Fountain Pen Revolution Giveaway

You may remember the Fountain Pen Revolution Darjeeling that I wrote about recently, fitted with a successful modern flexible nib. It is a pleasant and useful pen, though not absolutely faultless.

I found that whether using flex or not, it began to dry up at about half of an A4 page. I am sure that problem could be solved with some dickering. It would not do to be over critical; even Swan and Waterman classics can suffer from drought when deploying flex.

As I have said – probably many times – I’m not a flex fan so I have no use for this pen. I will be happy to pass it on, free of charge, to the first reader who requests it. It will be good – though not a condition – if the recipient would let me know about their experience with the pen.

Edit:  The pen has been awarded to the first applicant.  My commiserations to those unsuccessful.


7 thoughts on “Fountain Pen Revolution Giveaway

  1. Deb, Not wanting to be too harsh , because a couple of their pens that I have are still functioning quite well , it does seem that most of them should come with an advisory : ‘May need opening up and having the converter advanced occasionally ‘

    I’ve even ground off some of the thread on the barrel of the ones that can be used as ‘eyedroppers’ because unscrewing them so often to wind the converter down becomes such a chore.

    That said, a couple of them , notably the ebonite Treveni with the ‘ultraflex’ nib, are still performing within acceptable parameters, and are very pleasant to use !
    And anyway, most folk would agree that FPs in general do require a certain amount of maintenance and understanding.

    I’m not sure they,d qualify as ‘heirloom’ pens 🤣 but for a bit of a laugh, for the price, they are ….ok.

    I hope whoever got yours has an interesting experience with it.

    1. Hi Rob,
      I’ve had four, maybe five FPR pens. I didn’t keep them long because I’m not a modern pen person. They were just bought to try out and write about them but I did use them while I had them and ran a few fills through them. This Darjeeling is the only one that has had flow difficulties. I realise that rotating the pen barrel seven or eight times is a huge effort that leaves one gasping in the chair, but that’s the cost of having three types of filling. In all seriousness I think they are excellent pens that rightly give rise to the question of the price of Japanese and Western pens.

  2. Deb, Of great interest IMHO , are the you tube videos of the folk in India that have ‘broom closet’ sized workshops, and sit on the floor in front of machinery that looks like it belongs in a museum , actually making these pens !!
    These ‘third world’ 🙄 countries still have some wonderful craftspeople .

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