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Laban Ring Collection Pearl Black


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#1 Kurtz

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 15:46

Here I go with another pen. This is from Laban and I introduce it with a pic:



As you can see, its main characteristic is a body segmented into six parts by five metal rings; all of them phisically independent (thus with a little spin-movement). The colour, despite the description (or due to the "pearl" part of it), is not really black; it is sort of brown, changing with light conditions.



The size, let's face it, is bulky. Bulkier than I initially expected, but very comfy when writing with it. The only available size for the nib is medium, so that's the size I chose tongue.gif. It is extremely smooth (inked with Lamy Green in this case) and it fits in with what I consider medium stroke.



It comes with a converter. Easy to fill; not much more to say about it.



The cap is quite big. Metallic in the outside and plastic inside. It fulfills its duty.



The overall impression is that you are in front of a sturdy piece with a squeaky little touch (due to its segmented body).







P.S.: I do know that you are a bit concerned about the "squeaky affair", you fussy people, but it is not that annoying laugh.gif

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#2 Ondina

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 14:33

Nice and very detailed review. I like the quality of the pictures, too. On the pen, the segmentation of the body, caramel brown with metallic rings, reminds me of the MB LE Cervantes. A shame the grip is metal, can't get adjusted to a cold slippery metallic nib unit. The cap reminds me of the Faber Castell series, and I'm surprised at the good quality of the finishing. So is the nib making noises or not?

Thanks for this very good review of a pen that was unknown to me.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 17:58

QUOTE (Ondina @ Nov 12 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is the nib making noises or not?

The nib is extremely smooth and makes no noise. The noise (little noise sometimes) comes from the body when de rings and segments happen to rotate.


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