Diplomat Moderns Magnum SoftTouch Fountain Pensearch

Diplomat Moderns Magnum SoftTouch Fountain Pen

Diplomat Moderns Magnum SoftTouch Fountain Pen

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Okay, I've been using this pen the month or so and thought I'd leave a review on what my findings have been thus far. When I say thus far, I'm not sure if I'll be continuing to use the fountain pen as I have been really disappointed with it. I just read from another review that people really enjoyed it, but as for me having several entry level fountain pens (Pilot Metro & Lamy Safari) this one has been really disappointing. The plastic feels cheap and it creaks and strains on the threads and the weight is super lightweight that feels cheap. When holding the pen the two pieces will flex on each other unless you really bare down on the threads to the point of wondering if you're going to strip them. Even after doing those said actions I still felt like the pen felt really cheap.
Yes, I do understand it is inexpensive and I have another higher end Diplomat fountain pen and this one was just surprisingly bad. The nib worked fine, although it is what it is and you get what get as far as the nib. When posting the cap the lack of quality just seems to build on itself as the posting will mar the top of the pen where the cap rests. I would say that the overall experience has been poor and unsatisfactory. I won't even go into the ballpoint pen that came with this drop as a package deal. It was beyond horrid and I'd rather use a full chewed, half-dried saliva G2 pen that has been chewed on by some orally fixated tween with questionable hygiene than this pen. It wasn't even suitable to give to my daughter for her to use and inevitably lose in her daily activities in elementary school. Sorry for the tirade, end rant.
My pen reached me yesterday. I let my father borrow it for a few hours to test it seeing as he writes with fountain pens daily. I almost had to fight him for it... Safe to say its a great pen for the price and the matte grey that I chose looks amazing.
My pen apparently shipped 16 June and disappeared sometime around June 19 because Asendia cannot track anything within Canada and does not register shipping info with Canada Post like the USPS does. (FWIW, 103 trustpilot users rate Asendia 0.8/10 https://trustpilot.com/review/asendia.com)
Happily, Toby, at Customer Service, was very helpful and issued a prompt refund. Thank you, Toby!
kplus
Well! My pen finally arrived after 6 weeks. I decided to keep it, and thanks again to Toby for helping me repay my refund.
Oh my god I thought it was shipping June 10th and I was considering just buying it for full price, rip.
Got one in the last drop. This pen is so light that I end up sold it. Not only the weight troubling me, but also it is a bit too thin to hold. At this price point, Pelikan Stola III is a much better choice. The construction just feels much solid and the nib is as good or even better. It is also a German quality. My two cents.
This is an excellent buy for this pricepoint. I have many high-end fountain pens but I keep reverting to this pen. Love how it has a bit of flex and how it wrote very well out of the box. May join this drop again for a second one.
Better deal on amazon it looks like, but I'm not sure you'll get the same color options. Also would depend on where you live and the cost of shipping http://amzn.to/2rYDpqH
dieyen
There's a $7 shipping charge, so it ends up being more expensive. I'm sure it would arrive earlier though.
Just received mine... Interesting to add an affordable German pen to the collection.
However, the first thing that struck me is that it's small. Small section that forces you to hold the pen as the designer feels you HAVE to. Small barrel that forces you to post the pen. I don't have overly large hands either. I can wear a men's Medium glove.
Cap doesn't go on with confidence. Converter seems a bit wobbly - will have to be very careful not to bump this pen on anything to avoid converter dislodging. Have to hold the pen closer to the nib than I'm comfortable with.
Positive: no threads on the barrel makes it comfortable in that one regard. My nib is pretty good. Can't complain about it. A good fine line.
Matching Ballpoint is meh. I love click ball points, but the click action is too springy for my tastes. Not a very crisp operation.
This pen is a a piece of junk even at this low price.
I've written perhaps a paragraph of text and the pen struggles with hard starts. The nib alignment was completely off and even when adjusted correctly this is only improved a bit. It doesn't feel like it is going to hold alignment either. Flimsy, scratchy, disapponting. Almost every sub $15 Jinhao I have tried is _miles_ ahead of this pen.
I won't use this pen.
I'll stsrt by saying I'm no pen expert. It feels decently built. Not cheap, but not incredibly solid either. The nib is definitely scratchy. My Lamy Safari is far better. Not sure if you can replace the nib, but I will if I can. It's not great. There are probably better options out there at the price.
t0rk
You could try using a piece of super fine micro-mesh. Google micro-mesh for fountain pens for instructions, although it doesn't seem this pen is with the effort!
I ended up buying one of these direct from Diplomat for $25, and let me just say ... worst $25 I've spent on a fountain pen. If you're new to the fountain pen world and are considering this pen, I'd recommend buying two Pilot Metropolitans, one fine and one medium, instead. Or, saving up just a little bit more and getting a Lamy AL-Star or Faber-Castell LOOM.
Personally, I don't think this pen is worth $5. The nib is scratchy, the construction feels chintzy, and it is super skinny and small--smaller than it appears in the pictures.
I just received my pen and the converter. But when i install the converter, it won't fit into the bottom part (barrel) of the pen. So the converter can't be used. Have written to support and waiting for their reply
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I feel like a dumbass! Yes, there is another ink catridge (filled with ink) inside the barrel. Removed that all the converter fits! Lol. Thanks!
horrwai
Welcome ... believe me, you're not the first to fall victim to the cartridge-stuck-in-the-barrel phenomenon. Have fun with your new pen!
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UPDATE: Even with the crack in my pen, it still writes as if it was new. This is amazing.
At the new price (I believe my set costed near $40), I'd honestly buy 2. I might actually buy another as a spare.
Great nib on this pen! For the price, I really like this pen.
The description states a blue ink cartridge is included with each pen. I ordered and received two pens, but no ink.
Athnamas
My ink was in the pen with a spacer.
JaneInAZ
I found mine there yesterday! It fell out while I was trying it put it all back together. I thought that might be where it was but my attempts to get it out before were unsuccessful so I assumed I didn't have any.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/19.
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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.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Diplomat Moderns Magnum SoftTouch 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. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/18.
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I picked one of these up in the last drop. I ordered a Grey, Fine nib. The drop price was/is reasonable for this pen and Diplomat quality. The Magnus is a good looking pen. It is a smaller lightweight pen. The fine nib was quite smooth. As the description and photos indicate, the grip shape is contoured. It would seem that the grip and weight would reduce fatigue and facilitate a comfortable grip. So with my sometimes sore, arthritic hands, I thought it would be a good fit. However, for me, the grip section is small and slippery. It actually forced me to grip harder to prevent my fingers from slipping to the nib. This may not be a problem for most people - so don't let it prevent you from joining the drop. (I only wanted to note that for anyone else that may have problems with their hands) The Magnus made a great birthday gift for a friend who uses it at work regularly. She loves the pen and has had no problems with it :) If you have smaller hands and prefer a lightweight pen, this is a good looking pen and a good deal. The price and pen make this a pretty good starter pen. Smooth nib, easy to use and a good look. I am considering grabbing another..... because fountain pens make pretty fun gifts :)
Alright, be warned: I had ran out of my most favorite blue ink, and was stuck without any other inks, so I resorted to using the refill that came with it. Well, it cracked my pen, as it was too wide.
So if you want to use a refill instead of a converter, at least get some that you're fairly sure will fit. Also, don't just ram anything into the pen.

