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HisNibs.com update -- Duke #209 Flighter and #962 Mondrian
January 30th, 2015

Greetings all,

Two updated Duke series capture the limelight in this newsletter.

Years ago I carried the #209 series http://hisnibs.com/duke_209.htm, but
they became unavailable to me other than in the Flighter dual-nib kit
http://hisnibs.com/209_calligraphy.htm. Back in stock are the individual
steel Flighter versions -- western or Chinese calligraphy nib -- as well as
the Matte Black version with gold highlights.

All-new is the Mondrian versions (blue, red and yellow) of the #962 series

The Duke Pearl Waves http://hisnibs.com/pearl_waves.htm, introduced in the
last newsletter, have had a terrific reception and are almost sold out.

The Conklin Duragraph http://hisnibs.com/duragraph.htm has again been
re-stocked (fifth or sixth time I think). What a hit for Conklin!

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~in this issue
* DUKE #209 series
* DUKE #962 Mondrian series
* DUKE Pearl Waves
* Conklin Duragraph once again re-stocked
* 'His Nibs' page on Facebook

DUKE #209 series

As this is a model that I carried many years ago, I no longer have customer
testimonials about these terrific, mid-sized pens. They were always
extremely popular and I was disappointed when they were no longer available
to me. I'm thrilled to have them back!

Referring to the Matte Black version: Here's a sleek, classy pen design,
with a matte black finish and gorgeous 22K gold-plated nib. A mid-sized pen,
it measures 5-1/4" capped, and just shy of 5-3/4" posted. Capped, the 209 is
minimally highlighted by the gold of the curvaceous spring clip, and by the
center cap band, which is simply engraved with 'DUKE' and '209'. The bottom
of the barrel has a graceful sweep to its shape, added a distinctive
silhouette to the design.

Removing the slip cap, which securely clicks back into place, displays the
polished steel section, and the beautifully scalloped two-toned, 22K
gold-plated medium nib. This is perhaps the most beautifully engraved nib
I've seen on a pen in this price range. The DUKE 'crown' logo is used to
great effect, and it produces a stunning appearance.

See the various versions here... - http://hisnibs.com/duke_209.htm

DUKE #962 Mondrian series

The newest additions are the Mondrian series, which continue the abstract
painterly appearance of the Autumn Leaves -- but reminds one of Piet
Mondrian more directly.

"Norman, the pens and ink arrived today exactly as promised. The finer
point on the Pilot http://hisnibs.com/pilot_pens.htm pen is perfect for my
special project requirements. The DUKE pen is beautiful and smooth. Thank
you for working with me to match my needs to the proper instruments and for
the recommendation on the Private Reserve ink http://hisnibs.com/ink.htm."
J. W., San Diego, CA

"Norman, I wanted to send a quick note to say thanks for the latest pens and
ink. The Moka http://hisnibs.com/moka.htm is a very fun pen, and a great
note-taker with that fine nib. The one I've fallen in love with is the Duke
962-it's such a slim, understated design but very light, with an amazingly
smooth nib. I can't get over how easily it writes! It's found its way into
my shirt pocket for the last two weeks, which is a long time for me. I may
very well have to buy more of those before long!
C. P., Easton, PA

"Just wanted to let you know that the pens arrived and I'm very impressed
with the quality given the price. These are my first non-Pelikan pens, and
I'm really pleased with the nib on the Duke. It's incredibly smooth and
performs far better than I expected a $25 pen to. The pen is quite handsome
as well!"
C. S., Ithaca, NY

See the other 962 pens here... - http://hisnibs.com/duke_962.htm

DUKE Pearl Waves

"Another great pen from His Nibs! How do you find all of these Norman? Make
them in your basement? I especially like the shape of the section and how it
'interacts' with the nib visually. I now want all of my pens to have pearl
jewels! What panache!"
S. W., Indianapolis, IN

"What a terrific pen Norman! This is my fifth or sixth Duke pen I've
purchased from you over the years, and they never disappoint. I love the
look of the Pearl Waves and the fact that the cap screws on both ends is a
plus for me. A smooth writer -- of course, from His Nibs -- and worth many
times this price, as it compares very favorably with other pens I have that
cost hundreds! Thanks for continuing to bring these beauties to the
collecting family!"
R. C., Jacksonville, FL

See more here... - http://hisnibs.com/pearl_waves.htm

Conklin Duragraph once again re-stocked

"Norm! My first order - the Conklin with 1.1mm italic and Supergreen ink -
has arrived. Thanks for the note.
This pen is AWESOME! It wrote from the get go - that has never happened bar
the very expensive Delta I have. I love the writing style I have
miraculpusly acquired! Ha I can actually read what I have written. You are
on a winner here Norm. Kudos to you from Down Under - where it is a balmy
100 degrees F. Kind regards,"
C. S., Australia

"Hi Norman: Thanks for the beautiful Conklin Duragraph "Cracked Ice"
fountain pen. It just arrived, certainly in time for Christmas! I knew the "
F" would be closer to an "EF" and that's just what I wanted. I love the high
pen clip. As always, so well set up, and after a little soap flush, a
beautiful writer. Thanks again and have a great Christmas!"
T. J., Victoria, Canada

"Thanks, Norm! Lovely light well-balanced writer (stub) and it rhymes with
the writing table at the cafe!"
T. D.

"Dear Norman, the Forest Green Duragraph arrived today, and I can see why it
is a popular seller. It is a most attractive pen and well represents the
proud history of the best pens of past years. Even better, it is a fine
writer and does not disappoint in the least. Private Reserve Spearmint
http://hisnibs.com/ink.htm will be the perfect ink for this pen, and I will
need to order some once this Christmas madness is over. I love the two-pen
pouch http://hisnibs.com/pen_rolls.htm that Lai Yee has made, and I want you
to thank her for the care she took to make it; thank you too, Norman, for
including it as a free gift with my order...Thank you very much for the fine
merchandise and excellent service during this past year, Norman. I hope you
all have a most wonderful Christmas and the very best in the New Year."
C. K.

Read more here... - http://hisnibs.com/duragraph.htm

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Norman Haase

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