Year of production: Late 1980's- Early 90's
Filling system: Piston filling
Nib: Steel, Two Tone Gold Plated, M medium size
Material: All body and cap black resin, gold plated metal parts
Length (pen closed): Oversize at 139mm
Condition and information:
This pen is one of the last piston Reform pens made in the late 80's, soon before the company closed down in the early 1990's. The Reform company was founded in Heidelberg Germany in the early 1930's and was at one time one of the largest pen manufacturers in Europe. This is one of the very last, if not the last, piston fountain pen models made by Reform in late 1980's and early 1990's. The pen features the same best characteristics featured in its very successful predecessors such as the models 4383 and 4000. However this pen its taken to another level of quality made to compete with Montblanc's 144/164 fountain pens. The pen has a similar design form factor, even a two tone nib, and it is also nearly identical in size. In comparison to its predecessors, it features a wider cap ring to prevent cracks, as well as a ring on the turning knob which prevents cracks but also doubles as a trim. It also has a thickened section tip, larger and longer clip. Most importantly the pen is also made out of "precious black resin" the signature Montblanc material but also used by many other pen manufacturers. The pen is stunning, high shine and gloss, it is very durable and difficult to scratch. All metal parts/trims are gold plated. The basic classic shape feels right in the hand, it is superbly balanced pen. The nib is steel, a bit oversize nib in two tone, very smooth and precise on the paper, with normal ink-flow, very clean, no mess, very easy to remove and easy to maintain as it is mounted on a threaded collar similar to the one on Pelikan pens. The line width is Fine to Medium and will vary depending on the speed, pressure and angle at which the pen is used. Piston is very smooth, features a silicone cork which never leaks and takes good amount of ink. The pen is in mint condition, minimal sings of use, no scratches or crack. Overall the pen is one of a superb build quality that will perform flawlessly and trouble-free for decades. One of the last pens from the great Reform pen company, a piece of history and a great writing instrument.
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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