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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:21
These can be had for a decent price right now as they are discontinued.So why not?
Size: This pen fits my smaller hand perfectly!! I used to own the same colour in the Durograph model by Conklin and that was a huge pen.This size is perfect!
It measures 5-3/4" capped,5-1/4" uncapped and 6-3/4" posted.
Nib: A standard steel nib that was surprisingly smooth compared to my last Conklin. So far,after 2 weeks,it has not skipped a beat. I had a choice of M or F and opted for the latter.
Filling system: Standard CC.No frills here.
Colour/Design: As i mentioned above,i owned this same colour in a Durograph.Nice brown and cream coloured swirls.Acrylic bodied with a metal cap in chrome.
Price: I have seen quite a few of these for under $50,a few under $40.Well worth the price and especially so as a work pen that can take a beating.
Overall: Conklin have been producing some decent pens at prices that make them desirable. I have heard some complain about their nibs but only owned one with a skipping issue.And that was years ago.. A good pen.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 14:16
It feels to me like plastic with a coating of light chrome.The inside is white plastic as well. The heaviness says light chrome though.I can see it possibly rubbing off like my other Conklin.The clips tend to do that fast in my opinion.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 15:44
Appreciate it. I'm still waiting on an LE to come home from a nib swap, so better drive the one I've got before I start playing with any more.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:15
Actually the Coronet is thinner by about a quarter.The Durograph is a thick bodied pen.So this thinner body sure fits the hand better for those with a smaller grasp.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:11
Also, the section on the Coronet unscrews in a useful because you can easily disassembly it into the section cylinder, the metal bushings, and the screw in nib/feed unit- like you might if you had made a kit pen. Nothing wrong with that, in fact it's something good- it's a great way to put a gold nib in a kit pen for cheap, or to make a pen around it.
Just a thought!
I bought a Coronet for $30 from the Marketplace recently- I don't like the metalish cap in general, or that the plating/paint is rubbing off- but I do like the nib. I've heard so-so things about Conkin's gold nibs, though the steel ones seem to be good. I like the medium though, very smooth.
Also: Orthos Pens | Danish MB #4 nib | 1G Hundred Year Pen cap