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    Default FPR Jaipur

    Western companies make fountain pens for the hobby market. These days itís only really India and the Far East that make pens as practical, everyday writers. Though Chinese pens have come along quite a way, most of them need to improve a little further. Many Indian pens seem altogether better.

    Iíve sourced Indian pens directly from the companies in the past. Sometimes this can be difficult. Really, these companies exist to supply the home market. Doubtless they are pleased to sell pens to the world market but not all are well set up to do it and the language barrier can be difficult to surmount. I can hardly blame them for not speaking my language when I donít speak theirs!



    Dealing with Fountain Pen Revolution removes those problems and makes some lovely pens available. I bought a pen from them that I particularly wanted and it was only a few pounds more for free postage so I chose this Himalaya. When the pens arrived a few weeks ago I laid it aside and I have filled it only today. It has a screw-in converter and while it was fixed in the pen it only took about a quarter fill. I unscrewed it and filled it more fully. A little awkward, then. The barrel has a long thread so that the pen can be used as an eyedropper filler. I confess that I find that a little annoying. FPR makes a virtue of the fact that the pen can be filled with a cartridge, using the converter or as an eyedropper filler. I donít use eyedroppers and I would rather a shorter thread. Yes, Iím picky! The cap also has a quite long thread Ė two and three quarters turns Ė so the pen will not be a desk note-taker. Thatís almost all the complaining. The nib is glassy smooth and I like a little feedback. Thatís a preference, not a fault. I can fix that in a moment.



    The blue marbled pattern is very bright and pretty. Acrylic marbling cannot match patterns in celluloid but this one comes close. The chrome goes with the blue very well. The pattern continues into the section. The section is quite thick, gently tapered and has a decisive ďstopĒ. Itís really comfortable. The nib is a more generous fine than a Japanese fine. Itís nice and wet. No stinginess here!



    For me, this is an exceptional pen in the hand. With a little tinkering it will be a very good pen for my wrap, for longer periods of writing.
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    Default Re: FPR Jaipur

    Excellent review - but I think it's a Himalaya rather than a Jaipur?

    I only ask because I've recently been browsing FPR a fair bit, and ended up ordering an orange Jaipur V2, which looks very different to this and is piston filled.

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    Default Re: FPR Jaipur

    Seems like a Himalaya to me too...I own both a Himalaya v2 and a Jaipur v2 and the Jaipur is piston only whereas the Himalaya is a converter/eyedropper pen.

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    Default Re: FPR Himalaya

    You're probably right and it's a Himalaya. I bought a couple of pens at the same time and have become confused between the two. I've edited the text but cannot change the title. Not one of my better moments. I hadn't even been at the whisky.
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    Default Re: FPR Himalaya

    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    You're probably right and it's a Himalaya. I bought a couple of pens at the same time and have become confused between the two. I've edited the text but cannot change the title. Not one of my better moments. I hadn't even been at the whisky.
    Or maybe someone spiked the eggnog :P

    My only Indian pen is a Kanwrite desire with an ultra flex nib.
    I really like it, it's elegant, similar blue marbled design as yours, well balanced, etc.

    I don't like the plunger convertor either. It evaporates furiously, at least mine does.
    I dried it with a cartridge it was better behaved.

    I haven't gone the eyedropper direction. That's a lot of ink

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    Default Re: FPR Himalaya

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    You're probably right and it's a Himalaya. I bought a couple of pens at the same time and have become confused between the two. I've edited the text but cannot change the title. Not one of my better moments. I hadn't even been at the whisky.
    Or maybe someone spiked the eggnog :P

    My only Indian pen is a Kanwrite desire with an ultra flex nib.
    I really like it, it's elegant, similar blue marbled design as yours, well balanced, etc.

    I don't like the plunger convertor either. It evaporates furiously, at least mine does.
    I dried it with a cartridge it was better behaved.

    I haven't gone the eyedropper direction. That's a lot of ink
    I had a look at the Desire - a very nice pen. I understand that the Kanwrite nibs are good.

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    Default Re: FPR Himalaya

    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    You're probably right and it's a Himalaya. I bought a couple of pens at the same time and have become confused between the two. I've edited the text but cannot change the title. Not one of my better moments. I hadn't even been at the whisky.
    Or maybe someone spiked the eggnog :P

    My only Indian pen is a Kanwrite desire with an ultra flex nib.
    I really like it, it's elegant, similar blue marbled design as yours, well balanced, etc.

    I don't like the plunger convertor either. It evaporates furiously, at least mine does.
    I dried it with a cartridge it was better behaved.

    I haven't gone the eyedropper direction. That's a lot of ink
    I had a look at the Desire - a very nice pen. I understand that the Kanwrite nibs are good.
    They're truly good

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    Default Re: FPR Himalaya

    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    You're probably right and it's a Himalaya. I bought a couple of pens at the same time and have become confused between the two. I've edited the text but cannot change the title. Not one of my better moments. I hadn't even been at the whisky.
    You can Edit Post and change the title inside the title box at the top of your post, ergo from FPR Jaipur to FPR Himalaya, but it won't alter the thread title link as that's fixed.
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    Default Re: FPR Jaipur

    A good review of the FPR which, I agree that the threads a tad bit long, but the pen themselves are nice and balanced.

    Speaking of which, I hope you don't mind me posting a photo of mine in this thread (If you do mind, just drop me a note and I'll pull it out).



    As you can see, I fit a Sheaffer Imperial section onto the barrel using the original thread of the FPR section that I "grafted" onto it.

    I had a chance to show this pen to Teri Morris (Peyton Street) because it is her Sheaffer + Ranga pens that inspired me to do this modification.
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    Default Re: FPR Jaipur

    Of course I don't mind! The more the merrier! Nice HR and EF.

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    Default Re: FPR Jaipur

    My Himalaya is a beautiful acrylic and one of my favorite pens. Fantastic value, too.

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