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I recently purchased on Ebay for USD$150 a gold-plated Waterford Powerscourt fountain pen with a fine 18K/750 nib and have used it for a week, writing with it at least twice each day. Here are photos, to be followed by my impressions at this relatively early stage. The pen is very attractive and feels nice in the hand. It has a solid feel and nice weight; the pen is of average length and weighs 41 grams. It fills easily with its included converter. I used Noodlers Green ink. It took awhile for the pen to write consistently; at first, it skipped a bit. The fine nib writes with a relatively dry line. The nib is on the firm side and makes an easily audible sound when writing on decent quality paper. My "gut" feeling is that the Powerscourt is an attractive pen that feels nice in the hand but writes in an uninspiring manner. I gather that for my tastes, a medium or broad nib (which I generally prefer) would feel better. However, my guess is that the Waterford line is more about looks than about the writing experience. What are the experiences and impressions of others who have written with this pen or other Waterford pens? Am I being unfair to this pen and brand?
My step-mother has a pen holder that originally had a pen with it. The pen was lost during a move and as I was giving my dad an Estie as a birthday present and talking up y'all at FPN, she asked if I could help her find another lost pen. Does anybody know anything about the ball point pen that would have accompanied a Waterford Crystal Pen Holder? I've looked online at images of Waterford Pen Holders and many different holders had the same pen. Thanks, Rodney
If anyone has any leads on this 'vintage' waterford, I'd be quite grateful. I have only poor quality photographs, which don't well show one distinguishing characteristic: On the barrel, there are black lines, shiny, producing a beveled look when hit by light, coming to a triangular point at each end, and alternating in size (long, short). It takes cartridge and convertor. It's red, has a shine to it, and likely chrome. Only says Waterford, Germany, and of course 1783 on the nib It writes quite well, sings a little, and was certainly a good purchase.