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    Default Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Review – A pen you can consider in sub $250 category

    Pros-

    Beautiful Finish

    Perfectly Balanced

    Amazing Nib (both steel & gold nibs are amazing).

    Snap Cap

    Very Solid Pen, Almost Indestructible

    Comfortable grith

    Great Packing

    Cons-

    Price is very higher for steel nib variant , you will get too many gold nibs in this price segment.

    Clip is tight.

    Diplomat*don’t has good Customer Service, incase your pen turns out to be faulty.

    It’s a*Heavy Pen,*And people with small hands won’t like this pen.*


    Some things you need to know –

    Body Material – Lacquered Metal

    Cap Type- Snap Cap

    Filling Mechanism- Cartridge, Converter

    Grip Material- Resin

    Nib Size – Extra Fine, Fine, Medium

    Postable – Yes

    Trim – Silver

    Diameter Body – 13.1mm (0.52in)

    Diameter Cap – 14.4mm (0.57in)

    Grip Diameter- 10.2mm (0.40in)

    Length (Body) -128.5mm (5.06in)

    Length (Cap) – 62.9mm (2.48in)

    Length(Nib) – 22.4mm (0.88in)

    Length Overall – 138.5mm (5.45in)

    Weight (body) – 28.0g (0.99oz)

    Weight (cap) – 18.0g (0.63oz)

    Weight Overall – 46.0g (1.62oz)

    Capacity of convertor- 1.17 ml

    Other Aspects –


    Packing-*Great! you will like the presentation. It contains pen resting on Diplomat Satin Pillow, converter,cartridge & service guide.***


    Design –*The pen is perfectly balanced,with a very simple minimalistic branding. It’s aesthetically pleasing. There is a small stepdown from the body to the grip section.You won’t have any issue with grip section.It is not smooth & even people with large hands will love this.********************************************* ***********

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    Nib Performance-*It has amazing steel nib, one of the best steel nibs I have ever used (my favorite still is OPUS 88 nib). It is very smooth & on par with many gold nibs. It also comes with gold nib , you have to pay extra $130 for it. I have it too, it is equally nice. It writes very well too. But price goes too high with gold nib, their are many amazing pens available in that category. For anyone looking for heavy pen with a good nib, I will recommend it.


    Note – I have three of these, one with steel nib & other with gold nib. Two were purchased by me from Goulet Pens & third one from a local store.*


    Full Review Link-*https://inkpenlover.wordpress.com/20...-250-category/



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    Default Re: Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Review – A pen you can consider in sub $250 catego

    Don't you find metal pens too heavy to be used as EDC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpenlover View Post
    Pros-

    Beautiful Finish

    Perfectly Balanced

    Amazing Nib (both steel & gold nibs are amazing).

    Snap Cap

    Very Solid Pen, Almost Indestructible

    Comfortable grith

    Great Packing

    Cons-

    Price is very higher for steel nib variant , you will get too many gold nibs in this price segment.

    Clip is tight.

    Diplomat*don’t has good Customer Service, incase your pen turns out to be faulty.

    It’s a*Heavy Pen,*And people with small hands won’t like this pen.*


    Some things you need to know –

    Body Material – Lacquered Metal

    Cap Type- Snap Cap

    Filling Mechanism- Cartridge, Converter

    Grip Material- Resin

    Nib Size – Extra Fine, Fine, Medium

    Postable – Yes

    Trim – Silver

    Diameter Body – 13.1mm (0.52in)

    Diameter Cap – 14.4mm (0.57in)

    Grip Diameter- 10.2mm (0.40in)

    Length (Body) -128.5mm (5.06in)

    Length (Cap) – 62.9mm (2.48in)

    Length(Nib) – 22.4mm (0.88in)

    Length Overall – 138.5mm (5.45in)

    Weight (body) – 28.0g (0.99oz)

    Weight (cap) – 18.0g (0.63oz)

    Weight Overall – 46.0g (1.62oz)

    Capacity of convertor- 1.17 ml

    Other Aspects –


    Packing-*Great! you will like the presentation. It contains pen resting on Diplomat Satin Pillow, converter,cartridge & service guide.***


    Design –*The pen is perfectly balanced,with a very simple minimalistic branding. It’s aesthetically pleasing. There is a small stepdown from the body to the grip section.You won’t have any issue with grip section.It is not smooth & even people with large hands will love this.********************************************* ***********

    *

    Nib Performance-*It has amazing steel nib, one of the best steel nibs I have ever used (my favorite still is OPUS 88 nib). It is very smooth & on par with many gold nibs. It also comes with gold nib , you have to pay extra $130 for it. I have it too, it is equally nice. It writes very well too. But price goes too high with gold nib, their are many amazing pens available in that category. For anyone looking for heavy pen with a good nib, I will recommend it.


