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Faggionato PKS

8/23/17

Thanks for the loaner, Papier Plume!

That's the Fred Faggionato PKS. I've only seen this brand at Papier Plume, but it really caught my eye in an instagram post, and then again at the Chicago Pen Show. There's something about the aggressively swept clip and the awesome materials that really draws you in. In fact, this is one of those pens that even my non-pen-loving friends always seem to notice.

This particular pen is made of a Conway Stewart material in cellulose acetate. It's pretty awesome. There probably isn't all that much of this material out there, so snag these while you have the chance!

Read on to see more of this pen, and let me know what you think in the comments. Also, scroll down to the bottom for a link to the video review.


Packaging!




The Clip

The clip is the only place on the pen that has any branding at all. That's some cool branding, too. It's also perfectly functional.


The Barrel

Isn't this material neat? In dimmer light you won't see the depth, pattern, or sparkle. Under some good light, though, it really stands out.


The Surprise 

Under the cap you find this awesome orange section. It's a thick section, at around 11.5 mm. That's bigger than any pen in my collection. Well, almost. This pen is the same size (almost exactly) as the Pelikan m1000. So, if you're looking for a pen with the size of an m1000, without the cost of an m1000, this might be your pen.





The Nib

This is the only part of the pen that doesn't stand out to me. It's a pretty average Bock nib. Don't get me wrong: It's fine. It's just not a stand-out. Fortunately, this is a #6 nib and you can replace it with a slew of other nibs to suit your fancy.



Comparisons!

As I said above, this is a pretty big pen. It reminds me most of the Franklin-Christoph Model 03, but it's a bit bigger in every way.

From left to right:
Faggionato PKS, Franklin-Christoph 03, Pilot Custom 912, Pilot Custom 74, Sailor 1911 Large, Platinum 3776, Sailor 1911s, and the Sailor Progear.





Writing Samples: 

I'm not showing a ton of writing samples with this pen. It's a pretty standard nib that seems well-tuned.






Video Review: 




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This orange section si certainly a surprise. BTW with the passage of time, I see only classy people using pens. I now find them graceful and sexier than before.