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Grifos Galuchat Fountain Pen

Grifos Galuchat Fountain Pen

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Hi Maurizio,
I love the stingray leather design, and how you take time to respond to everyone's questions and comments.
Do you have a version of the blue color but with silver hardware? Like the black version?
EsKAmoMO
Thank you. I feel that straight contact with customers could make the difference for a small company as our and big brands. I keep an open eye and answer while I make invoices or engrave a silver body. Today with tablet is so easy do that! About your question... yes there is no problem to make a blue one with silver details... but the problem is how make it possible through Massdrop. This drop was made with these pen features and honestly I do not know any way to send a unique pen made with different fittings... we will produce these pens in mass and will ship to MD warehouse in bulk, then they will ship to each customer. No way to send a particular one to you I fear. .. a next drop could be made to fit your preference and I could discuss this with MD staff bun I can't Grant you... Best from Italy. Maurizio
Massdrop, any chance again to buy just the rollerball pens?
Nice pen. I do have a problem with it though. The nib is damaged at the base where the ink cartridge is inserted rendering the pen unusable. I contacted the company but never received a reply back from them. Very disappointing as I like the pen as a writing instrument. Hopefully this comment will catch the eye of someone at Massdrop and I can get a reply so I can repair the damaged nib.
It is a pen that I enjoyed using.
Geary
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Hello, I made a search in our incoming email and I confirm we never received your email. May be it was missed. Never mind. I have send you a short message. Please check for it. Thank you! Regards from Italy. Maurizio
Stubnib
Great customer service. Thank you Maurizo for your prompt reply and direct e-mail to me. I really appreciate the high level of service and professionalism that you and Grifos have displayed. I look forward to my next Grifos.
To Grifos, the pen is awesome! But, please ship it with higher-quality ink next time, or just don't include any ink at all.
The black ink cartridges you sent barely work at all, I needed to run water over the nib for several seconds multiple times a day before it could start writing. (Gold medium nib.)
To anyone else who received a pen from this drop, I recommend throwing away the free black ink cartridges it comes with, and using your own ink.
How is the stingray skin sourced? I'd like to understand more about the supply chain, and what sustainability practices are in place.
zofodraziw
Hello, right question. First I would like you know that stingray skins do not belong to endangered species and are not included in the CITES list (you know that CITES are a list where are listed all the endagered species with trade are limited or not allowed at all). Then we purchase them here in Italy with all the legal documents and regular invoices, our source is a big wholesaler which supply many many fashion brands of Italy. By the way we in Italy must be certified by law when purchase such kind of materials and we have regular checks (there is a special brance of our police which makes controls in the fashion companies). Also we never use any skins from endagered species but only from breeded ones and that are breeded for food reasons and have as byproduct these stuff. I hope that you find this information helpful, however if you have any follow up questions or concers, please do not hesitate. Regards. Maurizio
Stubnib
Thank you for all the details, Maurizio. I appreciate your company's responsiveness and attention to these important concerns!
Maurizio - I was reading through past posts and questions. I wanted to say thanks for explaining a little about the nib manufacturing process. It helps explain why there are so few nib companies with quality nibs. It seems that fine and extra fine , flexible nibs are in high demand these days. Unfortunately, it seems the best option for finding such a nib is to get a vintage gold nib. Although there are some companies that do offer steel flex nibs that offer some flex to writing. Glad to see the Griffons uses the Bock nibs, agreed they are top notch nib. Very smooth and offer some character to your handwriting. Good Luck with this drop Sir 😀
j-e-g
Thank you! Glad to share with you some details on our craftmen daily work. Regards from Aosta Valley, Italy Maurizio
Stubnib
Thank those craftsmen for sharing their skills and thanks to Grifos for working with Mass Drop to offer your pens at reduced prices. It allows some people the ability to own a beautiful product!
Happy New Year Massdrop On the last drop i asked if it was possible to be able to purchase the rollerball pen separately. Maurizio said ok but Liz said not in that drop. I have waited until this drop and am asking again if that can be possible? Thank you.
Does anyone have any recommendations for what kind of ink should be used in this pen? I like fast-drying ink, but some nibs and feeds don't particularly care for it (I'm going for the white-gold calligraphic nib, if that makes a difference).
lowkey.savage
Hello, thank you for your interest on our handmade pen. All our pens are equipped with German company Bock nibs. As you may google used and these top quality nibs are mounted on many pen brands (Visconti, Montegrappa, Lamy and many other). This is true for our solid gold nibs too (I mean they too are Bock nibs). So the same quality level inks will be fine for these nibs included your preferred fast-drying it they came from branded ink company. I remain at your disposal! Best from Italy. Maurizio
Beautiful pens:-) Is it possible to buy the rollerball pens separately? Thank you.
Sammi
Hello, I confirm we (as pen company) could provvide the roller pens too, not a problem about. I think that you will be able to purchase them only... I'm not 100% sure of this so you may ask to MD staff but let say I'm sure at 80%... I mean I'm pretty sure you will not be forced to purchase them in bundle with fountain pen. You may try to order and then in the worst case cancel the order. regards from Italy. Maurizio
Hi all,
We've just heard from our vendor that all nib sizes are available in both White and Yellow gold right now. We have updated the options in checkout to reflect this, and if you need to you can change your nib selection by visiting the transaction page under your account.
