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  1. Zakia

    Is my Parker Classic fake?

    Hi, I have just bought 2 Parker Classic pens off Amazon due to how hard it is to find them sold in the U.K. high street shops. I’m a bit concerned that I’ve been sent fake ones, please can someone very knowledgeable verify the legitimacy? The engraving is really faint on one of pens, almost not visible to the naked eye. Also, I noticed that the last R is bigger than the rest off the text on both pens and doesn’t look straight. I have also read from other forums that Parker pens have a crown engraving on the top which mine doesn’t. Moreover, I heard some pens have a date
  2. sansenri

    Visconti Id Early Model

    I recently acquired this Visconti pen but cannot identify the model name, if it does have a name... it is evidently an early model, it is made of wrapped celluloid, black-brown flake, and has a steel two tone nib with Visconti written vertically, top down, such as I have already seen on a Visconti Classic the nib is steel I assume as it has no gold markings the pen is approx 13.5 cm capped, short of 12 cm uncapped, and it is rather fat. It is a cartridge-converter pen. The material used is surely celluloid, you can smell the distictive odour of canfor as you open the barrel, and it is wrapped
  3. Checklist

    Parker Classic Pencil Problems

    I have a Parker Classic Flighter mechanical pencil that I've been using off and on for several years. For some reason, I cannot seem to reload the pencil right. On this site, there are several posts that are very helpful in reloading a twist-top Parker pencil through the tip: fully extend the mechanism to clear the pencil, insert lead, slowly retract, and apply pressure to seat the lead in the holder. However, when I try this, I cannot get the lead (0.9 mm) to stay in; it will retract, but as soon as I start writing again, the lead falls out. It's not breaking; there are no pieces left ins
  4. Hello, Could anyone tell me the difference between the Parker Duofold Prestige/Classic and International/Centennial lines. From what I can guess, The Prestige is made from brass whereas the classic is made of resin (plastic), and both come in international (short) and Centennial (long) versions. Can somebody help me clarify that?
  5. Pelikan has just announced a new member to its Classic series, the Pelikan Special Edition Classic M200 Pastel-Green fountain pen and the Pelikan Special Edition Classic K200 Pastel-Green ballpoint pen. They will be available around February to March 2020. We are offereing these pens for pre-order and recommend choosing the payment option "Cash in advance", as we will charge only when the pens have arrived. Here is the link to our offer: https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Neuheiten/Pelikan-Classic-M200-Special-Edition-Pastell-Gruen-Kolbenfuellhalter.html https://www.fritz
  6. It's time for me to make good on what I've been talking about for a while, now that my order of plastic blunt tip needle attachments of syringes have finally arrived, and all the bits are in place. I'm giving away a set of (~0.75ml) samples of seven iron-gall inks: Platinum Classic Ink Cassis BlackPlatinum Classic Ink Forest BlackPlatinum Classic Ink Khaki BlackPlatinum Classic Ink Lavender BlackKWZ Ink Aztec Gold IGLKWZ Ink IG Green #3KWZ Ink IG TurquoiseThe volume is chosen to match what one would get from an international short ink cartridge, without being strictly being limited by the d
  7. maxgroebel

    What Is "classic" Really?

