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  1. Dear FPN'ers , Greetings. We are doing offer price for Ranga Model 9B Pen in P41. Ice Green, P42. Green/Black/Brown Cracked Ice , P43. Mountain BlueBird , P44. Hanami . It is fantastic addition for any Pen lovers. We offer it in 100+ great colors. In Order to Purchase "RANGA MODEL 9B " Pen, Kindly fill the google form. All details are included in the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJAqWxj_1Eb90tZGUiRg9tpkOF0kW0WOibFAXgNCENEpKEvw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  2. KingRoach

    Bock Nibs Leaking?

    Dear all, I've recently tried 3 bock nibs (all new), all with three sealed cartriges, and all 3 nibs, when pointing downwards, would collect ink quickly between the fins, and if I write like that would burp the ink on paper. None of my other Bock nibs that I've had for a while did this. Now I have another one in hand (for someone else), and it's doing the same thing, using a converter. I am sure there is no air leak anywhere, and to be honest, 4 nibs is way too much of a coincidence. What are your thoughts please?
  3. Pineider Avatar UR Review - Riace Bronze – Fine Nib Full Disclosure: I bought this pen because it is the same colour as my cat. She can use it to work on her meowmoirs. Raison d’acheter: I've been trying to reduce/narrow my collection to pens I know I will use on a regular basis at the office, and this one fit the bill. The bronze colour caught my eye and I pounced. I’ve justified purchases with worse reasons than fur colour, trust me. I found a discount code, ordered the pen from Pen Boutique, and got a free bottle of ink, a free vial of ink, and a free leather pen pouch thrown in. They shipped USPS to Canada, which didn't hit me with import or handling fees, where as DHL or FedEx always do. Nice. Pen came in a box with converter, manuals, nothing special. First Impression: Pow! The resin is lovely. This is the Riace Bronze version, and mine lands more in the blue-grey spectrum, with some tan and orange streaks and patches. There is a bit of shine, a bit of depth/translucency, and a lot of swirl. Nothing too distracting though. There are very fine tiny sparkles in the material… maybe this is the mother of pearl? The resin feels thick, solid and sturdy… probably 2mm thick in the body, and 1.5mm in the cap, so I am confident it could take an above average beating. The finish does have some tiny tiny indentations/finishing marks, but it feels like a well-engineered material, and it’s probably worth the hype. The Cap (and here my troubles began…): The cap is loose…up and down, side to side, spins easily, and rattles like a maraca when I shake the pen even slightly. The magnet holds well, so the cap won’t fall off, but the issue is that the cap magnet is loose in its place in the cap. Pen Boutique confirmed that a wiggle of some degree is present on all their pens, and they contacted the distributor Yafa, who said, “a little bit of play on that cap should be considered normal, but if the customer feels it’s excessive please have them send it to me and I’ll take care of it.” I do feel it’s excessive, but I’m not sure if the problem is with my pen or the design itself. Propagations to Pen Boutique customer service on this matter, as they were quick to respond and solution-oriented. GlueLess and ClueLess: So why the wiggle? You can see above they’ve secured the magnet in a ridiculous way… a thin, stamped metal lock ring, that A. can clearly allow too much wiggle, and B. has sharp edges that will scratch anything it touches! I am already seeing small scratches on the section, and scuffs on the body from posting. So the tragedy is they have created this problem in the name of going glueless. They should have used a strong friction fit for the magnet, maybe a rubber coating on the magnet would do it, or else just used some glue! Ironically, I may just tear out the metal lock ring, and glue the bloody magnet in myself. (Edit Spoiler: I did this shortly after writing this review… see following post.) Moving on... The cap band’s imprint isn’t the crispest, and while the metal band feels strong enough, it’s thin, and you can see in the photo above some of the chrome has already chipped off to reveal a copper colour underneath. The band is fit and aligned well on the cap, though (no gaps, no looseness). The Clip: near perfection. Love the design, tension’s good, it’s fit well with almost no wobble, it has the perfect upturn at the end that allows is to slide smoothly onto your pocket, pen pouch, notebook, etc. Notice there are two seams near the top of the cap, running to the clip pin holes. First I thought these were cracks, but they are symmetrical and can be seen in other photos online, so I am thinking they are molding seams of some kind. Overall Fitness: