FP REVIEWS 1


Hello,pen folks
in this page you would find some FP reviews that i have done. More

from a user perspective. Please feel free to raise any comments, feel free to contact me if you needed further info. 

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I.  FPs REVIEW
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1. BANI-E EYE DROPPER
The Bani_E is a hand make pen by a Japanese Pen master, and is unique in that it is fully hand crafted and though it is modern pen, it is designed strictly to vintage eye-dropper design. The Japan Vintage eye-dropper has the unique shut-off valve, which helps to stop ink flow to the nib section and hence prevent leakage.
Sadly the Bani-E was no longer produced and the hard rubber FP is a very lasting material and resilient to inks. I particulary like the jumbo shape of the pen.

2. PLATINUM SHORT PEN-VINTAGE 70'S
The platinum short version is characteristic of japan made FP in the 70's. They are designed for pocket friendliness and a long cap will change it almost to a length of 120mm when posted in writing. And of course this model is only designed for cap posting.

3. NAMIKI STERLING SILVER
The Namiki sterling silver is a heavy high grade FP. Sterling silver is a long lasting material and could get back to shine easily.The Pilot Namiki Sterling comes with a large inlaid nib that is truly impressive.

4. JINHAO RED LACQUER
Jinhao Red Lacquer Write Up

5. QUARTO NAMIKI SPECIAL EDITION

6. MONTBLANC 149-THICK
This is a legendary FP. How should i put it, not the one that rule it all, but certainly one that inspires many to its design.

7. PLATINUM KOI 3776-GOLD FISH
The platinum celluloid is very popular because of the quality of its celluloid. Semi-transparent and polished to shine. Koi 3776 is one of its flagship model, and a successful one.

8. GRIFOS CELLULOID
The Grifos is a truly hand-crafted italian pen. made from semi-translucent celluloid and sterling silver clip and cap band.
The nib is original steel nib and in very good grade. Reground into italic cursive made good line variations.



The following picture shows the pen capped. Full length is almost 165mm






9.  MONTBLANC 342 SCHOOL PEN
The 342 MB is another landmark FP in the MB histroy. Probably made in the 50's to 60's. This period saw MB turning out quality FPs made for quality writing. There are a variety of 342 around, andprice could differ depending on the availability of the pen design

10.  GERMAN ERO
The Ero is a relatively new design pen, probably around for a short few years. So the pen quality is reasonable with a  built-in piston filler. For less than $50 it is quite remarkable feat for a piston designed FP. It is one of the pen that you would not think too hard before lending your colleague or friend.

11.  FABER CASTELL 663N
Faber Castell 663N Write Up

12.  PARKER SONNET "FU"福
13.  SAILOR 1911 FULL SIZE - EMPEROR NIB

14. CP1 LAMY-BLACK

15. Platinum 3776  - Maki-E


16. Dunhill Chinese Lacquer_Slim (06 Apr)


17. Conway Stewart- Writers Edition 2005 (06 Apr)
This is the Conway Stewart Centaury. A special writer edition to commenorate the company. The pen has a good grip diameter of 14.5mm and could easily be converterd into eye-dropper duw to its large barrel.

