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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 resin 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.(136.5mm)
Posted Length: 6.5 in.(165.1mm)
Diameter: 0.55 in.(14.0mm)
Weight: 0.95 oz.(26.93g)
Nib Material: Stainless Steel
Fill Mechanism: Piston
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink

Available Sizes & Colors
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Blue - Fine (Stainless Steel nib) *
  • Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens - Blue - Medium (Stainless Steel nib) *
The Conklin Word Gauge Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


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


Conklin Word Gauge 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!
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Conklin Word Gauge Reviews

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4.3
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(20 reviews)

 
I received delivery about a week ago, cleaned/flushed it and filled with Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki. I have used the pen exclusively since, for both work-related and personal purposes. The nib performs okay, no major complaints but nothing to praise, either. Mine is in extra fine, so some of the stiffness and slight scratchiness is unsurprising but ink flow is generally consistent and reliable. Writing heavily, I used up about 75 percent of ink capacity before deciding to empty and clean...oh boy. Despite flushing with water more than two dozen times, flushing with J.B's Perfect Pen Flush three times and flushing with water another half-dozen times, I cannot get rid of the residual ink that seeped above the piston and seeps back into the chamber in minute quantities each time the piston is lowered and raised. It's clear that the only way to fully clean it of the previous ink is to take it apart. I don't blame Pen Chalet -- by putting in on sale for half off, it all but shouted "This pen may not be one you end up loving." And there is no "defect" because there are no external leaks, the pen fully draws from the bottle and writes adequately. Except after the first inking, you cannot maintain the purity of the ink. A little deeper research ahead of purchase would have been prudent, because I am discovering I am not alone in experiencing this problem. No more Conklins for me...

Huntington Beach, CA
3 out of 5
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Really love this pen - smooth flowing nib and it looks sharp. I don't know (or care) how accurate the number valve is, but I love having it there

Plano, TX
5 out of 5
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I am really enjoying my first Word Gauge.it is a good size for me, lightweight and a smooth writer. I particularly like the large ink window. I did have a little trouble twisting the piston-knob to get it moving, as I did not want to damage it. But I was careful, and it was fine. This pen is a good value and will last for years.

High Point, NC
5 out of 5
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The pen looks good in carbon fiber with the orange window, kind of retro-modern. It’s pretty much an ideal pen for my use; piston filler, holds a good amount of ink, decent size, postable, and above all, it writes well! The availability of different nibs from Conklin is a bonus. If you just feel more stubby than fine one day, a quick nib swap and you’re back in the writing groove.

Murrieta, CA
5 out of 5
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The Conklin Stealth Carbon Fiber with Orange Translucent ink window is a very good pen. The pen is attractive. The larger pen fits my hand well. The piston filling mechanism is tight (a little difficult to turn the knob) but I prefer that to a loose (sloppy) mechanism. The nib is one of the better Conklin Fine Black nibs that I have. The pen possesses my favorite "clothes pin action" clip. I would highly recommend this pen to anyone who prefers a large pen. It is of higher quality than the less expensive Conklin pens, which may be because it is one of the few made in Italy.

Newton, IA
4 out of 5
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This review is for the orange Word Guage in a M Nib.
The pen writes well and smooth with a hint of feedback. The only issue is that that piston mechanism is really tight and not smooth and hard to fill or clean the pen.

Whitestone, NY
4 out of 5
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The attention to detail on this pen is not good and it should be better given the price point. The top cover of the pen that turns the converter falls off easily as you turn it to fill the pen. Then, it will fall off after posting the cap. The various parts of the pen are uneven. The pen does write well and is comfortable. However, other pen manufacturers have better quality control making a better functioning and cosmetically looking pen at a lower price.

San Jose, CA
3 out of 5
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I got the Orange Carbon pen with a stub nib. Seems like it holds a gallon and a half of ink. This is another great Conklin pen I now own. It writes well, very well.

Marion, IA
5 out of 5
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Excellent work horse pen. Use it for conferences and long note taking. I have a couple of the same model. Would buy again.

Grand Rapids, MI
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The combination of vintage design and modern substance is a great combo. The carbon fiber is matte so don’t expect a flashy shiny body.

Macungie, PA
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FAQs about the Conklin Word Gauge

Q:
Does the nib screw out?
Asked on Oct 17 2018 by Ron
A:
Yes, you can unscrew the nib and feed unit. It is also a friction fit nib if you want to removed the nib from the housing.
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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