Allegory Goods The Bard Fountain or Rollerball Pensearch

Allegory Goods The Bard Fountain or Rollerball Pen

Allegory Goods The Bard Fountain or Rollerball Pen

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Hello, Is the pen a light wood just like on your website or a little darker?
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Madara
There is some variation to the wood color between batches, and the lighting in the photos is different as well. I would say the average is in between the Massdrop photos and the one you've linked. Hope this helps!
Chad
If only you offered shipping to Europe (Netherlands) I would have loved to order a few.
I notice you dont show the back site of the cap. Is your logo burned in there or is this pristine wood?
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We try to offer a range of options in regard to this. This particular collection is about making a bold statement, so we followed through with that in the design. Our precision collection and massdrop exclusive designs may be more your style.
Thanks Chad
AllegoryGoods
If you're making a bold statement with the logo/design, seems entirely counter-intuitive to hide it in all the glamour shots when it'll be such a big part of the look of the pen when seen in person. I love the natural curves in this design (and some of your others), but from what I can tell on your website, if I wanted somethig with a markedly less shouty logo I need to go with a pen that's unfortunately straight, narrow and kinda sterile looking (IMHO).
What refill for the rollerball version?
werekong
Standard 110mm rollerball. Schinder topball 850 or similar, Hi-tec-c cavalier, or similar.
I love the wood allegory uses, but I dislike the cheap kit pen hardware. If they ever did something with nicer hardware I'd be all over this and their reclaimed battleship teak pen.
epsilon748
I completely understand the reputation that kit pens have. We plan to develop our own hardware as soon as it is feasible. That said, we do comb through the huge selection of kits out there and select only the best. While there is certainly some rubbish out there, you may want to hold one of ours in hand before coming to a conclusion.
Question: How does one install the ink cart into the fountain pen?
pizzacat
Figured it out: The ink cartridge clicks into place.
pizzacat
Yep! You got it. Apologies for not seeing your question until just now. :)
-Jess
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and package the group's order for individual shipment to each of you. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is sent out!
Expect another update from us on 11/8 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 10/27 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Allegory Goods The Bard Fountain or Rollerball Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 10/31.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/25.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
does this include the converter? The review copy did and the version on the web site includes it.
Jazzman
Yep. It includes the converter.
Awesome news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 8/20. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 8/21 or sooner if something comes up.
An update for the group, the vendor is currently working on preparing the order. If everything goes according to schedule the vendor will be shipping the group's order to our warehouse on 8/14. We will update the group with the expected date of arrival at our warehouse as soon as this happens.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 8/17 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Allegory Goods The Bard Fountain or Rollerball Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where we'll break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 8/26.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/10.
Hey everyone -- This drop is halfway to reaching the lowest drop point, and the vendor has offered to make the best price available at a drop point of 8 units, so we've extended the drop through the weekend. We hope this will help everyone to get the lowest price, the estimated shipping date has been adjusted accordingly.
Is it a #6 or #5 nib for the generic nib being used? (because I'd imagine some people would like to swap it out for something else, especially if whoever makes the kit pen doesn't tune the nib of each one).
edit: From the review above, that seems like a really tiny pen.
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Hey @KarlBlessing -- I was able to confirm that the nib is a #5 size.
JonasHeineman
Good to know (PS: #6 seems to be more popular, since some people will buy a pen for materials, but will refrain if there's not a lot of alternative nib options, such as the case of a #5)
But kit pens in general don't normally interest me, especially when the person who assembles them picks the most generic and common 'kit pen' design they can with the only possible difference being the appearance of the wood/plastic/acrylic in between the generic parts. Most of the pen turners (ie: as in turning a lathe) I see online don't have much specialties in pens, and treat the fountain pens like the ballpoints/rollerballs and don't take into consideration nib/feed tuning or some of the aspects that may make them uncomfortable as a fountain pen but decent as a RB/BP.
Nutshell : The wood appearance/material is the only thing in my opinion that sets it off from functional pens half it's price (which course does have some to do with machining, but as stated before if nibs were tuned, and design was something other than the "kit pen" look, it'd be more justifiable), also at 100, something like a Desiderata is more desirable, as the whole pen is usually turned, and care is taken to tuning the nib and feed as its supposed to provide higher performance flex from dip nibs (Something that would fail miserably if not probably tuned at the feed/section).
Kit pens make nice gifts for appearance sakes, but seldom make good functional pens when the only difference is the material cut to the kit's specs. (as opposed to custom pen makers that produce an entire pen from scratch and have expertise in tuning it to write).