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    Default Eyeing my first Stipula

    Hello All!

    Iíll probably face some teasing for saying this, but Iíve never owned a Stipula. I donít know why, Iíve just never really been that drawn to them (thereís always been others Iíve wanted more, i.e. Delta or Visconti). Tastes change, I suppose, because Iím seriously considering an Etruria.

    Iíve pretty much decided on a wild honey or pirite. The wild honey material is gorgeous, but I canít seem to find one with chrome, which is preferable. The wild honey is well documented out there, but there donít seem to be nearly as many first hand accounts of the pirite. Can anyone help with that?

    Also, the wild honey material appears a bit transparent. Is ink visibility through the section an issue? (Iím not really a fan of that and I worry staining may be an issue.)

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Eyeing my first Stipula

    I have 11 Stipulas and love them all but be aware that they tend to be fussy.

    Make sure the vendor has a liberal exchange policy.

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    Default Re: Eyeing my first Stipula

    I have a "wild honey" etruria magnifica and it really is striking material. I did have some issues with ink appearing in the section, but I cleaned it out and adjusted the nib section unit and it's been OK since. I got the steel elastic nib, which just wasn't very satisfying, so i swapped it for a F and I enjoy using it a lot. Personally (and this is all personal opinion, of course , I think the gold trim complements this material well. Here is an picture in my files with a few other pens in my collection.

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    Good luck in your search!

    scot
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    Default Re: Eyeing my first Stipula

    I have a Stiplua Etruria but it's darker than wild honey and is opaque. The trim isn't chrome but is solid silver and it has an 18ct platinised stub nib. It's a fabulous pen and always performed well though I haven't used it for years.

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    Default Re: Eyeing my first Stipula

    Thank you all for the input! *I finally decided on an Etruria Magnifica in pyrite with medium nib. *I plan to post pics and initial impressions upon arrival.

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    Nice. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
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    Well, it arrived this afternoon. I havenít done much writing yet, but Iím very happy so far! The medium nib is a bit narrower than I usually like (I did not flush the pen in any way before inking). Iím using Monteverde brown and find the flow a tad less generous than I normally like, but I think Iím going to like the writing experience!

    This may have been a bit precious of me, but I asked the seller to try and pick one for me with less gold and more black & cream. Iím kind of glad they didnít listen, though. I really like this material!!

    So far, I really like my first Stipula and donít think it will be my last!
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    Hard not to like that. Enjoy!

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    I think that mix of colors is spot on.
    Very nice.

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