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Abstract series

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"I received the pen today. It's even prettier than I thought it would be based on the photos! It writes incredibly smoothly, and the filling system seems to work wonderfully. I hadn't planned on taking it to class with me, because it seems a bit flashy for that, but given how smoothly it writes, I may not be able to resist!"
C. H., Orange Village, OH

"The Bookworm Abstract Black is pretty. No getting around it, I would hesitate to carry this pen in my shirt
pocket because of the distinctly feminine styling. On the other hand, in a journal or bag - which is what I use - the girlieness is not an issue, even for quiche shunning manly men like myself.

The pen's hooded nib is especially useful outside and in sunlight. A regular fountain pen can surprise you in direct sunlight by drying out. This is usually a problem if the nib gets hot and you pause more than a few moments in your writing. I spent a good deal of time writing outside this spring. I had no problem at all leaving my pen uncapped as I drank coffee, referenced maps, and checked the newspaper while I journaled.

This is a smooth writing pen. In fact, for a finer nib, it is a very smooth writer. On the subject of how fine the nib is, I don't usually use a nib quite this fine. But the Bookworm Abstract flows over any paper easily and the thin line of ink still has all of the character of my heavier nibs. There is no mistaking this writing for a ball
point's uniform blandness!

One last note is about the cartridge adapter.  There are a few different styles of these, and the one in this pen is my favorite. It is easy to use and pulls a good charge each time the pen is inked."

K. B., Los Osos, CA


Bookworm Abstract Red    $15.00    Permanently sold out


Bookworm Abstract Black    $15.00    Permanently sold out


Bookworm Abstract Blue    $15.00    Permanently sold out



Bookworm has come up with another winning design in the Abstract series of pens. These slender beauties measure 5-3/8" capped, 5-3/8" posted and 4-3/4" with cap held aside.

The cap and barrel are lacquer-over-brass design and the pen has a sleek torpedo-shape overall. The first design element that attracts one's eye is of course the colorful midsection, which immediately put me in mind of some abstract paintings I've seen (Bookworm merely designates the pen by its model number, #709).

The faux diamond (I think that's a safe assumption ) that adorns the center of the clip is perhaps next to command attention, but it's understated as these things go.


Below the center section, on the lower barrel, the name Bookworm is imprinted in white, while 709 can be found on the reverse.











Removing the pen's slip cap displays the steel hooded nib and section. I would rate these nibs as being a typical western fine, although erring a bit on the wider side.

It's always nice to find a model with a hooded nib, and I think this was a good design choice for the overall look and shape of this pen.

There are a series of indents in the section, just above the gold barrel ring -- where my fingers at least -- naturally fall into a comfortable writing position.

Unscrewing the barrel reveals the piston converter -- engraved Bookworm -- for bottled ink. It will also take International-style cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.




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!


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Warranties and returns

If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.

Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .

We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!


Revised: November 3rd, 2015

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