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"Hi Norman --  The Picasso pen arrived yesterday and I just may have to retire my other pens.  This one feels so good in my hand and writes so easily!  I'm sure we'll be very happy together! Thanks for the quick shipment too!"
B. S., Nashville, TN


 

Picasso Peace Dove Mint fountain pen    $35.00

Picasso Peace Dove Sunrise fountain pen    $35.00

Here's a pair of lacquer-over-metal pens, that are nevertheless lightweight enough for extended writing sessions. Measuring 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/4" posted and 4-3/4" with cap held aside, that would make them mid-sized pens in the current over-sized environment (reflected in modern fountain pens and my waistline).

Beyond the obvious difference between the two colors of barrel and cap, they are further distinguished by color treatment of their 'furniture'...i.e., the Mint has silver tones in its clip, cap band, barrel jewel, section and nib.

The Sunrise is all done with gold tones.

 

 

Both barrels display Picasso's Peace Dove in their respective colors...but the Mint has further adornment on the cap itself. I'm going to leave it to one of you who is a botanist or art historian to identify the flower/plant that's depicted for me!

 

 

 

 

 

The spring clip has a graceful curve when viewed from the side and the slip cap re-seats securely with a satisfying snap (and friction posts, should you choose to do so, although I would suggest refraining -- as I can see the lacquer becoming marred with time and the posting is not that secure on the tapered barrel).

 

In both versions, the section is done in a matte finish and is slightly concave in the center for a nice grip.

                 

 

                                                     

 

The monotone steel nib is engraved with the Picasso logo, Picasso, France and F, and I would agree that it falls within the range of a typical western fine.

Unscrewing the all-metal threads between the section and barrel displays the piston converter for bottled ink. It will also take International-style cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. 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 gift boxed in Picasso's distinctive style.

                                                      

 

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

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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: September 1st, 2014

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