was to open it up and give the converter plunger a twist to force ink into the feed. Then, the whole thing would repeat . . . write beautifully for a page, then slowly dry up, then stop completely.

First thing I tried was a good rinse with some soapy water. No effect.

Then, I raised the issue with the online store where I purchased it, and was sent a new feed and a new converter. I replaced both of these, but again no effect.

Finally, I contacted Taccia customer service directly and they had me send in the pen. They said that they again replaced the feed and also the nib, and worked a little magic on it to free up the ink flow. All this of course at no cost aside from postage to them.

Since the pen's been back, it's been OK. At first I was a bit afraid that it was still having trouble . . . after about three pages it seemed like it started getting dry. But it never stopped. I've since ground the nib down to a CI, and it seems to be writing fine since then.

The pen was in service for nearly a month, but then it was sent in in mid December so the holidays were a factor I'm sure. Aside from that, Taccia's response and handling of the problem was great. I'm glad that it seems to be working OK now, because flow problem aside, this is definitely my favorite looking and feeling pen in my entire collection. Honestly if it hadn't acted up on my, I think I already would have ordered another one in Black Cherry.


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#7 JayLo

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:39

I have 3 staccato's and they are all excellent. 2 with Taccia gold nibs and one with the steel nib. Other than the flexibility of the gold I have grown to really like the the steel Taccia nibs. So much I ordered a pen from Brian Gray at Pencraft with the Taccia steel nib, stubbed by Brian.
I'm waiting for Taccia to come out with more colors. The Lunar Blue and Starry Night are fantastic.

#8 BruceW

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 13:13

QUOTE(JayLo @ Jan 28 2008, 02:39 AM) View Post
Other than the flexibility of the gold I have grown to really like the the steel Taccia nibs.


Could you tell a little about the Taccia gold nibs? Are they soft and springy, rigid, stiff but with some give? (The price with gold nib brings them up almost to the pricepoint of a Pelikan M800!)

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#9 CharlieB

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:59

I have two of these pens, and they're both wonderful..... nice and big!

The steel nibs are quite smooth.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:27

QUOTE(CharlieB @ Feb 20 2008, 08:59 PM) View Post
I have two of these pens, and they're both wonderful..... nice and big!

The steel nibs are quite smooth.



I just got two Staccatos, one in the Honey Bee pattern and one in the Emerald Green. Dang, both are impressive pens! And they glide so smoothly over my papers, like writing on air. Both have the steel nibs.
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#11 BruceW

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:46

Can anyone tell me the diameter (min/max) of the grip section? For me that is the key measure of whether a pen will be too big (or too small) for my hand.

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