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Straffen SRX Galaxie
Posted 02 December 2008 - 19:42
I think this pen is great. It is my current favorite. The nib is very smooth and easy to write with. It has a nice weight to it (I prefer to use it posted). At $20, when I bought it, it was the cheapest in my collection, but also the heaviest. Regardless of actually quality, heavier always feels more expensive to me. The design is pretty conservative, but not boring, which I like. It's never scratchy, but it does skip on occasion, especially the first time I use it in a given day (after that, it's usually good to go). I think I will use Pelikan ink when the current cartridge runs out. Overall, I think it is an awesome pen for the price. Also, pens from xFountainPens ship from Harmony, PA and I live in Pittsburgh, so it only takes a day to get my order, which is always a big plus.
Posted 02 December 2008 - 20:18
I'm glad you like the product from Xfountain pen. I bought one of their Jinhao X30 FP as well and I'm really satisfied with it.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:24
I am very impressed. another vertrag I have had nothing but problems and even after 2 converters were replaced - plenty of skips and starts and dry spells. another i have is a fine affilato that starts tough at times but then works beautifully. But that Galaxie works 100%. I am impressed. had my eye on a parker but for the cost and my past parker and cross experiences in comparison to this $20 galaxie nebel - it is a hands down winner. Being new to this place and not trying to bash the more elitist owners of fine pens here - the $20 pen is an excellent fountain pen.
Edited by K9training, 25 October 2011 - 13:09.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 23:18
Have you tried giving this pen a thorough flushing with ammonia solution? Sometimes new pens have residues of various sorts left in the feed, and the gunk interferes with the ink supply. Also, oil left on the inside surface of the converter can cause ink to stay up at the top, away from the feed.
glad to hear that. I am new to their company so i was wondering. esp at the price of some of their pens. I was a bit hesitant. the vertrag was the bad one of the bunch. though i like the looks and feels of it. To many glitches overall.
The usual steps are to with the converter in the pen, make about a 10% solution of household ammonia in water, and then fill the pen with the solution and empty again about a dozen times. Then repeat the whole process with clean water. Sometimes it can work wonders.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 18:24
pretty nice pen looks like a lot to the dupont olympio
that is not the pen. not sure what you are talking about with the picture....