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  1. I’ll start with a disclaimer that this isn’t a review. There are a plenty of reviews of the Ranga Model 3 and when they say that it’s amazing, it’s always true. In fact, one doesn’t need a review of any Ranga pen as they are known to deliver the best a writing instrument has to offer. What this is, is an appreciation letter, a pouring out one’s heart, if you will. From the first time that I held an ebonite pen, I knew it spelled trouble. It does feel warm to touch! (Word of advice is to not say this to any of your pen-muggle friends, as they’ll cast you as a someone who’s compensating for lack of human touch.) Indians my age are unlucky to have grown up with cheap plastic fountain pens, dare I say Chinese, OR heavy metal pens which feel premium only in terms of its weight; and never have experienced an ebonite pen. How lucky would I have to be, to be able to easily get my hands on spectacular ebonite pens turned by extremely skilled artisans, when there are only handful of such artisans in existence in the world today. By ease, I mean accessibility and affordability. Someone who hasn’t bought a Ranga might feel that it is expensive or not easily accessible. I also once had the same misconception. As an introvert, I avoid talking like the plague. But your fears will be allayed once you interact with Mr. M P Kandan; he’ll resolve all your doubts and you’ll soon realise that this aspect is vital for the entire operation. I tried to dip my toe in the pool of many unique designs Ranga pens had to offer by purchasing their Model 4CS. It took the detailed and compelling video from Doug Rathbun (InkquiringMinds) whose persuasion provided me with the threshold encouragement to contact Mr. Kandan on WhatsApp. I was thoroughly impressed by the pen, its feel in my hand, its finish, the detailing of the threads which are crisp and I’ll elaborate on its importance later. Anyway I was so smitten by my 4CS that when Ranga came out with a group buy for Model 4C, I immediately pounced on the opportunity and purchased that one too, this time with Jowo nib. I found ordering on the Google doc form easier and convenient. Both 4CS and 4C have a seamless rounded cylindrical design which is interesting, unique and attractive. It is futuristic and I’ve caught myself admiring them for hours. Like any one getting onboard the ebonite wagon, I too started with ASA, Gama and Click before reaching Ranga. For those on the wagon, the rubber like smell of ebonite is almost a fragrance compared to the horrific odour of the Indian plastic. Don’t get me wrong they are all excellent pens, and it may be just me, but I feel a marked difference when I hold a Ranga. All my other pens dry out or have some issue with the threading, not the Ranga despite it’s one turn execution. So anyway several pens later, I found myself awaiting a Model 3 group buy mainly for a Ranga reminiscent of a classic Duofold design. Alas all my pens had a lip of some sort at the grip section. This December 2022 when Mr. Kandan came out with a group buy for Model 3, I requested him for a grip section without a lip at the end. Mind you, I’d have purchased the Model 3 either way. But Mr. Kandan wrote back to me saying that he’ll make me a custom Model 3 with an hour glass section. This wouldn’t have been possible without a cordial two way communication and interaction between us and believe me I haven’t had such experience with any other pen manufacturer / retailer. Oh boy was I thrilled. I was exhilarated by the time I got the pen in my hand. It fits perfectly in my hands. Fountain pen enthusiasts are always looking out for a grail pen, but I think that they are looking for that ONE PEN to rule them all. And this is it folks, what people mean by Goldilocks fit, at least for me. The pictures don’t do justice to it - polished black looks very premium, but perhaps my camera isn’t able to capture its complete majesty. Please support Mr. Kandan and share my experience on other social media platforms, since I’m not on any. Hope everyone has a happy and colourful year. PS: I got a Ranga nib this time around and was pleasantly surprised that it has standard threading of a Jowo #6 nib unit. I didn’t know of it beforehand. So for anyone who’s baffled by the choices offered, this may be of some help.
  2. 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
  3. Dear FPN'ers RANGA Handmade Pens Introducing Salmon Model in Classic Ebonites Ebonites are highly beautiful and classic. This shape is beautifully crafted so that it resembles Fish design.This is Clipless pen. It is cute and sturdy . It is comfortable for both regular size pen lovers and Giant Size Pen Lovers. It caps in less than 1 turn.The section is hourglass section. It is very comfortable for writing. It is must collectible pen as well as great every day carry pen. It is eye catcher for its craftsmanship.. Ranga Salmon Model can be ordered in the below form. All Details are included in the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemK2CZDuNQeDVOK1pZ78bWj6WneFJQx9xWM-0lyU3GmALL1A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 Pen Dimension: "RANGA SALMON MODEL " Pen Dimension: Capped Length :Approximately 150mm, Cap Dia - 17.5mm (17.5mm at thickest part (Head)), Barrel Dia - 17.5mm(12.5mm at thinner part (Tail), Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11 mm at thinnest part. Cap Turn: It takes less than 1 turn For C/C mechanism (with Schmidt K5 Converter) #6 Nib Options Price : 1. Base Price for Ranga Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite : 84USD 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 19USD for USA/Canada, 15USD 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 www.rangapens.com
  4. Genai

