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  1. My friend Sanjeev has just launched an "Extremely beautiful" pen under the brand name "Glare" and it's called THE GLARE C7. He has sent me 7 of the C7's with different nib variations to let him know what I feel about them. The pens look extremely colorful and delicious. The attractive, radiant and highly polished designs make these pens instant head turners and make you want to hold them immediately. The designs on some of these pens are extremely rich and vivid... The pen comes in 7 different design options. Glare C7 is made up of extremely high quality acrylic that not just makes it look great but also feels amazing in the hands. But what really surprises you is how extremely lightweight this pen is. The lightweight of this pen is also because of the minimal use of metal on it. Unlike the Glare 71, there are no chunky metal clips, bands and threads. The only metal you will find on this pen is the cute stainless steel clip and the ring at the bottom of the cap. However, the build quality of this pen is exceptional with every part fitting smoothly and seamlessly in its place that makes the pen extremely durable. Plus, the polishing on it is top notch that makes it feel like you are holding an extremely premium pen. The pen has a screw on cap and the cap has a screw on top that helps you to adjust the clip properly. The cap not just posts buttery smooth at the back of the pen but also provides perfect weight and balance to the pen while writing. You would love to write with this pen for long hours with the cap posted. Now, this is a cartridge converter pen that accepts both international cartridges and converters. Now, if you want, with the help of some silicone grease... you can also convert this pen into a jumbo eyedropper. The section area of this pen is also very well designed... It tapers down a bit and sits nicely between your fingers... So, you can write for long hours with this pen without hurting your fingers. The stainless steel nib of this pen and its ebonite feed, both, are made in Germany, and so is the iridium tip of the nib. And what's exciting is that you can unscrew the nib and the feed.. and replace it with a different one. And it's extremely easy to do so. Glare C7 comes in 3 different nib options - Fine, Medium and Broad. Each option has 2 different color variations. The first is the simple stainless steel nib and the other is the gold plated one. All the nibs carry the same minimalistic design and compliment the overall look of the pen. A couple of diagonal lines running around the big breather hole look very cool. The size of the nib is engraved on it and so is the fact that the tip is made up of "German Iridium". Now, I have just written briefly with all these nibs but I am already extremely impressed with all 3 of them. All the nibs write incredibly smooth and fast... and literally glides effortlessly on the paper. In fact, writing super fast with them would not be an issue at all. You would really enjoy writing with these nibs. The ink flow of all the three nibs is exceptional and that is because of their amazing nib and feed combos. And the more i am writing with them, the better the ink flow is getting. I am really impressed by all the three nibs... The work Glare has done on them, really shows. Now, how well this pen performs would depend on the price of this pen and how aggressive Glare India promotes it in the international markets. And if priced well, I would definitely recommend this pen for the sheer writing pleasure that it provides. You can soon purchase these pens from Store108.com
  2. It has been a very long time since my friend has actually posted any review on his channel. I would like to share with you the new review that he has just posted of a very premium "Indian fountain pen" called the Glare 71. Here's the video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gGDiLlv4dc As he himself is unable to access his FPN account, he has asked me to post it on his behalf. Anyways, talking about the pen, Glare 71 is an extremely premium fountain pen in every aspect. It is a head turner that has got premium looks, exceptional build, feels amazing in the hands and writes exceedingly well. For more information about the pen, do watch the video. I hope you like it.
  3. collectibles114

    Pilot Prera Medium

    Pilot Prera, Medium Nib While I was considering whether I should purchase the Pilot Prera initially, I read a number of reviews and even stumbled upon one that said that it was "one of the best fountain pens ever made." I had been eyeing this pen for some time but was always held back when I thought that I should spend $50 on something else that didn't have the same nib as a Metropolitan or 78G (both of which I have owned before and have thoroughly enjoyed). Then again, if you're like me, you probably find yourself often giving away your Metropolitans or 78Gs to friends who discover the fascinating, joyous, and dare I say expensive world of fountain pens. But I digress. Last week, after completing my final research project for my capstone, I caved and rewarded myself with this Pilot Prera in slate gray (which was purchased on Amazon for $30). Two days later the package arrived and I was eager to finally get my hands on this pen. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4698_zpsqsukbny8.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4705_zpszyke5yvw.jpg Appearance: The color of the pen is slate gray; I find it has a pleasant appearance. I was expecting a darker color from the pictures online—it is not a very dark gray. It looks almost like it has a hint of blue to me, which I personally like a lot. The chrome accents along the body and cap make the pen look expensive but not flashy. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4736_zpslvxyofeh.jpg PENS IN ORDER (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): Jinhao 250, Faber Castell Loom, Pilot Prera, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4743_zpsl5remqx6.jpg PENS IN ORDER (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): Jinhao 250, Faber Castell Loom, Pilot Prera, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity. Build Quality: This is definitely a smaller pen. I would consider it an EDC, but to be honest, with an MSRP of $58, I don't know how comfortable I would be taking it on the go. Don't get me wrong, this pen doesn't feel cheaply made, but it also doesn't feel very solid overall. I will say, however, that the cap and clip are both firm in place and don't wiggle around when I use the pen. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4707_zpsw4xew4vm.jpg Balance: I can write with it posted and it feels nicely balanced. Uncapped, it is just a little awkward for my larger hands. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4730_zps9tk7j0af.jpghttp://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4731_zpsbiow3ikh.jpg Filling System: Unlike the Metropolitan and 78G, the Prera I purchased does not come with a converter. This could be because I got it for a cheaper price on Amazon. I noticed that they had the demonstrator Preras for sale also, which come with a converter (those are around $30 too). Luckily, I had a spare CON-20 on hand and filled it up with Namiki Blue ink. One thing I noticed is that the pen is entirely plastic—I would imagine that you could get away with converting it to an eyedropper with some silicon grease. I'll have to try it sometime. Nib Performance: Okay, this is where the pen shines. The width is about 0.6-0.7mm, a medium. It writes VERY smooth. Seriously, I can't put it down... I just want to keep writing and writing. It does tend to run a little dry after about a half a page of writing, but that's not a huge deal to me. If it really becomes an issue in the future, I can always bust out a loupe and adjust the feed. It is a nail. Smooth, yes... but it doesn't give much flex at all, which is expected from a stainless steal nib. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e237/collectibles114/IMG_4734_zpslvmq2vjp.jpg Concluding Thoughts: I really like this pen and I'm glad I purchased it for the price I did (you can get it here on Amazon, along with the demonstrator version as well). Pros: Well-balanced penVery smooth nibCan be converted to an eyedropperCap snaps snug into placeClip is firmly attached to the penCons: Does not come with a converterDoesn't feel very solid overallNib sometimes runs a little dryThere is a video below that includes a brief writing sample. Enjoy! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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