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This is my first attempt at a pen review. I hope folks find it helpful.

 

I was super excited when I learned that this pen was in development. Growing up, the 427 Cobra was my fathers favorite car. Though my dad never owned one (he's a tall guy and likely could not fit actually, lol), it is the car that I associate with my dad. I reached out to The Pen Family and was fortunately able to get #002 which represents the month of my dads birthday. So this pen has some significance to me. Fortunately, it has not fallen short.

 

Pros

-The nib looks amazing! It is the most beautiful nib in my collection. It is the only nib in my collection in which nib creep actually details the relief on the nib. The image on the nib is a slightly rough to the touch allowing it to hold ink which makes the image stand out more. I've found at times that the vertical lines on either side of the cobra can retain different amounts of ink allowing one of the lines to be darker than the other. Unfortunately that did not occur when I inked it this time.

 

-Very comfortable grip section. It feels like the pen disappears into my hand. It can be posted securely but feels visually awkward.

 

-The colors on the pen are beautiful. While the paint job on the car likely did not have black in it, the mix of blue and black feels like I am holding an authentic representative in my hand. The pen looks like the attached picture of the car.

 

-The design is great. The checkered flag is represented on the cap band. Carroll Shelby's signature is on the cap. There are circles on the clip that represents the design on the steering wheel. On the captured converter, you will see "Powered by Shelby" which can be found on the engine of the car. Has a nice image of a cobra on the cap finial.

 

-The writing experience is positive. It is a good medium line. It has slight feedback without being scratchy (kinda like writing with a pencil). The nib has some give which allows for line variation if you choose to push it. Given it is an 18k nib, I don't really feel comfortable trying to get variation. I am a light writer so I don't notice much bounce when writing but it is not stiff.

 

-The 427 Cobra is longer than the Bexley Golden Age Triangles which makes it feel a bit more substantive in your hand. The profile of the clip is also less pronounce and more streamlined in keeping with the design of the car.

 

-Ebonite feed which allows for good flow

 

Cons

-It has a captured converter. They are more challenging to clean compared to a standard international converter.

 

 

-Pen specs:

Diameter body: .58" (14.73mm)

Diameter cap: .65" (16.51mm)

Diameter grip section: .40" (10.16mm)

Length body: 4.04" (10.26cm)

Length overall: 5.55" (14.09cm)

Length posted: 6.89" (17.5cm)

Weight capped: 44.23g

Ink capacity: 1.21ml

 

Overall I really enjoy this pen. Given the meaning behind the pen for me, I plan to keep it for a very long time.

 

Funny story. Everyone one I told about this pen, and why I was buying it, thought I was getting it for my dad. I felt weird telling them no; like it was something I should have thought of myself and didn't. However, my dad doesn't like to read or write for fun. He would never use it. I told him this story and he looked at me with a look that said "why would you waste that money on something I would never use". Validation!

 

 

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I do as well.  It's hard to get a unique shape for most pens nowadays but they nailed it. Great color as well.

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2 hours ago, doclocs13 said:

Esta é minha primeira tentativa de fazer uma revisão da caneta. Espero que as pessoas achem isso útil.

 

Fiquei super entusiasmado quando soube que esta caneta estava em desenvolvimento. Enquanto crescia, o 427 Cobra era o carro favorito de meu pai. Embora meu pai nunca tenha tido um (ele é um cara alto e provavelmente não caberia na verdade, lol), é o carro que eu associo ao meu pai. Entrei em contato com The Pen Family e felizmente consegui o # 002, que representa o mês do aniversário do meu pai. Portanto, esta caneta tem algum significado para mim. Felizmente, não ficou aquém.

 

Prós

-O bico está incrível! É a ponta mais linda da minha coleção. É a única ponta da minha coleção em que o deslocamento da ponta realmente detalha o relevo na ponta. A imagem na ponta é um pouco áspera ao toque permitindo segurar a tinta que faz a imagem se destacar mais. Descobri às vezes que as linhas verticais de cada lado da cobra podem reter diferentes quantidades de tinta, permitindo que uma das linhas seja mais escura do que a outra. Infelizmente, isso não ocorreu quando eu coloquei a tinta desta vez.

 

-Seção de aderência muito confortável. Parece que a caneta desaparece na minha mão. Ele pode ser postado com segurança, mas é visualmente estranho.

 

-As cores da caneta são lindas. Embora a pintura do carro provavelmente não tivesse preto, a mistura de azul e preto parece que estou segurando um representante autêntico em minhas mãos. A caneta se parece com a foto do carro anexada.