    Ranga Markandeya

    This isn't my first Ranga fountain pen but it's the one I like more till now. I'm a fountain pen lover and my favourite ones are my ebonites. They are all hand crafted by artisans. The one I introduce you now is the new Ranga Markandeya. It's a bit special because it's not the typical "jumbo" sized pen (I like big pens but also medium sized ones), although it's gurthy externally (not too much). It's special because it's made with care and love by Indian craftsmen who know well their work. Appearance & Design (10) In my view, it's appearance is beautiful. The swirls between teal blu and orange brown in the ebonite are always very nice to watch, it's mesmerising if you turn the pen. The material is precious (rubber with sulfur, badly named as hard rubber); it's name comes from it's similarly with ebony. The design is very well thought-out. It is uncapped in one and a quarter turn. The clip is long and springy. The section is long and old fashioned in the best way because it's very comfortable to hold and it tappers up at the end preventing your fingers to meet the nib. I like the cap meets the body with the same width and it's gurthy enough for my liking. The Jowo nib (B in this piece) has one advantage: you can interchange with other Jowo nibs I'm sure you have and, if you haven't any, it's very easy and cheap to find one. It can be posted very securely but I do not recommend you to do it because with time you can damage the surface of the ebonite (if you like posting, do it with care). Construction & Quality (9) Ebonite is a precious material for me. The fountain pen is handcrafted (I give a high value to pens made with experienced hands more than inyected plastic, for example). This pen is made by artisans and well engineered. The quality of the threading is outstanding. It has long section threading to be well eyedroppered if you prefer that system with huge ink capacity. Why I don't give a "10"? Because of the micro scratches from the lathe (almost imperceptible but they could be completely eliminated). The polishing is good but not perfect. I remember that Da Vinci said "details make perfection and perfection is not any detail". Weight & Dimensions(10) It's weight is 24 grams capped and 15 uncapped, with perfect balance. It is a lightweight and comfortable pen. It measures 134 mm capped but the good point consists of it's long enough uncapped, 122 mm, very good, well done. The nib goes close to the end of the cap. I appreciate that because you can have a long enough uncapped fountain pen without sacrificing the total length in order to get relative restrained length. It's a gurthy pen but not too much, 16 mm in the middle. It tappers down in the cap to 13,5 mm and to 12 mm in the body. I feel that dimensions like the perfect ones. Nib & Performance (9) The nib is a standard broad Jowo stainless steel one, so it's performance is assured. But you can choose a Ranga or Bock if you want, even gold or titanium with different sizes and plating. Mine is very smooth and juicy, without being a gusher. Filling System & Maintenance (9) The filling system is possible in three ways, cartridge, converter and it also can be used with eyedropper. It comes with a standard Schmidt converter. The maintenance is very simple to realise due to the converter system. I like piston filling systems and eyedropper and vacuum systems with shut off valve to avoid burping but using that kind of systems you increase the price and the maintenance is not so easy. I know you have to store the pen with care and without light and to dry it well after washing but I prefer the feeling of ebonite when you touch it and it looks beautiful. Cost & Value (10) The quality/price ratio is outstanding. In my pen 79 $ including postage (64 without it). But the good point is it's value, it's a fountain pen made by hand, if you take only that into account only, it's real value is very high. Beside that it's made with care and love and perfectly engineered. I got the pen in a group buy directly with mr. Kandan M. P. He is so kind and professional and they send you the pen very fast although I don't mind to wait if they use Indian post because it's cheaper. He has told me they are going to use this way to offer free shipping. Conclusion (Final score, 57/60) I feel very happy with this fountain pen. It is beautiful and very well made, with love by artisans. Very well engineered and thought-out. I am also very satisfied with their customer kindness. I think we do well to support handcrafted fountain pens. I am perhaps a bit viassed because I do love ebonite. The price is more than right if you consider the artisan work. They are all craftsmen. They even give you one free fountain pen. It is a modest but functional one and I really appreciate that gift because it's a nice detail and remember Da Vinci... Best regards to everybody. Take care Miguel Ángel.
  5. I dropped the pen several days ago and used 3 different Jowo Nibs to attempt to replace the ruind lex nib. None of them fit. Mr Kandan wrote me a terse emai assuring me any Jowo #6 would work. Now, after probably stripping the inner screws of the top sleeve joining the body to the top, I'm afraid this pen is useless. This is not the forst time I have had major problems changing out a nnib on an Indian made pen. Has anyone else experienced a nib fit issue with Ranga pens?
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Dear FPN'ers, We are happy to share this Ranga Abhimanyu Pen review by Inkquiring Minds Channel (Mr.Douglas Rathbun -USA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ0cDfdmKgM Thanks Mr. Douglas Rathbun Sir for the nice and detailed review. Thanks for your service to fountain pen community Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company www.rangapens.com
  13. 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
  14. From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

