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Heritage limited edition
collection
(limited to 98 pens of each model)


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                             These are the 'first editions' of the Word Gauge, Sleeve Filler and Conklinetta.

 

Conklin Heritage Sleeve Filler            $295.00    Permanently sold out

 

                                              

                          

As is the case with the other Conklin Heritage models, the Sleeve Filler reintroduces a classic Conklin model from the company's illustrious past -- in a deep, lustrous pearlescent Italian resin.

The pen measures 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/2" posted and 5" with cap held aside.

The complete filling instructions are below, but in essence one unscrews the lower barrel, or sleeve, which exposes the ink sac and squeeze bar. Filling the pen is an easy, one-handed operation, as pressing on the bar with one's thumb depresses the ink sac and releasing the bar creates a partial vacuum in the sac -- which sucks up ink upon re-inflation. The sleeve actually remains attached to the end of the filler unit, so it's a quick and easy job to just screw it back onto the pen and you're ready to write!

Like the Word Gauge and the Conklinetta, this first limited edition iteration is limited to only 98 pens worldwide (Conklin was founded in 1898) and the particular number -- such as 43/98 -- is engraved on the pen's barrel, along with 'Conklin Sleeve Filler' and 'Made in Italy'.

Unscrewing the cap displays the two-toned steel nib (the stub nib is monotone) which is engraved with the Conklin brand name and the historic “Toledo, Ohio, USA” mark. The nibs are available in M, F or the new stub sizes. I've found that the Conklin nibs run about a size smaller than typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the M as a fine and the F as an x-fine. The stub is a 1.1 mm medium. Please specify the nib size you'd like, by letter or 'stub' only, to avoid confusion when ordering.


Filling instructions for the Sleeve Filler -- Pump Fill


Remove the cap to expose the nib and barrel to expose the sleeve filler.

Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink and immerse the complete nib and part of the gripping section.
 
Using your thumb and forefinger, depress the metal bar, this will force the air out of the ink sac.
 
Wait 2 seconds and slowly release the metal bar to draw the ink up into the bladder.
 
Repeat the above at least 5 to 6 times, and waiting 5 seconds between each squeeze.
 
Remove the pen from the ink bottle, gently blot excess ink from the nib with a lint-free cloth or blotter paper.
 
Screw the barrel and cap back in place.

 

Conklin Heritage Word Gauge -- Piston Fill           $295.00    Permanently sold out

   
                                               

 

                     

As is the case with the other Conklin Heritage models, the Word Gauge piston-filler reintroduces a classic Conklin model from the company's illustrious past -- in a deep, lustrous pearlescent Italian resin.

The pen measures 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/2" posted and 5" with cap held aside. It's the first piston-fill since YAFA resurrected the brand and reintroduces the markings on the transparent yellow ink reservoir that 'gauge' the number of words written (this will of course vary between nib size chosen). The scale has markings for 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 or 5000 words -- with a bit of wiggle room beyond that.

 

                                                           

Like the Sleeve Filler and the Conklinetta, this first limited edition iteration is limited to only 98 pens worldwide (Conklin was founded in 1898) and the particular number -- such as 43/98 -- is engraved on the pen's barrel, along with 'Conklin Word Gauge' and 'Made in Italy'.

Unscrewing the cap displays the two-toned steel nib (the stub nib is monotone) which is engraved with the Conklin brand name and the historic “Toledo, Ohio, USA” mark. The nibs are available in M, F or the new stub sizes. I've found that the Conklin nibs run about a size smaller than typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the M as a fine and the F as an x-fine. The stub is a 1.1 mm medium. Please specify the nib size you'd like, by letter or 'stub' only, to avoid confusion when ordering.

Filling instructions for the Word Gauge - Piston Fill

Remove the cap to expose the nib.

Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink and immerse the complete nib and part of the gripping section.

Slowly turn the barrel end knob anti-clockwise (emptying) until it stops turning, this will rotate the piston and will force the air out of the fountain pen. Wait 2 seconds and slowly turning the knob to clockwise (filling) until it stops again, while the nib is still in the ink bottle.

