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  1. Vasilis97

    CP1 black finish question

    Hi everyone, This is the first midle priced pen I 've bought when I was stil at school (6-7 years ago) to replace my Parker Jotter Steel. I wanted a pen that whould be a good everyday writer and when I saw this slim matte black pen with modern look I had to get it. After 3-4 months of continuous use, the matte finish has disappeared, giving it's place to a shiny finish which started picking up some scratches. I didn't really minded back then, but as the years have pasted, and I watched some reviews on youtube, I haven't see anyone that had the same problem with me. So I wonder, - have I got a pen with defective finish? - or is it just the daily use that it has seen back in the day? I expect that from the daily use it would acquire some scratches, but I find it dificult to believe that the matte finish would go away so easily.
  2. agaric

    play/wiggle on CP1 clip normal?

    My Lamy CP1's clip has some play: it can be pushed side-to-side (1-2mm) like a pendulum, quite easily, and the entire clip can be slid up-and-down (about 1mm), while the rest of the cap remains in place. Do other users of the CP1 experience this behavior, or is this a known issue? I've looked for mentions of this on the web and in youtube reviews but to no avail. Here is a photo that hopefully illustrates what I mean: This quirk doesn't stop me from absolutely loving and enjoy writing with this pen, though. I also rarely clip pens to things. It's just... eek... why? It's my first Lamy, bought two days ago in a Bibelot store. Thanks for reading!
  3. A Smug Dill

    Lamy cp1, a superb journal companion

    From the album: European pens

    This is one of my two favourite Lamy pen models (hint: the other one is not a Lamy 2000), and the one that made me a fan of the brand, even though I had a few Safari and Logo pens before this and wasn't impressed by them. My ‘super pencil’ that writes in fountain pen ink. It's one of only a few pens that I wouldn't think twice writing with the cap posted; the cap clicks onto the end finial securely, and fit flush so that there is no edge to rest or rub against the skin between thumb and index finger uncomfortably. The pen is also perfectly usable for me without posting the cap. I bought this originally to fit the ‘50 years of Lamy design’ commemorative notebook, of which I picked up a few heavily discounted. They each came with a Logo M+ ballpoint pen with a rubberised finish that is comfortable to hold and offers superb grip, but I would rather write in the notebook with a fountain pen; yet there are so few that would fit the tight pen loop. After buying the cp1 in matte black finish, which also offers excellent grip, I was so impressed that I've since bought two more, as well as one with platinum finish and a 14K gold nib; but I just don't love the more ‘premium’ version the way I do this pen. I usually use a black Z52 steel EF nib on this pen these days, but I also have a black Z57 gold EF nib on standby, to fit either this or my Studio Lx All Black (SLAB!).

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  4. From the album: Size and shape comparisons

    Lamy Safari Lamy CP1 Pilot Capless Vanishing Point Pilot Custom Heritage 91 Pilot Custom 74 Pilot Cocoon (aka Pilot MR Metropolitan) Pilot Elite 95s Sailor Lecoule Delike New Moon 3 Pilot 78G Leonardo Momento Zero Originally posted here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/343131-looking-for-new-pen-recommendations/?do=findComment&comment=4165594

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  5. Which one would you go for?
  6. AidenMark

    Cp1 Caps Are Good!

    I just pulled out my Deutsche Telekom CP1 that has been sitting in a draw since March. It was inked with an old Lamy cartridge filled with Diamine Bilberry. Expecting it to contain nothing but purple ink dust by now I tried writing with it. It worked the first time - not even a hard start nor shake nor moistening of the nib was required. It wrote as if it were freshly filled. I checked the cartridge - about 5-10% ink evaporation in 7 months. Now that is a cap seal!
  7. ryanboyd

    Lamy Cp 1?

