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HisNibsLogog update Conklin Nozac video
September 7th, 2018

Did you write in your journal today?

Ever hear of the Conklin Nozac? It's only been around since 1931. The name is a play on 'no sac', as it was one of the very first piston fountain pens. Well, IT"S BACK! and updated with a magnetic cap. It is the only piston-filler in Conklin's model lineup. See the video here.

Also, look below for some other 'blasts from the past' below!

NOTE: You may have noticed in recent months that the prices listed on already reflect the 20% discount. For instance, the new Monza retails for $20.00, but is shown as $16.00 on my website. I've removed the old system of crossed-through retail prices due to the Federal Trade Commission cracking down on the whole idea of 'suggested retail price', when no one ever sells an item for that amount anyway!

As this newsletter goes out to a mailing list of thousands of customers, please understand if there's a delay in answering your email queries or orders after one of these is sent. We will respond in order received and as soon as possible!

IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace. The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!

in this issue
  • Conklin 'no sac' Nozac
  • Crocodile Crystal Leather
  • Jinhao Marbled
  • Duke Pearl Waves
  • Uranus Quilts series
  • 'His Nibs' page on Facebook

  • Crocodile Crystal Leather

    Leather, a suspended crystal and a design reminiscent of a much more expensive fountain pen...what's not to love?

    "Hi Norman, Just a quick note to let you know that my order has arrived already! I fell in love with the Conklin when I saw the picture, but it is even more beautiful "in real life". I've inked it up with Noodler's Ottoman Rose and it is writing beautifully. It might take me a little time to get used to the feel of the Crescent "bump" but it is so lovely to have on my desk that I am sure it will soon be a regular. The Crocodile Crystal Leather is also lovely. It's got a surprising weight to it for such a small pen, which I really like (kind of like shopping for papayas - they always recommend fruit that is "heavy for its size"!) and I love the feel of the textured grip in my hand. The screw-on barrel for posting the cap is great, as it feels very secure, although I do prefer it unposted at this early stage. Another great-value, great-looking everyday pen. Thanks once again for the fabulous service and the lovely merchandise!" N. R., Australia

    Jinhao Marbled
    Picasso Peace Dove Pair Random 2

    "Norman, my business note cards don't really have a good paper finish for fountain pens but I wanted to fire up the Jinhao [Marbled Gray/Black] that I purchased from you. It is a joy to write with! I know that when I purchase a pen from you that it will write well. That assurance makes my writing instrument obsession all that more enjoyable. I also have the pen storage case -- I didn't fill it but was surprised how many I actually had!" E. D., Wailuku, HI

    Duke Pearl Waves
    Crocodile Big Croc Clip Group Random 2

    "What a terrific pen Norman! This is my fifth or sixth Duke pen I've purchased from you over the years, and they never disappoint. I love the look of the Pearl Waves and the fact that the cap screws on both ends is a plus for me. A smooth writer -- of course, from His Nibs -- and worth many times this price, as it compares very favorably with other pens I have that cost hundreds! Thanks for continuing to bring these beauties to the collecting family!" R. C., Jacksonville, FL

    "Another great pen from His Nibs! How do you find all of these Norman? Make them in your basement? I especially like the shape of the section and how it 'interacts' with the nib visually. I now want all of my pens to have pearl jewels! What panache!" S. W., Indianapolis, IN

    "Norman, the pens were outstanding! Everyone here is incredibly jealous of them! I will be sending them all your way! By the way I had a complete blast trying to figure out how to fill these up! Bottled ink was definitely the way to go! I'll be for sure making more purchases soon!" D. F., USS JASON DUNHAM

    Uranus Quilts series
    Crocodile Leather Torpedo Group

    A terrific, inexpensive starter pen.

    Removing the slip cap -- which re-seats with a secure click -- displays the petite wrap-around steel nib. The small nib is a real looker, and is engraved with the Uranus logo. I would describe these as being equivalent to a typical western fine nib. Also readily apparent are the sculpted and ribbed gripping pads on the section. This is one pen that won't slip out of your hand while writing.

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    Conklin 'no sac' Nozac

    FROM CONKLIN: "Based on the original model, the Nozac is a writing instrument worthy of its legendary name. Machined to perfection and painstakingly hand-polished, the Nozac body features eight smooth faceted sides and is then adorned with striking silver along the clip, grip and ends. Made from European grade acrylic resin, each writing instrument displays a wide variety of color. Offered in Toledo Red, a stunning shade of dark maroon marbled with a mix of colors, flecked with purple, gold, blue and orange. Or Ohio Blue, a dazzling shade of true blue, dappled with shades of white, silver and greens."

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