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    Default Re: Reviews of some modern fountain pens (will update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Andrew your images no longer seem to be uploading correctly here anymore. That's a shame.
    Posts #318 and 319 only have blue squares with question marks in there.
    I am seeing his pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Andrew your images no longer seem to be uploading correctly here anymore. That's a shame.
    Posts #318 and 319 only have blue squares with question marks in there.
    Ouch. I don't know the reasons. If you mean old posts up to 2022, unfortunately I don't have much time to edit them due to hosting, but sometimes it helps to wait and reload the page. If you say about new posts after 2022 contain images on my dropbox and there should be no problem with them.
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    Default Re: Reviews of some modern fountain pens (will update)

    I've gone into Chrome to try that instead of my older version of Safari. Still can't see the latest pics.

    I'm seeing them now too.
    Last edited by Chrissy; January 2nd, 2024 at 11:15 AM.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Review Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Reviews of some modern fountain pens (will update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I've gone into Chrome to try that instead of my older version of Safari. Still can't see the latest pics.

    I'm seeing them now too.
    I find it difficult to answer about reasons. Maybe it's related to secured and unsecured addresses for site(http) and pictures(https)?
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    Another 823 has come to me for service, but in a different color, so Iíll just update my old post by additional info.

    Pilot Custom 823 Translucent Black (made in Japan) FKK-3MRP-TB-F

    The body shape is a cigar (torpedo) with rounded tops and is made of translucent black acrylic, but the section, plunger knob and cap top are made of black opaque resin. The filling system is a plunger-filler, atypical for the Japanese industry, but partially based on the vintage Japanese eyedropper. Cap on thread, 2-start thread, opening/closing in 1.5 turns.







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    Hello! Today I want to show to you the youngest from top model line fountain pens of the famous Italian brand Aurora.

    Aurora Talentum Black with chromium trim (made in Italy) AU-D11N-M

    A modern model of the Italian writing instrument industry, it has a straight cylindrical shape with flat tops. Unlike the top Optima and 88 Big model, the pen has a cartridge-converter filling system by Parker format. It is made from black resin which glows red in the backlight, just like the famous precious Montblanc resin. Cap on thread, two-start threading, full open/closure in 1 turn. The chrome-plated clip is done in a classic Art Deco style with a ball at the end.







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    Hello! I already had this model, which I got rid of several times due to the fact that it is very difficult to clean it from previous inks and because it is not enough to remove the main cap for writing, but when I had the opportunity, I still bought the body, because for a serviceman-designer this is a useful thing)). And so this body does not lie around as a spare part, I decided to create feed for it and mount nib.

    Pilot Custom 823 Translucent Amber|Brown w|custom ebonite feed and modified JoWo #6 nib ground to Crisp Italic M (made in Japan/Germany/Ukraine) FKK-3MRP-BN-JWcusEbF

    I will not describe this pen, I will only note that I received only the body without feed and nib, so I have two tasks Ė to make a feed and adapt any nib that I had available.







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    Amazing work as usual @Andrew. Gorgeous handwriting, spectacular sketch. You're mountain looks like a huge chunk of Lapis Lazuli... Great job

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    Thank you so much, Yazeh!
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    Hi everybody! After creating a body to Pilot Namiki Falcon/Elabo, I received a question/request to create a body to Pilot Custom 743 of the same type. Of course, all the dimensions are completely different, from threads to section dimension, so I had to take measurements again and create a new technical map.

    Custom ebonite body lacquering by 5 layers to Pilot Custom 743/742/912 Ė (made in Ukraine)

    The shape is almost the same as for Pilot Falcon, simple, classic, cylindrical, straight with slightly tapering body, flat tops and made from vintage dark brown ebonite. The only thing is that unlike the Pilot Falcon cap, I made this cap covered on part of body (overchase), the section used is the original Pilot. The section is original and unchanged, with original proprietary filling system. The cap on thread with two-start thread, close/open in 1.5 turns.