Things are tight, yo! No unsightly gaps, joins between materials are smooth, nothing loose besides the magnet, section threads hold great and tighten very well. Let’s Get Inked: The pen fills with a good quality, snug-fitting, branded, standard international (likely Schmidt) converter. The tip fits perfectly into a generic blunt needle that I use as a snorkel! The ink started flowing after a few taps, and has maintained perfect flow since. I've had a few faint horizontal strokes like on the "t" in the writing sample... could be me rolling my pen though. The fine nib draws a fine line leaning towards western XF, with medium wetness. I don’t have much experience with other Bock nibs, but I would say I prefer this nib’s flow and feel over Jowo fine nibs I’ve used. There is what I would call medium-level feedback (pencil-like), but it is consistent on all strokes and letters, so it never feels scratchy or toothy—impressive for a finer nib tip. The tip appears to be mostly spherical, with a slightly flared out and flattened writing surface. This shape looks and writes like ST Dupont fine nibs I have, and this is a very good thing. I dislike hearing that a nib is excellent or very smooth “for a steel nib,” so without qualifying I can say this nib has a touch of spring, and is an overall fantastic writer by any measure. I like the nib design – it has no breather hole, and an imprint that is deep, crisp and visually unique. It may not be for everyone, but I feel the geometric pattern and mirrored “Pineider” lettering gives the nib a postmodern look that helps keep the overall pen from looking too dainty or outdated. Also, I left this pen uncapped for 15 minutes, and it only missed one stroke (the top of a capital ‘T’) before it picked up writing perfectly again. This is a valuable benefit for note-taking in lectures or meetings. Grip Gripes: Yes it’s metal, yes it’s a bit slippery, but the curved shape helps your fingers lock in a bit. If anything, it’s TOO curvy though, and narrows too much, so my fingers get a bit crowded and feel like they’re gripping a pretty steep angle. If the slipperiness starts to bother me, I may coat this section in ProtectaClear, a semi-permanent brush-on resin coating that improves grip and could help prevent scratches and fingerprints. I wish companies would start to knurl, brush, etch, engrave, or clear coat their metal sections… slippery sections are a deal breaker for many, and a pain to all. If the Avatar’s section were engraved with the same diagonal lines the cap band has, it would be a work of art. I’d even settle for an inexpensive laser job. Dream on, I guess. The balance of this pen is excellent, posted and non. When posted, the balancing point is right below the cap band, where the pen rests on my hand when writing. It’s right on the line of being back-heavy though, so if you have smaller hands you might not like it posted. You can see the Avatar compares to the Safari and Michelangelo in size. Just personal preference, but I would go Avatar over Rembrandt, and call it a draw between Avatar and Michelangelo. Avatar is way cheaper and has a finer nib, but Michelangelo has a sturdier magnet and cap band, and a slight edge in the finishing. Of course, if you’re comparing to Visconti’s newer edition pens with the weak #4 nibs, then it’s Avatar all the way. Wrap-up! Cons: --Loose cap magnet from bad lock ring design --Metal grip section: hourglass shape helps prevent some slipping, but can be awkward to grip. --Cap band could be stepped up in quality Pros: --Fantastic writer --Magnetic cap (despite the loose magnet, it holds well and posts well) --Neat-looking size 6 nib in fine, and overall design that combines classic aesthetics with modern touches --Versatile size, with a good, balanced weight --Reasonable price, costing less than comparable pens and even the previous Avatar --“Unbreakable” resin: If you’ve watched Goulet’s video closely, Dante actually cracks the pen when he hits it with the hammer, but they cut away quickly. So this is not a miracle material, but I am convinced it will have added chip and crack resistance from impacts or time. I also like that Dante is at least paying attention to engineering and trying to advance the craft of pen making by simplifying and strengthening, not just adding frills. Who should buy this? If you’re looking for a mid-priced pen with a superb nib and some stand-out features (great clip design, coolvenient magnetic closure, stylized nib) or a pen that looks classy but can still take some abuse (UltraResin body, simple design, few parts, no glue), then this is the “Pen-eider” buy, if I were you. Final Word: If you're prepared to live with a potentially wobbly cap, or you are game to fix the wobble yourself (very easy to do...see my post below), then I would highly recommend this pen.
