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Ratnamson Ebonite Pens - No 21 Hooded Nib


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I got contact info for Ratnamson pens from Ashish, Shrujay, and Hari. I made calls to Ratnamson's pen shop and talk to the owner and his son. The communication was little difficult due to language barrier and not able see their products in available colors. Although, I placed an order. One Supreme and two No 21 for myself and two Supremes for my friend. My friend at that time was visiting India, so got the pen delivered to his home in Delphi and then he brought them back here to Michigan. Eventually I got my pens in end of March. The whole process took about two months. A long wait for desired pens, but it is worth it, I believe.


Here is my newly favorite pen Ratnamson No 21. This is what they consider as a medium width pen, which has hooded nib. Once I was skeptical abou the quality of the nib and performance, but my skepticism went away as soon as I started writing with this pen. Due to its width, it fits perfect in my hand and very comfortable to write with. The nib is fine with fantastic ink flow which make this pen my favorite. (For now, until I get another.) I have got two of this kind, one Green with Black swirls in it and this one. This may look like brown but it has lot more red (brick red) in it then brown. My wife is using the Green one, and we are both happy with this pen.



No 21





Writing Sample



Here are the links for postings of other Ratnamsons pens I own.

Ratnamsons - Supreme

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Dimensions of this pen

Length 5 3/8” (little less than 5.5”)

Capped 6 5/8”

Nib unit 1 3/4”

Barrel 3 1/4"

Barrel Diameter between 3/8” and 1/2”

Ink Capacity 2 ML

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