Liz
Liz, will it become too complicated to have a rollerball only option in this drop?
Sammi
Unfortunately, I won't be able to offer that for this drop with the way it is set up, but we can definitely do this in the future. Sorry about that!
Lovely pen. The stingray skin looks amazing. Would love to get one when I have the $$!
AxelSg
Thank you! Yes it look nice in pics ( thank you MD photo staff guys) but I think it is far better in hands, I mean that the pleasant grip of this particular skin with its hundreds bone bubbles can't be told through pics ( unfortunately) . Have a nice day from Italy. Maurizio
A few months ago a saw this same model on Amazon.  the description stated that the grip section was sterling silver with the guilloche pattern.  Does this one has a sterling silver grip?
walmol
Hello, yes the grip section is made of solid 925 silver and you will see the hallmark stamped on it when you will receive the pen. These hallmarks (due by the Italian-European laws on precious metals) testify both that the precious metal used is silver 925 and also our enrollment into Italian silversmith register. Sorry to miss it into the pen description. We will update the text in furure drops (hopefully). Regards from Italy Maurizio
This is currently on sale for 198€ on the EU site. just a tip for Europeans :)
Can these nibs or nib units be swopped with Bock ones?
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Thanks for the info. One more question - is it possible to replace the entire nib unit as well by screwing out the existing one?
Slimcea
Hello, no it can't be screwed out. You have to pull out feeder and nib togheter and replace them into the feeder holder into the point section. I would suggest to pull while you shake left right this will help, also would help use a rubber piece to pull ( something like dishes glove) .
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 1/5.
Expect another update from us on 1/9 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 1/4 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
@Stubnib hi I wanted to visit your website but it seems to be down. Any idea why? http://www.grifos-pens.it/en/
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 pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 12/28 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 Grifos Galuchat 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 1/9.
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 12/20.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Caved in and joined this drop. It's love at first sight. Can't wait to receive the pen.
dls2000
Hey did you receive your pen? How do you like it so far :)
sdfx
Love it
Hi Grifos Pens.
First, I wanted to say this looks like a nice pen, and I hope other colors and options are available in the future.
One question I had was related to the type/quality of the nibs. I checked your main website, looking for writing samples - and couldn't find any. I also checked FPN and couldn't find any there either. Do you have some writing samples you're able to provide? It doesn't need to be in English, but knowing how your nibs compared to other nibs helps to determine which nib to purchase. E.g. a Fine or Extra Fine.
The other question I had is also related to the nibs. Do you do hand tuning on nibs before they are shipped? Most companies don't do this, and they either use someone else to make the nib, or they are mass manufactured. I'm a little picky on nib quality, and am curious if the gold upgrade results in a smoother writing experience (Steel Fine vs Gold Fine specifically). Is the gold nib a soft or hard gold and is there any more/much more flex compared to the steel nib?
Thanks for making your pen available on Mass Drop, and for helping answer these questions.
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Do you have a link? Before I post, I *always* google first. I spent significant time reading, reviewing, etc. I have yet to see any writing samples. Unfortunately, until I see what the pen has for nib width/flex and all, I can't buy the pen. Especially if I'm going to opt for the gold nib (which I would almost certainly do). Hopefully by the next time it's listed, this info can be provided in the main summary/info section.
TheDarkTrumpet
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I bought this a while back but I find that it skips horribly.
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Hello, thank you for your answer. My though is that a simple wash like you do isn't enough (if there is a clot inside the ink feeder, is enoug that a fountain is leaved open for less then an hour and ink inside the feeder start to dry forming clot). So please put your point section in a glass full of lukewarm water, add a spoon of alchool and leave it night long. Day after wash the point under tap and try to re ink. If not enough again redo for a second night. If also will not be enough I will explain you how disassemble nib and feeder from point section for a further and deepest cleaning. Just let me know! Regards from Italy. Maurizio
What type of ink were you using in the pen? Noodlers, along with many others, seem to be more of a 'dry ink' vs a wet one. That may be part of what's going on.
Do you have any pictures of the white gold and yellow nibs? I want to see how well they match the body.
Nimbusrider
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Done! Regards Maurizio
Any chance the other color pens will be showing up here anytime soon?
Also, I may have missed it, but approximately how large is the grip section? Could you also provide some detail on the calligraphic nib; width etc.. Thank you.
This really is a lovely design in my opinion.
pod_a
Thank you for your positive thought. Actually we have these stingray pens in blue an gray as you may just know but in the future we and MD staff could think to plan new drops with other clors (Jade Green, Black, Coral red), actually no scheduled date are available for them. The diameter of the silver tube on the gripping section is 10 mm Regards Maurizio
Beautiful pen!
What material is the grip section exterior made of?
Cyn1c
Hello, thank you for your positive words. The grip section tube (where you see the square pattern) is solid 925 silver. Always at your disposal Regards from Italy Maurizio
Would love to see this come back!
TheMeanestGene
You got your wish, as it is back...
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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 11/14.
Expect another update from us on 11/15 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 Grifos Galuchat 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 11/21.
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 11/1.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I am in Miami Beach. Saluti