my own still works however, as it seems any old glue will seal up the leak fairly permanently, as the crack happened about 2 weeks ago, and I'm writing with the pen as if it's still new today.
So I got mine a month ago, and it worked beautifully, wrote like a fuckin dream, and the initial ink was wonderful.
Fast forward to today, October 28th, and suddenly my ink is dead and every parker ink refill i try will not work at all.
Anyone wanna fill me in on how i get this damn thing to work?
TheGoldenChef413
Have you tried flushing the nib/feed with cold water? If not, try that. There are some great videos on YouTube from Brian Goulet demonstrating how to do it. It's easy. (Don't use hot water though.)
TheGoldenChef413
Wait, Parker refill? Are you talking about the ballpoint pen?
If not, Parker fountain pen cartridges are proprietary and will NOT work in this fountain pen. You need the Standard International size.
I've received mine, and it seems to work well thus far. I'll hit ya'll up with a one-week update in... well a week from now :D
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This is the quickest order from MD that I've done. GG.
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 9/29.
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elimelendez
Excellant ... Thanks elimelendez !
elimelendez
Pen arrived today - Good looking pen, modern, smaller, minimalist look. The nib is smooth, pleasant and it gives some line variation - Nice pen and will be a good EDC for work... Now, if you have hand/grip difficulties, you might find it hard to grip. The grip section is small and tapers, the grip section is very smooth. So, for me, it is very difficult to hold. My fingers slide down to the nib - so I have to grip it really tight, but then get cramps in my hands.
It does not take anything away from the pen itself - I like the pen and nib very much. A friend has tried it and really likes it and has no trouble at all with the grip. ( Time to do a little pen bartering for one that works with my hands )
Oh - Almost forgot... very quick delivery :) Hope everyone enjoys their new Diplomats !
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Diplomat Moderns Magnum SoftTouch 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. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/3.
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 9/18.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Alright Germany, this is your last chance to make me like you.