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#1 fuchsiaprincess

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 07:57

Hi! This is my first fountain pen review. No scanner, so I'm sorry you have to put up with photos only. Regards, Soki
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:56

The images are a bit to read... Can you try uploading them again at a higher resolution?
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#3 fuchsiaprincess

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:05

Will do! Thanks for that! Regards, Soki


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:48

Nice review, and your handwriting looks very elegant with the MB bordeaux ink.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:53

Very nice handwriting! This has nothing to do with your review, of course, but there it is.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 13:03

Thank you for the review, and thank you for taking some of your precious FPN storage space to increase the size of your very elegant handwriting samples. We over-40s with bad eyesight appreciate it!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 13:09

Good review Soki.

I have one of these (jewel included) and it's fun. I find the nib a bit thick for my liking, and tends to skip. But it is still despite its size, a lovely pen, and I'm constantly amused as I retract it in and out, fill and refill.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 13:09

nice review!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 13:42

Thanks for the review, I am also thinking of buying a retractable MB. Maybe a Boheme?!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 14:31

Thanks for the compliments and encouragement! Now that I have overcome the fear of being criticized, I may embark on more reviews embarrassed_smile.gif . Regards, Soki


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 14:32

QUOTE (mandragoru @ Oct 18 2008, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the review, I am also thinking of buying a retractable MB. Maybe a Boheme?!


I will definitely recommend it! Regards, Soki


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Posted 18 October 2008 - 15:41

Congratulations on the pen! The Boheme is a very enjoyable pen and I think it is destined to become
an iconic model.

Regarding your jewel/no jewel comments: The non-jewel model is not an earlier version; it exists in
parallel to the jeweled ones. Some people like the Boheme but don't want the bling, or for it to look
too feminine -- so they get the version with no jewel.

I have the pen you reviewed along with two others, and I switch the caps to alternate between the
jewel/no jewel look!




Edited by QM2, 18 October 2008 - 15:43.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 00:03

[quote name='QM2' date='Oct 19 2008, 02:11 AM' post='774049']
Congratulations on the pen! The Boheme is a very enjoyable pen and I think it is destined to become
an iconic model.

Regarding your jewel/no jewel comments: The non-jewel model is not an earlier version; it exists in
parallel to the jeweled ones. Some people like the Boheme but don't want the bling, or for it to look
too feminine -- so they get the version with no jewel.

I have the pen you reviewed along with two others, and I switch the caps to alternate between the
jewel/no jewel look!



Hi QM2,

They're both gorgeous! Yes, I think I will be getting a few more Bohemes in the years to come. I like the fact that the caps make it look like you've actually got 4 different pens smile.gif And black and silver complements well together.

Hope your weekend is nice and relaxing!

Regards,
Soki


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 07:35

Nice review, great handwriting


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Posted 20 October 2008 - 23:17

Thanks for the review, Soki. Handwritten reviews always have a special feel to them, as you get to see the pen in action for more than just a few quick samples.

Can I make one request? I appreciate that you provided higher resolution images so that the lettering is easier to read, but can you increase the image compression? The reason being is that folks with lower bandwidth connections will find the load time significantly slow. The images total some 3Mb in size, each averaging 600Mb each. You should be able to reduce to about half of that without noticeably sacrificing quality. Thank you!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:36

QUOTE (MYU @ Oct 21 2008, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the review, Soki. Handwritten reviews always have a special feel to them, as you get to see the pen in action for more than just a few quick samples.

Can I make one request? I appreciate that you provided higher resolution images so that the lettering is easier to read, but can you increase the image compression? The reason being is that folks with lower bandwidth connections will find the load time significantly slow. The images total some 3Mb in size, each averaging 600Mb each. You should be able to reduce to about half of that without noticeably sacrificing quality. Thank you!

~Gary


Thanks for the tip, Gary! I shall see what the 'puter can do with my next review smile.gif

Regards,
Soki


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 14:42

Very nice review, Soki, and what lovely handwriting!

I have a Boheme, but (like YouStruckGold's experience) I find that the F nib writes a bit too thick for my liking. But it is a beautiful pen!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 15:58

QUOTE (fuchsiaprincess @ Oct 18 2008, 02:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi! This is my first fountain pen review. No scanner, so I'm sorry you have to put up with photos only. Regards, Soki
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Greetings Soki,
Thank you for the review. Even more, for having the thoughtfulness to use the Boheme to write it! I enjoyed seeing the results of the Boheme as much as the evaluation.

I too thought that most of the Boheme FPs in gold trim had jewels. I posted an inquiry into this matter yesterday on the forum.

Actually, I have a Boheme gold (no jewel) pencil and ballpoint and hope to round out the set with a FP whenever one becomes available. I will be in your debt if you should ever decide to switch to a jeweled Boheme FP and sell this model, and you decide to drop me a message regarding the current model (and its potential availabilty). I am new to this forum, but am quite avid in my enjoyment of MB (my primary pen is a 149 I've used since '96).

Anyway, enough about me, suffice it to say, thank you for the review. I enjoyed it. And should you decide to part with the gold trim--I'm sure we can quickly reach an agreement. And I would like knowing you someday find the one with the jewel of your taste (am I correct in thinking that a ruby accompanies the gold trim FP; platinum comes w/ onyx, emerald, or sapphire?).
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:00

Thanks for review and re-uploading the images. I once owned the pre-boheme model (before it the name was changed to Boheme) but I eventually sold it to a friend because I couldn't get past the cartridge only feature.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:18

QUOTE (blueskies @ Oct 22 2008, 02:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Greetings Soki,
Thank you for the review. Even more, for having the thoughtfulness to use the Boheme to write it! I enjoyed seeing the results of the Boheme as much as the evaluation.

I too thought that most of the Boheme FPs in gold trim had jewels. I posted an inquiry into this matter yesterday on the forum.

Actually, I have a Boheme gold (no jewel) pencil and ballpoint and hope to round out the set with a FP whenever one becomes available. I will be in your debt if you should ever decide to switch to a jeweled Boheme FP and sell this model, and you decide to drop me a message regarding the current model (and its potential availabilty). I am new to this forum, but am quite avid in my enjoyment of MB (my primary pen is a 149 I've used since '96).

Anyway, enough about me, suffice it to say, thank you for the review. I enjoyed it. And should you decide to part with the gold trim--I'm sure we can quickly reach an agreement. And I would like knowing you someday find the one with the jewel of your taste (am I correct in thinking that a ruby accompanies the gold trim FP; platinum comes w/ onyx, emerald, or sapphire?).
Best Regards,
Mike




Thank you very much, Mike! My Boheme actually has the platinum trim (the trick of the lighting), so it will not go with the rest of your set - sorry! However, if you're still interested, I will contact you if I ever decide to get one with the jewel. Like you, I couldn't find one without the jewel anywhere on the internet but QM2 wrote that they are an option if one does not fancy the "Bling!" factor.

I think you are correct in the jewel/trim combo. However, I will defer to the more experienced MB users on this forum. The MBs are very lovely pens to write with.

Take care and enjoy being a part of FPN!

Regards,
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