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#1 Lexaf

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 20:49

NEW STOCK OF REFORM 1745 PENS!

Hello Dear fans of the Reform 1745 pens,

All of you who already bought one or more of these lovely little piston fillers, thank you and thank you also for your nice comments on receiving the pens! thumbup.gif

I really thought it would not be possible to obtain more stock so I had to disappoint some of you, but:
To my surprise I found a rather large lot of Reform 1745 pens again. lticaptd.gif

I ordered a batch of 70 more pens!

I just made the order and I expect to have them here in about two weeks, maybe even some days earlier!

So If you are still interested in obtaining the pens you can send me a PM already now and I can make you a reservation for one ore more pens.
As soon as the pens come in I will send you a message and then you can pay me as usual on Paypal.

As the US $ is dramatically low ( so sorry) I have to raise my prices a little bit.
So the prices for the pens wil be from now on:

Reform 1745 pen: us $ 9,00 each.
Optional regrinding service for a supersmooth F nib: us $ 6,00 each.
Shipping Worldwide: us $ 3,00 for 1 pen, us $ 1,00 for each pen more.


See my earlier postings about the pen for more (technical) details & specifications.

Cheers!

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Edited for typos.

Edited by Lexaf, 05 June 2008 - 21:14.


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 20:58

I'm thinking you secretly own the machines and old stock material needed to make these pens biggrin.gif

(each night Lex disappears to his basement for hours at a time turning the handles of old, clanky machines; one hand feeding raw materials to one port while on the other end dribbles out a cap or a nib unit, maybe a piston mechanism...
He scoops them up and puts them all on a table, which his assistant then raises up to the heavens and a lightning bolt streaks across the sky... "it's assembled... IT'S ASSEMBLED!!!)



#3 Lexaf

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 23:41

Oh yes!
Finally I managed to mass produce the ultimate FRANKENPEN! wink.gif

Grrrrreetingzzzz to you all,

wacko.gif wacko.gif The monster of Lexafstein! bawl.gif hmm1.gif

QUOTE(johnee @ Jun 5 2008, 08:58 PM) View Post
I'm thinking you secretly own the machines and old stock material needed to make these pens biggrin.gif

(each night Lex disappears to his basement for hours at a time turning the handles of old, clanky machines; one hand feeding raw materials to one port while on the other end dribbles out a cap or a nib unit, maybe a piston mechanism...
He scoops them up and puts them all on a table, which his assistant then raises up to the heavens and a lightning bolt streaks across the sky... "it's assembled... IT'S ASSEMBLED!!!)



#4 xena

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 00:21

Hey all, (especially Lexaf), I just recieved mine from the last batch the other day, and they are fantastic. I inked one, haven't had to reink it yet (despite 12 pages of notes last night). The nib is smooth after the first page and a half. I'm using it with PR naples blue, and it is a wet writer. If you've been on the fence with these, go for it. You won't regret the decision.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 18:10

QUOTE(xena @ Jun 6 2008, 08:21 AM) View Post
Hey all, (especially Lexaf), I just recieved mine from the last batch the other day, and they are fantastic. I inked one, haven't had to reink it yet (despite 12 pages of notes last night). The nib is smooth after the first page and a half. I'm using it with PR naples blue, and it is a wet writer. If you've been on the fence with these, go for it. You won't regret the decision.


Can't agree more with you thumbup.gif

I'm also surprised at the degree of flex demonstrated by the STEEL nib of the 1745 clap1.gif

This pen is highly recommended - as is the seller! cloud9.gif


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Edited by shahrincamille, 06 June 2008 - 18:11.


#6 Lexaf

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 20:59

Thanks, Xena for your enthousiatic reaction. And yes these little pens take a load of ink, more than twice a standard cartridge.
Wish you a lot of pleasure with it for a long time.
Cheers,
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QUOTE(xena @ Jun 6 2008, 12:21 AM) View Post
Hey all, (especially Lexaf), I just recieved mine from the last batch the other day, and they are fantastic. I inked one, haven't had to reink it yet (despite 12 pages of notes last night). The nib is smooth after the first page and a half. I'm using it with PR naples blue, and it is a wet writer. If you've been on the fence with these, go for it. You won't regret the decision.


Edited by Lexaf, 06 June 2008 - 21:08.