    The size of a Ranga Splendour Peak pen compared with that of eight others. The pens are: Ranga Splendour, ~18cm capped Ranga Oliver Exam Lamy Joy Pilot VP / Capless Lamy Safari Platinum #3776C Platinum Preppy Pilot E95S Kaweco Sport

    © (c) OldTravelingShoe

  15. From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

    An excellent Ranga pen. Ranga Splendour Peak, No. 19 Blue and Orange body, BB Bock #6 steel nib, two-tone

    © (c) OldTravelingShoe

  16. Dear FPN'ers, Ranga Handmade Pens wishes you Very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!!! This Offer is for RANGA Handmade Pens Bamboo, Thin Bamboo and Giant Bamboo Model in Classic Ebonites and alluring Acrylics .This is Japanese Style Pen with extensive craftsmanship. It is unique writing instrument with carrying lot of Art. 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. Bamboo and Giant Bamboo caps in less than 1 turn. Thin Bamboo Caps in 2-3 turns Bamboo Dimension: Capped Length - Approximately 6 Inches Cap Dia - 16mm, Barrel Dia - 16mm, Section Dia - 12.5mm at Thickest part and 11mm at thinnest part. Thin Bamboo Dimension: Capped Length - Approximately 5.75 Inches Cap Dia - 14.5mm, Barrel Dia - 14.5mm, Section Dia - 11mm at Thickest part and 10mm at thinnest part. Giant Bamboo Dimension: Capped Length - Approximately 7 Inches Cap Dia - 19mm /17.5mm dia based on availability, Barrel Dia - 19mm /17.5mm dia based on availability.Section Dia - 14.3mm at Thickest part and 12.5mm at thinnest part. Making Time : 2 -3 weeks Price: 1. Base Price for Ranga Regular Bamboo Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite & Premium Acrylic :85USD,Regular Ebonite & Regular Acrylic: 75USD, 2.Base Price for Ranga Giant Bamboo Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite & Premium Acrylic :105USD,Regular Ebonite & Regular Acylic : 85USD 3 Base Price for Ranga Thin Bamboo Pens with Ranga Screw in nibs and German Converters: Premium Ebonite & Premium Acrylic :80USD,Regular Ebonite & Regular Acrylic: 70USD, . 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 15USD -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 Details : Paypal id mpkandan@gmail.com .This offer Price is Valid till 31-January-22 To book your pen, Please fill the below form . all 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 Take care Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  17. Recursion

