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That is a site that Anup (a_m) identified. ASAPens periodically puts up new photos of pens they have available. Some are not on the sales site.

Many pens they dont sell on site. Forsuch pens you have to contact ASA directly.

 

They arrange for such FPs through their local suppliers.

 

That's how i got Pilot MR

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/274444-pilot-m-r-fountain-pen-review/

 

And some ball point pens

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/270951-oliver-ball-point-pens-from-india/

 

There is a year old conversation on my site that is pretty illustrative

 

http://indiapoint.net/archives/2013/04/10/asapens-the-best-pen-shop-on-ebay-in/comment-page-1/#comment-4867

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Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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I received an olive Airmail/Wality 52MC from ASAPens today. It is a good sized plastic piston fill pen. I suspect that the MC stands for Metal Cap as the pen has a solid metal overlay on a plastic cap. The pen is fitted with a Wality fine nib. There was a thread where the quality of the single toned Wality fine nibs was negatively compared to the two toned Wality medium nibs but this nib is excellent. It writes a nice smooth fine line. Under magnification, the tipping looks evenly and properly applied. This was one of the pens not listed on the website. I contacted ASAPens through the site and purchased it. I have only had it one day but I am very pleased with it. For those who might be put off by that kind of thing, the pen does have a slight odor similar to the Noodler's Ahab. Another good experience dealing with ASAPens.

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Wality nibs are underrated. When they perform they perform very well. Because of that odor thing i no longer use plastic pens but prefer ebonite or metal or better quality acrylic FPs

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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I share your preferences but it is difficult to find piston fill pens from India made from other materials. I also received my first Indian C/C pen. It is very nice but I hope to someday purchase an Indian ebonite piston filler.

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I have now had my two Asapens Athletes for slightly more than one week, and it seems they've been mine forever. They really are as beautiful as the photography suggests, and their proportions make for very comfortable writing unposted. The nibs were a bit finer than I expected but very smooth. I have inked both of them immediately and used them on a daily basis. They remind me of the Deccan Advocate junior in balance and heft. Very comfortable writers. One has a mixture of all the inks from the Susemai testing project, the other has Akkerman Shocking Blue. I also got a little bonus Hero pen - the perfect Fountainpenday gift for one of my students...

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I have now had my two Asapens Athletes for slightly more than one week, and it seems they've been mine forever. They really are as beautiful as the photography suggests, and their proportions make for very comfortable writing unposted. The nibs were a bit finer than I expected but very smooth. I have inked both of them immediately and used them on a daily basis. They remind me of the Deccan Advocate junior in balance and heft. Very comfortable writers. One has a mixture of all the inks from the Susemai testing project, the other has Akkerman Shocking Blue. I also got a little bonus Hero pen - the perfect Fountainpenday gift for one of my students...

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I have the Deccan Advocate Jr & I can well say that Athlete is much better in its construction.

 

I would be even happier if ASA comes out with a transparent barrel version of Athlete. (Here i must add that i have a feeling as if ASA gives more consideration to suggestions from customers from outside India than from within India) - so maybe some of you should start suggesting him for such a version.

 

Today i found that the Athlete would write to nearly last drop of ink without any burp in between. When i was writing today i found the lines were a bit more wetter than usual. Then i saw the feed and it seemed to be on the wetter side. Fearing another ED disaster i quickly opened the section and to my surprise & relief the barrel was completely empty.

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I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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ASA Pens put up some photos of Airmail/Wality 52MC piston fillers on their stream.

http://asapens.in/eshop/asa-first[/

On the photo thread ASA put up some pictures of an Athlete with a converter. The nib looks kind of crazy with a bunch of breather holes. I wonder if this is a prototype or whether it will be a regular offering.

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On the photo thread ASA put up some pictures of an Athlete with a converter. The nib looks kind of crazy with a bunch of breather holes. I wonder if this is a prototype or whether it will be a regular offering.

Its named Spear. That nib is JoWo & comes only in medium. I am told its there with ASA more than a week back. Don't know why it has not yet been listed. It will be regular offering.

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(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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If It is in a Jowo carrier, perhaps it can be unscrewed and a fine or extra fine Inserted in its place. It was nice to see a selection of piston fillers as well. I have one of the metal clad Oliver pens. I friction fit a Jowo fine into it and it is a nice pen with excellent ink capacity.

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If It is in a Jowo carrier, perhaps it can be unscrewed and a fine or extra fine Inserted in its place. It was nice to see a selection of piston fillers as well. I have one of the metal clad Oliver pens. I friction fit a Jowo fine into it and it is a nice pen with excellent ink capacity.

 

You can just pull out the nib from housing & replace the nib. The Jowo threaded nibs fully get disassembled to housing, nib & feed. However I have found that there is a certain incline in the Jowo feeds that make it work only with Jowo nibs and not with other nibs - as any other nib inserted leaves a gap with feed

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Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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It looks like an eyedropper filler with a breather tube. What would be the purpose of the tube?

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It looks like an eyedropper filler with a breather tube. What would be the purpose of the tube?

 

I am not sure about the breather tube, nor I am sure about the section and cap. It may be possible that such kind of ebonite pen with transparent barrel may be in offing. I have only been told that its a prototype & how I found it. I said it would be great to have such kind of pen.

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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I have a Brahmaputra on its way to me, and I cannot wait. Looking so forward to it!

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Its gorgeous. Any idea when it would be available for sale

Best to enquire at ASA

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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I have a Brahmaputra on its way to me, and I cannot wait. Looking so forward to it!

Thats a gorgeous FP

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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Today I ordered my Revolution with Fine JoWo nib. With Athlete I faced one problem. The pen was too large to put in shirt pocket. So I went with Revolution. Asked them to engrave name of my son on the cap. My experience with medium and broad german nibs had been less than satisfactory. So I chose fine nib.

Can't wait. :-)

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What made you think Revolution is small size? The famous Pelikan Souveran 1000 which is considered a large pen - the Athlete, Revolution are all of that size. Brahmaputra as the name suggests is like that huge river :-)

 

 

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Pen size comparison

 

 

Today I ordered my Revolution with Fine JoWo nib. With Athlete I faced one problem. The pen was too large to put in shirt pocket. So I went with Revolution. Asked them to engrave name of my son on the cap. My experience with medium and broad german nibs had been less than satisfactory. So I chose fine nib.

Can't wait. :-)

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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