    Hi, I'm a bit puzzled by the use of the word "Classic" in relation to Montblanc pens. It is often used for all sorts of pens, and many of them are, in a sense. But there apparently also has been a model called "Classic", However, I'm uncertain of which one it is. Some pens that appear on ebay look very much like a 221, or rather 221P. But the 221 seems to have a gold nib, and I wonder if the "Classic" one does. My favorite pen, which has been with me since at least the early 80's also looks like the 221P, but does not have a gold nib. Could it be a "Classic" of some description, or some other
  8. Osprey Pens - Milano Ojemoka Japanese Ebonite (F) fountain pen, a long term BIFL investment for generations to come Take home: Hidden gem of extreme value in a classically designed Japanese ebonite pen with a mission toward the future: Appearance & Design (10) - This is a classic flat top subtly tapering cylindrical design much like a vintage Parker Duofold. It sports a rolling ball clip, secured threaded post, small grip section with unobtrusive threads after a small step down from the barrel. … Construction & Quality (9.5) - Construction is excellent with an extreme polis
  9. I bought a Graf von Faber Castell Classic (Pernambuco Wood) fountain pen earlier this year new. I wanted a pen for air travel that had cartridge filling but also had a piston or similar filler system for more economical use when not travelling. It had to have a broad oblique nib. The only other cartridge filling pen I have is a Mont Blanc Bohème where the cartridges seem to quickly self-empty into the cap, on an airplane or not. Pity because it has a nice OB nib, which is more than I can say for its big "Le Grand Meisterstück" sister's OB nib. I was pleased when I got the G v F-C Classic pen.
  10. We photographed some of our Montblancs recently. Since their pen design is usually a bit more simple, the photographs work well on both plain and textured/detailed backgrounds. What do you think?
  11. Hello Everyone I was browsing through Goulet Pens Website and was interested by Conklin Classic which is sort of a limited release by Goulet Pens... The pen seems to be on the lighter side of weight -- 13 grams (body only) while having 13mm diameter (body only) and a length (body only) of 127.22 mm (5 inch)... since i usually use the pen without posting the cap, the measurements are for the body only.... What attracts me is the Ebonite body and the colors though the Goulet #6 Steel Nib is nothing extraordinary.. filling mechanism is eyedropper, C/C... Question is, at a price point of
  12. Fritz Schimpf

    New Pelikan M200 Brown-Marble Fountain Pen

    We just got the confirmation that Pelikan will launch another fountain pen this year. By late November 2017 the new Pelikan M200 Brown-Marble fountain and ballpoint pens should be available. It seems, that Pelikan is having a brown year... Here are some pictures: Best regards Fritz Schimpf
  13. Hi! I have recently gotten back to using fountain pens after having used them in middle school, where it was mandatory. I find some old lens lying around the house and though i could identify most of them, I have no clue about this one. Please help! Im new to FPN and this is my first post, so if there is some other thread where I should be posting this, please direct me to that. Thanks in advance.
  14. Starting in August 2017 Pelikan will ship the upcoming Classic 200 Special Edition Smoky Quartz pens. The Classic 200 Smoky Quartz will consist of a fountain pen, a ballpoint pen and a fountain pen set with a special ink bottle of Edelstein Smoky Quartz. The set will feature a Edelstein Smoky Quartz ink bottle with golden lettering and this will only be available in the set. We offer all pens for pre-order. Should you have any questions or wish further information you can check the pens here: https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Neuheiten/Pelikan-Special-Edition-Classic-M200-Smoky-Quartz
  15. Hi, I have got two old Cross classic century gold fountain pens from my father. I'm not sure about the age. They are marked: 1/20 10KT GOLD FILLED with 14KT M nibs. They have problems with ink flow, dryness and scraping. The pens have now been cleaned in water for over 24 hours. No more ink is coming out. But, I have problems removing the nibs for further cleaning and adjustments. Is it possible to remove them at all or are they fixed? They are not moving at all when pulled. I'm trying with a rubber band between my fingers for better grip, but no :-( Hope you have som good solutions
  16. shrey

    Tswbi Classic & Fpr #5.5 Flex Nib

    It works! and works well! I'm not very good with Flex nibs yet, but my son has been using dip pens and flex nibs for a while. I will have to get him to provide some better writing samples. He's only almost 14 and has been writing with fountain pens since he was 8 and he's a lefty. So there's hope for us all! Enjoy
  17. Matt Cleverdon

