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    Default Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws & i

    Pros-

    Strong Aluminum Body

    Nice Nib which has slight flex to it

    Very Light Weight yet sturdy

    Good For Long Writing Sessions

    Unique Design

    Cons-

    Cap Spins!!!! hexagonal pens sides dont always line up between the cap and body. It spins also while posted

    Converter Not Included

    Overpriced Better pens are available at lesser price.

    Section can work itself loose from the body through writing

    One pen of mine had a baby bottom, so poor QC.

    Bad Customer Service.

    Specs & Things you should know-

    Material- Aluminium

    Snap On Cap

    Clip Material Metal

    Clippable- Yes

    Converter Not Included

    Diameter Grip 7.7 mm

    Diameter Max 13.1 mm

    ED Convertible- No

    Grip Material Plastic

    Length Capped 14.1 cm / 5.6 inches

    Length Uncapped- 12.3 cm / 4.8 inches

    Weight with Barrel (Empty)- 0.34 oz / 10 grams

    Weight with Cap 0.27 oz / 8 grams

    Weight of Whole Pen (Empty)-0.62 oz / 17 gramsgrams

    Other Key Things

    Packaging* Nice, but you should remember it doesnt comes with converter.**************************************** ***************

    Design-*Okay!! the pen has Faceted hexagonal body which looks nice but spinning cap is deal breaker for sure. It becomes too long when used posted. Some guys may not like this*Slim Grip!

    Nib Performance *Nib is smooth & flexes a bit when pressure is applied on it.

    Overall-*Unique design but many major drawbacks. And when compared to other pens in this price range its total disappointment.

    Note I have 3 of these, I purchased these pens from GouletPens , JetPens & Fahrneys pen. It retails from $55-65.

    Full review link - https://inkpenlover.wordpress.com/20.../?preview=true



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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Spins?

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Spins?
    It is loose & turns automatically when capped / posted .. I have 3 of these and all 3 have this problem. This is a design flaw

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Does it post with a magnet? The end of the barrel does not look like it would fit inside the cap.

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpenlover View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Spins?
    It is loose & turns automatically when capped / posted .. I have 3 of these and all 3 have this problem. This is a design flaw

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    Does it spin, or just not automagically align with the facets?

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpenlover View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Spins?
    It is loose & turns automatically when capped / posted .. I have 3 of these and all 3 have this problem. This is a design flaw
    I'm not understanding this description. Is there an inner cap that is designed to turn independently of the cap?

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Does it post with a magnet? The end of the barrel does not look like it would fit inside the cap.
    Not a magnet. The silver end of the cap lip slips into the end of the pen between the barrel and the silver button. The same way the silver end of the cap lip slips between the barrell and the section. Which results in the what I consider the design flaw. The section is significantly thinner than the barrell.

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    I'll search for a video of "Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen" to see what this spinning is all about. (Might have to rely on PenBoyRoy...<sigh!>)

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'll search for a video of "Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen" to see what this spinning is all about. (Might have to rely on PenBoyRoy...<sigh!>)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRebsobvqvk

    At 2:02 you see the facets on the cap aren't aligned with the barrel. I don't see it spinning however.

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Thank you, Bayesian. Now I see. The cap doesn't post over the barrel in the usual sense, but attaches at the end. I guess the cap would be susceptible to being pushed 'round during use. I know that happens with twist ballpoints and results in premature extraculation, which is quite annoying.

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    Default Re: Caran dAche 849 Fountain Pen Review Great Hexagonal Design but has major flaws

    Here you can see it spinning. This reminds me of mechanical pencil or pen. I truly dislike the design..

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