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Conklin Word Gauge, Sleeve Filler, and Conklinetta Senior

I’ve got news about 3 amazing new pens from Conklin! I got in these special pens at a great deal, and now I’m passing on the savings to you! Check out the details:

Conklin Heritage Word Gauge Fountain Pen

Conklin Word Gauge

 

Ink capacity at it’s MAX! Is the best way to describe this pen. Conklin’s Word Gauge was an industry leader back in the day because as with all Conklin inventions this one was loved for holding more ink then any other brand at the time. So much that Conklin put a word count on the side of the barrel so the writer would know approximately how many more words he/she could write before running out of ink.

Conklin Word Gauge

Jet Black Resin with yellow word gauge ink view. Conklin pen was an innovator in the day introducing the likes of the Crescent filler and this word gauge.

Get your Conklin Word Gauge here.

 

Conklin Heritage Sleeve Filler Fountain Pen

Conklin Sleeve Filler

An amazing pen rich in history! Take the pen apart at the nib section and you’ll see a press bar over the rubber sack. A few gentle squeezes and your pen is filled.

Conklin Sleeve Filler

Enjoy the convenience of filling your pen directly from a bottle with almost limitless ink choices. The material is jet black resin with a Vintage Style Sleeve Filling System. Conklin pen was an innovator in the day, introducing the likes of the Crescent filler and this Sleeve Filler.

Get your Conklin Sleeve Filler here.

 

Conklin Conklinetta Senior Fountain Pen

Conklin Conklinetta Senior

This is an amazing fountain pen that has brought back a filling system that was long ago abandoned by the Parker’s and Sheaffer’s of the pen world. The button filler depressed a rubber sack inside the pen which fills with ink.

 

Conklin Conklinetta Senior

Medium, Fine and Stub two tone steel nib Jet Black Resin with Vintage Style Button Filling system Conklin pen was an innovator in the day introducing the likes of the Crescent filler and this Button Filler.

Get your Conklin Conklinetta Senior here.

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Pilot 2016 Limited Edition Vanishing Point Guilloche Fountain Pen

 

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The collection above was provided by my friend, Richard.

The current pen:

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Since 2003 Pilot has made an annual limited edition Vanishing Point. Various colors and patterns have adorned these pens which have become quite collectible. With the inception in 2003 with a bright yellow pen came a list price well below $200.00.  Today if you can find one expect to pay upwards of over $450.00 for the same pen (be careful because there are other yellow Vanishing Point’s out there which are not as valuable). What Pilot has done which is truly unique in the pen industry is that they only issue the number of pens matching the year it was produced.  In 2003 Pilot made 2003 pens and so on. As a hot commodity in the world markets, one can imagine how quickly so few pens can disperse. The United States for example got 850 pens this year and it’s a struggle to get more, or maintain the same amount year after year. John Lane, the sales rep. and national sales manager for Pilot USA, has for years had the grueling task of diving these pens to the dealers who continually ask for more each year.

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2016 is no exception to try to get as many pens as possible. And with a truly new design, this pen has done very well from its initial launch just a week or so ago. 2016 is the first time Pilot has used an old technique called guilloche to create an annual that goes beyond just another cool color, but is a detailed pattern engraved into the cap and barrel of the pen. The precise guilloche engraved  details are distinguished by intricate, paired lines flowing in precise, interwoven curves. This creates a super-smooth, textured and luxurious feel to the Vanishing Point’s premium black barrel.  As with all limited Vanishing Point pens this one comes in a premium gift box, and included are a converter and blue ink cartridge. 

 

Pilot Vanishing Point Ltd. 2016
Pilot Vanishing Point Ltd. 2016

 

Here, you can see how incredible the Pilot Vanishing Point 2016 Limited Edition looks on its special limited edition box. The nib is out, and ready for you to write with it.

Get yours here:  Pilot Guilloche Vanishing Point

Pilot Vanishing Point Ltd. 2016