Reviews

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Likes: Iroshizuku inks are always good.
Absolutely gorgeous ink

Perfect shade of pink. Right in the middle of YamaBudo and KosuMosu. A pleasure to write with. Plus the packaging was excellent and very careful.

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Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen - Black GT
Rantu Hazarika (Guwahati, IN)
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Excellent customer service.

Shipping and packaging is excellent. The nib was pre-tested before shipment as requested by me. The video and images of testing the pen was shared via whatsapp. Although the nib did not write out of the box the way I expected. Upstroke was rather dry and skipped a lot. I tuned the nib a little bit. It writes excellent after the tuning. It produces a crisp line in all directions.

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TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen - Sapphire
Bidesh Patra (Kolkata, IN)
Really good pen

Its a really good piston filling fountain pen. I like it.

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Commendable smoothness of the pen, great service by the makoba team, very helpful n responsive. Thank you.

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Lamy Safari Fountain Pen - Pink
DR SANJOY KUMAR (Patna, IN)
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Likes: Quick and reliable delivery
Improvements: Offer loyalty discounts
Sturdy , lightweight and efficient.

Ink delivery is smooth.Excellent for work writing quickly

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Sailor 1911S Fountain Pen - Ivory GT
R. Bhowmik (Kolkata, IN)
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Likes: Professionalism and the quality of the product.
Improvements: Nothing.
Excellent Japanese fountain pen!

Japanese make one of the world’s best fountain pens and ink, and the SAILOR is one of Japan's three principal pen manufacturers. I love their fountain pens and inks.
It’s a genuine product that is made in Japan. The delivery was on time and was well-packed, ensuring no damage to the pen. It came in a well-built cardboard box and with proper cushioning. It came in a nice box with 2 proprietary (black) ink cartridges and a piston converter. So that one can use it right away.
It’s a high-quality resin body with a 14k Gold nib that literally works buttery smooth on paper. I don’t want to comment much on the quality of this pen, as Sailor is one of the gold standards of fountain pens. Perhaps I will make a separate detailed review later.
The price seems a bit high for the Indian market, but nonetheless, it's value for money. But I won't recommend this pen for beginners or people looking for a starter fountain pen. Overall, it was a satisfying experience! I hope this info helps you to decide on your future orders.

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Improvements: Better prices on Sailor and TWSBI pens compared to international market.
Great pocket pen with awesome wet nib (M)

I bought the medium nib and it's extremely smooth and wet. The pen looks amazing with the added clip and the included converter is cute.

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Pilot Con 70 Fountain Pen Converter - Black
Saurabh Srivastava (Noida, IN)
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Likes: Quality
Improvements: Price. You should not sell the item on double price than other platform. Its cheating with your loyal customers.
It's double price than other websites

The converter is good. But I am really disappointed with Makoba for the same converter are available in half of the price in other websites like Amazon. First I thought that those must be fake but then I took a risk and bought one and found that it was original. I am very disappointed with Makoba.

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Pilot Capless Fountain Pen - Matte Black PVD
MOHD MAUVIZ (Chandigarh, IN)
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CONVENIENCE

This pen combines the convenience of a retractable pen with the elegance of a fountain pen. while it may be pricey, its innovative design and superb performance make it worth the investment fountain pen aficionados.

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Likes: Fantastic Purchase
Improvements: More details on the product
Ranga #3 Premium Ebonite Green Red White GT FP

A premium ebonite with multi-colors at this price point is a fantastic value for money. A must buy.

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Esterbrook Pen Roll - Tan
Ananth Kudva (Bengaluru, IN)
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Likes: The ease of ordering, the price and super fast shipping.
Esterbrook Pen Roll

Excellent product and amazing quality. Good investment to keep your valuable pens safe.

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Montegrappa Roller Ball Pen Refill, Blue
Thomas Bain (New Delhi, IN)
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Not only are the selling the best products at the best price, but the are also nice people to do business with.

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Likes: The quality, price, fast shipment
Improvements: Reduce plastic and thermocol packaging material and lot of tapes which today is an environmental hazard
A really beautiful pure leather case

Beautifully crafted and superb leather quality. The navy blue colour is so rich. However, I have a suggestion for the company. Instead of the option of the slim A6 notebook on the right sleeve if the company gives 2 pockets and 2 extra pen loops then would be really useful for fountain pen lovers. One could fit in 2 extra pens and also use the slip pockets to store various accessories like pen drives. blotting paper, extra converter/ cartridges, an ink vial, etc. Mokoba always provides best price, fast shipment and safe delivery and hence the overall experience was 5 star.

