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5 minutes ago, hari317 said:

yes there is, but I have pics sent by them only.

It's ok. I am actually leaning towards the Supreme because it's their flagship model and one I've been thinking of buying for a while. But thanks for the info, I will ask him about it.

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9 minutes ago, K Singh said:

You, in fact, had recommended me the gold nib back then, but even then it was too expensive for me.

Their gold nib was a piece of Indian pen history, they made cheaper gold nib models too like 15, 32, 42 small etc

First Vijayawada Brahmam stopped, then  Ratnam (KV Brahmam and Bros) stopped, then Guider stopped, now Ratnamson has stopped, so the era of handmade gold nib has ended with this.

 

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2 minutes ago, hari317 said:

so the era of handmade gold nib has ended with this.

That's so sad to hear. An art form perhaps permanently lost unless someone picks it up from them. 

 

It's at least good to see a revive in the fountain pens, and also the Indian-made ones, because of this forum and other fountain pen groups.

 

The increase in demand, especially from international customers, has made the Indian pens somewhat expensive though, or at least that's what I feel. 
 

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3 hours ago, hari317 said:

all that is past now, I decided to buy another Ratnamson Supreme instead.

 

In your experience and view, how do you rate steel nibbed ratnamson Supreme over other ebonite jumbo pens? Considering the present price structure. 

 

 

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16 hours ago, bestillmysoul said:

 

In your experience and view, how do you rate steel nibbed ratnamson Supreme over other ebonite jumbo pens? Considering the present price structure. 

 

 

I am not aware of  latest prices of many jumbo pens. No point in justifying why choose one over other. 

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On 9/9/2021 at 2:33 PM, K Singh said:

Your deccan push-cap pen has a stepdown at the section-barrel joint. The guider ones I have seen are without any stepdown, which is what I prefer personally.

This is an old Deccan model called the “ FIVE STAR SUPER”. An ebonite ED version of the Parker VS. 

 

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There are many more. Will share pics. 
 

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@hari317 That's a beautiful pen. Thanks for sharing. I assume you have changed the nib and feed.

 

By seeing some of your old pens I wonder if the India pen-makers today have lost the creative edge they once had. Now almost every Indian ebonite pen looks about the same.

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13 hours ago, K Singh said:

I assume you have changed the nib and feed.

Yes, straight swap with a no 5.5 nib and feed from KW.

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13 hours ago, K Singh said:

I wonder if the India pen-makers today have lost the creative edge they once had. Now almost every Indian ebonite pen looks about the same.

Not really. Thanks to Whatsapp, social media etc, they are spending their energy in making and serving what the customers ask. For example the current thinking is, someone told me, that if the trim is CT then the nib must be chrome plated too and they can't understand whay a company put GP nibs on their CT pens. I mean what can you say to that. 

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2 hours ago, hari317 said:

Not really. Thanks to Whatsapp, social media etc, they are spending their energy in making and serving what the customers ask. For example the current thinking is, someone told me, that if the trim is CT then the nib must be chrome plated too and they can't understand whay a company put GP nibs on their CT pens. I mean what can you say to that. 

Personally it has never bothered me if the nib, trim or clip are of different colours.

I prefer understated colors and design over colourful/flashy ones any day. The simpler and the minimalist the pen looks, the more it appeals to me.

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