  4. Dear FPN'ers, Ranga Handmade Pens -ThanksGiving Day and Black Friday OFFER -We are running offer sale for our Most Successful Model -Abhimanyu Model along with other Ranga Models Model 5, Giant 9B, Abhimanyu Grand, Bamboo, Thin Bamboo and Giant Bamboo Model in Classic Ebonites and alluring Acrylics in more than 125 colours . We are introducing 5 New gorgeous Premium Ebonite colours P24. Black/White/Green P25. Orange Woodgrain P26. Black/White/Blue P27. Green/White/Orange Woodgrain P28. Blue/White/Grey Woodgrain We open Free Shipping option through India Post now. No Tracking .Delivery with in 3-8 weeks from Dispatch Date In Order to Purchase "RANGA ABHIMANYU " Model Pen, Kindly fill the google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-HQvNMWpGxGoxm2Xpl_AWEgRkoQxdpNduMaQVDu4Vxafnxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 In Order to Purchase "RANGA ABHIMANYU GRAND " Model Pen, Kindly fill the google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaoAUSh236wSdopIJvCRS_ukeTkKhMRTY6SvJLlfsn9FtMYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 In order to Purchase "RANGA MODEL GIANT 9B" Model Pen, Kindly fill the google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv_WSqm7GDpQ94GKaKLLoK7WumPJY0VcnzoVPIbuKXEyTm0w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 In order to Purchase "RANGA MODEL 5" Model Pen, Kindly fill the google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQtPfXpJh9XnDqbJ7M3oIDlVWzQPM0hir9T26blec3RqdZYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 In order to Purchase "RANGA BAMBOO (GIANT/REGULAR/THIN)" Model Pen, Kindly fill the google form .All details (Pen Dimension, Colours,Price,Pictures, Nib details ,Making time, Payment details) are included in the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0o_xxc0vrLXV27Wvp1FRvnH-qDbBVl8_1WgD50g3xb4DsyA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  5. There are many replacement nibs for Jowo #5 and 6. How is the situation for Bock #8? Is there any maker who provides their own nibs in Bock#8 housings? Thanks
  6. danielpi

    Nib Manufacture

    For reference, here is a list of pen manufacturers and who supplies their nibs. I've gathered this from a lot of different sources (including older posts in FPN forums). I'll update and correct the list as I come across new data. There have been several earlier attempts to organize this information on FPN, but hopefully this is a bit more organized/centralized. For the record, I am aware (and should caution readers who are not) that not all Bock or JoWo nibs are the same. The mere fact that, e.g., Visconti and Omas both use "Bock manufactured nibs" does not mean, ipso facto, that they use the "same nib." In that particular case, the nibs are very different. Also, it is worth dispelling the mistaken notion that in-house nibs are “better” than Bock or JoWo nibs. This is patently untrue. Most high end pen-makers will do a lot of finishing after receiving pens from Bock or JoWo, which are already made to their unique specifications at the factory; they are merely taking advantage of the economies of scale offered by a dedicated nib manufacturer (the "artistry" of smoothing and finishing that give a brand's pens their unique "feel" is almost always done in-house by all pen-makers). That said, it is sometimes interesting who makes the nibs for whom, and to that end, I present the following list. Updated June 3, 2017. Organized by pen-maker: Brand Current Nib Supplier Historical Sources Ancora In-House Aurora In-House Bexley JoWo Until early 2000s: Bock for gold, Schmidt/JoWo for steel Caran D'Ache Bock Cleo-Skribent Bock Conid Bock Conklin JoWo Conway Stewart Bock Pre-1920: Warranted, 1920-1975: In-House Cross In-House and Sailor (only for Peerless 125) Pelikan and Pilot Danitrio Bock (except 24k #50 sized nib on the Yokozuna series, made by an undisclosed Japanese company JoWo Delta Bock Diplomat Bock Dupont Bock Eboya Bock Edison JoWo Elysee Bock (finishing by SP Dupont?) Faber Castell JoWo Graf von Faber Castell Bock Franklin Christoph JoWo for steel, Bock and JoWo for gold Formerly all Bock (including some Schmidt branded Bock) Goulet JoWo Hakase Pilot (and Sailor, but mainly Pilot) Helico Bock Karas Kustoms Bock Kaweco Bock Lamy Mainly In-House; Bock for specialty nibs Exclusively Bock in the beginning Magna Carta Bock Montblanc In-House Montegrappa Bock Monteverde Bock Ohashido Sailor Omas Bock In-house until 2000 Onoto Bock Parker In-House Pelikan In-House Originally Montblanc nibs, later in-house, switched to Bock 1997, transitioned back to in-house since mid-2000s Pilot/Namiki In-House Platinum In-House Romillo In-House Sailor In-House Sheaffer Bock In-house Signum Bock Stipula Bock Stylo Art Sailor, Platinum, Pilot, and Bock Taccia Sailor and JoWo TWSBI Bock and JoWo Urso Bock Visconti Bock Waterman In-House Yard-o-Led Bock And organized by nib-maker: Bock Caran D'Ache, Cleo Skribent, Conid, Conway Stewart, Danitrio, Delta, Diplomat, Dupont, Eboya, Elysee, Graf von Faber Castell, Franklin Christoph, Helico, Kaweco, Karas Kustoms, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Omas, Onoto, Sheaffer, Signum, Stipula, Stylo Art, TWSBI, Visconti, Yard-o-Led In-House Ancora, Aurora, Lamy, Montblanc, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot/Namiki, Platinum, Romillo, Sailor, Waterman JoWo Bexley, Conklin, Edison, Faber Castell, Franklin Christoph, Goulet, Taccia, TWSBI Pilot Hakase, Pilot/Namiki, Stylo Art Sailor Hakase, Ohashido, Sailor, Stylo Art, Taccia If you have any additions or corrections, please include a link to where you found your info. Thanks!