    I am thinking about trying out the black Lamy cp 1. I don't see much information about it on FPN and was curious if anyone here has any experience with this pen they'd be willing to share. RB
  8. I don't know if Lamy Dialog nibs can be swapped like a Safari or Imporium. If it can be done without having to send it to Germany, how do I do it? And is it the same kind of nib that is used in the CP1 platinum? Thanks!
  9. JF_LAMY Collection

    Lamy Cp 1Black - Modell 58

    Dear all, I have recently came across this thread: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/155782-lamy-cp50-vs-cp1-black/. It caught my attention. Not that I particularly like the pen, but I like the differences between first generation and the pen that is still in production today. So I went to my “collection box” and found this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lamy_fp/albums/72157670817086128 And it made my day. I knew I had a cp1, but I believe that this pen is the first generation LAMY cp 1black - modell 58 with the original convertor J The 58 model is not on sale anymore, if I am correct. Seems like a gold nib as well. Jupííí … Kind regards, Jan
  10. camoandconcrete

    Thoughts On The Lamy Cp1

    Hey all, I have been interested in the CP1 for some time now, but there aren't many reviews of it online and not much info as well. I was hoping if anyone owns it, they could provide some thoughts. I love its minimally minimal look and was thinking it could be a good pen to toss into my bag, go and not have to worry too much about it. Thanks!
  11. Pen Engineer

    Looks Like A Cp1

    ... but it is thicker, 9.4 mm in diameter and it has a Safari feed and nib. The rest is identical, with this solid clip. The barrel and cap is gently brushed stainless. Time of production: 1981 - 83. I need to know because the inner cap has crumbled and I need a replacement. Thanks
  12. octatonic

    Cp1 Pencil Part?