Repeat the above at least 2 – 3 times or until no further air bubbles can be seen escaping from the nib and the Word Gauge section has filled with ink.

To ensure the Word Gauge fountain pen is full of ink, leave the nib in the ink bottle for 10 seconds to ensure a full charge of ink to be taken up into the ink reservoir.

On the final filling process, when the piston comes to a halt, turn the knob anti- clockwise just far enough to bleed out a couple of drops of ink into the ink bottle.

Hold the pen upright so that the nib is pointed up, and turn the knob anti-clockwise until the piston comes to a stop.

Gently blot excess ink from the nib and gripping section with a lint-free cloth or blotter paper.

 

Conklin Heritage Conklinetta Side Filler            $295.00    Permanently sold out

Finally. The long-awaited Conklinetta has arrived!

                                 

As is the case with the other Conklin Heritage models, the Conklinetta Side-Button Filler reintroduces a classic Conklin model from the company's illustrious past -- in a deep, lustrous pearlescent Italian resin.

Much slimmer -- and slightly smaller than the other two pens, the Conklinetta measures 5-1/4" capped, 6" posted and 4-7/8" with cap held aside.

Laying on a deep blue background, the blue, white and cream pearlescent inclusions make for a spectacularly rich resin. This is a pen that you can find yourself gazing at for considerable periods of time as your rotate it before your eyes. Of course, while doing so, it's a bit difficult to not have your attention repeatedly drawn to that prominent button proudly projecting from the side of the barrel!

 

 

              

Like the Sleeve Filler, has an integrated design to allow the user to deflate the internal ink sac and allow it to suck-in ink upon its re-inflation. In the case of the Conklinetta, this is achieved by pressing down on --and then releasing -- the button on the side of the barrel (Conklin's complete filling instructions are below -- although I see no need to depress or release the button 'slowly').

How do you prevent the button from being accidentally depressed and having ink shoot out from the nib once filled (acknowledging that there might be times that this comes in handy )? That's the job of the locking ring that surrounds it.

By design, it takes a little effort to rotate the ring so that the button sits in the larger of two 'circles'. In this position, the button is free to travel and press down on the internal metal bar, which then compresses the sac. After filling the pen, simply rotate the locking ring so that the button sits within the smaller cutout, thereby preventing the button from moving and creating inky havoc.

Like the Sleeve Filler and the Work Gauge, this first limited edition iteration is limited to only 98 pens worldwide (Conklin was founded in 1898) and the particular number -- such as 43/98 -- is engraved on the pen's barrel, along with 'Conklin Word Gauge' and 'Made in Italy'.

In line with its more diminutive size, Conklin has outfitted the Conklinetta with a smaller sized nib than the two other models. Whereas the other two pens are available with the choice of an F, M or 1.1 mm stub, the Conklinetta offers an F, M or B nib -- no stub available in this nib size. This is the first 'B' nib offered by Conklin in several years. As I've mentioned throughout the Conklin pages, I find that their nibs tend to run a half to a full-size finer than a typical western nib. Hence, the 'F' is closer to an x-fine, the 'M' to a fine and the 'B' to a full medium in my opinion.

Filling instructions for the Conklinetta Side Filler:


Remove the cap to expose the nib.

Rotate locking ring on the barrel to position the slot under under the button to engage side-button filling mechanism. Place the fountain pen, nib first, into the bottle of ink and immerse the complete nib and part of the gripping section.

Slowly press the button -- this will force air out of the ink sac. Wait 2 seconds and slowly release the side-button to draw the ink up into the bladder.

Repeat the above at least 5 to 6 times, and waiting 5 seconds between each squeeze.

Remove the pen from the ink bottle, gently blot excess ink from the nib and gripping section with a lint free cloth or tissue.

Rotate the locking ring back to the original position.

Screw the cap back into place.

                                                    

 

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

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

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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: July 20th, 2017

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