Today we’ve got a Conklin Endura Deco Crest fountain pen review for you from one of our guest reviewers, Christine (aka From Pens with Love or @from.pens.with.love).
About the Manufacturer: Conklin Pens
Conklin Pens was established in 1898 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. In their early days, Conklin created a pen design that was unofficially endorsers by Mark Twain, who used their Conklin Crescent Filler Pen. The patented self-filling fountain pen the company called the crescent filler was the world’s first practical self-filling fountain pen, and it was a game changer for fine writing instruments. Since then, the company has created a number of different pen designs that are popular with pen collectors worldwide.
About the Pen: Conklin Endura Deco Crest Black/Silver Fountain Pen
Today’s review will feature the Conklin Endura Deco Crest fountain pen ink Black/Silver. Here are some specs before we dive into the review with today’s guest reviewer.
- Inspired by the Deco era, a design era that started in the 1920’s
- Available in 3 colors: Black/Silver, Blue/Rose Gold, and Orange/Gunmetal
- Made of handmade European high-grade resin (hand-turned and hand-polished)
- Accented by a metal overlay (section is made of metal)
- Stainless steel with iridium tip, #6, JoWo nibs are plated to match the trim
- Cartridge/Converter filling system compatible with standard international size
- Measurements: 5.343″ capped, 6.5″ posted, .4888″ body diameter, and .39″ grip diameter
- The threaded cap also works with the threaded back of the pen’s barrel for a threaded post for those who enjoy writing with their pen cap posted.
Our Guest Reviewer: Christine, Also Known as @From.Pens.With.Love
Christine is into fountain pens (obviously), ink, paper, and leather, and she’s always up for a review (or two). You can find her on Instagram where she creates a wonderful story featuring many of the pens and inks, and writing accessories you love.
Christine’s Conklin Endura Deco Crest Fountain Pen Review:
The Conklin Endura Deco Crest fountain pen is such a joy to use. A little heavier weight than my usual (it’s approximately 46g). Although, the little more weighty (or bigger pens) is something I have come to enjoy.
The Material: Conklin Endura Deco Crest Review
There is a lot of metal on the Conklin Endura Deco Crest, both body and cap, so it’s only natural that it’s a heavier-weight pen. But all that metalwork encapsulates the resin inside its beautiful pattern. And it’s a pleasure to look at.
Does the Conklin Endura Deco Crest Fountain Pen Post?
The cap can be posted with a screw mechanism and I prefer to post my pens, but if I am doing a more lengthy writing session with this then it gets a little more back heavy than what is comfortable for me.
Writing with the Pen: Nice Flow, No Hard Starts, Writes Instantly After Few Days Storage
Aside from experiencing a slow start when I fill the converter with a syringe (nothing to complain about really, I’m just impatient) there is a nice flow when writing, no hard starts and it writes instantly after being put away for a few days.
The Fountain Pen Nib: Conklin Endura Deco Crest Fountain Pen
Otherwise a typical cartridge converter pen fitted with a steel JoWo # 6 nib, mine is F and lays down a perfect amount of ink in my opinion, and very easy to maintain for cleaning.
Final Conclusion: Conklin Endura Deco Crest in Black/Silver
I was writing quite a bit in my journal earlier today again and caught myself thinking: man, I really love this. I want the other colors too! Thank you @penchalet for sending this over to review! From pens with love 🖤 All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anything other than personal experience.
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