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Italix Churchman's Prescriptor Fountain Pen

Italix Churchman's Prescriptor Fountain Pen

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Italic nibs are superb if you like wet nibs. It is a good writer out of the box and fit / finish is very good for the price range. Be aware that pen is on the large side and very heavy and I do not like to use it posted. Otherwise a great product I use a lot. For size refference it is in the Pelikan M800 range or a little bigger and most certanly much heavier (picture for the refference attached - left M800, right Italix). If you visit Mr. Pen store you can also buy additional handgrinded nibs for Italix pens.
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Why are the nib options varaitions only available for "LEFT-HANDED" buyers?
I've received the pen ordered with Medium Italic nib and I like everything except the nib performance that is far too thick and wet (almost pouring). The nib is smooth and nice but there is so much ink coming that all line variation is lost and the resulting line is actually a very Broad, constant thickness line. Even writing with the nib reversed the is very thick but much closer to a Medium and the line variation expected from an Italic nib is present. Probably the Nib slit is too much open. Actually when I unpacked the pen one of the first thing that I've noticed was the nib slit that was so open, even at the nib tip, that you immediately notice . As it is my first Italix pen I would like to hear first some opinions some users with more experience on Italix pen/nibs if this is normal? If not I should contact Massdrop support or Mr. Pen for some solution to this?
lucser
I owe 3 Italix pens (among other offerings from Pelikan, Montegrappa, etc.) and they are usually on the wet side but I like that. Try the 90 grams smooth paper from Clairefountaine or similar. If the pen still doesnt give you nice line variations and pours out too much ink either try to contact customer support and discuss / arrange either nib adjustment or change to fine nib.
lucser
You could try some other inks? Monteverde is a rather dry ink that doesn't flow thick. The Pelikan 4001 range can be good to consider as well. Many of the water restitant inks flow less and appears drier and might give you a better line, Diamine Registrar and Rohrer and Klinger Documentus to name a few. But yes, the Italix pens are wet writers and generous in their nibs compared to some other pens, espacially none European ones. Give Mr Pen a direct message - that's otherwise the best option I would guess. If you like to tinker, you could probably order a #6(?) nib and replace the one with.
Except for shipping being included this is NOT a deal - actually marginally more expensive than off the mr pen website...
Anyone knows whether the nibs of Churchmans Prescriptor and Parsons Essential are compatible?
Thanks!
kimwook
No, the Parson's is a No.5 and the Prescriptor is No.6
"The screw-on cap, which is fitted with a tapered pocket clip and an Italix-engraved band, isn’t meant to be posted" yet, we took a photo of it posted anyway.
choiceweb0pen0
It does indeed post and very securely. Just push firmly and it clicks in place.
MrPen
Thanks for this correction. Massdrop once again posts misinformation.
Love them!
I own about 5 of these pens. I also collect other brands of fountain pens. Some are antique & some are new. They all are however, top quality, and that's why I buy Italix pens. Some people say these pens are heavy. Not me! I say they feel like quality instruments. They are also very well made. If you don't have an Italix Churchman's Prescriptor fountain pen you are really missing a great writing experience.
I own six Italix pens and love them all. I must tell you that this is a heavy pen, but like all its siblings, it’s a great writer. And the nibs are well made and quite expressive. In short, buy this pen!
Why doesn't the seller show us at least some examples that help the customes understand what are the differences between the nibs?
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kimwook
I agree. While the "Nib writing guidance" is somewhat helpful (thanks kplus), they really should just have a writing sample of each nib. Picture being worth 1000 words and all...
Edit: found an image in the product photos for another Italix pen here on MD: https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/italix-commodore-s-credential/MD-21780_20160622174645_9e80e2983cff8161.jpg
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kimwook
Just as a matter of curiosity, what's the size of the nib, 5 or 6?
nickart
JoWo #6
and the nib is amazingly well tuned I have the same nibs from Goulet and italix really does some great job with them.
Hi MD, are the pens in transit to you yet? We're about a week away from the ship date :)
I just joined the drop and bought the fine (standard) nib. I have the Parsons Essentia in a medium nib and it writes buttery smooth. I hope that the fine nib writes just as smoothly.