    Hi All- I am in need of a .07mm pencil mechanism for my CP1 pencil. I looked around online, without much luck. I am hoping someone can point me in the direction of where I might be able to buy this part. I am in the US, so that would be preferable, if there is a source here. Thanks in advance!-
  13. Hey Guys, I am looking for a nice practical pen for everyday use, and prolonged writing sessions in an academic environment, after examining all my options Im torn between the CP1 and the TWSBI 580. I am considering a Fine nib by the way, which one should I opt for? Many Thanks.
  14. So I recently acquired this pen, the hope is to have the perfect 'every day' pen. It was a mess when I got it. Old dried out ink had effectively glued the cap on, but after much patients and lots of water I now have a nice clean pen. I currently carry a Lamy Al-Star in a bag for my larger notebook and a basic UniBall Roller in the pocket with my Feild Notes. Both write well but I carry the Roller because it's small, always at hand. The Al-Star just never feels like it disappears in the front pants pocket, thus relegated to the bag. I'll include this one mostly for the size comparison. The new pen is slightly thinner and shorter than the Roller but the size difference is only noticeable when they are right next to each other. So back to the new pen, at first I though was a cp1 though in doing research (ie Lamy: CP50 vs CP1 Black ) it seems to look more like a cp50. Though on closer inspection it seems to have markers from both? Obviously the silver rather than black color is more cp50. Though not obvious is that there is nothing marked on the barrel, just like the cp1. Also the clip is stamped 'LAMY' like the cp1. Curious? It also has the old style nibs, no breather hole, no obvious size indication, just like the cp50. I got lucky and this one had a 585 gold nib, though it seems to be loosing some of it's coating. I like the patina, it shows age and use, I am assuming that this is not going to be an issue but it's something to watch out for. Also I am guessing that I have a fine sized nib, but with out markings I am not really sure. I also was fortunate that it came with the correct converter. At this point, while I am confused to what I really have here, all is looking good. The pen has all the right parts, and is cleaning up nicely. The converter is holding fluid, seems we have a working pen. Next step is to do a quick little 'how does it feel' dry nib test: scratch... really scratchy on the up stroke, not bad but not great every where else. Things were going so well. As we look closer things look a little off. This pen has likely been dropped as the nib is a bit out of shape. I got out my macro lenses and was able to get a bit closer: Full size images can be found on Flickr. From the looks of things the tines are bent in two directions and touching. I am guessing that this is fixable, but how? Is this something that I can fix? I am a bit worried due to the rare-ish nature of the nib, but gold is a fairly forgiving metal. Would I be better off sending out to some one? If so who? Does LamyUSA even deal with these pens any more? I'm in Portland OR in the US, is there any one local or regional that I should reach out to? Or is there an expert that I should just contact? I would really like to have a working pen that writes as well as the Al-Star but with the size of the Roller, but currently with that nib it's not going to write as well as either of them. Lastly, just out of curiosity, what pen do I have? Not like it really matters but is this a late cp50? an early cp1? neither? both?
  15. Comparison of Lamy pens: cp1 / st / pur / logo http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/8728061801_94973dc04c.jpg 1 all pens posted by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/8728061901_9df2474834.jpg 1 all pens capped by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr I recently picked up a few of the newer Lamy pens. I never fancied the Safari because of it’s weird triangular grip section but I like the modern design of the Lamys. If anyone’s thinking of buying one of these pens I thought I’d post some pics – I had trouble finding any good ones on the internet (apart from the stock photo they have on the Lamy website). I won’t say much about the writing quality – they all write perfectly well and I haven’t noticed any difference between them. They all use the same z50 stainless steel nib found on all Lamy pens so I got a range of different ones to see which one(s) suited. Fwiw I’ve found myself using the Fine nib most often – it lays down enough ink to write smoothly but the line crisp enough for detailed notes. (Weirdly I found the F and M are *much* smoother writers than the B.... B nib needs quite a lot of pressure for the ink to flow nicely. Not comparable at all to my Waterman M, which is more like a B and is quite wet). There is quite a significant variation in line width depending on ink – some are very distinctly F/M/B, others are FM / B and others are F / MB (if that makes sense). So, I would go with F but of course ymmv. 1) cp1 http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8728062835_d19dd44270.jpg 2 cp1 capped by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/8728062759_9da5b916e2.jpg 2 cp1 end and cap by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/8728062885_64af77487c.jpg 2 cp1 cap clip by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr This is my favourite of the batch. The finish is a beautiful matt black lacquer on an aluminium body - reminds me of the monolith in Kubrick’s 2001 (but that might just be me ) The feed/section is black plastic and is comfortable to write with. If the threads on the section ever get too worn down, it looks like it would be a cheap/straightforward replacement. The cap clicks on/off with a satisfying click; it posts firmly and doesn’t