Italix Chaplain's Tankard Fountain Pensearch

Italix Chaplain's Tankard Fountain Pen

Italix Chaplain's Tankard Fountain Pen

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For the money? I’ll wait! How about you?
Jono2112
I'm definitely waiting! I've never had an Italix, but from what I've read this is a very good pen even at the regular price. I generally stick to vintage pens, but this one 'spoke' to me, so I'm willing to be patient.
Have one of these on the way. What's the best ink to use (both well ink and ink cartridges)? Also, if we don't like our nib selection, how do we go about ordering a new nib?
If one sealed up the blind cap at the back of the barrel (and put silicon grease in the appropriate places) is it possible to eyedropper this pen?
TheAcuGuy
The barrel is lacquered metal, yes? Pictures look like it's plastic or an acrylic rather than metal, but if it is metal then I've answered my own question. 😅
Is this a #5 or #6 nib, or something else?
Looking at the internals of the pen, there's nothing to keep the converter from rotating as a whole when turning the knob. Even if it stays put, how would you know that you turned the piston and not the converter as a whole without unscrewing the barrel and checking? Might as well, just unscrew the barrel rather than the end cap and be done with it. Which is fine, btw.
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Oh, I commented earlier that this seems like the best Italix yet, certainly value wise. I recently had the opportunity to handle one and I have to say it's the best-proportioned Italix yet. Remarkably well-balanced. If you make the Tankard available in more finishes it is sure to unseat the Essential.
Theroc
My thinking too. MrPen
I too was confused. When I saw “button fill” I was expecting something like the twsbi Go with a large ink capacity—except with a sublime Italix nib. Still, for the price, it’s an excellent value.
From another Italix pen listing, nib sizes demonstrated.
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Could be. Do you think the nibs are different from one model to the next? I assumed they would be the same.
PaulAdams11
Yeah I was comparing them in the pictures and description as well. Seems to be identical
Mr Pen's latest Italix. The lowest-priced Italix that is available with all nib grinds (unlike the Doodle). A bit smallish, but on the other hand it has the most sensible section of any Italix yet. Oh, and yes the button filler tag is misleading. FYI, Massdrop is not to blame for that; it's what Mr Pen call the end cap-accessible converter too.
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Nice to hear about the balance! Pretty impressive at this price
phoenixsong
Well, cost doesn't really get in the way of balance. It's usually aesthetics, which is what sells, whether we want to admit it or not. But yeah, it's Mr Pen's best value yet. Especially at MD's price.
Saw button fill in the description and got excited because of the price and it wasn't a pen older than me. Then I saw the picture and was disappointed, just a converter filler. Still, it is a good brand just a bit misleading.
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It's not a knock on the pen. Mr. Pen offers a great products. It's just I saw "button fill" and thought of an actual button filler pen and with "tankard" in it's name hoped for a large ink capacity. This pen is a captive converter and holds no more ink than any other converter fill. In the UK that may be more commonly be referred to as a button, but for me, here in the US, that's more of a knob. A button you press down on and a knob you twist. Still, it's a good deal compared to buying direct.
In fact, you still have to open it. I cannot see that much difference in unscrewing the body or the knob. It is still the same work just done on the other end of the barrel.