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Tibaldi Modello 50 - oro-blu


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#1 youstruckgold

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:38

It's finally arrived and for once, the photo is an underestimation of just how beautiful the celluloid is.

I am not the officianado that some of our reviewers are, so I can't tell you with any degree of expertise about what is good or not, but I can tell you what I experienced, so here goes.

FIRST IMPRESSION
Wow! The celluloid is simply beautiful, and wonderfully sets off the gold rings around the cap, at the top of the cap, on the clip and on the base of the barrel. The celluloid is very fine, almost translucent. If you hold the cap up to a light, you can see the shadow of your hand right through it.

APPEARANCE/FINISH
No surprise for my score here: 5/5.
The pen has etched into it "Tibaldi Modello 50" along the barrel and "1996" just under the thread for the cap. All quite thin and subtle, and, did I already say this?, beautiful.

DESIGN/SIZE/WEIGHT
4/5
I already wrote that the celluloid is thin, so yes, it is a light pen, but still a good weight for writing.
The pen is 4 3/4 inches (12cm) long (uncapped), roughly 6" long with the cap sitting on the base of the barrel (about 15cm) and just under 5 1/2 inches (14cm) with the cap covering the nib. While I have a preference for larger pens, this size is large enough, and fits beautifully in my hand.

NIB/FILLING AND WRITING
5/5
THe pen is a piston filler, my preference; and filling seemed easy (although turning the piston was a bit stiff and I was a bit confused about which way to turn it). (for those of you with a thing for ink, I filled it with Waterman Florida Blue, haven't really had a thing for ink, but someone on FPN suggested this, so I'm giving it a try). I've been writing with the pen for a while and the first fill is still happening so capacity is clearly large.

The nib is marked with Tibaldi Extra 750, and marked as F (fine). For all this, it is a fairly wet writer, but closer to medium (I would like it a little finer). Nevertheless, writing is smooth and flawless and makes this reviewer want to rush out and buy better paper!

COST
5/5
On ebay, this was a $200 pen. For the joy it has brought me, definitely value for money.

CONCLUSION
A beautiful, smooth, unusual pen that leaves a smile after every line!




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#2 goodguy

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 14:44

What a cute and adorable pen.
thank you for the review but I am a bit dissapointed from the one very small picture.
Any chance to get few more bigger pictures ? so we can all drool on it ?
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#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 19:48

nice pen, enjoy yours wink.gif
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:40

QUOTE (goodguy @ Jul 23 2008, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What a cute and adorable pen.
thank you for the review but I am a bit dissapointed from the one very small picture.
Any chance to get few more bigger pictures ? so we can all drool on it ?


I'll see what I can do.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 07:28

I have a Modello 60 in the same celluloid, that'll do goodguy for a day or so:


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#6 youstruckgold

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:18

thankyou. cranking up the digital tomorrow.

Edited by youstruckgold, 23 July 2008 - 22:20.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:47

QUOTE (Deirdre @ Jul 23 2008, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a Modello 60 in the same celluloid, that'll do goodguy for a day or so:


Yes this is a really pertty pen but I want more pictures cloud9.gif
Please blush.gif

This pen reminds me a bit my Parker Stripped Duofold.The same basic design,lines going up and down along the pen with a blind cap at the bottom.

Edited by goodguy, 23 July 2008 - 12:49.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 16:22

I own a Modello 60, too. I only wished they had placed more emphasis on cutting the end piece of the filler know a bit more in sync with the pattern. I've never seen one single Modello where those matched.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 22:21

Ok.

Such as they are, here are the pics.

http://s278.photobuc.../youstruckgold/
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 22:47

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Jul 23 2008, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok.

Such as they are, here are the pics.

http://s278.photobuc.../youstruckgold/

Beautiful pictures.
Now when seeing the pen better I can state that this looks to me really like a modern interepertation of the beautiful stripped Duofold.This pen has a gorgeous vintage like look to it.
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