Esterbrook Big J Fountain Pen
Esterbrook Big J Fountain Pen
Pilot custom 823 + iroshizuku ink = dream.
Excellent EDC with whispering feedback. Although F nib still its very wet & smooth.
Overall just mind blowing.
Only problem is I forget my other pens.
Also very happy with makoba.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen - Yellow
Opus 88 Heart Sutra Fountain Pen - Script
Nice Pen, Fast delivery, Excellent Service.
Keep up the good work Makoba....
This is my first Nahvalur pen and also my first Vacuum Filler fountain pen. So, I was pretty excited while placing the order. The MAKOBA is one of India's best e-stores specializing in pens and ink accessories, if not the best! Immediately after placing the order, they updated me over WhatsApp and shipped it the very next day! Throughout the shipping process, they were in constant touch with me over WhatsApp and shared images of the products being shipped. The delivery was on time (it reached me less than a week), and the packaging was very professional.
Now about the Pen: It came in a nice proprietary gift box, and MAKOBA provided a cleaning cloth with it. The premium look radiates a distinctive glow, and I instantly fell in love with the Pen! I ordered it with a "Broad nib" because I want my lines to be a bit thick. The Vacuum Filling mechanism gives exclusive satisfaction to the user, which makes this Pen unique. The Pen technically glides on any paper. The Demo/Glass Ink reservoir, Resin body, Rose Gold Plated trim, and nib make it a piece of art. It might feel a bit big to hold, but it's elegant. And it demands a professional hand to control it. Thus, I won't recommend it for beginners or people looking for a cheaper alternative.
Nahvalur is a US-based company and a celebrated brand. Surprisingly, Nahvalur Pens, particularly this model, are rare in India, and it's available at a competitive price on MAKOBA! Compared to other world-class brands, it’s far better quality at this price! Overall, it was a satisfying experience!
Kaweco is a celebrated German brand. I love their fountain pens and inks. Thus, I ordered this one.
I like bottled inks better, particularly for their longer shelf-life. Compared to them, the cartridges are short-lasting. But they are handy, travel-friendly, and simple enough to change. Since I travel frequently and carry fountain pens, I observed that cartridges work better than inked pens. You can also carry extra cartridges for your quick refills.
The delivery was on time; the packaging was professional. These are standard international cartridges that fit most international fountain pens! The ink quality, as expected, is very fine and flawless. It’s an Anti-Fade, water-based fountain pen ink that goes well with my premium pens. I also liked the ink color (Midnight Blue, which is a unique version of Blue-Black) that gives character to my writing.
I won't recommend this ink for beginners or people looking for a cheaper alternative. I hope this info helps you to decide on your future orders.
Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen with Optional Clip - Black
Noodler's 19086 Legal Blue Ink Bottle - 88ml
Superb packing , speedy delivery...
Price is 10% less compare to manufacturer but manufacturer gives extra fountain pen
Sailing Through Time: A Review of the Sailor 1911 with a Zoom Nib
Packaging and Presentation:
From the outset, the Sailor 1911 evokes a sense of refined elegance. The packaging is tastefully designed with a blend of modern aesthetics and hints of vintage flair, ensuring the unboxing experience feels like a journey through time.
Design and Craftsmanship:
The body of the Sailor 1911 radiates understated luxury. Its sleek, polished resin construction combined with the tastefully placed gold trims speaks to its enduring heritage. The pen feels balanced in hand, neither too weighty nor too light, and the attention to detail is evident in every millimeter.
The Zoom Nib Experience:
This is where the Sailor 1911 truly stands apart. The zoom nib, a unique offering from Sailor, is nothing short of revolutionary. Depending on the angle at which you hold the pen, the line width varies from a fine to a broad stroke. This gives writers and artists alike a dynamic range to play with, all within a single nib. The 21K gold construction ensures a smooth, almost buttery writing experience.
Ink flow from the zoom nib is consistent, avoiding any unwanted skips or hard starts. The Sailor 1911 feels responsive, adapting swiftly to changes in writing pressure and angle. Its seamless performance, paired with the versatility of the zoom nib, makes for a delightful writing session, every time.
The Sailor 1911 with a zoom nib isn't just a writing instrument; it's a testament to Sailor's commitment to innovation and craftsmanship. For those seeking versatility without compromising on elegance or performance, this pen is a worthy addition to any collection. It's more than just a pen; it's a voyage through the art of writing.
Thestral Black Ink Review
Packaging and Presentation:
From the first glance, “Thestral Black” ink stands apart. The packaging is subdued and mysterious, mirroring the elusive nature of the Thestral creatures themselves. A shadowy silhouette of a Thestral graces the bottle, evoking the sense of the unseen and the magical.
Color and Consistency:
The ink is a deep, rich black, reminiscent of the dark, velvety coat of a Thestral. On closer inspection, there are subtle undertones of grey, capturing the ethereal, almost ghostly presence of these magical creatures. The ink is of medium consistency, allowing for smooth writing without any dragging or skipping.
On paper, “Thestral Black” performs admirably. There’s minimal feathering, even on more absorbent paper types, and no noticeable bleed-through. The drying time is slightly longer than some inks, clocking in at about 30 seconds on standard writing paper. However, its resistance to water and smudging once dry makes up for the wait.
This ink shines, or rather, darkens beautifully, regardless of the pen used. Fine nibs produce sharp, precise lines while broader nibs give a luxurious, velvety finish that showcases the depth of the ink. It’s suitable for both daily tasks and more artistic endeavors.
For those in the know, “Thestral Black” is more than just an ink; it’s an experience. It carries with it the mystique and the depth of the Wizarding World’s most mysterious creatures. Perfect for those who appreciate the deeper, hidden layers of magic in everyday life. Whether you’re writing a letter, drafting a manuscript, or sketching, this ink adds a touch of the unknown, the unseen, and the utterly enchanting.
Nice writing, affordable price.thamnks thanks to makoba
I will write more about Makoba than about the luxury pens they sell, because everyone knows the latter are awesome, anyway!
The guys at Makoba are the perfect balance of professional and amiable. They are very well informed about the different types of pens, nibs and their nuances. Mr. Ansh, one of their employees, for example, spent a good one hour addressing my queries about the relative thickness of the same nib grade across brands, and ultimately helped me make a choice. This sort of support while making a pen purchase is rare in India.
Moreover, the discounts they offer are awesome. Please give the Makoba experience a try!