Regal Author Series Fountain Pensearch

Regal Author Series Fountain Pen

Regal Author Series Fountain Pen

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Every time I see this drop, I am reminded of a certain type of sailing ship peculiar to waters of Asia. It's called a Chinese Junk.
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Brass is necessarily going to be more pricey than acrylic or resin pens. Gold plating on the nib, even partial, will add price as well. If this pen is not your style, that's one thing. But throw around "cheesy" and "rip off" is highly subjective, negative, and unhelpful to anyone.
anthony.cary
Evidently you need A LOT of help when it comes to pens. A) brass is the cheapest way to make a pen heavy--nine times out of ten, it results in an unbalanced pen (the cap weighs more than the body). And B) resin is THE most expensive part of a good fountain pen--go find me a nice brass Pelikan. And C), did I say cheesy rip-off? I meant "blatant rip off." As MB says on their website: "Every year since 1992, Montblanc has paid tribute to great writers whose works have become part of world literature, with its Writers Limited Editions"--so, writer/author--see any connection there? Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you can actually find an "author" who wrote anything of note on one of those POS Regals you seem to have the hots for, I'll buy us both a copy. Nothing too subjective about POS is there? Because I'll be happy to put it in more concrete terms for you: Regal sells shit pens to people who don't know any better. I write this not to inform you, but to point out once again, MBs feeble attempts to enter the low to mid-range fountain pen market. The main reason being, those vendors and manufacturers don't need MD, nor do they (as yet) want to be associated with them. So, what does that leave you? If you're already a fountain pen user--you know this stuff and you pick your MD pen drops with knowledge and LOTS of caution. If you're interested in getting into fountain pens for the first time--MD (as yet) is not the place to learn about them. So then, in closing, I hope I have been especially negative, and especially helpful to anyone who was about to pull the trigger on this particular piece of ove-priced Chinese-crap. Not sure what your angle is here, Tony, but attempting to defend an over-priced MB drop either means you're with MB or you're with Regal--'cause you're damn sure not with us
Is there a picture of the extra nib unit?
phoenixsong
Jetpens sells Regal replacement nibs, this is what is shown on their site (this appears to be the only way Regal offers replacement nibs):
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anthony.cary
Thank you! Now it's just a matter of pairing...
What is the nib size of this? Could I swap #6 jowo nib on it?
bnard893
The nibs on Regal pens don't appear to be changeable, except in some cases where you can order a replacement grip/feed/nib section entirely from Regal. (No, I don't know the size, though)
Same question as Jandl below. Any update Massdrop?
Any update on the ship date for this? I have not heard anything since the drop ended some weeks back.
Jandl
I still haven't received mine either.
I just wanted to let people know that Regal may have upped their quality control since the last drop (~a year ago). I have three of the author series pens (Woolf, Steinbeck, and Hemingway in Rose Gold), and they are all incredibly smooth writers. The Hemingway initially had trouble sealing with the converter, but the issue was actually with the converter and a new converter fixed that issue immediately. I use these as my daily work pens and love them.
Does the option to add an extra fine nib unit for $8.50 mean you get both the medium and extra fine nibs? Or does it mean you are replacing the medium with the extra fine?
snewtonscott
You get both. The pen will always come with the M nib preinstalled, but you can add an extra EF unit.
Liz
Thank you!
Can we get a picture of the extra fine nib unit? What would it look like?
Joebobbillyfrank
I second this. I want to know what they mean when they say that the extra nib unit won't match the 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 9/28.
Expect another update from us on 9/29 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 Regal Author Series 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 9/28.
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 9/19.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
The pen is beautiful but it just won't write smoothly. The ink continues to skip. :( I regret this purchase
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
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 5/19.
Expect another update from us on 5/20 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 Regal Author Series 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 5/16.
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 5/17.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Hello everyone, We've heard and want to acknowledge the community's concerns regarding the potential leakage described by some members. Regal assured us that this is rare and we appreciate your communication with letting us know your experience. Regal also let us know that they're happy to offer replacements for members that experience leakage issues. Please contact Regal Support at info@regaltw.com along with your Massdrop transaction details.
regal have serious QC issues. had one that leaked at the seam on the front of the section. their nib is smooth though.
I really want to get one of these, but I bought a Steinbeck from Regal directly and the paint is just fading away exposing the brass underneath. Additionally, the converter does not create a good enough seal with pen.
These pens dry out and don't really work well. They're beautiful but not practical. Definitely not worth the cost!
It's a real shame to read about these issues these pens are having. Leakage, ink flow, those equal an automatic "I'll pass".
This pen writes very scratchy. Any solutions?
I got mine and it writes wonderfully. Thank you!
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 10/15. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/16 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Regal Author Series 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 directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/16.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/5.
does this come with a case?
kepler22b
From what I can remember it came in a little cardboard box. It had a soft little pouch that covered it and included what looked like a blue ink cartridge. I didn't use it since I got the converter though. Not really all that happy about the pen. Dries up easily (read doesn't write consistently) and if you don't fill it right, it leaks.
I tried viper474's solution as well. So far, so good.
Yes, I have the same experience with viper474. The converter was hard to insert and slippery that only move my finger. Finally I twised the converter among half circle and I can feel it is inserted.
edited to add: I see this is an issue with others too!
Anyone else having this issue? No amount of adjusting seems to make a difference. I have yet to be able to successfully use it!
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Help me out...I started using the pen with the enclosed pen cartridge- it skips horribly and I cannot get a good flow of ink! I will admit I have only used a Lamy Safari in the past (for the last 15 years), so I'm by far not an expert with fountain pens. What am I doing wrong?