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A Mohi Fountain Pen Called Ebony.


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In Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, there is a pen shop called "Abhay Pen Agencies". In addition to selling other brands, this shop also manufactures and sells their own brand pens. their brand name is Mohi. The Mohi pens are made in a variety of materials like Ebonite and Acrylic. These pens have been documented by amk and wdp4baaz on FPN. You may want to read those reviews also, I have provided the ready links:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/281732-mohi-harmony-fountain-pen/

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/288813-mohi-ebonite-eyedropper/

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/288482-visit-to-two-old-cities-and-some-new-indian-fountain-pens/

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/287448-mohi-tanishq-new-indian-acrylic-beauty/

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/282503-mohi-ebony-fountain-pen/

 

In simple terms, the word Mohi simply means attractive. I was attracted to the Mohi pens and was looking to purchase an example. Here is where Pune based FPNer WDP4BAAZ entered the picture and gave me a wonderful gift of this Mohi "Ebony" eyedropper that he had managed to purchase through a contact in Aurangabad.

 

The pen:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0819.jpg

 

Opened:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0820.jpg

 

It is a simple Dropper filled pen:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0821.jpg

 

Usually the Indian Ebonite pens are turned on a manual lathe by an artisan. In the case of Mohi, the job of turning is done by a CNC, however CNC machning is just one part, fitting, assembly and polishing are all manual steps and have to be still done by hand. CNC gives the advantage of parts interchangeability, a feature missing in fully handmade.

 

You can see from the following pic that the barrel is 2 piece and then nicely joined from inside:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0822.jpg

 

The branding on the clip:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0823.jpg

 

The ink view window remains slightly exposed even when the cap is closed fully, a nice touch:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0824.jpg

 

Some pen users in India have a tendency to grip the pen right at the bottom of the section, near to the nib. Such users also demand that the distance to paper be as small as possible, thus we see deeply inserted nibs. The Mohi nibs are typically very deep seated, even on their jumbo pens and this small Ebony is no exception. The nibs are not generic, but are rather branded Mohi in a simple way. The nib is tipped and of Fine width.

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0826.jpg

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0827.jpg

 

The Ebony is a shade larger than the M200(This was a lovely gift from and a memento of meeting another FPN friend, Kaweko in Heidelberg)

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0829.jpg

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0831.jpg

 

Well, how does the Mohi write? Very well indeed... The nib is very smooth for a nib this fine and the line is appropriately dry for a student who has to write a lot on poor quality thin paper notebooks. Here is a writing sample:

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0836.jpg

 

On the back ground is the lovely covering letter in Marathi, written by WDP4BAAZ and enclosed with the pen when he sent it to me.

 

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af39/hari3171/Mohi%20Ebony/IMG_0837.jpg

 

I hope the readers found this review useful.

 

Cheers!

Hari

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I love the look of these Ebonite pens. The nib is woefully short on this one, however.

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Thank you for your review. There are lots of aspects of this pen I like, including the visible ink window.

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That's a nice-looking pen. Thank you for posting this review.

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Very well written review Hari...the pen, Mohi and wdp4basz deserves accolades for this gem...

 

A review on another acrylic beauty from Mohi is yet due from my end...you post is motivating to show off mine...

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Nice review... Thank you

 

I love the look of these Ebonite pens. The nib is woefully short on this one, however.

 

Thank you for your review. There are lots of aspects of this pen I like, including the visible ink window.

 

Great review Hari , thanks a lot

Regards,

Baaz

 

That's a nice-looking pen. Thank you for posting this review.

Thank you all.

 

Very well written review Hari...the pen, Mohi and wdp4basz deserves accolades for this gem...

 

A review on another acrylic beauty from Mohi is yet due from my end...you post is motivating to show off mine...

:-)

Thanks Subbu, you have helped me get many pens from Madras and enjoy them even when I live far away in Mumbai.

 

But, what happened to the Mohi that you had promised to arrange for me? Thanks to Baaz, I could finally get to experience one example from this company. Of course FPN will look fwd to your "show off " ;) review.

 

BTW I had written an email to you early this week, it has gone unanswered.

 

Regards

Hari

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Dear Hari , Because of this pen , after a very long time, i have enjoyed traditional marathi letter writing !

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Dear Hari , Because of this pen , after a very long time, i have enjoyed traditional marathi letter writing !

Many languages, many character sets, many independent pen makers. In some ways, you gentlemen live in a very wonderful country!

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What a lovely pen: I too like the slight view of the ink window when capped. The clip reminds me very much of the clip on the Konrad.

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Dear Hari , Because of this pen , after a very long time, i have enjoyed traditional marathi letter writing !

Thanks Baaz, even though I have lived in Maharashtra for a major part of my time, this is probably the first time that someone has written to me in Marathi.

 

Many languages, many character sets, many independent pen makers. In some ways, you gentlemen live in a very wonderful country!

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In many ways. :)

 

A new manufacturer and another lovely review Hari! Enjoy.

Thanks Abhik, new manufacturer for me.

 

What a lovely pen: I too like the slight view of the ink window when capped. The clip reminds me very much of the clip on the Konrad.

Thanks!

 

Someone else said the same thing about this being the Noodler's factory in India... Having never used a Konrad, I have no personal knowledge.

 

Nice review Hari. Nice pen, too. And some really beautiful Marathi handwriting on display!

I am glad you liked it. The handwriting is all Baaz's, we also have a traditional modi script, different from devanagari to write Marathi in.

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I had to look up "Marathi" on Wikipedia. It is 20th on the list of most-spoken languages on earth—and I had never heard of it! Thanks for the pen review and the linguistics lesson. One never knows what one will learn on FPN.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language

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