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This really looks like the pen of my dreams, so I was so hoping that it would write just as perfectly. Unfortunately that's not the case. I got the Extra Fine and here's what I noticed while using the converter:
1. The pen would dry out within 1-2 hours and it'd take forever to start, sometimes it's even impossible unless you dip the nib a little in water.
2. I had a bit of ink leftover in the converter and didn't use the pen for a few days. When I came back all of the ink was gone...
3. With certain ink brands it worked better (e.g. Robert Oster, though if you leave it for a few hours you'll find ink residue at the tip that leads to a bit of messy writing before it becomes smooth again), with other brands it's an absolute no no (Kyo-no-oto).
This pen works best with cartridges, I believe. The Diamine cartridges did well but unfortunately the brand didn't have my favorite colors. I even tried the trick where I injected my favorite Kyo-no-to ink into the used cartridge with a syringe - it didn't work at all and the pen just wouldn't write.
It has been a hugely disappointing and frustrating experience with this beautiful pen. Truphae's customer service has been very patient and helpful, even offering for me to ship (with a prepaid label) the pen to them so they can change the nib for me. Thank you! Sadly that didn't work out and I'm left with a pen that only works with a limited few brands of ink. I won't go through the return process with Truphae since this pen has already been extensively tested and used by me, but I don't foresee myself using it very often if at all in the future. Not worth my $76 - Conklin needs to up their game.
Beautifully crafted Conklin limited edition fountain pen. Great service as always!! Thank you!!!
Love this limited edition fountain pen and at its current price, it's a bargain. I recommend you get one while they are available.
Absolutely beautiful pen. My new favorite. Great size, nice writer, perfect. Thanks Truphae.
This pen for the price is real quality. Does not feel like a pen for under a $100 when you write with it. The Omni Flex Nib is the way to go on this. The ebony wood feels so smooth and the weight of the pen helps it glide across the paper. I have pens I have paid a lot more for that I use a lot less because I have carried this one with me since I got it a few weeks ago.