At some point in the last pandemic affected year Pineider released a new budget end pen range. Undercutting the Avatar, gone were any metal components bar the nib, cap collar and clip (I think), instead using the supposedly unbreakable ‘ultra resin’. Thing is the original Avatar was a well regarded pen and considered to be reasonably priced, so how doe this pen fit in with the brand.Continue reading
Under Dante Del Vecchio Pineider not only started to produce their own ranges of pens but also established a design philosophy making them instantly recognisable. The La Grande Bellezza set the trend for their gold nibbed pens, with the model morphing in to the Full Metal Jacket range where it gained a row of ink windows. This form has now become the template for their limited editions, the latest of which is the ‘Arco’, an interesting resin inspired by it’s celluloid namesake and available in two finishes, Oak and Blue Bee. It is the latter that I have been lent by the UK distributor for review though the United Inkdom group and my views will go towards the meta review which will hopefully be published in April.Continue reading
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Finally I’ve got round to looking at my collection and identifying pens I’m unlikely to use again, mainly through too many pens of the same type (as happens to too many of us). Note all the pens listed will be cleaned (if not already done).
The prices are without P&P as I’m happy to sell internationally. Note for the UK I will be looking at Royal Mail Special Delivery (may just be tracked for those under £100).
Readers are probably going to wonder about the lateness of this review, as this pen has been out for almost half a year, and I even got mine around five or six weeks ago when Chatterley Luxuries had the pen heavily reduced in all four colours, plus the honeycomb version.