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Opus 88 Koloro Fountain Pens Reviews

quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
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Overall rating:
4.6
out of 5
(30 reviews)

 
Underwhelming. For just under $100, I was expecting more. It is very light weight, there is nothing exceptional about the nib, and the filling mechanism takes some fiddling to get right. My M nib felt a tad scratchy, which is probably what put me off initially, but I had high hopes and this ended up, middling. In contrast, I got the (cheaper) Conklin DuraFlex around the same time, and it was a hit right out of the box. Everything about it was classy and a bit unique. Don't think I will investigate Opus 88 any farther. Lesson learned.

OCEAN VIEW, DE
overall: 3 out of 5
overall rating 3 out of 5
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quality rating 3 out of 5
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function rating 3 out of 5
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The build quality of the the Opus 88 Koloro is excellent, however I've had nothing but hard starts with cutoff valve very much open. It could be the ink I'm using, Organics Studio - Ernest Hemingway, seeing I've flushed it twice and filled it with the same ink all three times. Yet to fill it with a different ink. I have some Noodler's Black Eel that seems to gush out any pen I put it in, so that will be the next try. Over all I am disappointed with the Koloro pen seeing I just got a Moonman M2 for a fifth of the price and it has no issues with the Organics Studio ink. *shrugs*

Aliso Viejo, CA
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 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
The Opus 88 Koloro is one of the most refreshing designs to come along in recent time, especially for a moderately priced pen. The combination of ebonite, and acrylic is brilliant, and I love the unusual tan/blue combination. The construction is first rate and overall quality is great. The only issue I have with mine is that it doesn't write well. I have a number of Japanese eyedroppers with the shut off valve so I know how they work. This pen will dry up after a few sentences and that is with the valve open or closed. I'm sure this is exclusive to my pen, but a little disappointing since I had been looking forward to it. Temperamental, but I still recommend this pen since I'm sure this just an anomaly with mine.

Albuquerque, NM
overall: 4 out of 5
overall rating 4 out of 5
quality:
quality rating 5 out of 5
function:
function rating 5 out of 5
style:
style rating 5 out of 5
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Excellent Fountain Pen. A real looker too! I would highly recommend this pen to any collector; she’s a stand out. Huge reservoir for ink. Never runs out!!! Love it! Love it! love it! Another winner from Pen Chalet. Thank you! Anthony

Charlotte, North Carolina,
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
Bought the demonstrator first but want to get the others for their colors and am not disappointed. I'm going to have to go Pokemon and collect them all.

Ekron, KY
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
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Firstly the service I received from Pen Chalet was absolutely wonderful. I received the pen so promptly it felt like the store was in my same city! Secondly I really like this pen. I purchased it at a great price so I couldn’t ask for a better experience! I’m definitely ordering from this business again. I don’t know what took me so long!

Roseville, CA
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
value:
value value 5 out of 5
Writes smooth out of the box. Materials feel great in the hand. Very cool system to prevent burping make this the best eyedropper pen on the market. Love it.

BROOKLYN, NY
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
value:
value value 5 out of 5
I really like the looks of this pen; that's what drew me to it. I like the ebonite tan sections alternated with the pale teal translucent sections. I like the fact that it is an eyedropper and that I have to open the back knob to write with it. All of that is good old-fashioned stuff that lures many fountain pen users to certain models. Now, on the minus side: I got a M nib, but it didn't write like a M. It wrote more like an EF. And I like fat nibs. So, on a hunch, I pulled out my box of spare nibs. Fished out a TWSBI MINI 1.1 mm stub. Not the 580, or the Vac 700, or the Vac mini, but the regular mini. Unscrewed the nib & feed on the Opus, then unscrewed the nib & feed on the TWSBI. Then, to my amazement and disbelief, the TWSBI nib screwed right into the opening on the Opus and it works like a dream. So I've essentially got a TWSBI pen in an Opus body. Awesome! The nibs are the same size (#5) and if you own a TWSBI, well, you know how their nibs write. Pretty darn good. Now that I have switched nibs, I am very happy with my Opus 88 Koloro. One thing I must mention: I have very small hands, and when posted, the Opus is way too big for me to write much with. My hand would get sore and tired. However, unposted, it's pretty comfortable. So: Lord help me, I might consider one of the other color models. I like them all. That's where the obsession comes in. If you are happy with the Opus narrow nib, or if you don't mind switching a TWSBI nib into it to get a fatter one, then I recommend this pen for you. I mainly recommend it based on its looks. It also functions very well, as far as the filling system and shut-off valve goes. It's a very good pen. But I say that based mainly on its appearance. It just appeals to me, in all its color offerings.

Colorado Springs, CO
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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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
This is a very well made to and a superb value. Writes reliably. A+++ pen with A+++ customer service from Pen Chalet!

Newberry, SC
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
I was intrigued by this pen whilst reading a review on wellappointed desk. Did some more research and decided to take the plunge, as I have yet to have an eye-dropper pen in my collection.

I ordered the M nib version, which I find a bit too much like European F nib, a replacement is on the way.

It wrote straight out of the box, nib is nice and smooth with just a hint of feedback. I like the size and the pen does not become "top heavy" when posted.
Last but not least it hold "a lot" of ink.

CALGARY, AB
overall: 5 out of 5
overall rating 5 out of 5
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quality rating 5 out of 5
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