    Note – I have three of these, one with steel nib & other with gold nib. Two were purchased by me from Goulet Pens & third one from a local store.*


    Full Review Link-*https://inkpenlover.wordpress.com/20...-250-category/



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    Default Re: Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Review – A pen you can consider in sub $250 catego

    Also is coating reliable? I am seriously looking to get one after your review. I am new to this platform. Can someone other tell me in detail about this pen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpenlover View Post
    Pros-

    Beautiful Finish

    Perfectly Balanced

    Amazing Nib (both steel & gold nibs are amazing).

    Snap Cap

    Very Solid Pen, Almost Indestructible

    Comfortable grith

    Great Packing

    Cons-

    Price is very higher for steel nib variant , you will get too many gold nibs in this price segment.

    Clip is tight.

    Diplomat*don’t has good Customer Service, incase your pen turns out to be faulty.

    It’s a*Heavy Pen,*And people with small hands won’t like this pen.*


    Some things you need to know –

    Body Material – Lacquered Metal

    Cap Type- Snap Cap

    Filling Mechanism- Cartridge, Converter

    Grip Material- Resin

    Nib Size – Extra Fine, Fine, Medium

    Postable – Yes

    Trim – Silver

    Diameter Body – 13.1mm (0.52in)

    Diameter Cap – 14.4mm (0.57in)

    Grip Diameter- 10.2mm (0.40in)

    Length (Body) -128.5mm (5.06in)

    Length (Cap) – 62.9mm (2.48in)

    Length(Nib) – 22.4mm (0.88in)

    Length Overall – 138.5mm (5.45in)

    Weight (body) – 28.0g (0.99oz)

    Weight (cap) – 18.0g (0.63oz)

    Weight Overall – 46.0g (1.62oz)

    Capacity of convertor- 1.17 ml

    Other Aspects –


    Packing-*Great! you will like the presentation. It contains pen resting on Diplomat Satin Pillow, converter,cartridge & service guide.***


    Design –*The pen is perfectly balanced,with a very simple minimalistic branding. It’s aesthetically pleasing. There is a small stepdown from the body to the grip section.You won’t have any issue with grip section.It is not smooth & even people with large hands will love this.********************************************* ***********

    *

    Nib Performance-*It has amazing steel nib, one of the best steel nibs I have ever used (my favorite still is OPUS 88 nib). It is very smooth & on par with many gold nibs. It also comes with gold nib , you have to pay extra $130 for it. I have it too, it is equally nice. It writes very well too. But price goes too high with gold nib, their are many amazing pens available in that category. For anyone looking for heavy pen with a good nib, I will recommend it.


    Note – I have three of these, one with steel nib & other with gold nib. Two were purchased by me from Goulet Pens & third one from a local store.*


    Full Review Link-*https://inkpenlover.wordpress.com/20...-250-category/



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    Default Re: Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Review – A pen you can consider in sub $250 catego

    I like mine. I've got one with a 14k nib in Midnight blue. But it's a tank whilst I like it a lot it is substantially heavier then most of my other pens so I rarely use it.

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    Default Re: Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Review – A pen you can consider in sub $250 catego

    I found Diplomat's customer service to be excellent. The cap on my Excellence mark 1 broke, and Diplomat replaced it for free. I se-mailed them and received a new cap within a week. (Of course, your experience might reflect the distributor in the USA). The pens come with a 4 year guarantee. Online retailers normally give good discounts on the Marrakesh versiion - so they needn't not cost much more that a Pelikan M200 if you go for the cheaper trim.

    I love mine. It has on eof the best steel nibs out there.

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