  7. Locally referred to as the Bamboo model and also in the airmail price list as such, it is the favourite of Police writers, Court clerks and accountants. It was the only mass produced ( but still hand made using hand operated compression moulding) pen in those days which had such an humongous ink capacity and a nice true fine nib. A fine nib allows faster ink drying, uses less paper to write the same matter. So traditionally a fine nib equals economy. I have been buying airmails for over 21 years now... and I have seen the 71J made in a variety of colors. Some colors were never repeated. I have a special affection for this marbled pen with ink windows. In the local market these are very affordable pens but still much costlier as compared to a camlin 47 but still cheaper than an Indian Parker Vector. These pens are too large for a student and are more tuned for adults who are heavy users( not in the kg sense ). Personally, I have little patience for an Airmail fine nib and I like the possibility of using a variety of wider nibs. In another thread someone was asking me about modifications possible on a 71J to accept third party nibs and the convenience of accepting ink cartridges. In my opinion the airmail coupled with a nice nib totally transforms the pen. However if you are fond of Indian fine nibs and the ink capacity of the ED system, the stock setup might prove perfectly adequate. In this post, I try to show what is possible to do with the 71J. I hope it is useful. L-R: stock, fh452gp, fh452ct, fh31gp, Bock Conklin over stock feeder. Cartridge, converter or Direct ED filling flexibility with the nib units. To those not familiar with the size of a 71J, shown with a Lamy 2000. Best Hari
  8. Dear FPN'ers, We are introducing this new Model "RANGA SAMURAI". It is new Model. It is workhorse pen. It is compatible Model for both Regular Size Pen lovers and Oversize Pen lovers. This Model can take Bock #8 nib units. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. It comes with newly designed clip. This beautiful pen with newly designed clip is sturdy. The section is classic style design. We are introducing this Pen size and Section shape in our production line for first time. It caps in less than 1 turn. Please fill the below form to book your favourite Ranga "RANGA SAMURAI" Model pen. Form has all details with detailed Pictures https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci1-U-OC7fSHeQ8gq6EOd-eXPNdz-nvYBfSZpf_5hPqWUM4Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 This offer is Valid till 31st July-22 Capped Length - Approximately 6 Inches. Cap Dia - 17.5mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.6mm at Thickest part and 11.2 mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite :84USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) Payment: Paypal id mpkandan@gmail.com Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  9. Dear FPN'ers, We are introducing this new Model "RANGA MARKANDEYA" . It comes with newly designed clip. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. It has vintage Characteristics. This is beautiful pen in relatively shorter length. It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is classic vintage style design. Please fill the below form to book your favourite Ranga "RANGA MARKANDEYA" Model pen. This Form all details and all pictures https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN59D8Lz0TRHEM16kxqQulqC3f-7FcIUf-jlGJIWamta9KfA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 This offer is Valid till 30th June-22 Capped Length - Approximately 5.25 Inches. Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11 mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite :79USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  10. Dear FPN'ers, We are introducing this new Model "RANGA MARKANDEYA" . It comes with newly designed clip. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. It has vintage Characteristics. This is beautiful pen in relatively shorter length. It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is classic vintage style design. Please fill the below form to book your favourite Ranga "RANGA MARKANDEYA" Model pen. Form has all details with detailed Pictures https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN59D8Lz0TRHEM16kxqQulqC3f-7FcIUf-jlGJIWamta9KfA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 This offer is Valid till 30th June-22 Capped Length - Approximately 5.25 Inches. Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11 mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite :79USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  11. Dear FPN'ers, We are introducing this new Model "ABHIMANYU GRAND" following the huge success of our Abhimanyu Model . This new model "ABHIMANYU GRAND" is Giant Version of Abhimanyu. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. It has vintage Characteristics. This is beautiful Clipless pen in relatively shorter length. It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is classic vintage style design. We have introduced it in our production line for first time. Please fill the below form to book your favourite Ranga "ABHIMANYU GRAND" Model pen https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaoAUSh236wSdopIJvCRS_ukeTkKhMRTY6SvJLlfsn9FtMYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 This offer is Valid till 31st May-22 Capped Length - Approximately 150mm Cap Dia - 19mm, Barrel Dia - 19mm, Section Dia - 14mm at Thickest part and 12 mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite :89USD Regular Ebonite -69USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Payment: Paypal id mpkandan@gmail.com Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  12. Dear FPN'ers, We are introducing this new Model "ABHIMANYU GRAND" following the huge success of our Abhimanyu Model . This new model "ABHIMANYU GRAND" is Giant Version of Abhimanyu. