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    Hello all, I realise this particular sub-forum is for discussion of pens not covered in other named fora, but is it time to instigate a forum for Faber-Castell fountain pens? They are mostly nib-swappable, nibs write well out of the box, and, I think, are excellent value for money.
    How many of us have one/several?

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    I have a loom and I love it! You're right, it wrote perfectly right out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelcockerham View Post
    Hello all, I realise this particular sub-forum is for discussion of pens not covered in other named fora, but is it time to instigate a forum for Faber-Castell fountain pens? They are mostly nib-swappable, nibs write well out of the box, and, I think, are excellent value for money.
    How many of us have one/several?
    The request can be made, but given the lack of moderation and general 'hands-off' nature of site ownership I suspect the request will go unanswered and unaddressed.

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    I would love to see a forum on the Faber-Castell line. One of my favorites. Currently trying to figure out if there is any way I could replace a fine Loom nib with a medium and not send it in. I understand they do not sell their nibs but hate to be be without it. Any ideas? Thank you all!

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    If you're in U.S., I know it's quick and painless. They didn't even charge me, although that may have been because my pen was new and I'd just made a mistake ordering a broad instead of a fine nib. They sent me back a nice note and a package full of F-C swag. Great good will on their part.

    I have great respect for their company and their products. I have two Looms now and am looking for a good deal on an E-Motion. (Had to send one back to Endless Pens because it was trash.).
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    Thanks so much Brilliant Bill. I'll look into that! The Loom is an excellent writer, I just think I might be happier with a medium nib. I appreciate the information.

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    Default Re: Faber-Castell forum

    Got a Faber-Castell Loom with a steel broad nib and it's the smoothest fountain pen writing experience I've had yet.


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    I tried out a Loom at a pen meeting and was very pleased to find it a really smooth writing experience.
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    Default Re: Faber-Castell forum

    I use a couple of Essentio, one F and one M for my EDC, and agree with the others: absolutely smooth writing.

    But I'm thinking in bring the M to some nibmeister to convert into a stub...

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    Default Re: Faber-Castell forum

    I used to have two BASIC ( think they're calling it Essentio now ).





    The carbon fiber one had to be replaced by Faber-Castell due to a manufacturing defect on a batch of them, where the grip was made slightly too small for their converters, causing the grip to crack. (which also caused confusion making people think they were cartridge-only pens).

    Loved the nibs, but kind of found the design to be a bit back-heavy.

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    That black Essentio in carbon fiber you posted there is a handsome pen. I'm sorry they couldn't fix the problems with them.

    I have a Loom and as much as I like it, I have a dickens of a time getting the cap off.
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    Default Re: Faber-Castell forum

    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post

    Loved the nibs, but kind of found the design to be a bit back-heavy.
    The carbon fiber is back-heavy, yes. But the black alu I have is perfect... in fact I'm thinking in selling it and get another alu.

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    Default Re: Faber-Castell forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    That black Essentio in carbon fiber you posted there is a handsome pen. I'm sorry they couldn't fix the problems with them.

    I have a Loom and as much as I like it, I have a dickens of a time getting the cap off.
    They did by sending a replacement barrel from the later batch they corrected for the diameter. (sorry if that was not mentioned before).

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