Hi, just joined the drop for this pen and have opted for fine nib. Will it be a good nib for day to day writing. I am a medical professional, and use fountain pen for writing prescriptions. Presently using Sheaffer Legacy Heritage.
rgargmd
Yes, fine nib are the most commonly used nib. Difference between fine and medium is minimal, you'll be more than fine with it in your daily work.
Tasunke
Thanks..
I like many things about this pen: it is solid and on a big side, lacquered finish is awesome, cap which can be posted securely, overall civilized quality of the body, plenty of places where you can engrave your initials etc. But there are few things that I don't like: 1. The clip. It moves side to side and doesn't hold on place securely. Looks like design issue. Clip mechanism didn't take into account that the body is rounded. 2. The short section. It is less convenient to hold it while filling the pen. 3. The golden ring. It is pretty sharp and really disturbs me during long writing sessions. 4. I also spend quite a time tuning my nib, I like nibs to be smooth even if they are italic.
Is Mr. Pen only location to buy additional nibs or is there a U.S. distributor? Love the pen but wish I had an option to use a different nib.
Yay! My Extra Broad Stub Churchman's Prescriptor came in the mail today. I'm so excited to start using it! Thanks Mr and Mrs Massdrop! You've made my New Year. One question though, where does the ink go?
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P.S. FOR SALE- 1 x mechanical keyboard switch - color (onyx black/cherry brown)
Can someone please explain the difference between the:
- italic - itatic oblique - non-italic oblique - cursive stub
I am right handed :)
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It the cursive stub different than a standard 1.1 or 1.5 stub nib?
omkarma
I'm not sure about that.
How many have to purchase to get the price down to $54.99?
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You didn’t read what I said. The pen is already down to its lowest price. Just click on “Join Drop.”
ravkesef
Thanks. I did read what you wrote. The main page is confusing. It looks like it's only the higher price is unlocked. Like I said, this is new to me. Thanks for your help.
Unclear if you commit at $54.99 does that mean if the number is not reached you will not get the pen at the higher price? Obviously I would prefer the lower price but will buy at the higher price. Please advise.
kenmonk
Yes that is exactly what that would mean. I see the drop is over now but hopefully this helps you/other people in the future.
scorpanog: I have this pen and have the cursive medium stub nib. Mine is steel. Quite smooth, good flow. Very pleased.
I have a question: I love the two-tone nib, are they all like that, except for that 14k one? in dropdown there are about 20 options, just wondering because I don't want to pay and then get a steel nib. Thanks.
scorpanog
All the nibs are plated in gold but are stainless steel. The 18k is of course solid gold and is the exception.
Same price as on mrpen.co.uk What is the advantage of this deal?
mcrouse2004
you'll forget you bought it and get a surprise in the mail in a few months?
mcrouse2004
Shipping from the UK bumps the price to $67.98 US. It's about $10 less in total through Massdrop.
The explanation of oblique is completely murky. It says a left oblique is for right handed people but then the description says "left-handed oblique". Huh? So is this a right oblique meant for left-handed people or a left-oblique. Why can't the description just clearly say choice a is for right handed people and b is for left handed people. Just say who it is meant for, or just say left oblique or right oblique but not left-handed oblique and right-handed oblique. I've read dozens of explanations but I still don't know which of these nibs is meant for right-handed people.
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Yes, but broader and marked 'B'
MrPen
Many thanks, very happy and can't wait. :-)
My first British pen...so vicar-like.
I highly recommend this. Very smooth nib.
i hope that it is a super wet pen. more ink flow means less scratch feeling ....especially for a italic or a stub
I bought a medium and I find it's lays just too much ink on the paper. Next time I'll either get a fine or buy another nib.
For others who are sorting nibs other than obliques, this may help clarify: http://www.franklin-christoph.com/uploads/1/0/4/5/10453260/6762593_orig.jpg
How difficult is interchanging the nib with these pens? I'm thinking of getting two other nibs exchanging them as needed.
LeadingEdge
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ccording to sbrebrown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqbaz-1uJWA the nib and feed are friction fit.
Hoping this helps
kplus
Thanks! That was a big help. Gotta' love it when a plan comes together. [Note to Self: get in more haggis - or rather the thin-bodied scrapple imitation of it that we have here. ]