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  1. Hi, I was looking for this information both on FPN and other sources, added some experiments and this is what I maneged to put together: 1) Faber-castell eMotion, ambition, loom, basic, and (!!!) GRIP use same size nibs. 2) I am ready to bet they are exactly the same nibs. 3) The nib is #5. I made sure just puting both JOWO and BOCK #5 nib into GRIP, LOOM and ambition. 4) For some of those pens (eMotion and Ambition for sure) there are nib units avalible. Basicly it is nib, feed and whole section, so must be matched to pen model and sometimes version (ie all black eMotions)
  2. My next pen will most likely be a Faber-Castell with a fine nib. However, I can't decide whether to go with a Loom or an Ambition. I like the design of the Ambition better, but it's €55 is 26€ more than the Loom. I have just renovated my kitchen, so my pockets are not exactly overflowing with money. Are the nibs and feeds identical on these two pens? If that's the case, my choice will be slightly easier. Thanks in advance! /Andy
  3. A Smug Dill

    Cult Pens birthday offers

    The main event is the site-wide discount(s): 10% off the total for orders of value £40 or more¹, and 15% off the total for orders of value £75 or more². The respective discount codes expire on 26 May. Then there are selected items specially discounted, including Faber-Castell Essentio Carbon fountain pens (all nib sizes) for £13.33 ex VAT each — before applying a site-wide discount code! They're probably worth buying at that price for the excellent steel nib alone, never mind whether you may be apprehensive about (numerous) anecdotal reports that their gripping sections cracking. B
  4. From the album: European pens

    Out of the three models shown, I only have the Essentio Aluminium, so I can't comment on the accuracy of the descriptions for the other two; but the gripping section on the Essentio Aluminium is just bare, striated metal with no ‘softtouch’ or rubberised coating. For more details, see: Faber-Castell Loom Gunmetal fountain pen Faber-Castell Essentio Carbon fountain pen Faber-Castell Essentio Aluminium fountain pen

    © Faber-Castell

  5. This started because I like fineliners, I had a dim memory of experimenting with technical pens way back, and I like the many of the colours in Rohrer & Klingner's Antiktusche line. So, a few weeks ago, I got really interested in the possibility of using acrylic inks, which is what they are, in technical pens. (I like self contained pens instead of dip pens. Personal taste.) By the way, technical pens or dip pens or whatever, go and have a look at those Antiktusche colours. I higly recommend not only Rohrer & Klingner's website, but the swabs at http://www.kalligraphie.ch/store/index
  6. Hi fellow Graf von Faber-Castell enthusiasts, We made an interview with the Count von Faber-Castell and perhaps you find it interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMiGR6cFqQ P.s. don't forget to subscribe to the channel for more cool videos regarding writing instruments!
  7. Hi all, I am eager to order a custom made fountain pen and from my research, there seem to be a lot of options around. For me, both the smoothness of the nib and the design of the pen are equally important. What is the use of having a gorgeous pen which gives a lot of feedback (in my case!) or have hard starts due to a "poor" nib? I have seen that a lot of companies doing custom made pens offer the 2-tone Jowo nib (which is German made, I guess?) to fit into their pens. My question is: Are the 2-tone Jowo nibs as smooth as, say, the nib on a Faber Castell Ondorro? If not, which nib (the smoo
  8. visvamitra

