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"Hi Norman, I got the pen last
Saturday and thanks for quick shipment. It seems Conklin improved and resolved
ink flow issue comparing their earlier product lines (or maybe you adjusted
it?). The pen lays clean and wet fine lines and I really like it. The nib has a
nice mirror surface and the reflection is such a beauty.
The nib feels soft and responsive even though it is a
steel nib, not like those nail-like steel nibs."
"The Conklin Endura arrived today, and it is not only a
very attractive pen, but it is even more importantly (to me anyway) a great
writer. Thanks so much for whatever adjustments you had to make, because it has
superb ink flow and sets down a line very much to my liking. You have made this
all a very positive experience for me, and I am most appreciative."
"Hi, Norm, I just wanted to let you
know that the Conklin Endura fountain pen (M nib) in grey arrived safely this
afternoon and I just finished trying it out. I filled it with Private Reserve
Velvet Black ink and found that it wrote superbly (as in 10 on a scale of 10)
right away. I'm glad you adjust every nib before it leaves the Castle...I gave
the pen a kind of "passive torture" test I've come up with: simplicity itself, I
just leave the pen open and unused on the table for twenty minutes. (And to
make the test even tougher, interior humidity today is only about 25%!) Almost
no pen I've used will start right up again after even fifteen minutes of unuse.
pens are the rare exception I've found.) Well, to my delight the Endura only
needed a few seconds of coaxing and no wiping, to start writing normally and
smoothly again. That alone puts it in the elite category of the 25 or so pens I
(mostly) enjoy using on an unpredictable basis. As I use fountain pens as much
for note-taking as for anything else, it's important that they not stop writing
and require some kind of priming again if left open but unused for a while.
"Hi Norman. The "green" pen has
arrived safely here at Pen Boot Camp. It's a nice pen! I'm pleased that it's
both full-sized and light; as much as I worship at the IT altar of multitasking,
sometimes I really don't want a pen to do double duty as a writing instrument
and a bludgeon. Call me old-fashioned. For the fashionistas, it looks great
perched on the orange cover of a Rhodia pad. Perfect. That's because the pen
is .... green (rolls eyes). Oh, and it writes wonderfully. Which is what a pen
is supposed to do, isn't it? Sam the Cat has already tried to grasp it with his
prehensile toes. I'm lucky that the table next to where I'm sitting has a pie
crust edge; it keeps things from rolling off. And keeps Sam the Cat from
sending all my pens straight to the floor."
See the ballpoint version here
The ballpoint version of the Conklin Endura is virtually as large as the fountain pen, which is somewhat unusual, at 5-3/4" in length. The pen utilizes a twist action for point extension/retraction and the Conklin ballpoint refills are of the readily available Parker-style form-factor.
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:
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
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
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 18th, 2014