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#21 adam11

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:53

QUOTE (archie001 @ Feb 15 2009, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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Usually I don't like all metal pens. But this one is really nice! Congratulations-enjoy!


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:34

Just bought a Dupont Montparnasse myself. I'll let you know how it feels when it gets here. Dupont certainy has a good reputation for nib smoothness!


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:25

This post made me ink my Dupont Orpheo.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:40

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Just bought a Dupont Montparnasse myself. I'll let you know how it feels when it gets here. Dupont certainy has a good reputation for nib smoothness!


That looks very much like the one I just bought. Mine isn't here yet either.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:28

peter from sherwood park: Thanks you! Nice you like the photos, I am going to post photographs of my other opheos soon.

adam11: Nice you like this metal pen. I like it because I love the feel of its weight in my hand and the durability of the pen itself.

wspon: Yeah, the nib is really nice designwise and performancewise, very smooth and the ink flow is great. Nice you having bought a new orpheo and hopefully it comes soon so that you can enjoy it. BTW. what nib do have on it?

sundance14: And how about your inked orpheo? Nice to rekindle your interest with it again, enjoy and share us some information about it!

sexauerw: Hopefully you get your new orpheo soon so you can enjoy it. Don't forget to share us some experiences with it. Goodluck!
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:17

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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.

The nib of the man100 existed in two generations:
first generation nib with the hole and made from 1983 till 1989 often being flexible
second and last generation nib with the globe and made from 1989 till 1994 often being semiflex
The man100 is a particular pen, you must try one and then try an Orpheo, get the one you like the most.

Edited by georges zaslavsky, 17 February 2009 - 12:17.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 13:12

Fellow Penners, here are pictures of my 2nd Orpheo (the black one), hope you like them!

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Edited by archie001, 17 February 2009 - 14:20.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 14:38

QUOTE (sexauerw @ Feb 16 2009, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (wspohn @ Feb 16 2009, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just bought a Dupont Montparnasse myself. I'll let you know how it feels when it gets here. Dupont certainy has a good reputation for nib smoothness!


That looks very much like the one I just bought. Mine isn't here yet either.


As long as the seller didn't sell the same pen twice, I'd say we are OK, Bill thumbup.gif

What nib has yours got? Mine is a B, which means She-who-must-be-obeyed will get more use out of it than I will. I have a devious plan to buy another gold plated Montparnasse so I can swap nibs over when I want.

In a way, the lacque finish Duponts are the quintessential product as they specialized in this and did a better job than most with it. I think it is interesting that their nibs get almost universal praise - an an implicit condemnation of the quality control of other manufacturers, who if the evidence of bad nibs out of the box is any indication, seem to exercise little to no nib testing.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 14:43

QUOTE (archie001 @ Feb 16 2009, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wspohn: Yeah, the nib is really nice designwise and performancewise, very smooth and the ink flow is great. Nice you having bought a new orpheo and hopefully it comes soon so that you can enjoy it. BTW. what nib do have on it?
sexauerw: Hopefully you get your new orpheo soon so you can enjoy it. Don't forget to share us some experiences with it. Goodluck!


Psst - Bill and I bought Montparnasse, not Orpheos. You know, the top of the line model that isn't being faked all over the place.... happyberet.gif
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 19:26

QUOTE (wspohn @ Feb 17 2009, 03:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (archie001 @ Feb 16 2009, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wspohn: Yeah, the nib is really nice designwise and performancewise, very smooth and the ink flow is great. Nice you having bought a new orpheo and hopefully it comes soon so that you can enjoy it. BTW. what nib do have on it?
sexauerw: Hopefully you get your new orpheo soon so you can enjoy it. Don't forget to share us some experiences with it. Goodluck!


Psst - Bill and I bought Montparnasse, not Orpheos. You know, the top of the line model that isn't being faked all over the place.... happyberet.gif


ahh ok! it is really a state of the art pen!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 19:56

I really like my Olympio XL. But it writes a tad too thick for me as a medium, and I think it has a little bit of a babies bottom, in that it doesn't start sometimes. Any tips, or should I have a nibmeister grind it to a stub?

