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Filcao Calligrafica

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#1 James Pickering

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:00

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 19:59

Thank you, James. It is quite an honor to have our pens reviewed by an exceptional calligrapher like you! Let me wish you a smooth and complete recovery and, please, do post some of your wonderful pages on the pen sites.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 22:32

I must say: Beautiful calligraphy!!!


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Posted 03 February 2007 - 22:14

Could someone provide additional information about this pen?

Here is a picture I found.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 22:38

Hopefully Giovanni will be reading and will help.

I don't have a set but if I didn't already have too many Osmiroids and Sheaffers I'd snap up a set. Filcao makes good pens but I don't know how much longer this set will be available in the US and I think it would be hard to go wrong with it. Not sure who carries it but saw it on the Parkville Pens site for a good price (IMO - especially considering that a single Rotring calligraphy pen can cost about $20)

All the $$ I've spent on different types of cheap calligraphy pens, I wish I'd spent on the Filcao. (Though Osmiroid still made some great, sharp nibs)

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:39

Beautiful writing James!

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:28

Ashland, are you in the US? Now that Filcao no longer has a US distributor, I don't know how much longer these sets will be available. I had a set on my wish list and a few weeks ago Dennis at Parkville Pen ( usual disclaimer) announced he was down to his last two sets. I grabbed one of the sets. I have seen no more for sale.

As for information, do you mean history of the pen? I can only reiterate what James said in his review. The single pen barrel is heavy but nicely balanced. I also use my pen unposted. I have only used the 1.1 and 1.9 mm nibs, like James, and they are smooth and produce nice line variation. I would feel more comfortable having another barrel, ot two, and I might try to get one directly from Filcao.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 14:32


After the Calligrafica was mentioned in response to a post I created about inexpensive fountain pens, I tried to learn more about this set. There is surprisingly little information available online. I found James' review & the picture I shared. Sometimes people on FPN write reviews that mention initial impressions, physical dimensions, and costs. Many have upclose photos of the nibs & barrels.

I wrote Parkerville Pen last week to see if they had any left, but I haven't received a reply.

Thank you,

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 14:54

Dennis at Parkville Pen is taking a little break right now, but I'm sure he will get back to you as soon as he is back online. He's a great person with whom to deal.

I have the set, but, frankly, I've never inked it up, so I can't offer anymore information about it, I'm afraid, save that the pen feels more substantial than, say, the Sheaffer calligraphy set pens.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 19:02

I'm online and conducting business as usual. Sorry, but there are no more Calligrafica sets available since Giovanni stopped importing FILCAO recently. Sold my last set to FrankB who posted above.

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