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post #91 of 100
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Originally Posted by wetshaver View Post
How would you rate the S.T. Dupont Fidelio fountain pen (with M nib) then?

Thanks in advance.
Very good pen, although I don't own any snap enclosure fountain pens as I prefer screw enclosure. The nib is 14k gold whereas the Mont Blanc is gold/platinum with the screw enclosure. My experience is...construction is important (obviously) but the most important is the channeling of the nib..I.e. How the ink arrives from the bladder (whether cartridge or otherwise) to the tip of the nib and the ink quality. The better the ink the better the flow. I have used dozens of ink types from dozens of different makers...I say this with the utmost conviction...there are many great pen manufactures, many, but Mont Blanc ink is second to no one. So, depending on how often you are going to use your instrumente d' script (I have pens I never use nor will ever use) and your price point, S.T. Dupont, Pelikan, Cartier, Parker, Mont Blanc or even Cross...write on brother, write on!
post #92 of 100
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Originally Posted by 69clyde View Post
Very good pen, although I don't own any snap enclosure fountain pens as I prefer screw enclosure. The nib is 14k gold whereas the Mont Blanc is gold/platinum with the screw enclosure. My experience is...construction is important (obviously) but the most important is the channeling of the nib..I.e. How the ink arrives from the bladder (whether cartridge or otherwise) to the tip of the nib and the ink quality. The better the ink the better the flow. I have used dozens of ink types from dozens of different makers...I say this with the utmost conviction...there are many great pen manufactures, many, but Mont Blanc ink is second to no one. So, depending on how often you are going to use your instrumente d' script (I have pens I never use nor will ever use) and your price point, S.T. Dupont, Pelikan, Cartier, Parker, Mont Blanc or even Cross...write on brother, write on!
Thank you for your excellent feedback. To be honest, I do own (and use) the S.T. Dupont Fidelio fountain pen with M nib. It's the work of art, IMHO. Famous Chinese black lacquer by S.T. Dupont... Essentially, I was looking for a third-party opinion regarding this particular French-made fountain pen. My favourite ink is Diamine (made in the UK since 1864). Never tried Mont Blanc ink, though. Many thanks for your personal recommendation. I'll definitely give it a try in the near future.
post #93 of 100
Wow, how did I miss out on this thread?

My favorite pens are:

Waterman Carene (their stub nib rules)
Parker "51"
Lamy 2000
Pilot Vanishing Point
Sailor 1911

My next pen purchase will likely be a Nakaya Decapod. My current favorite ink is J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen.
post #94 of 100
Just got a Vanishing Point for Christmas from my wife. This is my first fountain pen, so I hope it's an enjoyable experience.
post #95 of 100
I have a Parker 51 which I use most of the time at work and a ST Dupont Olympio medium which I have to admit is a very enjoyable pen to work with.
post #96 of 100
I'm rather fond of Omas fountain pens.
post #97 of 100
Used to use them. Had a leaker. End of story for me.
post #98 of 100
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Originally Posted by wetshaver View Post
Thank you for your excellent feedback.

To be honest, I do own (and use) the S.T. Dupont Fidelio fountain pen with M nib. It's the work of art, IMHO. Famous Chinese black lacquer by S.T. Dupont... Essentially, I was looking for a third-party opinion regarding this particular French-made fountain pen.

My favourite ink is Diamine (made in the UK since 1864). Never tried Mont Blanc ink, though. Many thanks for your personal recommendation. I'll definitely give it a try in the near future.
The construction of Dupont pens is truly outstanding. Not being primarly a pen company, they really put a lot of actual pen companies to shame. I've always loved the snick of the cap as it re-sets on the pen's barrel. It reminds me of closing the door of a very fine automobile. :-)
post #99 of 100
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The construction of Dupont pens is truly outstanding. Not being primarly a pen company, they really put a lot of actual pen companies to shame. I've always loved the snick of the cap as it re-sets on the pen's barrel. It reminds me of closing the door of a very fine automobile. :-)

Absolutely true. That kind of sound is exceedingly pleasant. Very "S.T. Dupont" style.
post #100 of 100
are S.T. Dupont Fidelio pens still made?
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