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HisNibs.com update -- Conklin Zebra Crescent-filler, new Jinhao


Conklin adds to their Mark Twain Signature Crescent-filler line with the
Zebra. I might not agree with the choice of name, but I agree with the black
nib and furniture!

Two additions to Jinhao models. The Shrimp joins the Porcelain series (I'm
always tempted to recall the oxymoron 'Jumbo Shrimp') and the Black & Gold
joins the Colonel 163 series.

Finally, the Uranus Harlequin series has re-stocked the Violet/Gray and the
Black/Mustard finishes.

As this newsletter goes out to a mailing list of thousands of customers,
please understand if there's a delay in answering your email queries or
orders after one of these is sent. We will respond in order received and as
soon as possible!

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On the blog...Robin Williams with dolphins

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~in this issue
* Conklin Mark Twain Signature Zebra Crescent-filler
* Jinhao porcelain series...Shrimp
* Jinhao Colonel 163 series -- Black & Gold
* Uranus Harlequin series -- re-stocked
* 'His Nibs' page on Facebook
* On the blog...Robin Williams with dolphins

Conklin Mark Twain Signature Zebra Crescent-filler

I'm not sure that a mother zebra would recognize its foal if it was born
with this skin pattern, but I like it better than the 'Crescent Cow' .

Name aside, this is a fantastic-looking version of the model, sporting the
first black Conklin nib (available in M, F or 1.1mm stub), as well as
stunning black 'furniture' (clip, cap band and crescent). As I mention on
the website, I've found that the Conklin nibs run about a size smaller than
typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the M as a fine and the F as an
x-fine. The stub is a 1.1 mm medium. Please specify the nib size you'd like,
by letter or 'stub' only, to avoid confusion when ordering.

If you haven't tried the Crescent yet, here are just a few of the many
customer comments:

"Hello Norman, Back again ! I am greatly impressed with the Conklin line.
They perform as well if not better than the other " ink shooters " in my
daily use arsenal. Gotta have the Stylograph to complete the set. The mocha
crescent filler is an outstanding worker and the mocha finish has a definite
retro look that I love ! Being old ain't bad if you got good memories ! All
these Conklin "squid squeezers" that I have purchased from you function
flawlessly and have been cranking out business and personal correspondence
since their acquisition."
F. Y., Norman, OK

"Norman, I just wanted to thank you for my Conklin Crescent Filler
(Halloween), which arrived safely and far more quickly than I expected. It
writes superbly, and the medium nib writes just about exactly as I would
expect from a Western Fine - exactly as you described it. I prefer to buy
from you and await a delivery from the USA, because I know that I will
receive excellent, fast, personalised service, and a pen that has been
checked and adjusted, and is useable immediately. Thank you very much again,
not only for this transaction, but for all the orders that you have
completed for me in the past."
M. F., United Kingdom

"Mailed you a written note today. The pen is great -- the more I write with
it the better I like it. I thought it would be too big for me -- but
couldn't resist the crescent filler, chasing, rose gold, etc. so bought it
anyway. But it is very comfortable and lightweight...and seems to have a
bit of flex to it."
H. S., Swarthmore, PA

"Hi Norman. Thanks for another fine pen. The Conklin Crescent "Halloween"
fountain pen arrived today and its a real jewel with its engraved crescent
filler, Mark Twain's signature on the cap band and the half moon breather
hole on the nib. Its a smooth writer even on rough inexpensive note paper.
I'm sure its going to be one of my favorite every day pens. Also, thanks for
the personal note."
KFG Columbus, OH

See all the Crescents here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/crescent.htm

Jinhao porcelain series...Shrimp

"I got some compliments on my Jinhao porcelain sailboat pen when I took it
to a recent book-signing; one person even thought I'd borrowed it from her
friend that had just returned from Burma! It's a great correspondence pen,
too. Thanks again for such great products and service!"
Christopher N. Phillips

"Just a note to let you know the Dragon pens arrived today safe and sound!
They are beautiful! One is to be a gift, but the one for myself was rinsed
out and filled right away! Even though they are porcelain, they feel nice in
the hand if you use them cap unposted. It writes with a super smooth wet
line. Thanks so much for inspecting the nibs before selling them. I can give
my gift pen with confidence!"
T. C., Tecumseh, Canada

See and read more here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/porcelain.htm

Jinhao Colonel 163 series -- Black & Gold

As this is basically a slightly slimmer version of the Jinhao General model,
I had no choice but to name this series of pens the Colonel. The pen
measures 5-3/8" capped, 6-1/4" posted (longer than the General) and 4-5/8"
with cap held aside.

The five versions are quite distinctive in appearance, with the Silver
Checks and the new Black & Gold being the odd-men-out. The other three have
what I've described elsewhere on the website as a rain pattern finish, with
a resin or lacquer coating for smoothness.

See all the versions here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/colonel_163.htm

Uranus Harlequin series -- re-stocked

Although I realize that a Harlequin's traditional costume had more of a
diamond-shaped pattern (like the Duke 116 Harlequin
http://www.hisnibs.com/duke_116.htm), these pens nonetheless reminded me of
that colorful motif.

These slim beauties measure 5-1/2" capped or posted, and 4-5/8" with cap
held aside. The painted cap and barrel makes for a lightweight pen, so it
can be used for countless hours of writing without fatigue -- if anyone
truly writes for countless hours anymore!

"Got it, they look beautiful. Wonderful job, yet again. They make the best
graduation presents - inexpensive to pricey, your pens always get an
"ooooooh!" from the younger crowd. Thank you so much!"
R. B., Ithaca, NY

Read more here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/harlequin.htm

'His Nibs' page on Facebook

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On the blog...Robin Williams with dolphins

An older video, but after getting rammed in the ocean, my favorite Robin
Williams line: "I'm probably the only human being on the planet to piss off
a dolphin".

See the June 21st entry here... - http://hisnibs.blogspot.com


Norman Haase

Regards, Norman Haase His Nibs.com www.hisnibs.com
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