    Ranga Giant 9B

    Ranga, Model Giant 9B ebonite in Crimson Red with black specs I started out with relatively small and slim pens (e.g. Waterman Expert III). I soon found out that larger and girthier pens suit my hands better. Which is strange as I tend to have very small handwriting and prefer western extra fine and/or Japanese fine nibs. But somehow a bigger pen makes me write neater and helps me to hold the pen without tensioning my muscles that much. So, the facts: Manufacturer: Ranga & Co Model: Giant 9B Material: Ebonite Nib: Jowo #6 steel (EF) - unit Filling system: 3 in 1 (eye dropped) Capped: 175 mm Uncapped: 152 mm Posted: 207 mm Section: 12 – 13 mm ______________________________________________________________________ Appearance & Design – Oversized classic torpedo Well yeah, there is doubt about it, this is a giant pen (as the name suggests). It’s a clipless design and the seam between the cap and barrel is hardly noticeable. This gives it a classical yet sleek appearance. It is by no means an understated design, put this on your desk and people will notice. Construction & Quality - Craftmanship The pen feels lovely in the hand and is well balanced and is lightweight. The threading on the pen is unintrusive and well made. The pen uncaps in just under 1 turn! The treading on the barrel is quite long and this enhances the felling of security when eye dropping this pen. The ergonomics of the pen really fits my hand quite nicely. Weight & Dimensions - Long, girthy, yet lightweight This pen is surprisingly light! With such a big pen I expected it to be heavy but no, this weights no more than, say, a Pilot Custom 823 (by feel, as I don’t own a scale). For size comparison I show the pen with some well-known pens, hopefully this gives you an idea. Nib & Performance – It’s a Jowo #6 The extra fine steel #6 Jowo nib perform great out of the box (cleaned), no misalignment, no flow issues and smooth. The ink flow is generous enough to show the characters of the ink. I matched it with Akkerman Ink #17 (Staten-Generaal Rood), this suits the pen nicely IMHO. So, nothing to complain here. Filling System & Maintenance – Your choice With the 3 in 1 filling system, you can do whatever you want. There is a Smith standard international converter included with the pen. I chose to eye dropper it as I dislike refilling pens constantly (I write a lot) and like a big ink capacity. Cleaning is straight forward and easy as you can take the pen apart. Cost & Value – Great value For just a little over € 74,- this is a great value for your money pen. Especially if you consider it’s handmade, made of ebonite, huge number nib options and send within 2 weeks (order, produced and shipped!!). The packaging is great and customer service is impeccable Conclusion – Again thumbs up for Ranga 👍 All in all, again a lovely pen made by Ranga Pens. I have this pen inked-up and at the ready at my desk and use it mainly for longer writing session, the size and girth of the pen gives me a relaxed writing experience. It’s a pleasure to write with this pen.
  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
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    Flex Nibs And Pen Bodies

