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Hello, all!

 

My lovely blue Phileas caught the eye of a new coworker (hallelujah, I am no longer the only "weird pen person" on staff) during a meeting. I had to break the news to him that the pen was discontinued, but I decided to help him out with a Google search for a decent replacement.

 

Nothing can replace this lovely little gem, IMO. But the Hémisphère kept popping up in my searches. I know nothing of it; would it be considered a reasonably comparable writing experience?

 

The writer is a relative newbie, and his current workhorse is a Kaweco Sport (black, with a gold clip).

 

I welcome all opinions, highly biased and otherwise!

 

Thanks,

Jenny

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." - Dorothy Parker (attributed)
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The Kultur is still made and sold in France, it is exactly the same as the Phileas, just some details are different.

 

The Embleme is a brand new model, which looks like the love-child of the Kultur/Phileas and Hemisphere.

 

The Allure/Graduate is a great pen.

 

I like the Hemisphere as well, just be aware that it has the slimmest grip section of the models I mentioned, which might be too thin for some people. If that isn't a problem, it's a great pen.

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Yes,the Hemisphere is a great little pen, but bit more expensive than the Phileas. Might be a step up.

 

Erick

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Using right now:

Kaweco Dia2 "F" nib running Kaweco Blue

Pilot Sterling Silver Toki running J. Herbin 1670 Émeraude du Chivor 

Leonardo Officina Italiana "EF" nib running Noodler's Cayenne

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I have a Hemisphere ballpoint. It is lacquered over metal. A heavier pen.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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You'll find plenty of Phileas on eBay, although the prices some want for them are pretty astronomical for what was once really an entry level Waterman. Good pens though, my first purchase when I came back to the fold a fair few years ago now....

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I like the Hemisphere as well, just be aware that it has the slimmest grip section of the models I mentioned, which might be too thin for some people. If that isn't a problem, it's a great pen.

 

That is definitely a consideration. I have "man hands" (to use a Seinfeld term!) and prefer a larger pen. I'll bring that up to my coworker, too. He may want to balance comfort and portability.

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It looks like the Phileas is readily available on ebay.

 

That was the first place I sent him! In fact, I had my eyes on one of the green ones (mine is blue) when I searched for him!

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