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Lotus Shikhar - New Arrival



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Indian Fountain Pen market has lately seen a lot of new entrants and among them, Lotus Pens is one of them. They initially made a lot of prototypes before actually taking a plunge in the market.

 

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Lotus Pens is based out of Mumbai and they make custom pens and handpainted pens also. They caught my eye with the simple looking elegant pen, Shikhar (seems to be inspired by Sailor KOP). And I approached them for buying one of the Shikhar’s as it comes in various ebonite options. Ebonite they use is Japanese Nikko ebonite.

 

So today I am showing the glimpse of the new pen that arrived a few days back.

 

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comes in a faux Leather cover box which is protected by the cardboard sleeve

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the pen comes with a velvet sleeve

Shout out to Tarun Durga for letting me write with his Lotus Shikhar which actually spurred me to get this beauty. Below are the few more images of the pen and my pen comes with black JoWo Broad nib to match with the black coloured clip:

 

 

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Shikhar in navy blue coloured Nikko ebonite

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The review will be coming soon after I have had enough to say and write about this pen.

 

 

 

 

vaibhav mehandiratta

architect & fountain pen connoisseur

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Can't find any data about the size. Since most Indian fountain pens are made for HUGE hands I don't want to end up with something I don't find suitable for my hands.

Ubi bene, ibi patria.

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Can't find any data about the size. Since most Indian fountain pens are made for HUGE hands I don't want to end up with something I don't find suitable for my hands.

Dimensions are identical to a Sailor KOP.

A lifelong FP user...

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Where is this available?

Oh, I know this of myself

I assume as much for other people

We’ve listened more to life’s end gong

Than the sound of life’s sweet bells

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I contacted Mr. Arun Singh at Lotuspens regarding the measurements of the Shikhar - here's what he replied:

Total length............153mm
Barrel with nib length. .131mm
With cap posted length...161mm
total weight..........24 gms.
Barrel weight........13gms
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Dimensions are identical to a Sailor KOP.

 

I contacted Mr. Arun Singh at Lotuspens regarding the measurements of the Shikhar - here's what he replied:

Total length............153mm
Barrel with nib length. .131mm
With cap posted length...161mm
total weight..........24 gms.
Barrel weight........13gms
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Oh my god. Literally everything on Lotus' site is amazing. And the Shikhar is PERFECT for people that want a KOP "experience" without the price. I also prefer the woodgrain patterns of the Nikko ebonites to the typical Indian ebonites. But that blue.....hoooo boy.

 

I just ordered a custom Ranga too....darn. One of those blue Shikhars is calling my name. Hopefully Lotus does well, and will still be offering their beautiful pens in a few months when I could conceivably place another pen order.

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I own two Lotus Shikar for several months now, one in blue ebonite with B Jowo nib, the other in brown rippled ebonite with M Jowo nib. I was considering a Sailor KOP for quite a long time but after writing with these Shikhars I simply don't miss anything, so the idea of buying a Sailor KOP is obsolete. Mr. Singh offers stellar customer service and was very helpful adapting ink flow and smoothness of the nibs to my taste. Highly recommendable!

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I have several Lotus Fountain pens in my Personal Collection....Highly recommend....Unique Fountain Pens, very well made.

 

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