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    Default Waldmann Xetra Vienna Black Lacquer Fountain Pen Review - Nice pen but it offers very

    Pros-

    Great nib performance

    Made of Silver

    Nice Grip Section

    Hand Engraved & excellent craftsmanship

    Great cap design & highly polished black lacquered barrel

    Spring Loaded Clip

    Aesthetically Pleasing

    Cons-

    Too pricy for steel nib (MSRP- €376 )

    Heavy Pen- Can’t be used for long writing sessions

    Top heavy when if posted

    Too many turns to uncap- Around*6*turns

    Doesn’t come with converter

    Has a step down from barrel from barrel to cap threads & barrel section- many people won’t like this

    It is definitely overpriced !

    Things you should know-

    This pen comes in two colors – Black & white.

    Nib Width- Fine, Medium & Broad

    Trim color- Silver

    Filling System- Cartridge/Convertor.*Converter isn’t included.

    Cap Type – Screw On Cap

    Diameter(Grip) – 8.2 mm

    Diameter (max) – 11.8 mm

    Grip color – Silver

    Length (capped) – 13.7 cm / 5.4 inches

    Length (posted) – 16.4 cm / 6.5 inches

    Length (uncapped) – 11.6 cm / 4.6 inches

    Weight (barrel-empty) – 19 grams

    Weight (cap) – 18 grams

    Weight whole pen (empty) – 37 grams

    Packaging-*Just Average ! The packaging is nice & outer box is made of black cardstock with company logo over it. Their is a black leather inner box in which pen rests over a removable leather bed . It has polishing cloth, warranty card & some blue cartridges. It don’t have any convertor, this is disappointing in this price segment.

    Design/Construction-*Nice*! The pen is a good looking one. Black & silver combination looks good. Some people won’t like engraving on cap, it’s a personal preference. The cap & barrel are made of highly polished silver lacquer. Cap has heavy silver engraving. Their is Waldman logo ‘W’ on the*finial.Their*is a step down from barrel from barrel to cap threads &*barrel.Also, the pen is top heavy if used posted.

    Nib Performance-*Not that great*! At this price range their are a lot of gold nib options. This pen has a #5 size nib. The nib was stiff & smooth. The pen was moderately wet. They could have done far better in this part!

    Overall-*Not Satisfied*, I feel this pen is pricy for what it offers. No doubt this pen is aesthetically pleasing & extra polished lacquer with silver cap looks*amazing.But*nib is below average in this*category.Their*are lot of good pens available in this price range. Their are many better options available in this price segment

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    Default Re: Waldmann Xetra Vienna Black Lacquer Fountain Pen Review - Nice pen but it offers

    I like the way it looks, but I wouldn’t spend this much for it. Thanks for these reviews, very helpful

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    Default Re: Waldmann Xetra Vienna Black Lacquer Fountain Pen Review - Nice pen but it offers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1XI1rx54hk

    Here - at 35:09 - you can see how it's done. In the video they say it's a dying art.
    Only a handful of engravers still master this work by hand. You need sensitivity and a sense of proportion.
    After all, you have to arrive at the other side in the right measure: not too wide and not too narrow on the engravings that have already been made.

    I have here a book about dying professions. The broom maker is one of them and the bookbinder and the typesetter is already extinct.
    I think with this pen you buy more than a fountain pen. But some people see it as just a pen. But then a Lamy Safari will do.

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