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Good day! I've owned a number of fountain pens: some were lost and some were vintage. I've recently purchased a Faber Castell fountain pen (attached) as a gift to my fiancée, however it gave me some problems..

 

First was that she noticed that there was a leak. After some diagnosis (cleaning, putting the pen in upright nib up position, swapping the converter with the cartridge), I've concluded that the leak is at the point where the metal meets the plastic part.Kinda annoying since I never had those issues with Parker.

 

Will be contacting the bookstore where I've bought it for warranty in a few hours. Anyone who can enlighten me on the matter will be most useful.

 

Thanks!

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A close-up might have been more useful, but in this picture, it appears to me as though the nib is bent downwards.

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I agree a close up might help more - and the nib does look to be at an odd angle, but the pen is also odd to me. Had to hunt to find the model - the Neo is not available in the UK, Europe or US. By metal meeting plastic, so you mean at the threads or at the collar/nib ?

 

Best bet is to do what you've said you'll do, take it back. Faber-Castell are normally very good pens so you may be just very unlucky.

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Actually looking at the official site (appears to be a Malaysia only pen), the nib appears to be like the one from the WRITink and School pens, which does curve/angle down significantly more than the one found on the other models.

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FC has several pens with REALLY strong downward turned nibs.

 

Sounds like you just got a dud. Call FC and get it exchanged.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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