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About the Conklin Word Gauge

The Conklin Word Gauge fountain pen is a recreation of the 1930's edition of the pen. The Conklin Word Gauge fountain pen has a large transparent window with a gauge etched with the approximate number of words the remaining ink will write.

Each Conklin Word Gauge fountain pen is made from a carbon fiber and comes with a German made stainless steel nib. The pen uses a built in piston style filling system.

Product Specifications
Length: 5.375 in.
Posted Length: 6.5 in.
Diameter: 0.55 in.
Weight: 0.95 oz.
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Piston
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink

Available Sizes & Colors
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Blue Carbon - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Clear Carbon - Fine (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Clear Carbon - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Orange Carbon - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Orange Carbon - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Red Carbon - Medium (Stainless Steel nib)
The Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.
* Ships in 1-2 business days. International orders may be longer.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Conklin Word Gauge Reviews

quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
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value value 4 out of 5
Overall rating:
4.2
out of 5
(4 reviews)

 
I loved this pen when it arrived and used it for several months before discovering it's flawed construction. First the refill plunger broke when I was refilling it - I was charged for the repair because the mfr. claimed it wasn't a "manufacturing defect." This past weekend the pen split at the point where it was screwed into the cap - another weak spot in the design. This time I tossed it in the trash. It wrote well enough - the ink flow for a medium was a bit too strong but otherwise, a pleasant pen. If only it was made to last.

Chappaqu, NY
overall: 3 out of 5
overall rating 3 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 1 out of 5
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function rating 1 out of 5
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value value 1 out of 5
Very pleased with this pen. The actual pen is much more beautiful in person because photos can't do the swirls justice. The nib is A+++ for steel. The piston seems a bit sticky as compared to all my others (first fill or years old) but will try a lubricating ink next fill. My first fill was Diamine Shimmer. Bad idea. Work great but defeats the window and word count feature. The word count is cute, but I got a fine and the very large reservoir will write a bunch more than 5000 words. A double broad writing on paper towel may use up the ink in 5000, still it is a fun idea I have not seen. The build is much better than my other Conklins and they are good.

Berkeley , CA
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 4 out of 5
function:
function rating 4 out of 5
style:
style rating 4 out of 5
value:
value value 4 out of 5
This is a very good pen. The Conklin brand is new to me but apparently they have been around a long time. Their pens are sturdy and well made. The fine nib is smooth and ink flow seems about perfect. The attraction of the word gauge is the large ink reservoir yet the pen is not unwieldy. Pen Chalet offers the group buy discount, something I never saw from any other company. Through the group buy, you get a great price too.

The Villages, FL
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
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value value 5 out of 5
After receiving this pen from Pen Chalet, I opened the shipping packaging to reveal a beautiful leather style box with Conklin embossed in gold on the top. I opened the box to find a very nice blue Conklin Word Gauge pen. The Blue is both dark and light that swirls around the body of the pen. The pen was heavier that I expected - which was a pleasant surprise. After inking it up with Waterman Inspired Blue, I was very please at how smooth it wrote. The weight of the pen adds to the writing pleasure to an already smooth writer. I am very impressed and happy to add this pen to my collection. Pen Chalet did a great job with their video describing the pen and their usual quick shipping.

Thank You Pen Chalet

Jim

Novi, MI
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
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style rating 5 out of 5
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value value 5 out of 5
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FAQs about the Conklin Word Gauge

Q:
What is the length of the pen unposted and uncapped?
Asked on Aug 29 2016 by Dave
A:
The Conklin Word Gauge fountain pen measures:
capped: 5.375
posted: 6.5
uncapped: 5.0
Q:
I see some places where the Word Gauge Nib is 14K and others as well as yours list steel. What is the standard Conklin offerings 14K or steel? If 14K is available what is the price?
Asked on Jun 9 2015 by Ken
A:
Conklin had a limited edition Word Gauge that came with a 14k gold nib. The limited edition are all sold out. This version of the Conklin Woord Gauge is not the limited edition and comes with a steel nib.
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Conklin Word Gauge Video



Video Script

This is the Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pen. This pen comes in a blue faux leather box. We have the Conklin logo embossed in gold on the top of the box lid. It also has some other lines etched around the exterior of the box and on the sides as well. It has these kind of chamfered corners on the box. The box is a hinged top, it lifts open. The interior of the box is a nice, soft tan. Interior, once again on the underside of the lid is a Conklin logo in gold. Included with the Conklin Word Gauge is information about the pen, warranty, use and care guide, that kind of stuff, and then of course we have the Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pen. The reason they call it the Word Gauge Fountain pen is because of the numbers that are engraved on the side of the viewing port for the piston, where you can see the ink levels and they have the approximate number of words left with the amount of ink. I don't know how accurate that is, but that's none the less what they have.

On the side of the pen is also engraved Conklin Word Gauge, made in Italy with the number of the pen. Small actuator here at the bottom of the barrel of the pen that allows you to control the piston to fill the reservoir of ink. Chrome colored accents throughout the pen. There's a small chrome band separating the ink window with the rest of the barrel of the pen. The bottom of the cap of the pen has a larger chrome colored band, just a plain band, no engravings or etchings on that, and then we have the traditional Conklin style clip. Opens nice and wide pretty easily. Just a rounded end to the pen. You can see the resin on the pen, it has a pearlised look to it, not consistent the same color and it has a slight transparency, too. Not sure if you can see that on the video or not, but it actually can view through and see the interior of the pen.

The cap unscrews, you can post that on the pen. It's a decent size pen. You can use the pen with or without that posted, whichever you'd prefer. Good mid-size pen. The grip section is once again that same red pearl resin. You can see the threads here for the cap. Then it has two tone nib, Conklin Toledo, Ohio is engraved on it, and the feed there on the back side of the pen.

It's a nice looking pen. I really like the look of it. The word gauge thing, I'm not sure how accurate that is. It's pretty unique though. Get your Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pen at PenChalet.com!
Retail: $275.00
Sale: $165.00
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Additional $19.95
No Engraving
Block Font - ALL CAPS
Block Font - Upper & Lower
Script Font - Upper & Lower
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