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#1 archie001

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:43

Hi fellow penners:

I want to share and show you my new S.T. Dupont Orpheo/Olympio.

This is a very nice pen and really a robust one, a very nice platinum finish and almost impervious to scratches. I have now 2 S.T.Dupont Orpheos, this is the first one I bought 3 weeks ago. It has an 18K gold M nib and really a pleasure to write with, very smooth and has a very nice ink flow.

The second Orpheo/Olympio I bought a week ago has a very nice deep black china lacquer which is also almost insensitive to scratches - I am going to post a picture of it later.

I just hope you will like the pictures!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 13:02

very nice. I like the texturing on the surface. Any chance of a shot of it uncapped?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 13:20

Nice picture but could you reduce the size to make viewing easier for others?
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 16:29

Where are the photos?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 16:43

QUOTE (jonro @ Feb 15 2009, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where are the photos?

Sorry, but its now available.
Thanks!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 17:01

Very lovely looking fountain pen, I love the texture of the barrel!
All the best.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 18:16

QUOTE (ianmedium @ Feb 15 2009, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very lovely looking fountain pen, I love the texture of the barrel!


Thanks for the nice words, yeah the texture is very nice and makes writing comfortable.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 18:40

Pretty. Does that have a squarish barrel like the Exception, or is it just the lighting?

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 18:58

QUOTE (Silvermink @ Feb 15 2009, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty. Does that have a squarish barrel like the Exception, or is it just the lighting?


Silvermink, it is round not squarish <- just a lighting effect.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 19:21

Congratulations on your second Dupont Olympio. I also have Olympios, one in black lacquer and one in silver. If I could only keep one pen, it would be one of my Duponts. If I could keep two, it would be both the Duponts.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 19:40

That's quite an elegant pen.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 20:56

very elegant and sober pen. Its nib is more smooth than the Exception and the Edson nib. Cartier also makes great pens.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 22:35

Great photographs and a classic looking pen.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 22:36

QUOTE (tcheuchter @ Feb 15 2009, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congratulations on your second Dupont Olympio. I also have Olympios, one in black lacquer and one in silver. If I could only keep one pen, it would be one of my Duponts. If I could keep two, it would be both the Duponts.

Ian


Yeah, the sterling silver is also nice I have seen it in the pen boutique. And this black chinese lacquer is very impressive - the materials and craftsmanship are really qualitative.

Just save and don't give away your 2 orpheos, they are wonderful heirloom pens. Enjoy your orpheos!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 22:38

QUOTE (jonro @ Feb 15 2009, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's quite an elegant pen.


Thanks! They are wonderful, and I can recommend it to all penlovers.
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Parker Doufold Marbled Green (FP-f,BP,MP)
Parker Duofold Marbled Gray (FP-xf)
S.T. Dupont Orpheo XL Platinum Diamond Head (FP-m)
S.T. Dupont Orpheo XL Platinum/ChinLacquer Black (FP-f)

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 22:40

QUOTE (georges zaslavsky @ Feb 15 2009, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
very elegant and sober pen. Its nib is more smooth than the Exception and the Edson nib. Cartier also makes great pens.


I like Cartier also but I don't have one yet.

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Parker Doufold Marbled Green (FP-f,BP,MP)
Parker Duofold Marbled Gray (FP-xf)
S.T. Dupont Orpheo XL Platinum Diamond Head (FP-m)
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 22:43

QUOTE (Peter from Sherwood Park @ Feb 15 2009, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great photographs and a classic looking pen.


The design is okay for the pen, unlike other metal pens, it is not sensitive to finger prints and cratches.
How I wish all my other metal pens were all in platimun finish.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:06

The Orpheo is a wonderful pen. Probably my favorite c/c pen. I have the black lacquer with gold trim, sterling silver barley corn and the palladium versions. The nibs truly like butta'. Congrats on your beautiful new pen and on the outstanding photographs. Wish I had those skills.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:14

QUOTE (georges zaslavsky @ Feb 15 2009, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
very elegant and sober pen. Its nib is more smooth than the Exception and the Edson nib. Cartier also makes great pens.



Georges (or anyone else who knows),
How would you compare the smoothness of the nibs between the Orpheo and the Waterman Man 100? The reason I'm asking is because these are the two pens I'm looking to get. But if one is noticeably smoother than the other, I may just get one.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:55

QUOTE (bugmd @ Feb 16 2009, 02:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Orpheo is a wonderful pen. Probably my favorite c/c pen. I have the black lacquer with gold trim, sterling silver barley corn and the palladium versions. The nibs truly like butta'. Congrats on your beautiful new pen and on the outstanding photographs. Wish I had those skills.


Nice to have another Dupont compatriot. Your observations about these pens are indeed true and informative. I congratulate you also having those well crafted pens. As of now I just have two orpheos and the way I appreciate them, these won't be my last Dopont pens.

Regarding the photos, I just happen to be fond of cameras and shot them under good lighting condition. Thank you!

archie

Edited by archie001, 17 February 2009 - 07:08.

Fountain Pen is for people who have a delicate taste in writing

Pens Actively In Use
MB 149-f; MB Solitaire SS (FP-ef,BP,MP)
MB (LE) G.B.Shaw (FP-m,BP,MP); MB LeGrand (RB,BP,MP)
Parker Duofold Presidential Esparto sol.SS (FP-f, BP)
Parker Duofold PS SS (FP-f, RB)
Parker Doufold Marbled Green (FP-f,BP,MP)
Parker Duofold Marbled Gray (FP-xf)
S.T. Dupont Orpheo XL Platinum Diamond Head (FP-m)
S.T. Dupont Orpheo XL Platinum/ChinLacquer Black (FP-f)






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