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Old 02-19-2019, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question A "slimmer" fountain pen

So, I've gotten a request for fountain pen that is slim. It's for a woman and that's her preference. What kit do you recommend that might be a good "fit"? I've checked the PSI catalog and they seem a bit on the chunky side. Although a couple might work. Suggestions?
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that your best choice for a woman's hand would be a Baron:


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You can buy direct from Berea, or other vendors sell these also. . Try BearToothWoods.com and ExoticBlanks.com .

I can recommend all three vendors very highly.
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How slim? We could suggest dozens but if she wants something the size of a Slimline then there is nothing. If something like a Baron would work then there are a few. Can you give us a diameter?
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Probably the slimmest fountain pen kit out there is Berea's flat Top American Which has a cap bushing diameter of .488 and a barrel bushing diameter of .453--pretty slim. The American kit is also just about the lightest kits available.

I don't think Berea makes one, but there is a similar or identical kit called a European that has a round top.

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What about the Traditional, it has a diameter of 0.45”

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I show Smitty's Penworks Caballero at 0.462 both ends of the lower section as well. One of my favorites.
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Thanks for the input. I'll give each of them a look.
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You can try the Mistral from Beaufort Ink.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's a shame the Nighthawk is no longer in production (that I know of). They would fit your needs nicely.
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