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. It has vintage Characteristics. This is beautiful Clipless pen in relatively shorter length. It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is classic vintage style design. We have introduced it in our production line for first time. Please fill the below form to book your favourite Ranga "ABHIMANYU GRAND" Model pen https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaoAUSh236wSdopIJvCRS_ukeTkKhMRTY6SvJLlfsn9FtMYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 This offer is Valid till 31st May-22 Capped Length - Approximately 150mm Cap Dia - 19mm, Barrel Dia - 19mm, Section Dia - 14mm at Thickest part and 12 mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite :89USD Regular Ebonite -69USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  13. Dear FPN'ers, This Grand Offer is for RANGA Handmade Pens Model 4C in Classic Ebonites and Premium Acrylics. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. Premium Acrylics are glossy, attractive and Visually stunning This is beautiful pen . It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn. It is the most popular Model in Ranga Pens. It is Classic Cigar Shape Pen and ideal for daily use This offer is Valid till 30th April-22 Ranga Model 4C Offer Form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxf1KH2vJ6AVfrKZbgmeUXdbIzbCjzh3C2fNQ4QAD9FcUlFA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Capped Length - Approximately 6 Inches Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Acrylic -74USD,Premium Ebonite :74USD, Regular Acrylic -59USD, Regular Ebonite -59USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Payment: Our Paypal id is mpkandan@gmail.com Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above) We also have Offer for Splendour Model https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrX12KnBUV3ROrYdX9lHaY7byuFk876Covbbr_4NHgZMONow/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  14. Dear FPN'ers, This offer is for RANGA Handmade Pens Abimanyu Model in Classic Ebonites and Premium Acrylics. Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. Premium Acrylics are glossy, attractive and Visually stunning This is beautiful Clipless pen in relatively shorter length. It is cute and sturdy . It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is classic vintage style design. We have introduced it in our production line for first time. This offer is Valid till 31st March-22 RANGA ABHIMANYU ORDER FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-HQvNMWpGxGoxm2Xpl_AWEgRkoQxdpNduMaQVDu4Vxafnxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Capped Length - Approximately 5.25 Inches Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11mm at lowest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Acrylic -74USD,Premium Ebonite :74USD, Regular Acrylic -59USD, Regular Ebonite -59USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. We also have offer for Ranga Splendour Model https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrX12KnBUV3ROrYdX9lHaY7byuFk876Covbbr_4NHgZMONow/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 REgards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  15. Just finished up with my first three kitless pens. The first was the prototype so it's not worth showing here but the second and third turned out ok, I think. I made my own alumilite blanks and turned them on my smallish Rikon wood lathe using Easy Wood Tools negative rake cutters (they are awesome). I'm using cheap Chinese taps and dies but I did get in on a group buy for some triple start taps and dies from Tapco. Can't wait for them to get here! The nibs are Bock #6 fine. BTW, does anyone have a preference between Jowo and Bock nibs? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Michael Lew

    Bad nibs

    I've been selling fountain pens for only a little while, but my experience so far is that Jowo and Bock nibs are far more variable and unreliable than one might expect. About half of the nibs need tuning to become acceptable and a lot need serious re-shaping. Some are so asymmetrical in tine widths that I do not know how to make them work. So far I would say that the Bock nibs are more likely to have excessively tight tines than the Jowo, but no small pen maker could send either brand out without testing and adjusting as necessary. Are penmakers OK with that? Should I be sourcing a different brand of nib? What about the nibs that I cannot use? Should I try to send them back to the supplier—fpnibs for the Jowo, and a local supplier [in Australia] for the Bocks—or to the manufacturers, or should I just take the failures as part of my costs? I had a bad Conklin nib from Goulet pens a couple of years ago and they replaced it happily, but I wonder whether they were having to eat the cost. Michael Lew, PlatypusPens.com
  17. I just received a beautiful pen from MarkhamJonesPens. The nib is a calligraphy/italic 1.5mm Bock Omega. Although the ink I used (Pen BBS's #448, Waves) is (appropriately) very wet, I had the hardest time getting the pen to lay down ink, even when dipped. I don't think it's the angle -- I am comfortable with sharp italics as well as rounded stubs, and in any case it would write for a while and then stop. Then, after being shaken, it might accept (briefly) an entirely different angle. The type of paper didn't seem to make a difference. It hated them all.
