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Deccan Shorthand pen
Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:20
The pen as you might have already guessed is made from black Ebonite and has been given a brushed finish. The pen is ED filled. The size and looks of this pen is similar to a Parker 45.
The pen capped:
The pen posted:
The feed has been shaved to follow the nib profile:
The writing sample, dipped in Camel Royal Blue ink, the paper is from a yellow legal pad:
The pen is quite slim but comfortable to hold due to the flared section design and the brushed finish provides a very pleasant tactile experience. I have no experience with flex nibs and have never had the chance to try out a proper wet noodle. I can only say that this nib gives a lot of line variation with some pressure.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 21:00
Hi Hari, another great review! I am a big fan of long or longish, tapered sections like that on your new pen. The nib looks very interesting and I love your handwriting sample. Thanks!
Posted 19 July 2008 - 18:31
Posted 19 July 2008 - 18:56
Indeed, the clip looks very similar to a Jotter's clip. The pen is an ED filler, so no carts, ink is filled directly into the Ebonite barrel. The local pen sellers here refer to Ebonite pens as wooden pens!
Posted 19 July 2008 - 19:26
If I happen to be near Hyderabad anytime soon, I will look for one. The nib looks like a semiflex.
Many steel nibs do have a bit of flex. But those nibs will not hold up for long if you keep on giving pressure on it. I was
surprised to find modern 'Sulekha' ( a company in kolkata) pens have quite flexi nibs. They are made of thin steel, so they flex
quite easily. They may not last long, but you can't complain much at 15/-....
Edited to ask how much that beauty cost?
Edited by bluemoon, 19 July 2008 - 19:27.
"This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor
or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love. "
Posted 20 July 2008 - 13:38
Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:03
I will keep that in mind, Bluemoon, I don't plan to flex the tip very often. Thanks!
Thanks! I agree, probably the Deccan people found it easy and a less economic risk to modify a steel nib for flex rather than a gold nib, the majority of the customers here prefer a fine and stiff nib which leads to flex nibs rarely being produced. Cost is also a major factor.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 19:02
Are these pens only made to order?