rotate/wobble. The clip looks like a solid block of aluminium (not a flat sheet folded into a clip shape) and is etched on the side with ‘LAMY’ logo (on the *underside* of the clip is stamped ‘Germany’. Easter egg?!) The pen is understated, classy and elegant. It feels good in the hand – it just feels very well made and solid. Definitely worth the money. (Just oticed that the camera seems to have picked up a lot of specks/fluff/smears on the barrel. It looks a lot cleaner to the eye!) 2) st http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/8729180858_5b8d0663f1.jpg 4 st posted by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/8728062257_46d26422e6.jpg 4 st end and cap by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/8729181000_d0731d3dfb.jpg 4 st cap clip by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr Solid aluminium body/cap. Website says ‘ring-spun aluminium’ or something like that – it’s not a matt/dull brushed aluminium (which I may try to DIY at some point), but it’s not too polished and shiny either. It does start picking up fingerprints but it’s actually a nicer finish than I was expecting from the website photo (it’s come out quite reflective in my photos too, which is not quite accurate). (I think the St is the same pen as the Linea-Herringbone and Linea-Stripes but with a cleaner finish; personally I prefer the plain metal look) The clip and the top of the cap are shinier aluminium than the rest of the body. When capped, there is a *very very* tiny step between the cap and body (you have to be quite fussy to notice!) The cap posts with a firm click, but it’s slightly free to twist. More annoyingly if you shake your hand you can feel the cap shaking slightly – not a problem while writing (the wrist movement is not large enough) but very distracting when you’re just holding the pen and making bigger movements with your hand. I don’t post, so I don’t mind – if I did, I would certainly ask for a replacement (I assume they’re not all like this and the tolerance is slightly off). The feed is the same black plastic one as the cp1. Hmm... it looks somewhat harsh, but I really like this pen (though not as much as the cp1) – currently I’m mainly using the cp1 and st, and really enjoying them. 3) pur http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/8729180662_3d7f21c69d.jpg 5 pur posted by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/8728062039_ef89dc841e.jpg 5 pur disassembled by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/8729180802_d9ac73e6d2.jpg 5 pur cap end by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr Although this is also aluminium, it looks and feels a bit plasticky; despite being the thickest of the 4 pens it feels the lightest. The cap clicks on/off very firmy and leaves a 2mm ring of black plastic visible (I quite like this) – the clip is quite unusual in that it overlaps the barrel by about 5mm. (The extended clip is a lot less jarring than it looks from the Lamy website – it sticks out, but not TOO much). The end of the body is a biggish black plastic block, which posts the cap firmly but looks a little bit cheap, almost like a Berol felt tip pen (http://tinyurl.com/cu567hz). However, the end of cap is a slightly concave matt plastic – I quite like this feature. On the inside, the feed is slightly longer than usual... and the screw threads in the barrel start about 2cm down, not at the top. In the pictures you can only see about half of the C/C – this might make it a bit harder to see the ink level; not sure why they haven’t kept the same feed as the cp1/st. Another mystery... So, there are things to like but a few quirks as well. It’s £13 on Amazon at the moment – worth it, but I wouldn’t pay more. 4) Logo http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/8728062381_48d19365a2.jpg 3 logo end and cap by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/8728062463_48138b1e55.jpg 3 logo capped by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/8729181194_408c34edb6.jpg 3 logo cap clip barrel by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/8729181272_e9d65a54af.jpg 3 logo barrel by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/8729181362_daae85c1cb.jpg 3 logo barrel with cap by Aidan Crusoe, on Flickr I really didn’t like the styling of this pen. Like the st, it is a ring-brushed aluminium finish (it goes in circles around the pen body rather than in long, straight brushed lines) – but is a bit shinier imo. Both ends of the pen are chunky/ugly black plastic which make the pen look cheap. The real bugbear (aesthetically) is the ribbed grip section – it’s not uncomfortable to write with, but the cap slides down halfway and clicks in, leaving half of the ribs exposed. Not quite one or the other..... either hide it or show it all! Plus points: I do like the clip and way it pivots in the cap. Another bonus is the whole body and grip section is made of aluminium. This pen will either outlive you or you will lose it. (Ironically, I also got the pencil version of the Logo and quite like it – there’s no cap to mess up the looks, and the plastic bits are red. So maybe I’m just a bit irrational??) Final comments All the pens are modern styled. They are all thin, tubular designs. The Pur is the thickest of the lot – similar girth to a Berol Handwriting pen. I have fairly small hands so they all feel quite comfortable.. They are all quite light (the St is the heaviest by a few grams). Overall champion is the CP1, by far; followed by the St (despite minor flaws). I am going to sell the Logo for sure, and maybe also the Pur. (If anyone is interested, PM me –otherwise its ebay)
