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Has anyone got their hands on one of the 175 special edition fountain pens?

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My local B&M pen  store told me that Cross is saying "the month of March" for availability. I have the rollerball, and am on the list for one of the FP.  They look beautiful.

"History Teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban

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all three versions sport a stainless steel nib, based on info I garnered from cross official website

 

which is a bit of a let-down considering they are anniversary pens

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4 hours ago, ljz said:

all three versions sport a stainless steel nib, based on info I garnered from cross official website

 

which is a bit of a let-down considering they are anniversary pens

Yup.  Bummer Big Time.

"History Teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban

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from the website, it looks like both the Century II and Townsend models are 23k plated stainless steel.

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I have the blue BP and MP and they are very well made and look great. It doesn't really show in the photos on the web, but there is a lacquer over the engraving on the barrels.

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Only “Blue Lacquer GT” in few pen stores.

Made in Dongguan, Guangdong.

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I finally received a blue 175th fountain pen.

Seems well made and is a very nice writer. Makes an eye-catching set with the matching pen and pencil.

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Some phone quality photos of my blue 175th anniversary fountain pen.

Pens come with a very nice little resin? desk stand.

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The fit and finish on these pens is of a very high quality. The blue lacquer with the wavey engraving underneath really stands out and looks fantastic. 

I personally like the banding on the cap and barrels. I have no idea about historical Cross pens but I'm guessing this is a nod to an earlier model of Cross.

The medium fountain pen writes smoothly and with a generous ink flow. As a bonus a converter is thrown in with the fountain pen. 

 

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