Thursday, March 18, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 167

Here's a fountain pen from a Chinese company that made its debut at D.C. Supershow back in August 2019 - Narwhal Pens! Stuart recently acquired a Narwhal "Original" fountain pen from the Vancouver Pen Shop and was kind enough to send in some photos-- along with his impressions of the pen--for our blog

So, without further ado...

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

Stuart:"I picked up a Narwhal yesterday at Van Pen, and I love it! It has a Fine point, and the barrel and cap are demonstrator type in Yellow Tang. It’s a piston-filler, which is nice at the price-point. At Shannon’s suggestion I filled it with Sheaffer Brown, which goes beautifully with the pen's colouring. We also looked at Chiku-Rin and Fuyu-Gaki, but decided the brown works best." 

"The pen is very comfortable in hand, and long enough not to need having the cap posted, which isn’t possible anyway."

 

"I like the three-dimensional quality of the colour swirls in the material, and how they extend down into the threads of the cap."

 

"The nib is smooth and lays down a nice even line with no issues. I also like the Narwhal logo on the nib, very attractive!"

 

"A wrench tool is included for working on the piston, but as Shannon said, “I wouldn’t.” :) But it’s there, along with a warranty and filling instruction folder. The price of the demo ones is $60, very reasonable, and marbled finished models are $75. VP are very happy with them, and I think they’ll be a hit with customers." 

Update: Since Stuart sent in this review to be posted on our blog, the Vancouver Pen Shop sold out of their supply of Narwhal fountain pens, but they're on reorder! If you're interested in buying one from their store, you can contact them via their Facebook page or by giving them a ring at (604) 681-1612 to check their current stock.

Stuart---many thanks for the photos and information about this cool new line of fountain pens!

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