After the first demonstrator fountain pens emerged in the early 1900’s, most (if not all) major pen companies create different models that you can easily see through. There are completely clear (aka demonstrator) pens, as well as translucent pens that still allow you to see some of the inner mechanics of your writing instrument. I am always such a huge fan of these demonstrator pens. The reason I’m such a fan being how cool it is to see how your pen works from the inside out. When I first heard the term “demonstrator” or “demo” pen, I remember thinking how it meant that it was a pen on display that others have used. Now that I know better, demo pens are something I look forward to very much. The new Conklin All American Demo Fountain Pen is one incredible special edition that I enjoy using.
As Conklin introduces so many new exciting models, colors, finishes, filling systems, and materials in their pens, the Conklin All American Demo Fountain Pen checks so many boxes in what you might look for in your next pen. We recently got to see Conklin’s modern demonstrator Duraflex model, as you can enjoy my review here.
First of all, the All American pen collection is perfectly sized and shaped with a larger cap and barrel. It’s almost a larger cigar shape, which makes this pen so comfortable in the hand. The cap and barrel threads easily and securely keep the two aforementioned parts together while waiting to be used. If you usually post your cap on the back of the barrel while writing, you’re in luck. The cap posts easily on the All American fountain pens.
Importantly, the Conklin All American Demo Fountain Pen is equipped with a high-quality JoWo steel nib. Choose from: extra fine, fine, medium, broad, stub, and Omniflex nib options. As for which ink to fill this fountain pen with, that’s a tough one. I’m leaning towards filling it with Monteverde’s Iced Cookie ink. The reason is because it has some decent shading and depth which makes this blue ink look wonderful sloshing around inside your pen.
Noteworthy is how this is the first All American model fountain pen to fill via cartridge, converter, and now with an eyedropper as well. With so many options, you’re sure to fill this pen with your favorite ink brand and ink color. That’s a great benefit of the demonstrator body – being able to easily see when your ink is running low. It lets you keep an eye on the pen overall. This high-quality resin makes the cap and barrel crystal clear for unobscured viewing enjoyment.
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