Also, how do you carry it. I find it's fine on a jacket pocket, but it seems too heavy for my dress shirt pockets without causing major sag.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 19:58

QUOTE (wspohn @ Feb 17 2009, 06:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As long as the seller didn't sell the same pen twice, I'd say we are OK, Bill thumbup.gif

What nib has yours got? Mine is a B, which means She-who-must-be-obeyed will get more use out of it than I will. I have a devious plan to buy another gold plated Montparnasse so I can swap nibs over when I want.

(Snip)


I'm sure we're OK. I bought mine from KMLST Moorthi and he says it has an F/M nib.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 20:01

Maybe try a more dry ink, say MB or Pelikan and see if the line is more to your liking. Then, if the only problem is an occasional hard start, I would just enjoy it. J

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 20:17

Greenpiece asked about the Orpheo vs the Man 100 regarding nibs.

Hard to answer. Both are firm and smooth. The hard part here is that the smoothness differs. I think if handed the Dupont in a blindfold test I might really be able to tell it by feel. It is almost slick smooth.

Personal preference: Dupont for me between these two.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:20

QUOTE (Usui @ Feb 17 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like my Olympio XL. But it writes a tad too thick for me as a medium, and I think it has a little bit of a babies bottom, in that it doesn't start sometimes. Any tips, or should I have a nibmeister grind it to a stub?

Also, how do you carry it. I find it's fine on a jacket pocket, but it seems too heavy for my dress shirt pockets without causing major sag.


I am surprized to know about the "M" nib thickness of your orpheo. Mines has among my FPs with "M" nibs the thinest, it writes almost like F of my duofold and my MB 149. You may probably try onother ink. For a while I am using black quink of parker, I am gonna try other inks later though.

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Parker Doufold Marbled Green (FP-f,BP,MP)
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 16:35

QUOTE (archie001 @ Feb 17 2009, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Usui @ Feb 17 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like my Olympio XL. But it writes a tad too thick for me as a medium, and I think it has a little bit of a babies bottom, in that it doesn't start sometimes. Any tips, or should I have a nibmeister grind it to a stub?

Also, how do you carry it. I find it's fine on a jacket pocket, but it seems too heavy for my dress shirt pockets without causing major sag.


I am surprized to know about the "M" nib thickness of your orpheo. Mines has among my FPs with "M" nibs the thinest, it writes almost like F of my duofold and my MB 149. You may probably try onother ink. For a while I am using black quink of parker, I am gonna try other inks later though.

This writes "thick" with all my inks:
Noodlers FPN Galileo
Noodlers BB
Noodlers Swishmix Aquamarine
Noodlers Dragon's Napalm
Noodlers Swisher Devil Red
Noodlers Zhivago (Acutally it's slightly thinner with this ink)
Private Reserve Purple Mojo (It's the worse with this one.)

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 16:41

What a great looking pen! Any chance of a writing sample?
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 18:00

QUOTE (Usui @ Feb 18 2009, 05:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (archie001 @ Feb 17 2009, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Usui @ Feb 17 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like my Olympio XL. But it writes a tad too thick for me as a medium, and I think it has a little bit of a babies bottom, in that it doesn't start sometimes. Any tips, or should I have a nibmeister grind it to a stub?

Also, how do you carry it. I find it's fine on a jacket pocket, but it seems too heavy for my dress shirt pockets without causing major sag.


I am surprized to know about the "M" nib thickness of your orpheo. Mines has among my FPs with "M" nibs the thinest, it writes almost like F of my duofold and my MB 149. You may probably try onother ink. For a while I am using black quink of parker, I am gonna try other inks later though.

This writes "thick" with all my inks:
Noodlers FPN Galileo
Noodlers BB
Noodlers Swishmix Aquamarine
Noodlers Dragon's Napalm
Noodlers Swisher Devil Red
Noodlers Zhivago (Acutally it's slightly thinner with this ink)
Private Reserve Purple Mojo (It's the worse with this one.)


Does it lay thick lines on all kinds of paper? That happens with my orpheo too on some kinds of paper.
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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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Posted 18 February 2009 - 23:14

Nice pen! If my vague memory serves me well, I like the look of this one better than some other S.T. Dupont fountain pens I've seen.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:49

My new (to me) Montparnasse arrived today and I've already inked it. It has an F/M nib that is as smooth as glass and leaves a line exactly as advertised, halfway between a fine and a medium. I'm going to really enjoy this pen. Here's a montage of my S. T. Dupont mini-collection, I really love the lacquer pens, but the platinum Fidelio is very nice as well.

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