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Faber-Castell Ondoro Fountain Pen

Faber-Castell Ondoro Fountain Pen

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Finally received my pen today in Malaysia. The nib feels slightly rougher than what i am accustomed to (using Pelikan, Montblanc, Platinum & Lamy) but will get used to it.
As far as steel nibs go, I really like the FC nibs. However, the price on this one is up in the range of lower model Pilot/Sailor pens that come with a solid gold nib. In all, the $80-110 range is highly competitive and better buys are readily available. If you really like the design though, this is a good price compared to regular retail.
This pen should slot in about $60-65 base and $90 for oak. At the current price, I'll pass.
MS781
The lowest price I can find for a Sailor is the 1911 Standard for $156. Can you please link me to a model that is around $110?
MS781
I own the Oak version and it is one of my all time favorite pens, it's friggin gorgeous and the nib on mine wrote like a dream right out of the box.... that being said, I think you're spot on with the price. However, poke around online on some of the big box store websites... I found mine on one on clearance for $100 and they were running a $20 off a $100 purchase deal if you signed up for their e-mail newsletter. So I got my Oak version for $80 brand new.
Nice... I had an FC Ambition and its steel nib was buttery smooth. Sadly, I lost it a few months ago. With this Ondoro, I hope to experience again this FC nibs.
I'm new to Massdrop... If i order this today when will it ship?
Newguy3
Says near the bottom: Estimated ship date is Mar 22, 2018 PT.
kevin8715
I went back and looked and found it after o posted. Thank you for answering.
Can someone confirm that the Greybrown version comes with the chrome grip as shown in the photo? I know it's a small detail but the grip on the resin versions is usually the same resin as the body, and the greybrown with chrome is a less common version.
FYI, Oak barrel is really close to the price on here through Staples if you don't want to wait.
I've been eyeballing this pen for a while. Got mine a couple weeks ago. Oak. Love it. Graf von Faber Castell Carbon Black is in it. EF nib is similar to a Lamy EF. My problem is now I want one with with a broad nib. Maybe in orange? Oh, the ink cartridge it shipped with exploded - thankfully the pen was wrapped and wasn't covered with ink.
Got my pen! Wow, as a avid pen collector, this will be my work horse for me in my design business. Need to get another one!
what's the price of this when it goes live usually? does it ship to Canada?
camelface
About $85 Base US + $30 for the Oak Version.
My orange Ondoro fountain pen arrived last week and after 4 pages of writing the fine nib has smoothed out perfectly. Beautiful looking pen, the cap is very heavy so I write with it off, whereas the body is light and feels perfectly balanced in my hand. Very glad I finally picked this one up.
Can anyone explain if this pen 's body/section strong? I seem to have gorilla hands and have cracked my pen sections... also, is the material slippery? I like my TWSBIs but they're so slippery after a few minutes of writing.
Received an email stating my Ondoro was delivered yesterday. Since yesterday was 2 days before the estimated ship date, I am a actually hoping the email was in error. I didn't receive my pen yesterday. Did anyone else get the actual pen early? EDIT: actually, it is here! I was fooled by the FedEx email sender. when I looked at the details, II saw it was transferred by FedEx to the USPS for delivery. Owing to torrential downpours yesterday, we had an unusually late mail delivery.
It's lovely, but the wood feels dry. I'm debating whether to rely on handling it to smooth and gradually oil it, or using a dab of lemon oil occasionally. Any thoughts?
mamamiau
Recommendations for treating the Faber Castell wood pen body were discussed recently on the Fountain Pen Network Forum and it was the general consensus that Bees Wax is the safest and most effective product for treatment and maintenence of the pen bodies.
mmg122
Thank you! As it happens, I haven't tried any kind of treatment yet so I'll be sure to get some beeswax. And will go visit the FPN as well.
Is there somewhere you can get replacement nibs for this pen? I'm trouble deciding on a width and don't want to be stuck with the wrong choice. I see some replacements for other F-C models online but not the Ondoro.
Jhunt
Aren't they the same nibs? CMIIW
Received my new Ondoro in Graphite and Medium nib yesterday. Inked it up with some Noodler's Libertys's Elysium and Wow! Very happy with the feel and the nib. It's warm in the hand, nice size and shape to the section, long/large enough to use unposted, which is not normal for my hand. This is my first Farber-Castellated pen, and everything I've read about their nib quality holds true. This is a beautifully smooth, juicy Nib. Honking great line. Only quibble is that, for a snap cap, the hex shape requires that you have to very carefully align to cap. Just an observation, certainly not a huge gripe, as most people are careful when capping their pricey pens anyway. Most pleased with this pen, and certainly my new daily writer (for now).
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I'm looking forward to receiving my fist F.C fountain pen. I have the e-motion ball and roller pens but never got comfortable with the shape or balance of those. I liked the graphite Ondoro best but it was not available in EF so i bought an F. Can anyone comment on the difference in performance between an EF and a F nib?