    Faber - Castell Ondoro

    There are brands I trust and Faber-Castell is one of them. So far I’ve never been disappointed by Faber-Castell fountain pen (the same can’t be said, sadly, about their inks – newest additions to the line are less than mediocre). Not only their products offer good quality but also interesting design. Of course some of their designs don’t suit my taste – Basic is too heavy and unshapely, Loom looks funny. Both of them, however, are great writers. I was interested in trying Ondoro for quite some time. It offers unique and rather striking design that attracted me to it – how many hexago
  9. This ink is a really neat brown. It flows consistently well, has no problems with cleanup, and is decent on lubrication. It's a really good all-rounder ink if you don't mind it not being permanent. Or, for that matter, water resistant at all. On a ten-point system, 10 being the best: Flow: 8 Lubrication: 6 Dry Time on Tomoe River Paper : 20-25 sec Shading: 7 (Depends largely on the pen) Bleed: None. Ghosting: Just a bit, nothing too heavy. Color: 7 - I like it a lot, especially in my Monteverde Invincia with a Pendleton BLS Nib. Its a very nice brown with good shading in this pen. Overall:
  10. Let’s start with the end of the review, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things. Faber-Castell e-Motion is great pen, worth every penny you pay for it. The end But you need some context, so let’s start again. First, a personal thought. There is a thing I find irresistible in most Faber-Castell and Graf von Faber-Castell designs. Some of them are strange, some elegant but they’re all, mostly, unique. Also they all, mostly, work for me. While I don’t really like the way Faber-Castell Basic looks like, I think it’s great entry-level pen. Faber-Cas
  11. I took my Faber-Castell Ambition on an airplane, and despite the Faber-Castell website stating "You do not need to worry about traveling by air with Faber-Castell fountain pens." it leaked a bunch of ink. Part 1: Cap liner The ink has gotten itself in between the metal cap and the plastic cap liner, and, I believe, into the spring mechanism at the end of the cap. If it's possible to do non-destructively, I'd like to remove the cap liner and clean the interior of the cap. Google's not turning up any tricks, and I haven't figured out how to pull it out myself. Does anyone know if there's a w
  12. I recently bought A.W.Faber-Castell fountain pen, seller didin't know anything about pen. (especially price...) I have many Faber-Castells and Osmias, so I was excepting to find model number and nib grade in back of the pen, like all of them have. But this one, has nothing. There isn't any sign of marking there. Only markings in the pen are in cap band "A.W.Faber-Castell Germany" and in nib "Castell 14KARAT 585" Also, filling system is broken or it has some weird piston mechanism, or both. Any info about this filling system is welcome too. Piston filling knob retracts when unscrewed and the
  13. I consider myself Faber-Castell fan. Their designs may not appeal to everyone but they definitely set them apart from many other pens on the market. Their pens really look unique. Experience prooves that unique design doesn’t necessarilly go hand in hand with high functionality. Is this the case of F-C fountain pens? Let’s find out. Packaging The pen comes in a solid cardboard presentation box. The inner box, which contains the pen, slides out like a drawer. There’s one blue cartridge in the box, but if you want a converter, you have to purchase it separately. This approach irritates me
  14. Hi, I recently purchased a Faber-Castell E-motion Pearwood after finding it at a clearance sale. This was the first time I had ever tried a fountain pen in this price range and I was stunned by the way it wrote. After a bit of research online I learned that the Basic, Loom, Ambition, E-motion and Onduro all seen to have the same nibs. So I was wondering how the E-motion compared to the significantly cheaper Basic and Loom. Do the Basic and Loom perform the same as the E-motion with the only difference being the fancy body? Thanks in advance for you reply (sorry if this was adressed in an
  15. I just bought a Faber-Castell Loom and inside was a full cartridge and an empty cartridge. The empty cartridge doesn't have a closed bottom. Whats the purpose of that empty cartridge? Is it to just prevent the full cartridge from slipping down? Or is the empty cartridge suppose to have a closed bottom and I just got a defective one?
  16. Ambition by Faber-Castell has everything I’m looking for in a fountain pen: interesting and unique yet simple design, good size/weight/diameter ratio – I like sleek pens but I’m not really keen on light weight pens. I like to feel that I have something substantial in my hand. Of course it took me some time to convince myself that I really needed this pen. Especially that the variant that interested me most – coconut wood – is not cheap. And I have quite a few fountain pens so I couldn’t raise the argument that I lack writing equipment. However when I found nice offer (80 % of MSRP) I said to
  17. We are glad to announce the new collection which homages the Counts Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell is now in stock. These masterpieces are created with excellent craftsmanship and precious materials: all the metallic parts are silver plated and show a bicolor 18K, hand-engraved nib. The letters A,O,F and C - the initials of Ottilie, Alexander and their shared Family's name- are engraved on the cap of the pens, the edition is limited to 1898 pieces. In stock in F and M nib, choose your favourite and enjoy shipping within 24 hours! Discover every detail: https://www.iguanasell.com/
  18. I'm planning to buy a new pen, in the US$ 40 – 100 range (big range, I know ), and narrowed my options down to these (in no particular order): Faber-Castell LoomSheaffer 300Faber-Castell Ambition BlackTWSBI 580Pelikan Pura Which one would you choose and why? Also, if you can, which one you would not choose and why? Best! Marcelo
  19. Hi everyone! I'm new to Fountain Pen Network, and I have some question regarding Faber-Castell Loom. And piston converter. I just brought Loom, and when I put in the converter in and turn it a little to ensure it is in place, the nib/feed started turning too. Sort of like unscrewing from the body. Might be a stupid question but why does it do that? Is it because it is for changing the nib? Another burning question I have is whenever I ink up my pens using a piston converter, there is this air that goes up first before the ink starts to fill the converter. I have fully submerged the n
  20. annettefhorn

    New Faber-Castell Colors

    Has anyone tried the new (new to me, anyway) Faber-Castell inks? They're available from Goulet's: Midnight Blue Deep Sea Green I like both colors based on their swatches. Deep Sea Green looks a lot like Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku (one of my favorite inks), but with different sheen. [Actually now I see they've already sold out of Deep Sea Green.]
  21. Edgemcmuffins

    $30-50 Pens

    Recently, my parents have said that If I get straight a's, I will get $100 to spend on pens. Right now, my pre-prepared cart on goulet has a rhodia dotpad, a jinhao 159+ goulet nib, a faber-castell basic, and a twsbi eco. I was thinking of replacing one of the pens to buy some more ink, as all I have now is noodler's black and a set of black-cap winsor and newton inks that I don't trust. If I had to get rid of a pen, which should I get rid of?
  22. Old_Inkyhand

    Faber Castell Ambition Nibs

    Hello everyone, I would like to buy a Faber Castell Ambition and I need your help. Could anyone post a sample note written with a fine nib and, for comparison, with a medium nib? I would be also grateful if someone shared some thoughts on the wetness, smoothness and general performance of the nib. I have read a few, but they all vary so much that I don't know what to expect. I have to choose between two nibs - F and M. I'd prefer a thin line and a smooth nib, but I'm not sure if a combination of the two exists in this case. Thank you very much!
  23. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-22/anton-wolfgang-von-faber-castell-german-pencil-heir-dies-at-74
  24. jmccarty3

    New Graf Von Faber-Castell Inks

    The new Graf von Faber-Castell inks can be seen on the web site of La Couronne du Comte: http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore/main/graf-faber-castell-c-161_259.html The new inks are Deep Sea Green, Midnight Blue, and Royal Blue. Hope to see some reviews of these soon.
  25. The Ondoro is another of my Faber-Castell Design (FCD) pens. These FCD steel nibs are common across the entire design product range - Basic, Loom, Ambition, Ondoro & e-motion and have been impeccable in my experience. My first pen from the design series was an Ambition. I feel that the Ondoro is structurally a much better pen, though it might lack a bit of aesthetic flair prevalent to the Ambition. Below is a link to this review on my blog: Faber-Castell Ondoro Review The Ondoro line comes with a fountain pen (with 4 different nib widths), a roller ball, a propelling pencil (0

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