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Likes: Delivery, Packaging, Product
Improvements: Pen color is not exactly the same as image, like the one I received was full silver but in website it was a bit blueish tone
Definitely go for it

First of all I would like to appreciate Makoba's service. It's top notch, the delivery was superfast(2 days, I live in tier 2 city so most delivery take atleast 3-4 days) packaging was awesome so product wasn't damaged and the pen in itself is awesome. This is my first pen and I am using diamine sapphire blue ink and it's working good. At first the pen wasn't working properly, I thought it was a manufacturing defect but soon realised my pen holding technique wasn't good but now it's working fine and it glides over paper like butter. The ink flow is good and so far it's definately been worth it. I wrote 3 full pages without even realising and my hand doesn't hurt at all. And you can write fast too and it will work properly. The pen's build quality is top notch and it just feels good quality by holding it. Only one issue the colors are not exactly the same as shown is images

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GOOD BUT A LITTLE OVERPRICED.

I had bought this pen from FLIPKART almost two years ago. The craftsmanship of the pen is excellent. The green swirling marbled pattern is a beauty to look at. The pen writes fine-medium and the nib has a slightly springly feel to it, wherefrom you can get a fair amount of line variation.
Till now I have not faced any incidence of hard-start and skipping. Even after leaving the pen unused for 15 days the pen started without any issues. The ink flows wet and has a slight feedback. you should go for this pen only if:
1. you love a slight feedback as the nib is not glassy smooth.
2. you have smaller hands as the pen is small in dimension and is very light.
3. at this price you can get pens with gold nibs of Indian and Japanese brands. So if you want to project the snob-value of the Pelikan brand you can go for it.

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Likes: QUALITY PRODUCT AT DISCOUNTED RATES COMPARED WITH FLIPKART/AMAZON
Improvements: Nothing. When supplying accessories please look whether it fits into the pen or not.
DIPLOMAT TRAVELLER FLAME (Medium nib)

The shopping experience is excellent. The MAKOBA site is very user friendly and has a wide range of pens. The payment process was also smooth and packaging was perfect.
The pen is beautiful and very slim which is good for me as I have small hands. The nib is smooth with no incidence of hard-start or skipping. Howver it writes a bit dry to my liking.
MAKOBA supplied me with an extra SCHMIDT convertor as Diplomat does not supply it. My best gratitude for your extra efforts, however the convertor did not fit into the pen as its length was smaller. However I am using it with my other pens.

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Likes: Ease of purchase and the awesome customer support from Bharath who was extremely helpful.
Improvements: Keep all the Esties in stock.
Esterbrook Estie Petrified Forest - Regular - Fine Nib

Easily one of the best writer in my collection. The overall size and dimensions are perfect. The nib is extremely well tuned and smooth for a fine nib. Love the color. This purchase has definitely turned me into a big Estie fan so much that I purchased a second one (Rainforest) within 2 days from my first purchase.

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Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Red Gray
Vikas Anand (Chennai, IN)
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Likes: Good packing, fast delivery and great customer support
Beginner friendly Fountain pen

Pilot Kakuno, purchased with a fine nib, is an excellent choice for hobby newcomers. Despite its playful appearance, it performs admirably and features a triangular grip ideal for beginners. However, the absence of a converter is a notable drawback.

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Gorgeous

Kon-peki really is the perfect shade of blue for me. Unlike navy Shinkai or turquoise Ama-iro, it’s very balanced and gives that nice gel pen shade. It’s a pleasure to write with just the right amount of wetness which dries quick. Possibly my staple ink from now on

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Lotus Student Ebonite Fountain Pen - Green BT

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Likes: The way the team andled every thing , proactive and minimum fuss
excellent service

Loved the service , bharath was more then helpful

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Likes: Superfast delivery and great price offer
Great Indian Classic Handmade & Signature

I have only heard about Ranga fountain pens, an elegant customised handmade Indian genre from a passionate maker. This is for the first time I saw this classic, simple yet beautiful and cigar shaped large yet so well balanced Ranga pen. Its an elegant pen with super smooth medium nib thats almost as refined as a fine nib and with such a smooth ink flow. The pen is very well balanced compared to the robust size. Its not meant for small hands. But every prolific writer and collector of fountain pen will admire the simple classic design and its performance. Just too good. I got this as a gift and the person who loves and only uses fountain pens appreciated the gift so much. Truly a blessing and definitely I am going to get it soon for my collection as well.

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Smooth

Its a smooth write and the hold on the pen is also very easy. A wonderful buy from Pilot

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Likes: Discount, Good service
Smooth writing , looks gorgeous

Acrylic is beautiful. Writes smooth. Cigar shape is gorgeous. Received fountain pen on time. Good service.

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Nahvalur Schuylkill

Budget friendly, a good and smooth writher, much better than other brands, must buy. No hard start, could be little more smoother. Lover writing with it