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Classic Fountain Pens Newsletter
January 2015

 

The Classic Fountain Pens newsletter is published monthly. We bring you the latest news on what's up here at nibs.com--new pens in stock, the latest arrivals in pre-owned pens and accessories, and information on special deals.

To sign up, just e-mail us at nibworksnewsletter-subscribe@nibs.com. Respond to the brief confirmation e-mail, and you will receive future newsletters when they are published. If you would like more frequent updates, bookmark our Newly Arrived and Items on Special pages. You can also follow us on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook.

 
Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 2 Hanuman
Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 2 Hanuman Maki-e Fountain Pen
Just the second of these special edition writing instruments to be produced, the Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 2 Hanuman combines an exquisitely realized motif with the graceful lines of the Dorsal Fin to create a stunningly memorable writing instrument. Rose quartz, coral, raden, and gold leaf are among the materials used to create this intriciately hand-finished pen, which requires over a year to be produced. Available with any of Nakaya's solid gold 14k nibs, the price for this pen is $5000.
 
Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite
Pelikan starts the new year with a pen that will surely be one of the most talked about of 2015 - the new Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite. Combining the style and reliability of the M800 piston-filler series with sleek modern styling in homage to a noted political leader of Germany's Weimar period, the M805 Stresemann will be made available with 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nibs in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Retail price for this pen is $800, with our sale price $640. Projected to arrive in February, this pen is now available for pre-order - you will not be charged until your pen arrives and is ready to ship to you.
 
Classic Fountain Pens 20th Anniversary
Sailor Pro Gear Realo Red and Black Limited Edition


Arrived just in time for the new year, Classic Fountain Pens welcomes 2015 and our 20th year in business with a pen inspired by the classics - a limited edition Sailor Pro Gear Realo in Red and Black in just 88 numbered pieces worldwide. Available exclusively from us, this marks the first time that the piston-filling Realo has been produced in this color combination.


The Red and Black is provided with your choice of solid gold 21k nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium-Fine, Medium, Broad, Music or Zoom, and can also be furnished with Sailor Specialty Nibs at an added premium. Retail $650, our price $495 each for the first 22 pieces.

 
Pilot Falcon Resin Red Barrel Now In Stock!
The Pilot Falcon Resin Red Barrel fountain pen, shown with cap in the posted position
The Falcon Resin Red Barrel features a rhodium-plated version of the same solid gold semi-soft 14k nib made available in the original Black with gold trim Falcon. The vibrant cherry color brings a whole new look to this versatile and very reasonably priced writing instrument, which also provides an excellent starting point for John's customizations, including his well-known Spencerian modification. Provided with your choice of nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad, the Falcon Resin Red Barrel retails for $180.00, with our price $144.00.
 
Pilot Custom 912 FA Nib




The recent arrival of the Pilot Custom 912 in North America is garnering well-deserved attention, and of most interest to pen aficionados is the notched FA nib. For those who have not had a chance to experience this nib before, the rumors are true - this is the most flexible solid gold nib we know of on any contemporary pen.

Already a terrific nib even in its stock state, it also provides a superb starting point for John's customization for added flex, or for the full Spencerian modification utilized for copperplate calligraphy. The Pilot Custom 912 with FA nib retails for $280, with our price $224. The customization for added flex adds $65, while the full Spencerian adds $110 to the purchase price. In any form, this is a nib which we expect will make the Custom 912 a go-to pen for many enthusiasts...

 
Sailor 1911 Realo Black Silver
For many years, customers have been asking if Sailor's popular Realo series of piston-fillers could be made available in rhodium trim. With the release of the new 1911 Realo Black Silver, arriving in spring of 2015, that wish is being fulfilled. Provided standard with the full range of Sailor 21k sold gold rhodium-plated nibs, and also available with a limited number of rhodium-plated Sailor Specialty Nibs, this pen can now be pre-ordered - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you. Retail $410, our price $328
 
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before shipping. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
 
Have questions? Ready to place an order? As always, you can call us at (323) 655-2641, e-mail us at info@nibs.com, or use our convenient online order form. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you...
 
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