  18. Dear FPN'ers, We are happy to share the Video review by Mr. Douglas from Inkquiring minds channel for Ranga Model 3C Pen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zksTx23RPLw Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  19. Dear FPN'ers, Greetings!!!! This group buy is for RANGA Handmade Pens Model 3 in beautiful Premium Ebonites & Regular Ebonites. This Group Buy is Valid till 31-July-21 Model 3 is Flat shaped Pen. It is perfect Every day carry Pen. This is Popular Ranga Model Pen. It caps in less than 1 turn. The pens are completely handcrafted .Ebonite is Durable, evergreen ,long lasting , Classic and favorite material for Pen lovers. It has Vintage Characteristics Capped Length - Approximately 6 Inches Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 14.3mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11mm at thinnest part. In order to purchase Ranga Model 3 Pen , Kindly fill the Google Form (Link Below) RANGA Model 3 - ORDER FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0dOye2rNfkIOq4R5JbySLCQTJp2DJw6ynYRpgnH275MVl7A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Colours : Premium Ebonites: ------------------------ P1. Solid Blue P2. Black/Yellow P3. Blue/Pink P5. Blue/White P6. Black/Red P7. Green/Yellow P8. Solid Pink P9. Blue/Green/Orange P11. Blue/White/Green/Orange P12. Orange/ Black P13. Green/Pale Pink P14. Blue/Pink/Pale Yellow P18 PINK RED GREEN P19 Blue/Orange P20 GREY CREAM P21 Pink/ Pale Yellow P22 Orange/ Pale Yellow P23 GREY RED CREAM Regular Ebonites ----------------------- R4. Black S1. Solid Forest Green with Black Specs S6.Forest Green - Teal Blue Ripple with Black Specs S9. Mustard Yellow - Black Ripple S10. Khaki - Bluish Black Ripple S12. Rose Red - Black Ripple S15. Rose Red - Forest Green Ripple S17. Rose Red - Mustard Yellow Ripple with Black Specs S20. Teal Blue - Orange Ripple S22. Solid Red with Black Specs S28. Solid Grass Green with Black Specs Finish :Polished Finish or Matte Finish Clip Option - 1. Gold Clip 2. White Clip 3. Clipless Cap Turn: It takes less than 1 turn to cap and uncap For C/C mechanism (with Schmidt K5 Converter) #6 Nib Options Nib Option: Ranga Extra Fine Nib - Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Fine Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Medium Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Broad Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Double Broad Nib:Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Flex: Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga 14K Nib # 6 Size Nibs:- Fine Point, Medium Point ,Broad Point, Flex Bock Titanium #6 nibs: Broad Point Bock 18K Nib # 6 Size Nibs:- Fine Point, Medium Point ,Broad Point, JoWo Fine Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo Medium Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo Broad Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo 1.1 Calligraphy Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo 1.5 Calligraphy Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone Schmidt Fine Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone Schmidt Medium Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone Schmidt Broad Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone No Nib - Threaded for Bock #6 No Nib - Threaded for JoWo #6 No Nib - Threaded for Schmidt #6 Price : RANGA Model 3 : Premium Ebonite with Ranga Nib and German Schmidt Converter: 69USD (Its Regular Price is 84USD). Regular Ebonite with Ranga Nib and German Schmidt Converter:54USD (Its Regular Price is 69USD).Kindly avail this Offer Price for this Excellent Pen Customer's can upgrade it to their favourite nibs with extra charge Making Time : 2-3 weeks from payment date Shipping: Via Courier . It takes 4 to 9 days.Via Courier- Kindly note that courier rates are very high now. We are happy to share that we are collecting only 50% of the courier charges and rest is incurred by us . Customer's need to pay 15USD for USA/Canada, 10USD for Central Europe /Singapore/ Malaysia and country specific rates for other countries. Payment Details: Paypal id: mpkandan@gmail.com Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  20. Dear FPN'ers, This Grand Offer is for RANGA Handmade Pens Model 5 in Classic Ebonites and Premium Acrylics. The pens are completely handcrafted These are very Giant Size Pens. It is treat for Giant Pen lovers. .Ebonite is , highly beautiful , Durable, evergreen ,long lasting , Classic and favorite material for Pen lovers. It has Vintage Characteristics. Premium Acrylics are very attractive ,looks Gorgeous and appeals Visually very much. Model 5 is Cigar Shape Pen in seamless finish.It caps in less than 1 turn. It is clipless Pen. This Model is available in 120 colours now. Bock #8 Titanium nibs are available now in different line widths,. It is most sought after nibs among Fountain pen lovers. Ranga Model 5 and Bock #8 nibs brings the best of both the world to Fountain Pen lover's table. This