DUKE Heart Clip
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DUKE Heart Clip fountain pen
This slim beauty measures 5-1/4 inch capped, 5-1/4" posted and 4-1/2" with cap held aside.
You may notice the lovely purple/lavender/amethyst color of the pen first from a distance, but as you get closer -- or if it's sticking out of a pocket -- there's no escaping the gracefully swirling clip with the suspended heart at its terminus. In fact, with the clip set so high on the cap, the heart and almost-sinuous clip leave the impression that it's a pin attached to your pocket.
Just below the heart and above the cap ring 'Duke' and 'M12' (the model name) are displayed. The cap top is crowned by a same-color 'jewel', while the barrel end sports a chrome insert.
The slip cap re-seats with a secure 'snap' and will post on the barrel-end through friction -- although the barrel is long enough for most to write comfortably unposted, if that's your preference.
The steel nib is simply adorned with 'Duke', in script, and I would rate it -- like virtually all DUKE models -- as a light-medium, falling in between a typical western fine and medium. The knurled section provides for a secure grip while writing.
Unscrewing the all-metal threads between the section and barrel displays the slide converter -- with a steel ink agitator -- for bottled ink. Having a demure opening, this is actually a bottle-filled ink only pen. The opening in the section is just a tad too narrow for conventional ink cartridges.
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.
The pen comes in a lovely book-like gift box. It reprises the heart motif and has a magnetic closure.
Ordering Procedures & 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: March 16th, 2023