 

-O design é ótimo. A bandeira quadriculada é representada na faixa do boné. A assinatura de Carroll Shelby está na tampa. Existem círculos no clipe que representam o design do volante. No conversor capturado, você verá "Powered by Shelby" que pode ser encontrado no motor do carro. Tem uma bela imagem de uma cobra no remate da tampa.

 

-A experiência de escrita é positiva. É uma boa linha média. Tem um leve feedback sem ser arranhado (é como escrever com um lápis). A ponta tem alguma fresta que permite a variação da linha se você escolher empurrá-la. Dado que é uma ponta de 18k, não me sinto confortável tentando obter variação. Eu sou um escritor leve, então não noto muito salto quando escrevo, mas não é rígido.

 

-A 427 Cobra é mais longa do que os Triângulos da Idade de Ouro Bexley, o que a torna um pouco mais substantiva em suas mãos. O perfil do clipe também é menos pronunciado e mais simplificado, de acordo com o design do carro.

 

- Alimentação de bonita que permite um bom fluxo

 

Contras

-Possui um conversor capturado. Eles são mais difíceis de limpar em comparação com um conversor internacional padrão.

 

 

- Especificações da caneta:

Diâmetro do corpo: 0,58 "(14,73 mm)

Diâmetro cap: 0,65 "(16,51 mm)

Seção de aperto de diâmetro: 0,40 "(10,16 mm)

Comprimento do corpo: 4,04 "(10,26 cm)

Comprimento total: 5,55 "(14,09 cm)

Comprimento postado: 6,89 "(17,5 cm)

Peso limitado: 44,23g

Capacidade de tinta: 1,21ml

 

No geral, eu realmente gosto dessa caneta. Dado o significado que a caneta tem para mim, pretendo mantê-la por muito tempo.

 

Estória engraçada. Todos a quem contei sobre essa caneta e por que a estava comprando pensaram que estava comprando para meu pai. Eu me senti estranho dizendo não a eles; como se fosse algo que eu deveria ter pensado e não pensei. No entanto, meu pai não gosta de ler ou escrever para se divertir. Ele nunca o usaria. Eu contei a ele essa história e ele me olhou com um olhar que dizia "por que você desperdiçaria esse dinheiro em algo que eu nunca usaria". Validação!

 

 

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Great story about the passion shared by parents and children!

I didn't know this pen, as a big fan of cars and motorcycles, one more for the eternal wish list ...

Thanks for your review, without a doubt it was very useful.
Regards

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Thanks for the review. Glad the pen is such a good fit for your tastes and comfort.

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1 hour ago, Aysedasi said:

Man, I love that pen.....  :)

 

48 minutes ago, Doug C said:

I do as well.  It's hard to get a unique shape for most pens nowadays but they nailed it. Great color as well.

 

I agree. They did a great job with this pen.

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38 minutes ago, Switala said:

Great story about the passion shared by parents and children!

I didn't know this pen, as a big fan of cars and motorcycles, one more for the eternal wish list ...

Thanks for your review, without a doubt it was very useful.
Regards

Thanks! It is hard to connect a fountain pen to meaningful things we know of our loved ones. It stands out when you can find one.

 

30 minutes ago, zaddick said:

Thanks for the review. Glad the pen is such a good fit for your tastes and comfort.

Thank you.

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14 hours ago, Doug C said:

I do as well.  It's hard to get a unique shape for most pens nowadays but they nailed it. Great color as well.

 

The colour is fabulous.  The whole Shelby/Miles story (the real one as well as the one depicted in 'Le Mans '66') is really interesting to me as Le Mans veteran of 34 visits (a run only broken thanks to Covid).  But the price is way beyond me, sadly.... 

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Nice review:  the perfect nib for a Shelby!

 

Any experience with the original Bexley company so you can compare the new and the old?

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Love it! Thanks for the review!

 

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4 hours ago, kazoolaw said:

Nice review:  the perfect nib for a Shelby!

 

Any experience with the original Bexley company so you can compare the new and the old?

 

Thanks! Unfortunately I don't have experience with original Bexley pens so I can't compare them.

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That's a really nice looking pen!  When I saw the nib photo my first thought was of the Decoband.  Do you know if that's the same #8 nib?  I suppose now that they're the same company that they might be sharing components.

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I don’t think it’s a #8. That size nib would be too huge on this pen. The nib should be closer to a #6 size nib. 

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6 hours ago, PAKMAN said:

Love it! Thanks for the review!

 

 

Thanks! 

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