offer is Valid till 15th December -21 Capped Length - Approximately 7 Inches Cap Dia - 19mm, Barrel Dia - 19mm, Section Dia - 14mm at Thickest part and 12mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 weeks Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Acrylic -89USD,Premium Ebonite :89USD, Regular Acrylic -69USD, Regular Ebonite -69USD You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 19USD, Central Europe : 15USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 15USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. Payment: Paypal id mpkandan@gmail.com To book your pen, Please fill the below form . all details are included in the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQtPfXpJh9XnDqbJ7M3oIDlVWzQPM0hir9T26blec3RqdZYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  21. Dear FPN'ers, We are happy to launch RANGA Handmade Pens in Limited Edition Ebonites in Model 4 , 4C, 9B, Designer. The Pens are limited to 1 piece in each colour. Ebonites are unique and attractive. Pens are sold in First come First Serve basis on payment. Total available pens are 44 pens .The pens are completely handcrafted . Model 4, 4c, 9B Pens caps in less than 1 turn. Designer caps in 3 turns. Capped Length - Approximately 6 Inches Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 10.5mm at thinnest part. Making Time : Available Immediately. Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Model 4, 4C, 9B-69USD .Designer is 94USD each , You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 15USD, Central Europe : 10USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 10USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Kindly note that Shipping charges are very high, we bear the 50% of shipping charge and collecting the rest from customers. (Charges published above). To purchase the pen, FPN'ers are requested to fill the form . All details are included in the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIO8mFxzid_2Dz18q15gvywB6gTYc3ZCDQ7Pxe4zDsTlMERg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Please reach us in mpkandan@yahoo.co.in for requirements Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  22. hari317

    Wality 69Ts

    The WALITY 69TS is the smaller version of the 69TL. Just like the 58C being a "mini me " version of the 71J. However the 69TS has some differences. Firstly, it has a single start cap thread as compared to the 4 starts of the 69TL. Secondly, the barrel and cap have the same diameter so there is a small step up at the end of the cap threads on the barrel. The stock GP fine nib a no 5.5 Indian: As I love to experiment, one of the following pens is upgraded with the Schmidt system FH341. L-R: Schmidt FH31, Stock, Schmidt FH341 The 69TL with the TS: Some experiments with third party nib systems on the 69TL, stock is a no 8 Indian. L-R: Schmidt FH31, Pelikan M200, Stock, Bock-Conklin no 6 set v deep, Schmidt FH341 Finally a size comparison: Lamy 2000, TL, TS, Pelikan M200. Even though the 69TS is not as popular or as well known as the 69TL, I really like these pens. Ideal for tucking into small pockets or to give to your child ( with a good smooth nib). Cheers, Hari
  23. R531

    Bock 'platinum' Nibs

    Hi All, Just a quick curiosity. I was looking on Bock's website earlier, and they appear to make Platinum nibs labelled Platinum 950(95% platinum). I can't seem to find any info online about them, and there aren't any manufacturers that seem to use Platinum nibs in their pens. Can you purchase these nibs anywhere, and has anyone used them ? If so, what are they like ? I'd be greatly appreciative if anyone could share their knowledge. Cheers
  24. Dear FPN'ers, This Group Buy is for RANGA Handmade Pens- Model 5 and Giant 9B in beautiful Classic Premium Ebonites. This Group Buy is Valid till 30-June-21. These are Giant Size pens. It is treat for Giant Pen lovers Model 5 is Cigar Shape Pen in seamless finish. Giant 9B is Torpedo shaped pen in seamless finish. Section is Hourglass Shape. These are the Popular Ranga Model Pen . It caps in less than 1 turn. The pens are completely handcrafted .Ebonite is Durable, evergreen ,long lasting , Classic and favorite material for Pen lovers. It has Vintage Characteristics. These are clipless pens Capped Length - Approximately 7 Inches Cap Dia - 19mm, Barrel Dia - 19mm, Section Dia - 14mm at Thickest part and 12mm at thinnest part. In order to purchase Ranga Model 5 / Giant 9B Pen , Kindly fill the Google Form (Link Below) .All details are included in the form .Lot of nib options are present https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3ao8fgaFCziU4MHlN_svdB57KgNJKobNGcyLZ2k2PPCePZw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Premium Ebonites: ------------------------ P2. Black/Yellow P3. Blue/Pink P4. Solid Green P5. Blue/White P6. Black/Red P11. Blue/White/Green/Orange P12. Orange/ Black P13. Green/Pale Pink P14. Blue/Pink/Pale Yellow P18 PINK RED GREEN P19 Blue/Orange P20 