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Conklin Fountain Pen Nibs
Conklin Mark Twain 14K Flex Nib Crescent Filler
Massdrop 101: Intro to Nibs
What’s a Nib? A fountain pen is useless without a nib. Nice to look at, but useless. After all, the nib is responsible for turning the ink within the pen into lines of predictable width on the page. What’s the nib, you ask? It’s the metal imp...
My current favorite fountain pen is the Conklin Duraflex (currently loaded with Noodler's 54th Massachusetts). I like it so much, in fact, that I've scored a second one off of eBay (and it will be...
Tree Ring Natural History Fountain Pen
Interesting discussion... and while RayF brought up a lot of points with a great emphasis on "it's worth only $25" because it's a kit pen, he completely neglects to consider labor costs and after sale warranty/servicing. In most first world countries, skilled craftsmen in any trade charges easily $50-$100 per hour for their skill and equipment. You can argue that there are $10 pens from China... but they have cheaper labor, and use very...
Conklin Heritage Fountain Pen
UPDATE To my story...
Since I posted it, I had a long and intense exchange of e-mails with "rdc2000" - Ross, and nobody can ever claim that this guy don't fight hard for his brand, believe me...
I expressed myself about that misadventure I had with their product, and how bad I felt... And honestly it was a relief for me to be able to talk to someone who work inside that brand... The Conklin thing have been an...