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Asa Royal, Custom Handmade Pen


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Hi All

I have reviewed a custom made pen from ASA Pens on my blog. Below is an excerpt of the same


One fine day we, a group of fountain pen enthusiasts Vaibhav, Tervinder, Rakshit, Sulagno, Pradeep, Prithwijit, Kapil and myself were engaged in discussions to design a pen. The design was going through numerous iterations and me and a fellow fountain pen lover Sulagno liked one of the design prototypes very much. We approached ASA pens with the design and asked for help to make the design a reality. ASA pens took up the task and also procured the last pieces of a vintage acrylic material to be used to create the pen. Thus the ASA royal was born.

The pen is based on the evergreen and classy cigar shaped design. The barrel and section are flush with each other and follow a straight line which is only disturbed by the treads for the cap and a flare at the end of section to aid the grip. Apart from the exquisite design of gold coloured clip the pen has a very minimalistic design. It follows the philosophy "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" and this worked very well in the pen's design.



The construction of the pen is top class and there are no imperfections in the pen. As a result the pen is sheer beauty to look at. The quality of the finish of the pen is awesome too. It’s polished very well and speaks well for the workmanship carried out on the pen.



This is large a pen. It is 16cm 6.23") when capped, 14.5cm(5.71") uncapped and 18.8cm(7.4’’) when posted. For my relatively smaller sized hands (17cm from top of index finger to the base of hand) I prefer to use it unposted. The section has a diameter of 12mm and its is very comfortable to hold The weight distribution of the pen also spot on and it’s easy to use the pen for long writing sessions at a stretch.



I chose for the pen to be fitted with a gold coloured Medium grind No. 6 Schmidt Steel Nib unit. The nib is a very smooth writer and writes line width of around 0.5mm. The nib though not a flex one has a bit of give under pressure and gives line width of 1mm. The nib lays down a wet medium line.



Writing Sample:



Head over to my blog for a detailed review and more pictures. Link


This is my first review for a pen so do let me know the feedback.

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Very nice pen rishminder. The blue acrylic is lovely

thanks vig2432


yes the acrylic not only looks lovely but has a very smooth feel in hand too, much different from the acrylics used nowadays

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Thats a amazing pen Rishminder and your pictures do full justice to it!

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The pen looks really good, thanks for sharing.

thanks hari... yes the blue acrylic is just awesome.. sadly the same material is no longer available.. i am sure you would have few pens in this soft touch vintage acrylic material

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i am sure you would have few pens in this soft touch vintage acrylic material

Hi, no, I am generally not much interested in acrylics(most of the times the material is some kind of an engineering plastic, and need not necessarily be acrylic, i.e. PMMA) but your pen looks really fab, well done.

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Nice looking pen. The size looks perfect.

yes the size is indeed nice though for my relatively smaller hand i would have preferred a little bit smaller pen, that said the balance of the pen is awesome and makes it a comfortable writer for long durations

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Very nice pen Rishminder.


Thank you for sharing it, as well as your impressions on it, with us.


Enjoy it for a longtime.

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That's a very nice pen. A soft colour but some hard edges to the design.


But where did you get the small size Lamy 2000? Do they make a miniature version only for export to India? :-)


the lamy is a normal size one... this pen is huge

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Very nice pen Rishminder.


Thank you for sharing it, as well as your impressions on it, with us.


Enjoy it for a longtime.

merci beaucoup

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Fantastic pen, wonderful review and amazing photography Rishminder. I wonder how come I never chanced upon this review before.





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