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In skimming over the discussions, I didn't see anyone mention this thread: two weeks ago I received an email from Support informing me that the pens had been backordered, and 1) rather than keep me waiting, they were cancelling my order, and 2) as compensation , they were giving me a $10 credit on my next order. Well, I suppose the $10 is nice, but what I really wanted was the pen. I wonder how many others were affected by this? Also, and this is really the issue: I still would like to have the pen. When might we see this as happening? Also, retailers are still selling the pen, so it's not as if it isn't available on the market.
Again, a cheap steel nib pen.
Do you ship to India?
I received my pen and it seems to be a smooth writer and works as advertised. One thing I noted is that the crescent does not rotate a full 180 degrees as specified. It just turns about 30 degrees to either side of the filler bar.
Hmm--Well, I have a number of both contemporary and vintage Conklin Crescent Fillers in my FP quiver. By happenstance, along with a couple of Namiki VPs, a Visconti "Art of Writing" and a Bexley 2017 Owners' Club LE are two Conklin Crescent Fillers. Both perform quite will in the way I demand...day to day writing...
Wow, using a steel nib and claiming to be "an exact replica of the original auto-filling fountain pen, with a series of modern finishes."
I don't know if whoever wrote that is ignorant or a liar. The nib is what makes those vintage pens desirable, this is a mediocre pen.
What material is used in the nib? Steel? Iridium?
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The Crescent filler line from Conklin are Steel nibs
I'm a huge fan of the old Conklins. However, these newer models are not of the same quality. I have this pen in Orange and the gold cap ring adhesive was defective when I got it and the clip broke less than a week afterwards with just normal use. The pen itself wrote well out of the box, but for a standard nothing special kind of pen, $120 will buy you something much better.

Frankly, in this day and age, it is unacceptable for a pen to need so much maintenance when it is brand new.
Conklin gets a lot of mileage out of Mark Twain having been a paid endorser for the original version of this pen (though no doubt he did like it well enough, as it was a big improvement over a dip pen). But I love the design. I'd only be interested in the black fake chased-rubber version though.
Be careful with purchasing this pen. Within two weeks of owning an orange/black model, the gold paint on the ring near the grip started chipping off. Not sure how to fix it so it sits unused. Also, Conklin nibs tend to be unusable out of the box.
Marshallmallowlol
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I almost joined this drop :)
Hi I am wondering, if the pen was shipped, I still haven't get the tracking number, have wrote 2 times to the support team, with no response.
Can someone help??? Thanks
Great 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.

Thanks again for the support guys. Drop by the discussion board and share your experience with the Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen. The community would love to hear your thoughts.

If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to reach out to us at https://www.massdrop.com/support.
An update for the group, the first batch of the order has been shipped from our warehouse. The second batch should be shipping between tomorrow and Monday. We will make sure to update the group as soon as this happens.

Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 7/14 or sooner if something comes up.
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 7/8. 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 7/9 or sooner if something comes up.
Hey all. I picked up this pen in the Halloween, and am looking for a color ink to match, but I can't quite decide. Does anyone have a go-to orange ink they could suggest?
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Marshallmallowlol
I personally love Lamy CopperOrange, I have it in my Lamy CopperOrange AL-Star and love it!!!

http://www.gouletpens.com/ink-sample-lamy-copperorange/p/IS-LMY-LT52CE

Order some orange samples from Goulet Pens before splurging on a whole bottle. Hope that helps!!!
MikeJamrock
After looking through the samples that Goulet offers, I actually narrowed my choices down to Diamine Pumpkin, Diamine Autumn Oak, CopperOrange, Iroshizuku Yu-Kake and Private Reserve Shoreline Gold, and ended up settling on Autumn Oak. Thank you both for the help
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 Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain 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 our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 7/17.

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 7/6.

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