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Calamus, thank you for the great article. I guess what I was more precisely asking is for anyone's personal experience with the difference between the EF and the F for this brand. As can be seen in this chart (https://www.nibs.com/content/nib-tipping-sizes) the stated difference between an EF and an F line width varies by manufacturer. I cannot find a specification for F.C. Moreover, my experience with Lamy Safari nibs is that Lamy lacks control over line width - an EF nib can write like a EEF or an F or anything in between. Do enjoy you new pen - I understand they are getting ready to ship!!
jaceti1
Goulet Pen has a writing sample for both EF and F for Faber-Castell. Not the same model, but it's still worth to check it out: https://www.gouletpens.com/faber-castell-ambition-fountain-pen-pearwood-fine/p/FB-148181
Incredibly good price on this pen! I have the Graphite pen from a previous drop and it's one of the best pens I have. Writes like a dream and very well built. Hard to beat Faber Castell pens.
Any chance you can get more of the Orange in broad.
Many positive reviews and very tempting indeed.. Hate when I "just" order a pen and then something nice pops up on Massdrop. Ain't that the way it goes !
For what its worth, I find my Ondoro to be a much better writer than my Lamy 2K...
The only two drawbacks to this pen (if you can even call them that) is that it feels top heavy if posted and the chrome cap can get a bit smudgy.
Well worth buying if you're on the fence!
PureAngus62
I'm with you. I tried really hard to love the Lamy 2k with different size nibs, however, they just don't work for me. FC ondoro wooden version is a better option
FYI, the nibs on ondoro and loom are interchangeable :)
I just received this pen in EF. I normally don't like snap cap but this is easily the best snap cap I've used. I got the wood version from this drop and it is very cool. It is very comfortable, a lot more comfortable and better balanced than the e-motion that I have. The nib is one of the smoothest stock nibs I have used. I am completely sold and will probably look to get the resin version next.
This is an attractive and well-built pen, and writes beautifully. Just my opinion, but I think it's the best steel nib I have encountered, and works well with all inks. The nib is also cool looking, with the spots. Price looks good, compared to that big company. I'd like to get the oak, as I have no wood pens, but I'm on pause right now (probably). One little note, and again, this is my personal experience, but I found that the pen dumps much more ink with the converter than the cartridge, allowing some adjustment according to your preferences and what ink is being used. I love a very fine line, and even the XF was not working for me with the converter, but I changed to cartridge, and all was well. To conclude, one of my favorite pens (I have the orange resin). Massdrop, thanks for having this in XF!
Joined the drop. Although faber- castell nibs are stainless steel they are amazingly smooth. They put nibs at multiples of this price to shame.
So is the smoked oak actually made of... smoked oak? It is it just an "oak print?" I certainly hope it's genuine oak...
rtharold
I got one about a year ago, very nice pen, and definitely a chunk of wood!
11.22.16....My Graphite Ondoro with a medium nib just arrived. I filled it with DeAtramentis Atlantic Blue ink. Holy Cow!!, this pen just glides along the paper like its on ice, sooo smooth, with a nice wet ink line. I am in love with this pen!
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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 12/1.
Expect another update from us on 12/2 or sooner if something comes up.
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elimelendez
I thought I was looking at a current notice - I don't see dates for publication of these notes - can that be added?
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Faber-Castell Ondoro 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 12/2.
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head to quill.com to pick up a Faber-Castell Ondoro Fountain Pen, Medium Nib, Smoked Oak Wood for less than 85.99 bucks! stack up coupons for office product, visa checkout and new member:)
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Bailey2013
Thanks for your comments. I really love my Orange Ondoro with a fine nib. I like the snap cap as opposed to the standard threaded caps. I like the way this pen fits in my hand, and mostly the way it writes, first time every time. By and large Massdrop pricing is pretty good. On occasion I have been critical of Massdrop pricing when it has been out of line with the market. What we just found out, is that it's good for Amazon and eBay vendors to be notified when their prices are out of line also. I think it brings back into play, the concept of fair competition. It benefits us all, vendor and buyer alike. ..lol...sorry to sound so serious. 😊
Luke5403
I definitely share your thoughts on FC Ondoro. I would recommend FC Loom to new fountain pen users who's willing to catch the fountain pen bug:) My wooden Ondoro is my daily writer and makes me smile inside whenever I pick it up. Once an electronics enthusiast, I increasingly find myself ditching my smartphone and reaching for my pen. Writing long-hand on paper is a mesmerizing experience, one only fountain pen lover can attest to. I agree that fountain pen is a niche market but it is to the benefits of us all that the vendors/manufactures make an effort to broaden the appeal of their pens by offering a deal once in a while.
Just joined to buy my second Ondoro. I'm excited. My first one has a fine nib. This time I opted for medium. was hoping for orange, but they're sold out already So I'm settling for another graphite. I really love the way these pens write. Really smooth, nice wet ink line.