    Unknown Senator Pens

    Ok, so I'm not going to the effort of typing this whole thing twice (my page closed on me), so I'll be brief. I've been using this Senator pen for a while now and I've come to really appreciate it, however, no matter how extensive my searching, I cannot find information on the pen. I've found pens similar to my one, from Senator, however there are still distinctive differences so I've ruled them out. The pen is good for a lefty (I am one of those) as the nib is fine, or even extra-fine (brass?), meaning it's very conservative and I don't get any smudging, however it can be kind of scratch
  18. I visited a flea market a few days ago and bought a Cross Century set for $43. The price in my opinion was really good and the case and mechanical pencil was a bonus. After a little inspection I found some interesting markings on both of them. Both the fountain pen and the pencil were made in Ireland. I found on the net that if the fountain pen was made in Ireland it is from around 1982. Obviously they are the gold filled versions but there is not inscription like on my USA made ballpoint "-1/20 12kt gold filled". I checked the hallmarks used in Ireland but found nothing similar to these. O
  19. http://parkerpens.net/classic.html This site says "in 1975 the Parker Lady was launched. Ladies pens were usually smaller but the Parker Lady was of the same size and design as the International Classic, save the finish.........By 1981 the model name Parker Lady was dropped." On eBay almost every classic (or 75 classic or international classic - take your pick) is listed as Lady. Does anyone know which finishes were the real Lady finishes between 1975 and 1981? Picutres?
  20. It’s been a while since the last time I put up a pen review, but I’m hoping to publish a couple tonight – another two Chinese pens that fit into the ‘classic’ black-and-gold slot that seems to be so common. Both pens were provided to me free, in return for an impartial review, by Kevin at JustWrite Pens (www.JustWrite.com.au). According to the JustWrite website, the Classic 717 is manufactured by Shanghai BAOER Stationery – which is a little odd, given the striking resemblance of this pen to two of the better-known offerings by rival company, Jinhao. It’s an attractive pen in its own right
  21. civil

    Parker Classic, Leaking Or Not?

    Hello. Someone gave me a Parker Classic with a medium nib sometime ago. I had some difficulties getting it to work right with an international cartridge with Monteverde ink in several colors, always leaking, didn't write quite right. Switched to Parker Quink ink black, same issues, plus it didn't look black but gray. Then I got a Parker converter, and was amazed to find that the gray looking Parker Quink ink transformed into a beautiful black ink, almost as dark as Noodler's black, just from adding the Parker converter alone. The leaks greatly diminished also, but did not quite go away
  22. Hi guys, I just got my first TWSBI yesterday, a classic mini with a 1.5 mm stub nib. Inked it up with Shaeffer Skrip blue black. After writing a few pages with it with no issues, I notice the ink color lightening in saturation. This goes on until I force a bit of ink to the feed. The pen lays down a dark line again, but after a few pages, lays down a diluted looking ink color line! Frustrating, indeed. Add to that the occasional skipping I get, but as of now, I'm even willing to attribute that to the fact that I'm still getting used to the stub nib (my first). I've read many good r
  23. faf

    Rare Montblanc Model ?

    Hi everyone ! I just bought this Montblanc fountain pen. It was described as a silver plated classic... But I can't find any information about it on the internet. Can someone help me ? Is it a 221, a classic ? Is it a rare pen ? In that condition with the box and the papers what was the good price to pay ? I really need your help because I've never seen a pen like this before.
  24. Hi everybody ! I recently bought a montblanc 144 on ebay and I wanted to be sure It is a real one. The seller have a few positive reviews but not for selling pens. I paid 120 $ for it. I think it is genuine but I would like the confirmstion of you community experts ! -The nib passes the magnet test ( so it is likely solid gold but not 100% sure ) - THERE IS NO PIX ENGRAVEMENTS. -There is a serial number - it writes OK. - Came with a threaded converter - BROAD nib ( supposed to be ) - Two tone nib Here are the pictures :
  25. Hi everyone ! Have you ever held the perfect pen, I mean the pen that is perfect for you, that suits all your needs. The first time you wrote with it, had something different that you cannot really explain perfectly. Well that is the case of the Montblanc Classic. It is pretty similar to the 221 and the Genreration, fitted with a medium 14 k semi-flexible nib. Here is my review, the more objective way possible. The look : Very classic, vintage look to it. Does not look like the modern Montblanc's and it is a good thing ! very original for a montblanc but if you step away from theses bra





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