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    For those intrigued by the Majohn A1, I recently purchased a black clipless one and have had about a day to test drive it and provide the following to assist potential acquirers.
    Pros:
    Well made.
    Good looking unpretentious pen.
    Not heavy feeling to me.
    Cons:
    The grip section is too thick and causes me some pain with extended writing. For me, this is a pen for quickly jotting things down and not for a long writing spell.
    Cleaned twice (well) and filled with Platinum Carbon Black - pen writes for a while, gets very light, and then writes again. I have tried with the converter and ink sac and the ink sac gives better results and holds a lot more ink. With both, I can see the ink hanging up on the walls of the plastic converter/sac and this is probably the cause of the poor ink flow. I will try a wetter ink.
    The nib is not the smoothest and must be positioned on the paper just so. Lots of audible feedback. Sometimes it takes a few moments to find the correct writing angle. Perhaps the clip variety of the pen would have assisted.
    The EF nib can pick up fibres on cheap three hole refill paper causing some letters to become filled in.
    Some ink leakage/oozing on the nib and near the feed.

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    Default Re: Reviews of some modern fountain pens (will update)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecrivain View Post
    For those intrigued by the Majohn A1, I recently purchased
    Buy the original Pilot Capless Vanishing Point and you will be amazed by the overall quality, I am constantly using the Platinum Carbon and this is my work pen for drawing. If the model with solid gold nib is too expensive for you, buy a slightly cheaper one with Special Alloy nib, the quality is equally good.
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    Thank you, Andrew. I will consider; however, if the girth is the same as the A1, it is not comfortable for me. I am going to fabricate an ink sac/converter agitator out of a coil of copper wire and see if it improves the ink problem.

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    Agitator constructed and installed in the converter. Three turns of #24 enamel magnetic wire tightly wound on a 9/64 drill bit as a coil form. It moves in the converter and is just wide enough not to come out the open end and small enough not to really affect the ink capacity. We shall see.

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    The agitator is doing it's job and ink flow has markedly improved. So far an easy remedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecrivain View Post
    Thank you, Andrew. I will consider; however, if the girth is the same as the A1, it is not comfortable for me. I am going to fabricate an ink sac/converter agitator out of a coil of copper wire and see if it improves the ink problem.
    For Carbon ink, is a narrow place(problem) is a bad sealing door in section and thin channel in the feed, which in the Chinese clone is made of ordinary plastic. If the VP grip doesn't suit you, Pilot has a few more models: Decimo, Fermo, LX, also Platinum has a capless model - Curidas, it's even thicker.
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    Finally, the next Pilot Falcon/Elabo ebonite body order is completed, the lacquering is finished, so I can show the result.



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    Hello everybody! I already have a review on the red one Vermillion, which I like much more, but today I want to show the black. By and large, this is the same pen, although it has several small differences)).

    Pilot Custom 845 w|M nib (made in Japan) FKV-5MR-B-M

    This is one of the two highest models of the Custom line and, unlike the younger ones, has a cylindrical shape with flat tops. The material of the body is black resin with ebonite overlays which covered by black color urushi varnish(allegedly in three layers). The resin is not (red)transparent in the light, so we will consider it not precious)). The filling system is cartridge-converter, of its proprietary Pilot format, and accepts all types of converters and cartridges of its brand. Cap on thread, 2-starts thread, opening/closing in 1.5 turns.







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    I already did reviews of this model some years ago with 14K B nib and 18K M nib, but now I have the opportunity to fresh my own impressions and compare with the Stainles Steel version of these nibs..

    Senator President with Stainless Steel F nib (made in Germany)

    The shape of this pen is cigar type is very reminiscent of the famous Montblanc Meisterstuck 149 Diplomat, but not exactly)). The material is black glossy resin, which also has a red when backlighted. The filling system is traditionally piston filler, but the piston lnob is hidden under its own blind cap. There is a striped ink window on the body. Cap on thread, 2 1/4 turn closing/opening, two start threads.







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    Hello! It so happened that I have quite a lot of reviews on the Platinum #3776 Century model, but almost all of them are with ordinary nibs that I donít really like because they are so hard, but now I have the possibility to test a soft nib from Platinum. So letís see.

    Platinum #3776 Century Chartres Blue Transluscent with Chromium accents (made in Japan) PNB-18000CR #51-0 SF

    The shape of this pen is standard for Century Ė cigar-shaped, the material of body is translucent blue-colored resin called by company as AS resin. All metal accents are chromium plated. The filling system is cartridge-converter, of their proprietary Platinum format. Cap on thread, 3-start thread, opening/closing in 1.5 turns.







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