  16. INTRODUCTION Last weekend I was searching for a Lamy Pico to gift it.While I was waiting the seller searching a box to prepare my present, my eyes fell over the tray where stay other Lamy pens.Among these pens one of them catch my attention: a slim pen, dark and rough, with a little red dot in the cap. Typical 80's age like design, similar to CP1 model, but more prestige. Was the first time that I seen this pen, I'm a lover of Lamy pens so I know almost all models produced but this one was unknown. It wasn't cheap, but I wanted it! So, now, this pen is mine. At home I done a research and now I can introduce the "Lamy Unic" (black edition). http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/11008528584_e9378f30d3_c.jpgunic_01 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2864/11008349035_1ecd49023f_c.jpgunic_03 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr First of all: there aren't many information about this pen in internet so I'm not able to tell you any history about it in addition of what it's wrote in the Lamy's web page: his designer is Gerd A. Müller, the same person how created the Lamy 2000, CP1, st. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/11008593683_68ce890440_c.jpg2000 unic cp1 st_02 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr Produced by 1984, won the Red dot Design in 1989, the IF Hannower in 1989, The Design Center Stuttgart in 1988. Out of production. APPEARANCE & DESIGN 8/10 I think exist two kind of consumers for the fountain pens market: the consumer which like the classic design (Waterman, Montblank, Parker, italian pens...) and the consumer which like the most modern design of Lamy.Lamy offers, in my opinion, the best design how link form to function, simplicity of industrial production, and price. So also this pen, like for the Safari, may appeal as no. The Lamy Unic is a essential matte black cylinder but, at difference of CP1, the body of Unic go to taper in the end while in the CP1 the size of the section body remain the same in every point.With this trick the cap can go for some centimeter over the body of pen, indeed in the CP1 this is not possible. The clip is similar at the clip of CP1 but in this case, the spring is external of cap and, in this particular model, the pivot is colored with a shining red.The bottom and the cover of pen are closed with two black stoppers texturized with concentric circumferences. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/11008531004_c767375d0d_c.jpgunic cp1 st_02 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr CONSTRUCTION & QUALITY 8/10 The experience that you feeling when you keep in hand this pen is the same of touch not a body in metal but in stone. Also the sound that the pen emits in opening and closing the cap is completly different with the CP1: sounds like a stone for the first, like metal for the second. As for the other Lamy pens also in this case the constructive quality is simply perfect.I think the metal used to build it is not the same of CP1; I looked in internet that other Unic are in titanium: I don't know in my case. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/11008580723_88b994382c_c.jpgunic cp1 st_01 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS 8/10 Closed the Unic is 2mm longher than CP1, open is 2mm shorter than CP1. The weight is little bigger than CP1 but, in difference with these, with the cap posed back gives a feedback of more balance. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/11008534764_f4f89f7bfe_c.jpgunic cp1 _01 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr NIB & PERFORMANCE 9/10 The nib that use this pen is the same of all popular Lamy's pens with interchangeable nib. My model have the nib completely back without writes.I tried it with the ink Aurora Black -that, of course, is the best ink in the world ;-) - and the nib run smooth without scratching: perfectly. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11008367475_150509da5e_c.jpg2000 unic cp1 st_03 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr FILLING SYSTEM & MAINTENANCE 7/10 The pen has been sold me with the converter Z26 inside. Nothing of exciting.If you want you can also use the Lamy cartridge.If you dip the pen in the ink bottle and after you dry up the excess ink with a tissue, the body doesn't absorb the ink and remain perfect clean: this mean that the finiture don't keeps the ink. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/11008347855_cd46e52cff_c.jpgunic_04 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr COST & VALUE 7/10 Could be that I paid it too much, but this pen isn't economic, I found it new -never used- for 70€ and also I think are money well spent because this pen is out of production by some years, and I repeat: this in particular was new.Nonetheless, for me 70€ remain a lot of money for an object that makes the same work of a Safari for 18€. For who pays 400€ for a pen of course this pen is cheap. But all we understand that the passion have a price, proportioned to our pocket, often a high price..! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/11008455576_4810b09202_c.jpgunic allstar_03 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr CONCLUSION 47/60 or 8/10 The particular design of this pen, his balance in your hand, the feel transmitted, the matte black color with a charming red dot, his rarity and the fact that is out of production, make this pen an interesting object to use and above all to collect.If are lucky to find it, in my opinion, buy it. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/11008457386_03f49ef682_c.jpgunic allstar_02 by Andrea Siviero, on Flickr
  17. hi guys, reaching out for a little help. my wife recently got me a Lamy black CP1 because of its look and feel, however, i'm really not a fountain pen type. i have recently tried the Schmidt 6040 fine liner and loved it! wondering if anyone can shed some insight on how to get a part to replace the fountain pen tip so it can take a fine-liner, and if there might be a fine-liner similarly to the Schmidt 6040 (6040 is too long)? thank you!
  18. Spitzner