#7 Lexaf

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 21:06

Thank you so much also, Sharin, for your kind words. smile.gif
I'm glad to read you like the pen and thank you too for the recommendation.
I hope you will enjoy your pen for a long time.
Cheers,
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QUOTE(shahrincamille @ Jun 6 2008, 06:10 PM) View Post
QUOTE(xena @ Jun 6 2008, 08:21 AM) View Post
Hey all, (especially Lexaf), I just recieved mine from the last batch the other day, and they are fantastic. I inked one, haven't had to reink it yet (despite 12 pages of notes last night). The nib is smooth after the first page and a half. I'm using it with PR naples blue, and it is a wet writer. If you've been on the fence with these, go for it. You won't regret the decision.


Can't agree more with you thumbup.gif

I'm also surprised at the degree of flex demonstrated by the STEEL nib of the 1745 clap1.gif

This pen is highly recommended - as is the seller! cloud9.gif


Shahrin bunny01.gif




#8 acfrery

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 21:58

I ordered four of these cute pens, and they arrived in exactly nine days to Brazil.
Lovely pens and excellent service!

Alejandro

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 22:09

Hope you've received my email.

#10 Lexaf

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 22:15

Thanks Alejandro,
Lots of impressive stickers on the parcel obviously helps to make snail mail a bit more speedy. rolleyes.gif
Hope the snails also can find other parts of the world!
Cheers,
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QUOTE(acfrery @ Jun 6 2008, 09:58 PM) View Post
I ordered four of these cute pens, and they arrived in exactly nine days to Brazil.
Lovely pens and excellent service!

Alejandro



Edited by Lexaf, 06 June 2008 - 22:16.


#11 Lexaf

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 22:20

I.m afraid I didn't. unsure.gif
Please send me a PM here on FPN first with your question and your e-mail address so I can answer you directly...
Lexaf

QUOTE(Idiopathos @ Jun 6 2008, 10:09 PM) View Post
Hope you've received my email.



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Posted 06 June 2008 - 22:30

Lex made sure two of the last lot with smoothing found their way to me here in Australia. Great service, lovely pens, very nice writers. Don't let the ridiculously cheap price deter you - these are a great buy.

Edited by inkypete, 06 June 2008 - 22:30.

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#13 klangbogen

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 01:32

Mine from the last batch are great writers! Great deal.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:00

Can someone who has used these pens let me know the difference between the medium (is that how it comes without the grinding) and the fine point grinding? I've had bad experiences with fine point pens in general, so... am looking for comments from users of both?

I've reserved two... I just don't know whether to get them ground or not.

Thanks muchly!

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#15 scribbler77

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:21

Are the pens all of the color pictured, or is there more than one color?

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:03

PM sent for a modest number...

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 15:07

PM sent.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 15:45

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#19 Lexaf

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 16:17

Hi Mac,

Standard (unground) they come with an EF-F pointed nib that might be a little toothy. Differs from pen to pen. After I reground them the nib is a rather wet writing (what I call) full F. If you are a 'power writer' it could even perform like an M, because the nib is a bit flexible, amazing for a steel nib. The wet line is because of the fact that the pen is very carefully adjusted after the regrinding process. It can be ajusted a bit dryer, but then there is the risk of skipping. The ajustment is subtle, but very easy to do yourself, it is a matter of having the nib slightly deeper in the nib holder for a dryer line or more pulled out (to make it a bit loose) for a wetter line. But this is only a matter of tenth of mm's! So you need some (as the Germans say) Fingerspitzengefühl!

So, Mac, thanks for the reservation, and if your handwriting tends to M, I'd sure advise to have the nibs ground. I cannot regrind an EF-F nib up to a full M, though, there's too little Iridium on the point for that to reach that gauge.

Hope this answers your question, and others wil like this info too.

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QUOTE(wednesday_mac @ Jun 7 2008, 03:00 AM) View Post
Can someone who has used these pens let me know the difference between the medium (is that how it comes without the grinding) and the fine point grinding? I've had bad experiences with fine point pens in general, so... am looking for comments from users of both?

I've reserved two... I just don't know whether to get them ground or not.

Thanks muchly!


#20 Lexaf

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 16:23

As far as I know they are all green with a black cap, as pictured.
There are other Reform models in many colours, but I think there doesn't exist an other colour variety for the 1745's.

QUOTE(scribbler77 @ Jun 7 2008, 04:21 AM) View Post
Are the pens all of the color pictured, or is there more than one color?








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