    I'm wanting to buy a flex pen, mostly for fun and to try my hand at writing with it. After a lot of searching I'm leaning towards a Ranga 3C ebonite pen with an Kanwrite Ultra Flex nib. I'm in the process of inquiring from Ranga if their pen will fit a Kanwrite nib unit (screw-in nib and feed). Does is fit Bock, or would this be a custom modification? I've read about the virtues of ebonite, so what's why the Ranga intrigues me, plus they offer a nib unit vs. just the nib (I often hear nibs from India, especially the thick Kanwrite nibs, are hard to fit on most feeds). I've also ordered a Franklin-Chrisoph music nib (nib unit) that I was going to install on a Jinhao x750 pen and then hopefully on a PenBSS 323 pen when it arrives. However, I might consider ordering a second Ranga pen with a Jowo #6 nib unit fitting. This would surely fit the F-C music nib, correct? Has anyone done this? Good ink flow? So, basically, I'm I headed in the right direction? 1) What's the best pen for a F-C music nib that's not a F-C pen? I've heard good success with PenBBS pens, but perhaps Ranga is better since the whole F-C nib unit can be installed vs. trying to fit the nib onto a PeBBS feed. 2) What's a good modern-day flex nib pen that's not too pricey? I've heard good things about the Kanwrite ultra flex steel nib. Which size - F or M or W? And then what body fits this nib, and writes well? FPN Himalaya V2 comes to mind, but then I saw Ranga. And if Ranga, which model? Thank you. Michael
  20. I'd like to buy a Ranga pen form an official source, that is directly form the manufacturer if that's possible. Apart from the occasional group buys that appear on FPN and managed by Ranga people, I noticed that there's the website: rangapens.com. Given that I don't want to be limited by the options offered in the group buys, I would like to order a pen based on my personal preferences and specifications and I was thinking of doing that through the aforementioned website. Now, my questions are: 1. Is that Ranga's official website? 2. Has anyone bought pens from that website and, if so, how was your experience? 3. Are the shipping costs included in the price? Because there's a widget there on the website to estimate those costs, but it seems it doesn't do anything... Thanks.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. This is a mini-review of a recent Ranga pen (don't expect a fully fledged pro review as I will mostly attempt to give you a few facts and some of my personal impressions on this pen. Thanks). The Ranga Abhimanyu is one of the latest pen model offered by Ranga pens India. As some of you may have noticed, I'm sort of addicted to Ranga fountain pens, for two main reasons, first of all because I like the craftsmanship behind them and the typical originality of a hand made pen, where each pen is practically unique, secondly because I really like ebonite as a material. The characteristics of ebonite are well known, it's a light, but resistant material, which also feels rather warm in the hand, somewhat similar to wood, and which has been used traditionally for fountain pens since a long time. India is one of those places where this material is still rather popular in the production of fountain pens among the small local manufacturers. If you do appreciated the characteristics of ebonite in a fountain pen, you will also probably know that through Ranga you have access to a very wide choice of ebonite qualities and colours (whenever I have bought a Ranga the most difficult part has practically always been choosing the colour! despite Ranga offers several other choices such as type of nibs, clip or no clip, eyedropper or converter, polished or bakul finish). It must however be said, that recently Ranga has expanded offer to several types of acrylic plastic, some of them, particularly the premium quality are really nice too. With this new pen, breaking a sort of current rule in Ranga's nomenclature for its pen models, the pen's name is not a number. Abhimanyu, from whom this pen takes its name, is the tragic hero of the ancient Indian epic poem Mahabharata, who dies at war when only 16. This inspiring name therefore symbolizes fearless heroic braveness. The Ranga Abhimanyu does seem to incarnate braveness but also ancient tradition. Just look at it. Don't you agree that these unusual (brave) but sensual curves are intimately and traditionally Indian? With the ebonite versions, the colours and patterns further add to such strong impression. In a way, I was in fact somewhat afraid that such a brave shape might not be comfortable (I know, I'm a bore on this, the step down, etc.). I was proven wrong, for which I'm glad! The length of the section and the carefully smoothed out step makes this short pen very comfortable to hold! It's length uncapped is comparable to a Pelikan M600, but the barrel is wider, the section slightly wider. It also vaguely reminds me of a Montegrappa Miya, although the section is much longer, and the bulge is moved further back. It can be posted, but I don't feel the need at all. Despite sort of being a portable pen, by Ranga's standards, on it's own it's not a small pen at all. The cap unscrew in 3/4 turn! and this is a welcome novelty for Ranga. The ebonite version shown here is an elegant premium ebonite in grey-cream, with a Bock nib and Schmidt converter. I find it very convenient to swap the nib with any other Bock nib, and I tend to prefer Bock nibs over Jowo (the other German nib option available at Ranga, besides also Indian sourced nibs) due to the slightly more bouncy behaviour of these nibs. Admittedly I was also attracted by one of the acrylic version, particularly this nice cracked mix of red, gold and dark blue, which shows some really nice reflections. Vs ebonite it's a more modern material but fascinating. Here also a close up of this nice resin. This version is Jowo threaded for a change. When buying from Ranga, since they offer this choice, I always ask them to test the nib for me, and it's not unlikely that this may have saved me from some disappointments with Bock nibs (which I have viceversa encountered when buying the stock nibs alone elsewhere...). All in all, I find this new Ranga model, which was recently also offered here in a group buy (in a really wide range of materials, and some particularly beautiful premium ebonite colours - my pink grey cream version comes from there), interestingly different from their 3, 4, 5 models range, a very well done, precise execution (even more notable in the acrylic version), a perfectly working tool out of the box, which gives pleasure in use and an extremely fascinating and good looking result. I've already reached three and I am tempted to get a 4th in ED (which was not offered so far).
  25. This past Tuesday I received from the maker in India a new Ranga fountain pen, my first Ranga. While I wrote to the maker to ask how the apparently #6 nib and feed come out of the section, I've not heard from him (maybe because he and his son don't often look at their email service or maybe too busy due to the work load: I used mpkandan@yahoo.co.in which is inside the pen case). Therefore, I'm here to ask the same thing: do I simply pull out the nib and feed since they're both friction fit, or are both inside a housing/collar that unscrews from the section? [I know if both are in a collar, I can pull them out of the collar/housing.]





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