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1960's Reform 4388 Triangular Black Flexible Hooded Gold Nib Fountain Pen Item ID: REF-020

1960's Reform 4388 Triangular Black Flexible Hooded Gold Nib Fountain Pen

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Reform Model 4388

Manufacturer/Model:  Reform Germany/4388
Year of production: Mid 1960's
Filling system: Piston filler
Nib: Solid Steel Gold Plated F fine zise flex nib - will write bigger sizes up to B broad
Material: Black resin, gold plated metal parts (clip & ring).
Length (pen closed):  134mm

Condition and information:
Offered here is one of the most rare and extremely reliable vintage Reform pens, the triangular 4388 fountain pen, made for a very short period of time in the mid 1960's. This is a rare hooded version pen, similar to the Montblanc Monte Rosa hooded pens. These were made to rival the Parker 51 pen, as more people wanted a hooded nib pen which is much more difficult to damage. These are one of the best pens manufactured by Reform. The design and shape of the pen follows the style at the time, a very similar pen to Montblanc Mote Rosa pens, Senator and other pens, clearly distinguishable by the form, ink windows, nib and feed. The pen is in absolute mint condition, no scratches, cracks or anything of the kind. Excellent grip, weight, feel in the hand. The nib is smooth, does not scratch, F size, and even though made out of steel, it is still flexible. The steel flexible nibs are some of the best, as they are very difficult to damage, ware out and in some cases perform better then gold nibs. This pen is extremely easy to maintain and clean as the entire front section can be removed extremely easy, just unscrew. This gives access to the feed and nib, which can be cleaned and maintained easily. This will enable the pen to write bigger size lines on some strokes, up to B broad and even BB double broad if more pressure is applied. Writing with such a nib is a pure joy, as from an F grade (fine) varies to medium lines to very wide double broad BB line. Piston is smooth with a silicone cork which always makes for a perfect fit within the body and will never leak. 
Extremely well build pen, meant to last and endure hard work for decades, yet with great appeal.


This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.

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