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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kshitij » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:44 pm

I liked the Polyana burl.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kanwar76 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:55 am

Got this one in November last year. EF nib, yet to ink.

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:09 pm

Excellent choice, Inder.

That is my favourite Lamy Safari colour but the choice of nib may proove to be troublesome.

Why did you opt for an EF?

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kshitij » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:23 pm

Had been caught up with work so was unable to do this earlier...

Heres the pen that i got from our little competition :D
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Everything from the shape, the pattern and the oversized nib has made me a fan of the pen. I have been using it for the last couple of days that i have had it and it has impressed me to the extent that i may be happy Mack sent me this instead of a knife :mrgreen:
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Its got a fine nib. I am not too crazy about fine nibs but this writes well enough for me to like it.

Thanks to Mack and the mods once again.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:03 pm

Most welcome, Kshitij.

As for the nib, your earlier posts indicated a preference for a fine tipped nib, so that is what I sent you.

I have a medium tipped nib on mine. Will send it to you on Tuesday. Test both and send back the one you don't want.

Which ink did you use to write that sample?

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kshitij » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:29 pm

Hi Mack,
If you are using the medium nib and prefer it, don't take the trouble of sending it over. Send it only if you like the fine nib better.
Also not sure if we have discussed this already on the thread but where and how does one order ASA pens, none of the conventional online retailers seem to have them?

Ink used is Lamy blue black.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:42 pm

I am not using that pen.

No idea what your pen writes like as I did not test it.

http://asapens.in/eshop/index.php?route=common/home

If you are going to buy from ASA, buy a Scmidt nib unit of your choice for the Nauka. Failing which, I have no problem in swapping the medium for the fine.

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kanwar76 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:52 pm

Mack The Knife wrote:Excellent choice, Inder.

That is my favourite Lamy Safari colour but the choice of nib may proove to be troublesome.

Why did you opt for an EF?

This is my first pen with fine nib, just wanted to try something other than medium.

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:13 am

There's a difference between Fine and Extra Fine. :mrgreen:

Fortunately, you can easily swap nibs on the Safari and they aren't all that expensive either.

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by essdee1972 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:16 am

Kshitij, you already got enough knives to start World War 4. Enjoy a fine writing instrument for a change! Congrats once again, brother! And the lines you wrote are exactly the same what I do when testing a pen.....

Inder, I have the very same Safari model in black matte, with black clip and grey nib. The nib is F, which gives a pretty wet line with Shaeffer ink, but a decently fine line with Waterman ink.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by brihacharan » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:08 pm

Those teak wood & burl wood finishes in ebonite are real eye candies.....
Besides the custom made grip is another added feature worth exploring!!!
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:44 pm

brihacharan wrote:Those teak wood & burl wood finishes in ebonite are real eye candies.....
Besides the custom made grip is another added feature worth exploring!!!
Thanks Mack for the link!
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Most welcome but I must repeat that there is only ONE pattern in ebonite that immitates wood.

The teak wood and burl wood is NOT available in ebonite.

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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kshitij » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:00 pm

essdee1972 wrote:Kshitij, you already got enough knives to start World War 4. Enjoy a fine writing instrument for a change! Congrats once again, brother! And the lines you wrote are exactly the same what I do when testing a pen.....

Inder, I have the very same Safari model in black matte, with black clip and grey nib. The nib is F, which gives a pretty wet line with Shaeffer ink, but a decently fine line with Waterman ink.
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I am enjoying the pen, carrying it around as my daily writer as of now. The fine nib is taking some getting used to.

Those line are from Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The poem inspired me when I needed it.

I too have a Safari. Got it with the M nib but got a broad nib and use it with that. It is one of the smoothest pens I have.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by kshitij » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:14 am

Mack,
Ordered another nauka for myself along with a galactic.
However could find Schmidt nib units on sale on their website.
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Re: Fountain Pens.

Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:52 pm

Kshitij,

Call Subramaniam on +91 9176607660 and tell him to include a Schmidt nib unit with the Galactic.

I doubt you will get the Nauka anytime soon, as he is doing another run of them at the introductory prices. This includes name engraving for free.

Specify whether you want a plated or unplated nib, the point size and the pen it is supposed to go on.

Follow up the conversation with all the discussed points via e-mail and/or WhatsApp.

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