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collectorofmanythings

Hello!

 

I’ve been looking into possibly getting a modern Conway Stewart. I personally prefer gold nibs, and like the look of their Dandy model. I was wondering if any of you have any opinions on modern Conway Stewarts and/or this model. I haven’t seen really any review for it anywhere.

 

Thanks,

W. Major

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This probably isn’t the opinion you were looking for, but I was a huge fan of the CS pens before this latest rendition and bankruptcy - say 2012. If you can find one of these “modern” Conway Stewart pens, and there are still ample ways to buy them even some NOS, then it is worth your time. The 18K nibs on these pens were just fantastic across the board and I still have 2 of these pens that I doubt I would ever part with.

 

I don’t have any experience with the newest model of the brand....sorry

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31 minutes ago, Carguy said:

This probably isn’t the opinion you were looking for, but I was a huge fan of the CS pens before this latest rendition and bankruptcy - say 2012. If you can find one of these “modern” Conway Stewart pens, and there are still ample ways to buy them even some NOS, then it is worth your time. The 18K nibs on these pens were just fantastic across the board and I still have 2 of these pens that I doubt I would ever part with.

 

I don’t have any experience with the newest model of the brand....sorry

Well thank you for your response! I’m not sure where they source their nibs, but they may still be the same 18k nibs if they are buying them from Bock or JoWo. 

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Conway Stewart Dandy is one of my most favorite pens!  I like the size, how it writes, etc.  The very first Dandy's had an issue with a very thin feed hole (not sure what its technically called) so that the ink didn't flow well.  I had one of my early Dandy's feed hole widened by Mike M.  Overall, they are great pens combined with a great writing experience.   Currently there are about 4 for sale on ebay.  They're going for about $350 - $400 for the fountain pen.  The last one I bought was parchment and I paid $320 about 5 years ago. 

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On 4/29/2021 at 8:13 AM, vdiantonio said:

Conway Stewart Dandy is one of my most favorite pens!  I like the size, how it writes, etc.  The very first Dandy's had an issue with a very thin feed hole (not sure what its technically called) so that the ink didn't flow well.  I had one of my early Dandy's feed hole widened by Mike M.  Overall, they are great pens combined with a great writing experience.   Currently there are about 4 for sale on ebay.  They're going for about $350 - $400 for the fountain pen.  The last one I bought was parchment and I paid $320 about 5 years ago. 

Sounds great!

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Just something I noticed.. Bespoke British Pens, the modern manufacturer of Conway Stewart, seems to have switched from Bock to JoWo nibs. I heard many people say that their nibs were Bock before, but within the past few months they changed their nib design, which now includes the lines from the sides of the nib up to the nib slit, which is on the stock JoWo gold nibs. I also heard Michael Jecks mention on his review of the Duro a few months ago that he liked their new nibs, which implies that it changed. I could be completely wrong, but I have a suspicion that they have switched to JoWo.

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