18. Gold Star 565 China Vintage FP (12 Apr)



19. Dikawen FP _ China Made, (12 Apr)

20.  BEXLEY STERLING SILVER ANNIVERSARY


21. RED DANI NEGORO NURI REVIEW







22. SAILOR 1911 GEISHA MAKI-E



23. TRAVEL DIP PEN - REVIEW


24. MONTEGRPPA EXPRESSIONE - BLACK MOTHER OF PEARLS


25. PELIKAN 140 -GREEN STRIP 29 JAN 2012


II.   ITALIC CURSIVE FPs REVIEW
(CLICK ON LINK "WRITE UP" LINKS


1  BookWorm 702 Blue Celluloid Italic Fine (27 Apr)
Bookworm Celluloid Write Up

2. Orange Acrylic Duofold Style Chinese Italic Fine 5May
Orange Acrylic Duofold Style Write Up

3.  Duke06 Lacquer Black Italic Fine 5May
Dule P06 Black Lacquer Write Up

4. Dream World Duke Italic Fine 5 May
Duke Dream World Write Up

5.  Baoer Red Lacquer - Straight Italic Fine  10 May
Baoer Red Lacquer Write Up

6. Parker Frontier Violet - Straight Italic Fine 10 May
Frontier Write up

7. BookWorm Orange Acrylic- Italic Cursive 17 May
Bookworm Orange acrylic write sample

8.  Picasso Orange Lacquer - Italic Cursive 17 May
Picasso Orange Lacquer write Sample

9. Duke Bamboo King Crown - Italic Cursive 17May
Duke King Crown Write Sample

10. Parker Jotter _ Italic Cursive 31May
Parker Jotter - Italic Cursive Write up

11. Acrylic Orange School Pen- Italic Cursive 14 Jun 
Acrylic Orange School Pen- Italic Cursive Write Up

12.  Waterman France Baby Blue- Italic Cursive Fine 25 Jun
WM France Write Up- Italic Cursive

13. Pilot Heritage 91 - Straight Semi-Flexy Italic Fine 6 Feb 2011
Pilot heritage 91 Write Up- Straight italic Semi-flexy fine(1)
Pilot heritage 91 Write Up- Straight italic Semi-flexy fine(2)
Pilot heritage 91 Write Up- Straight italic Semi-flexy fine(3)

14. Dani Trio - Maki-E Semi-Flexy Italic Fine 22 Feb 2011
Dani Trio Maki E - Italic Cursive Fine Write Sample
Dani Trio Maki E pic 1
Dani Trio Maki E pic 2

15.  KATO CELLULOID - ITALIC CURSIVE FINE 3 Mar 2011
Kato write up 1 and Kato write up 2
Kato pict 1  and Kato Pict 2

16.  PARKER URBAN PREMIER - ITALIC CURSIVE FP MED 15 MAR 2011
Urban write up
Urban pen pict 1 and pen pict 2

17.  PILOT LEGRANCE CUSTOM- CELLULOID BROWN - ITALIC FINE 19 MAR 2011
Legrance pen write up
Custom legrance pic 1 and custom legrance pic 2

18.  PORCELAIN CHERRY BLOSSOM CHINESE FP - ITALIC 0.7MM  08 APR 2011
Porcelain Write Up
Porcelain pict 1, Porcelain Pict 2Porcelain pict 3

19.  SHEAFFER AGIO FP - ITALIC 0.7MM  12 APR 2011
Sheaffer Agio Write up
Agio Picture 1; Agio Picture2; Agio Picture 3 

20. GLENMONT BIG RED -ITALIC 0.7MM  20 APR 2011
Glenmont write up
Glenmont pict 1, & Glenmont pict 2

21. KAWECO DIA -ITALIC 0.7MM  20 APR 2011
Kaweco Write up
Kaweco Pict 1  & Kaweco Pict 2  & Kaweco Pict 3 

22. PILOT LONG ELITE - ITALIC 0.5MM 16 May 2011
Pilot Elite long write up
Pilot elite Pict 1, & Elite Pict 2  & Elite Pict 3

23. KAWECO ELITE


24. TACCIA MERIT
The Taccia Meit write sample after the nib was reground to italic cursive
Althought the nib is steel it is of good quality and performs smoothly after regound and illustrates good line variations.

25. BEXLEY COLUMBUS  REVIEW


26. PARKER 21  SPECIAL
 


27. ESTERBROOK DOLLAR J - GREEN

28. PARKER STUDENT

29. WINGSUNG 840 - NEW DESIGN

30. DUKE CARBON FIBER - ITALIC CURSIVE 0.7MM

31.  FELLOWSHIP EYE DROPPER



32.  PARKER FRONTIER- STUB NIB 1.0MM
33. HERO CLASSIC CELLULOID- POCKET PEN- ITALIC CURSIVE

34. WING SUNG 590 GIANT CLASSIC CELLULOID- FLAT TOP- ITALIC CURSIVE




III.   NIBs REVIEW

1. Car Kuhn Nib Review- No.570
The Carl Kuhn nib is essentially a calligraphy nib of the early 40's or 50's, and that it is a nice nib for letter writing and journaling.
The writing sample for comparison of both the carl kuhn and the Japan XF nib could be seen in the following diagram.

Notably the XF nib is not so ideal for fast writing as its sharper nib meant that it cannot be used with fast speed writing.
Carl Kuhn and Japan XF nib










. 2. QUILL CROW NIB










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The site is updated on : 10 Jan 15
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