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  1. This is one of my favorite pens. It is an Indian Handmade Acrylic pen from Gem and co. The pen is called Gama Acrylic Demonstrator. Hope you enjoy the review The three gamas: Kuyil, Acrylic, Ebonite Jr. More images of the acrylic demonstrator Note that a full transparent pen is also available where one can see the nib and feed fully. I however chose a semi-demonstrator pen where the section is black. I do intend to buy the full transparent one later since I love this pen so much.
  2. Spear is an Ebonite fountain pen by a Chennai(India) based company ASApens. I purchased it from their website.Like my two previous purchases of the same brand I am quite pleased with it. This is a review and not an eulogy, but all things said and done I really liked the pen. What I am going to do here is to review the pen and also compare it with Athlete side by side.Please pardon for the poor photographs. It is a German twin of Athlete, better educated, better trained and better skilled with almost the same height and personality. Hand crafted with Ebonite, the pen, like Athlete is a plea
  3. There are some dresses you would like to wear to a party, others to a friends marriage, but will you wear those dresses in your apartment. I guess not! In your home, you would perhaps seek something comfortable, something that you could wear for a longer time and still feel at ease. It may perhaps not look too savvy but it should be comfortable, easily washable, and quite durable to withstand routine wear and tear. This pen serves the same function in your pen collection as your jockeys and T-shirts in your wardrobe. It doesn't look awesome. It has its manufacturing and design cons. It's an ey
  4. subbucal

    Jinhao "om" - Special Edition

    Ganesha also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, The God bearing the Elephant head is the most loved and worshiped amongst the Hindu gods. Its a fact that a small prayer to Ganesha before beginning of any activity, ensures success and glory. The symbol "Omkar" and Swastik are very auspicious to Hindus and often represent Ganesha. Presenting, the Jinhao "OM", (model-303), an exclusive fountain pen made by special order with Jinhao for Indian Market is a Speacil Edition. Here are some pictures, hope you enjoy them
  5. I have just had an opportunity to ink up a fountain pen produced in India that only days ago came out of the prototype stage and is now available to the public in limited numbers. It is a stunning innovation in Indian pen design and manufacturing, and very well executed. Best of all, its price is affordable for the overwhelming majority of fountain pen enthusiasts. The pen is a Guider "Twins." Designed independently and placed into production by Mr. Lakshmana Rao, the respected head of India's Guider Pen Works, it features two nibs, each with its own ink reservoir, at opposite ends of a blac
  6. Hello fellow FPN members! This is a documentation as well as "questionnaire" post on one of the pens in my collection. The Mebsons Arfa. I have not heard of this fountain pen brand and also my internet search did not yield any credible results as well. I have two of mebsons pens of which i am sure about one that it is an ebonite pen, but the other, that is the one i am talking about right now; i am confused whether if it is an ebonite or a plastic pen. I purchased both the pens from an old shop back in vadodara, Gujarat, India. Here are the pictures of the Mebsons Arfa, i will post the pi
  7. Below is my attempt at reviewing together the four pens made by the Ranga Handmade company that I own. [i will also put up a copy of this review on my blog fpensnme.blogspot.in]
  8. So, I did not know where else to post this, so i will post it here. I yesterday Got a bunch of pens, Some of them in ebonite. Was very happy to have these good pens. So i filled them up in the night, Checked them and kept them in my carry case for the next day. I inked the two Kim&co. pens with black and blue inks and that is what i use the most in office. came to office today. Took out the black pen and well it didn't write, gave it a tap, shook it.... and still nothing, so i open up the pen and to my surprise the pen is empty. Then I picked up the blue pen because i needed to tak
  9. I have already posted a written review for the pen here:https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/267666-pierre-cardin-masterpiece-fp-review-with-pictures-a-mont-blanc-for-the-starters/ But now as i have also done a video review which i think is better, I thought of sharing it! Do share your views and comments and also like it if you find it useful or fun! Here is the link: http://youtu.be/OJ7gQu2Ogps
  10. I bought this from JK pen stores (Abids, Hyderabad) this afternoon. He has a got a new stock of fountain pens of all sizes and makes - ebonite and acryllic. There were some which looked exactly like The Gama Supreme Jumbo (flat top), but they did not have Gama engraved and he told me that it was Swarna manufactured locally in Hyderabad. This one, he told me, is from Swarna - black matte. Jumbo size. http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai/20140518_170144.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai/20140518_164919.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/i
  11. Among all Indian Fountain Pen Brands I own (Deccan, Ranga, Gama, Ratnam & Sons, Wality, Pierre Cardin) there is only one brand that interests me: The gama (pens) from Gem and Co. Over a period of time, the owner of Gem and Co. - Mr. Pratap has come to know exactly the kind of pens I love and use. Being a mathematician/ researcher all I do is work with pen and paper... fountain pen ofcourse. I have figured out that larger pens with fatter nib sections suit me better. I can forget that I am writing and really focus on the problem at hand. Hence most of the pens that I buy are bulky and heavy
  12. Bought this from JK Pen stores in Abids, Hyderabad. He had a bunch of fountain pens in a box. Many were missing sections, nibs.. among them were few pens which looked in good shape, this being one of them. The nib was, at first, very scratchy. It felt like a shard of glass or sand being stuck between the nib tines. I washed it throughly and that made it a little less scratchy. Then one day, when scribbling, I heard a crack and then... buttery smooth writing http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai/20140426_180156.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai
  13. rkpai

