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Guider Bespoke Giants


K Singh

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Guider makes some beautiful pens, and here are few from my collection. 

 

All of these are huge pens and have eyedropper filling. I find them comfortable for everyday writing, but have only inked two so far even though I've had most of these for about 3 years now.

 

I hold my pens as lightly as possible, around the threads or further behind. And I find these Guiders, along with my other Guiders, to be way better balanced than the few giant pens that I had from Lotus/Ranga/Gama. So even though I no longer own a single giant from these other three makers, I have 15 Guiders in my collection - all large/giant ones.

 

The pens in the pic are equipped with Kanwrite/Ambitious/Guider nibs.

 

Left to right:

3 x Glossy-finish Ebonite, Matte-finish Ebonite, Acrylic, Demonstrator Acrylic

 

Approx Measurements:

Capped : 180mm

Uncapped : 162mm

Cap Diameter : 19mm

Barrel Diameter : 17mm

Ink Capacity : 6ml

 

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Those look very nice indeed. The pair of red-polished and orange-matte are particularly nice together, and I like the detail of the incised lines on the caps. The polish on your ebonite pens is lovely. 

 

My favourites from Guider are the Zimbos, both regular and giant - I rather like the 'hello Parker!' detailing on the clip and the fact that it's way too small for the giant body.  I don't know if it's just that Guider make the walls thinner so the pens are less weighty, but they are very comfortable writers. Still, if I had a chance to get one of those elegant ebonites... I think I would not resist the temptation!

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I would definitely agree with your perspective on guider. They really have mastered the weight, balance and feel of the bigger pens. They too are my most comfortable big pens 

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12 hours ago, amk said:

Those look very nice indeed. The pair of red-polished and orange-matte are particularly nice together, and I like the detail of the incised lines on the caps. The polish on your ebonite pens is lovely. 

 

My favourites from Guider are the Zimbos, both regular and giant - I rather like the 'hello Parker!' detailing on the clip and the fact that it's way too small for the giant body.  I don't know if it's just that Guider make the walls thinner so the pens are less weighty, but they are very comfortable writers. Still, if I had a chance to get one of those elegant ebonites... I think I would not resist the temptation!

Thank you 🙂

 

I must admit I am not fond of that Guider Zimbo Cap shape. I have other bespoke Guiders as well(pic below) and I prefer these designs over the Zimbo. If I was looking for custom-made giant pens today, I would go with Guider only. Agree with you, these don't weigh much and are comfortable writers.

 

I'd say get these pens while you still can Sir. With Indian penmakers you never know when they will stop making certain pens 🙂

 

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6 hours ago, Harish N V said:

I would definitely agree with your perspective on guider. They really have mastered the weight, balance and feel of the bigger pens. They too are my most comfortable big pens 

Agree 👍 And you know I have/had several such Jumbo Guiders, in various designs, and there is not a single one which I feel is improperly balanced. Whereas I only bought one or two Jumbo from other makers and didn't find them well-balanced. Atleast for me, Kim Jumbos and Guider Jumbos are perfect, or close to perfect, for my writing style. 

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Someone in Indian pen group shared that Guider is making similar giant pens, based on request of few enthusiasts. Will share a pic below. If interested, please contact them directly for pricing and availability

 

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The matte finish is interesting. I have a custom pen from guider mind. But currently going slow on new purchases. 

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1 hour ago, Harish N V said:

The matte finish is interesting. I have a custom pen from guider mind. But currently going slow on new purchases. 

Same here. I am not even that much interested in new pens these days. Just keep looking for Kim pens, and Ratnam/Ratnamson gold nib ones. And that's pretty much it.

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The Guider website needs a little more work to make it easier to denote the differences between the various models, dimensions, nib options, etc. 

 

https://guiderpen.com

 

I've ordered from Ranga Pens and, more recently, from PLP Pens via their websites. Sometimes, you still need to ask questions. 

 

Tommy

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18 minutes ago, tommym said:

The Guider website needs a little more work to make it easier to denote the differences between the various models, dimensions, nib options, etc. 

 

https://guiderpen.com

 

I've ordered from Ranga Pens and, more recently, from PLP Pens via their websites. Sometimes, you still need to ask questions. 

 

Tommy

You are right. The Guider website has always been like that. Most Indian sellers still prefer to sell via whatsapp/facebook here. So they don't necessarily keep their website up-to-date.

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