Thursday, August 6, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 55

Many thanks to Jerred for sending photos and a mini-review of his latest acquisition. It's a modern fountain pen made by a European brand that's never been mentioned on this blog before, and it has a very unusual nib.

Wondering what it is?

Keep on reading.....

(all photos courtesy of Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This is an Inoxcrom Model 77. Inoxcrom is a Spanish maker of fountain pens, founded in 1942 and still around today. It's notable among European brands in that it produces its own nibs, instead of buying them from an established maker such as Bock or Jowo."

 "The Model 77 itself is relatively common, and is most often found with an inset (or "fingernail") nib. The variant pictured here, however, is much less common in that it uses a Sheaffer-styled inlaid nib instead."

"Of particular interest is the two extra slits on the nib visible in the picture above, on either side of the ink channel. As far as I know, these were added to prevent heavy-handed writing from popping the nib out of place on the pen. Unlike the vast majority of Sheaffer inlaid nibs, the Inoxcrom nib has a decent amount of give, and it's a lovely writer."

Great find, Jerred!

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