GREY CREAM P21 Pink/ Pale Yellow P22 Orange/ Pale Yellow P23 GREY RED CREAM Regular Ebonites ----------------------- S1. Solid Forest Green with Black Specs S22. Solid Red with Black Specs S27 .Solid Teal with Black Specs S29. Solid Military Green with Black Specs Price: Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite & -89USD, Regular Ebonite -69USD.. You can upgrade it to plenty of nib choices with extra charge Shipping charges: Through Courier (Quicker delivery-4 to 9 days) .USA : 15USD, Central Europe : 10USD, Singapore/ Malaysia: 10USD. Rest of the world: It varies from country to country from 10USD -19USD. Making time : 5 Weeks Payment: To Paypal id mpkandan@gmail.com Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  25. Dear FPN'ers After going through huge success for Ranga Abhimanyu Model. We are happy to extend Ranga Abhimanyu in visually stunning 11 more new Premium Acrylic colours. As name Indicates, Ranga Abhimanyu is short ,cute but very strong and great workhorse.. These are completely Handmade Pen .This is Clipless pen . Section is Classic vintage styled Section .It is comfortable for long use. We are using this section for first time in our production line RANGA ABHIMANYU - ORDER FORM In order to purchase Ranga Abhimanyu Pen , Kindly fill the Google Form (Link Below) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKyyC4TUds9tSdBsxka7nX_M3_qGSAZ3UyjwwI-WVeUBbkoA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Prices are as follows: RANGA Abhimanyu with Ranga Nib and German Schmidt Converter:74USD for Premium Acrylic till 15th April . (Its Regular Price is 93USD . Kindly avail this Offer Price for this Excellent Pen (Thickness-Cap Dia: 16mm, Barrel Dia : 16mm , Capped Length - App 5.25 Inches ) You can upgrade it with German Bock/Jowo/Schmidt Screw in Nib and German Schmidt Converter. Up-gradation charges are mentioned in Google order form Colours : Premium Acrylic: ------------------------ P1.Red Cracked Ice P2.Black Cracked Ice P3.Red Gold Cracked Ice P4.Blue Red Cracked Ice P5.Aqua Cracked Ice P6.Orange Cracked Ice P7.Brown Cracked Ice P8.Green Cracked Ice P9.White Cracked Ice P10.Blue Cracked Ice P11.Red-on-red cracked ice P12.Carnival P13.Turquoise cracked ice P14.Rust red cracked ice P15.Fuschia cracked ice P16.Rainbow cracked ice P17.Diwali P18. Purple Cracked Ice P19. Purple Peach Cracked Ice P20. Red Gold Blue Cracked Ice P21 Purple Blue Cracked Ice P22.Green Stripes P23.Blue Stripes P24.Golden Stripes P25.Blue Pink Stripes P26.Olive Black Stripes P27.White Black Stripes P28.Brown Stripes P29 – Turquoise Green Parfait P30 – Blue Purple Parfait P31 – Yellow Blue Parfait P32 – Iced Mocha P33 – Green Orange Parfait P34 – Bengal Tiger P35 – Kaleidoscope Weave P36 – Classic Tigress P37 – Vegas Nights P38 – Tortuga P39 – Cardinal Tetra Finish :Polished Finish or Matte Finish Clip Option - Clipless Cap Turn: It takes less than 1 turn to cap and uncap For C/C mechanism (with Schmidt K5 Converter) #6 Nib Options Nib Option: Ranga Extra Fine Nib - Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Fine Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Medium Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Broad Nib- Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Double Broad Nib:Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga Flex: Chrome Tone ,Gold Tone,Dual Tone Ranga 14K Nib # 6 Size Nibs:- Extra Fine, Fine Point, Medium Point ,Broad Point, Flex Bock Titanium #6 nibs: Fine Point, Broad Point, Bock 18K Nib # 6 Size Nibs:- Fine Point, Medium Point ,Broad Point, JoWo Extra Fine Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo Fine Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo Medium Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo Broad Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo 1.1 Calligraphy Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone JoWo 1.5 Calligraphy Nib - Chrome Tone or Gold Tone Schmidt Fine Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone Schmidt Medium Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone Schmidt Broad Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone No Nib - Threaded for Bock #6 No Nib - Threaded for JoWo #6 No Nib - Threaded for Schmidt #6 Price : Base price for Ranga Abhimanyu with Ranga Screw in nib and German Schmidt Converter is 74USD (Premium Acrylic ) Customer's can upgrade it to their favourite nibs with extra charge Shipping: Via Courier . It takes 4 to 9 days.Via Courier- Kindly note that courier rates are very high now. We are happy to share that we are collecting only 50% of the courier charges and rest is incurred by us . Customer's need to pay 15USD for USA/Canada, 10USD for Central Europe /Singapore/ Malaysia and country specific rates for other countries. Making Time: 2 Weeks after payment Payment Details: Paypal id: mpkandan@gmail.com Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company





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