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Etruria Rainbow
Limited Edition piston demontrator


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New! ST49411 Etruria Yellow Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/T-Flex nib                 $325.00    $260.00

ST49407 Etruria Red Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/T-Flex nib                 $325.00    $260.00
ST49416 Etruria Red Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/14K gold nib            $595.00    $476.00

ST49408 Etruria Blue Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/T-Flex nib                $325.00    $260.00
ST49420 Etruria Blue Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/14K gold nib           $595.00    $476.00

ST49409 Etruria Green Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/T-Flex nib              $325.00    $260.00
ST49424 Etruria Green Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/14K gold nib         $595.00    $476.00

ST49410 Etruria Orange Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/T-Flex nib            $325.00    $260.00
ST49428 Etruria Orange Rainbow L. E. piston fountain pen w/14K gold nib       $595.00    $476.00

The latest addition to the group, the Yellow, has silver furniture and nib.

 

                                                           

The Etruria is generally considered Stipula's flagship pen model. Now, introducing the Stipula Etruria Rainbow limited edition series pens. Produced from from solid rods of Italian resin, these gorgeous demonstrators are hand-turned and finished to a gleaming transparency.

 

 

                                               

Truly over-sized pens, the fountain pens measure 5-7/8" capped, 6-3/4" posted and 5-18" with cap held aside. Despite their large size, they're extremely well-balanced and being made primarily of resin, are comfortable to write with for hours on end.

Each color is limited to an edition of 351 pens only. The transparent Green, Red and Orange all have matte gold trim on the clip, cap and barrel rings...while the Blue is finished with elegant rose gold.

 

 

 

 

Both the clip and the cap barrel are adorned with Stipula's leaf logo. The barrel itself displays the only manufacturer marks, with 'Stipula' in script;  'Firenze' (Italian for Florence, Stipula's home city); and 'Made in Italy'. The opposite site carries the specific pen's number of the limited edition, such as '088/351'.

                       

While capped, the inner workings of the pen are all visible (as a good demonstrator should be!) -- from the nib on one end to the piston on the other.

Unscrewing the cap reveals the beautiful Stipula nib, either in 14K matte gold, 14K rose gold (for the Blue Rainbow) or the titanium T-Flex (which allows the user to vary line width by adjusting writing pressure). The standard gold nibs are available in F, M, B or 1.1mm italic/stub. Read more about available nibs here.

 

 

 

 

                     

The smooth-action piston works by turning the barrel-end knob clockwise to expel air/ink as the piston descends through the barrel, and by counter-clockwise turning to fill the reservoir with ink. The fun comes in when choosing the ink color to use for each color pen. Should you try and duplicate the barrel color or use a contrasting ink?

 

I seem to have taken an inordinate number of photos of this particular pen. Can you blame me?

 

 

 

 

                         

                           

 

                             

                                                  

                                                             

 

                    

 

                                                  

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.

 

Etruria Rainbow ballpoints

 

ST49401 Etruria Red Rainbow L. E. ballpoint pen             $160.00    $128.00

ST49402 Etruria Blue Rainbow L. E. ballpoint pen            $160.00    $128.00

ST49403 Etruria Green Rainbow L. E. ballpoint pen         $160.00    $128.00

ST49404 Etruria Orange Rainbow L. E. ballpoint pen       $160.00    $128.00

 

Like the fountain pen versions, each color of the ballpoint is limited to an edition of 351 pens only. Also like the fountain pens, the transparent Green, Red and Orange all have matte gold trim on the clip, cap and barrel rings...while the Blue is finished with elegant rose gold.

              

The pen measures 5-1/2" in length and its twist-action mechanism extends and retracts the Parker format ballpoint refill. Because it uses the Parker format, capless rollerball or gel refills can also be used.

 

              

 

                                                   

 

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!

 

Ordering Procedures & Returns

International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents

Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:

orders@hisnibs.com
(on PayPal transactions, the email address may also display as stonebri@verizon.net)

We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)

Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).

                                                                                               

If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:

1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will ensure security)
2. Expiration date
3. Name on card
4. Address for billing statement
5. Card verification # (3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number, or 4-digit number on the front of your AMEX card).
 

If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:

His Nibs.com
  2540 W. Union Street
  Allentown, PA 18104

We ship via insured Priority Mail
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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 1st, 2014

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