Here's another Conklin review! This resembles the Conklin Endura in size and shape, so let's see how this stub nib holds up!
Length (capped): 5.5"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 4.75"
Length (posted): 6.6"
Barrel Diameter: 0.56"
Section Diameter: 0.43" - 0.47"
Nib material: Iridium
Weight: 0.9 oz
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Price: $135.00USD Current Sale: $67.50USD
Where to buy: Pen Chalet
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Conklin Glider was packaged in common Conklin packaging - a large blue hard case, with the pen nestled in a ruffled white satin bed that looks a bit like a casket - elegant and attractive, though morbid. I don't consider this box to be anything special though. There isn't much storage space, so I dispose of it. There were a pack of cartridges and a converter, but I immediately went for the converter of course.
Endura, the clip on the Glider extends quite far from the body on a spring. I don't like how far it protrudes, personally, but it is a very functional clip.
Endura. It is a single tone nib that is quite simple. I think it would have been nicer with rose gold plating as it would have matched the trim of the body better.
The stub nib writes smoothly and is not scratchy, which I did find pleasing, therefore in terms of its smoothness, this nib met my expectations. However, I kept writing and found the nib ran dry. The nib tines were very tight so a little bit of tweaking fixed this and the pen wrote better - wetter, but not gushing. Before being adjusted, flow was so dry that even on Rhodia, ink would dry within five seconds. There is no flex or spring to this nib, though there is line variation already as it is a stub nib.
Conklin Endura before, I was not expecting this pen to be heavy, and it isn't very heavy. It's quite comfortable to write with unposted. I don't find it spectacular to hold or use though. It doesn't warm to the touch or have any outstanding features that make me drool over it when I hold it. It isn't a bad pen to write with though, it just didn't "capture" me.
Check out SBRE Brown's review of this pen!
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