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Conklin Herringbone Review


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Conklin Herringbone

First Impressions:

The pen is well made, has a beautiful deep navy color. Nib was smooth and wrote well right out of the box The box is made of faux leather and has a paper sleeve. It came with the pen, a converter, two cartridges one black and one blue as well as a warranty card and filling instructions. Conklin offers a limited lifetime warranty on this pen. The warranty card has a brief history of Conklin and a link to their International Collectors Club at www.conklinpens.com/collectors_club_page.html


Flawless finish, good solid construction. The engraving on the cap band is even and dark enough to read easily. The clip is rigid but is not crooked and is aligned so it points at the name of the pen engraved on the cap band. It is a slim cigar shaped pen. The herringbone pattern lends a depth to the material, I know there is a word for it I know how to say it but not how to spell it sorry!

Design, Size, Weight and other measurements:

The Body color on this pen is Blue, body material is Lacquered metal. It has a screw cap made of the same material as the barrel. The trim is silver. Other colors are available in Burgundy and Gun Metal

Diameter-Body: 12.1mm (0.48in)
Diameter-Cap (w/o clip): 13.3mm (0.52in)
Diameter-Cap (w/clip): 16.2mm (0.64in)
Diameter-Grip: 9.1mm (0.36in)
Length-Body: 125 mm (4.92in)
Length-Overall posted: 160.3mm (6.31in)
Length-Overall closed: 145.9mm (5.74in)
Length-Cap: 67.7mm (2.67in)
Length-Nib: 22.7mm (2.67in)
Weight-Body: 21g (0.74oz)
Weight-Cap: 21g (0.74oz)
Weight-Overall: 42g(1.48oz)
Max Ink Capacity-Cartridge: 1.03ml
Max Ink Capacity-Converter: 1.12ml

The Nib:

The nib is a #6 sized nib, it comes in two toned steel, in fine and medium and silver in a 1.1 stub. I chose a fine nib, and it was remarkably smooth right out of the box and needed no adjusting

Filling System:

Cartridge Converter. It comes with a Conklin screw in type converter. I found the converter easy to use and since it's a screw in type I had no worries of dropping the nib and section in my bottle of ink!

Cost and Value:

I bought the pen new from Goulet Pens at $56.00 I feel I got a decent pen for the money.


The Herringbone has a fair amount of heft, it can be posted, but posting it back weights the pen a good bit. I won't post this pen. I have small hands, it is quite comfortable to write with unposted. I'll be writing with this pen often.



So space and time are linked together. As we are looking across space, we are looking back in time. The further and further away those stars are the further back in time you are looking. Now you are seeing a star that is say six thousand years ago. Imagine somebody at that star looking at us They would be seeing us as we were six thousand years ago. Which of those two is now? - Alan Parsons Project The Time Machine - Temporalia (Paraphrased)

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Nice looking! The Herringbone is a cool finish. Thanks for the review!

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