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See the new Harlequin model 116 here

"The pens [Crocodile Big Croc Clip and Diamond Cut] arrived last week.  I had my mail held at the Post office because I was out of town for a few days. So I have had the pens in my hands only one day. Pure pleasure to hold each one.  All three are small and easy for me to hold for writing purposes. The Duke pen is just the right size.  The two tone color makes it easy to find among my collection. The nib glides along very the greatest of ease. I am writing letters to people who haven't heard from me in years. I need reasons to use my pens...Thank you for your web site and the personal care of the products."
A. G., San Antonio, TX

"The pens showed up and they're great! It's incredible the value in them. I really like the Duke pen. It's almost as buttery as my Pilot Custom 74. The nib also seems to be a slight stub, which has a nice effect when writing."
L. K., Australia

"I've received my pens and ink.  Thank you again for your help in making my selection.  The quality of service you provide really differentiates you from your competitors ... the quick responses, timely shipping, and hand
written note all made for a great experience.  I'll definitely be a repeat customer.  The Duke Carbon Fiber is everything I hoped it would be.  I'm impressed by the quality.  Last week I had the opportunity to write with a
Mont Blanc roller ball pen and it felt cheap (light and plastic) compared to my new Duke.  The weight of the pen is really nice, the subtle blue is very attractive, and I'm amazed at how fine the light medium nib writes."

W. D., Canada

"Hi Norman. Many thanks for the red carbon fibre Duke pen which arrived today. It's a real beauty! The pen writes extremely smoothly - and, even with the postage to the UK, is great value for money. It handles like a pen selling at several times the price..."
M. H., Sale, United Kingdom
 

"I just received my Duke Carbon Fibre Fountain Pen in Red and I think it is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures displayed do not do this pen justice. I am thrilled to have it. Thank you very much."
J. L., Los Angeles, CA

 

DUKE #116 Carbon Fibre Red    $45.00
The Carbon Fibre is an understated, full-sized pen with classic lines. Measuring a bit over 5-/14" capped, its posted length is a full 6-1/4". The first photo above is a bit misleading as far as color. Due to the nature of the underlying carbon fiber used in the barrel, the burgundy red color actually presents itself as a line of color under direct light. It's a very unique effect, but better shown in the photo just above and those below.

DUKE #116 Carbon Fibre Turquoise    $45.00
A great new color for the venerable Carbon Fibre line, the turquoise makes for a stunning pen.


 

DUKE #116 Carbon Black    $45.00  
Although the Carbon Fibre Black is so named by DUKE, I don't believe that the barrel is carbon fiber, as the red and turquoise ones are.. Rather, it has a rather stunning high-gloss lacquer finish on brass, that makes for a very attractive pen. Hence I've renamed it the Carbon Black.

DUKE #116 Carbon Blue    $45.00    Sold out
A very dark blue carbon pattern on the barrel, with a black cap

 

 

The visual balance achieved by the black cap and end post, as well as the silver highlights of the clip and rings, prevent the carbon fiber from overly dominating the balance of the pen. That balance is not just a visual one however, as the pen is an extremely comfortable one to use, whether the cap is posted or not.

 

The cap itself is topped by a crown, reminiscent in shape to that used on the Pelikan Sovereign series, and overall the shape and feel of the pen evokes images of that great German pen. The cap top itself is engraved with 'German Duke Lux Pen GmbH', along with the DUKE 'crown' logo in the center (which is reprised on the clip, as is 'Germany').

The cap snaps securely into place on either end of the pen, and the cap band displays 'DUKE', 'Germany' and the model number '116'.

Removing the cap reveals the gorgeous monotone steel nib, in a light-medium width, which is again engraved with 'DUKE', 'Germany' and the DUKE 'crown' logo.

Unscrewing the barrel from the sections reveals a large capacity piston filler for bottled ink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pen comes in a gift box (which may differ from the one pictured below). It's a class act all around.

 

 

   

 

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
(email for cost)

 

 

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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