    Swarna Jumbo

    I bought this from JK Pen stores located in Abids, Hyderabad. He had a bunch of them in medium and jumbo size. This one is a jumbo. The nib has "Ambitious" engraved on it. http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai/20140426_122204-1.jpg http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/rakshitpai/swarna-nib.jpg
  14. arunura

    The Gama Mayil

    This is my review of the Gama Mayil. Sadly, Prataph tells me that they are no longer in production. May be the community can pester him to produce more of these beauties. He told me that people hated the color combination. I think it is bold and deserves attention. Moreover, the acrylic barrel and the ebonite nib section produces a strangely perfect balance (for me). Hope you all enjoy the pictures.
  15. SHORT EBONITE PEN. Please see my latest ebonite pen. Inspired by the shape of an old Indian pen – Oliver Bauna – A short stout “ egg “ shaped pen. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/12379095953_f834886640.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/12379096453_4976d543c3.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/12378939415_f4ae263a5f.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/12379383544_3350290899.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/12379383184_f85a43fc00.jpg Ambitious Medium nib kindly contributed by Kevin of Fountain Pen Revolution. Filling - Tank. http://farm8.sta
  16. arunura

    The Gama Kuyil

    The gama kuyil is an ebonite pen from Gem and co. based from Chennai, India. The deccan ambassador and the gama kuyil. A minor diversion: Among the deccan pens I prefer the Deccan Advocate Sr. and Jr. models. My wife prefers the Deccan Bullet Sr. My wife trying out the Kuyil From left to right: Deccan Advocate, Deccan Ambassador, Gama Kuyil, Gama Acrylic Demonstrator, Gama Ebonite Jr. A note on the Indian Ebonite pens I own: Since these pens are hand-made and the quality control is not supreme the same model can vary in quality across pens. If one reads the
  17. I recently came across a box of this very interesting pen. Its vintage and were produced about a decade back, Though not much is known about this brand, any views or information, please feel free to add. I thought must share this with the forum and also record the existence... The pen is a full metal pen, with a shiny chrome finish. The finish has withstood the age and is in mint condition. The Clip designed after the Parker 75 Clip, with a scew type crown & bottom button. The pen is knock-off of Parker 75 from outside. Once you open the pen, it sports a nib section like the Parker 4
  18. I thought it would a good idea if I wrote the review and posted the picture. I remember another member do this although I don't remember his name, I liked the concept. Cheers. I used an online picture optimizer to get a smaller size. Let me know if anyone wants a high quality picture.
  19. subbucal

    Wilson 21

    Not much is known about this company. We know that Wilson Pen Company was one of the significant pen manufacturers in India. They existed since 1939 as Wilson. They were headquartered in Bombay, India. (I learnt somewhere that they named their company Wilson, because the nibs they imported from USA during wartime had Wilson mentioned). During my school days, I remember Wilson was an envious brand. They used to come in many many models, introduced frequently and often high class replicates of famous Parker models. The most famous were the Wilson jotter pens & also a ball-point pen calle
  20. Guider Glass ebonite and glass fountain pen (this pen came with a fine Guider nib... more on that in a minute) It occurred to me to drag this pen out and work with it when I read shrujaya's recent threads titled, "Meeting Mr Lakshmana Rao Of Guider Pens" which is in four parts (so far: 1,2,3,4). I've been carrying the pen with me for a couple of weeks now (this is the second time I've added it to my secondary pen case -- the first was when I bought it about a year ago). Here's my general impression: this pen is better than the sum of its parts. This is a fact which makes it difficult t
  21. GenoaBlues

    Serwex 962

    Before going into the actual review of the pen, I would like to recap part of my experience with fountain pens. I used to write with fountain pens from secondary to high school and I ceased when I started attending university, for sake of ease (that is what I thought those days). I still remember my green Pelikano and red Auretta, the short blue cartridges and some questions about their mutual incompatibility ... I started again some years ago out of curiosity and since then I have focused on affordable pens: in spite of the fact I am a product manager in a high tech company (... sort of ..

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