    White Lamy Cp1

    Sorry for the bad cell phone photos, but has anyone ever seen a white CP1? I'm curious as to how rare/valuable it is. The photographs show it next to a matte black cp1, and a closeup of the Lamy brand on the cap. Anyone else ever see one? Anyone? Bueller? Pam
  19. I received the Lamy CP1 as a gift. I was after a "non-nickable" pen - one that wasn't likely to get stolen, and was cheap enough to replace if it was. A workhorse. As an added bonus, it looks more or less like a ballpoint, so the CP-1 was ideal for my purposes. Appearence (7/10) Its simple, black flush design does look very much like a ballpoint, but a nice one. The silver clip is in stark contrast with the flush body, and neither look particularly cheap. One of these pens is not like the others! The official product shot of the CP-1 shows the pen posted, hiding its only downfall of design: The end of the pen, which features a small plastic ring that looks cheap and nasty (see picture below). This part of the design allows the cap to be posted very firmly, so it's a trade-off of design for functionality. Fortunately, while posted, the pen looks sleek and sophistocated, and there is none of this "trade-off" nonsense we see while capped. Design/Size/Weight (6.5/10) The pen is functional and well-designed. It's made almost completely from brushed metal, with the exception of the aformentioned ring and the grip, which feels quite cheap compared to the rest of the pen. It is the perfect length for my medium-sized male hands, both posted and unposted. Its width is a little too thin for my liking, and this takes its toll when writing for more than an hour. What lets the pen down is its weight. It's light. Very light, in fact, as you might expect from a pen of this size. While many may appreciate its weight for conveinence, I personally find it detrimental to my handwriting. I always find myself posting the cap to make the pen heavier. The clip has a pleasingly spring-loaded pullback, but sadly has quite a loose tooth. The clip moves from side to side a little too easily, making it feel cheap and easily breakable. Strangely, the word "Germany" can be found engraved undearneath the clip. I was surprised by this attention to detail. I really must shout out to Lamy here for their excellent clip-on cap design. I usually prefer screw-on types, but the closing click on the CP-1 is oh-so satisfying, and solid as anything once capped. Nib (6.5/10) Not particularly scratchy, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it is overly smooth either. I have the F nib, but the pen comes in B, M, F and EF. The nib is rigid, as expected from a steel nib. The horizontal line width is slightly thicker than the vertical line width. There is a fairly consistent ink flow, but it's not perfect. Filling system and maintenance (8/10) Mine came with both cartridges and a converter, both of which hold a decent, but not amazing, amount of ink (though it is worth noting that the converter contains less ink than the cartridges). Where I live, Lamy cartridges are generally cheaper than other cartridges. The pen wrote straight out of the box, and needed no help whatsoever to get a nice, solid inkflow on its first time out. I have not needed to apply maintenence yet. Cost and Value (6/10) Well, it's not the steal of the century, but it's not bad. With prices ranging from US$50-70, the pen is cheap if you look at it from a "good fountain pen" standpoint, but expensive from a "good ballpoint" one, to which the pen is somewhat more akin. I prefer to look at it as value for usage, and it looks like I'll be getting a lot of usage out of this one. Overall (7/10) If you're looking for a cheap, light, workhorse fountain pen for taking notes and not writing neat letters, the Lamy CP-1 is for you. This was my first Lamy pen, having previously thought of Lamy as a get-what-you-pay-for brand, but I was very impressed with the CP-1. I use it the most out of all of my fountain pens, and I'm not afraid to take it out. It may not produce the nicest results, but this isn't a pen that's going to get scratched or stolen. Alhough the clip may be a little flimsy, the pen is a high-quality piece of German workmanship. A true workhorse pen.

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