Reform 4000 Pen & Pencil Set
Manufacturer/Model: Reform Original 4000 Fountain pen & Model 019 Mechanical Pencil, Germany
Year of production: 1970s
Filling system: FP Piston filling; MP 2mm leads - One full length lead included
Nib: Highest grade 14K 585 Solid gold, F Fine size, Super Flexible nib, writes up to triple broad 3B
Material: Shiny Black Resin, high shine & gloss, Gold plated metal parts (clips & rings)
Length (pen closed): FP 130mm; MP 132mm
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Condition and information:
Reform 4000 is one of the all time best modern Reform pens, the flagship Reform pen made during the peak of the company popularity in 1970, it was direct answer to Pelikan's 400NN model, aimed in the mid to higher class fountain pen market. The pen is strikingly similar design and shape as the Pelikan 400NN even in size, both are 130-131mm, which brings to question that in that time these two companies were collaborating, most probably via the Merz & Krell company who manufactured parts and nibs for both Reform and Pelikan. The Reform 4000 pen is their take on a higher class pen market, and its one of the most rare and best Reform pens. The nib is typical Reform nib for the time, flexible, extremely good writer, very smooth on the paper, F size, but with a full flexibility. This sort of nib produces one of the best writing one could hope to achieve with a fountain pen, it can mimic any nib size since it will change thickness of the lines with a small pressure while writing. The writing is unique that varies from very thin lines to very wide lines, while the feed can effortlessly support this "hungry" nib, it can express your emotions while writing. A perfect high gloss highest grade resin body and cap, gold plated metal parts. The pen is highly ergonomic, perfect length and thickness, very good grip and feel in the hand. Extremely well build, meant to last and endure hard work for years, yet with great appeal. Very beautiful clear see through ink windows. Piston is smooth with a silicone cork which always makes for a perfect fit within the body and will never leak.
The set also includes a high-quality drawing & shading mechanical pencil, model No. 019, in one of the most recognizable Reform shapes, identical to its ballpoint counterparts, ergonomic shape but perfectly simple and elegant. If this form factor looks familiar to you its not a coincidence or deja vu, this form factor was basically copied by hundreds of pen makers around the world, especially during the 1990 when ballpoint pens were made in billions. This is a true high-quality vintage pencils with a solid metal inner mechanism, fees right and heavy in the hand, helping it glide effortlessly over the paper. The pencil features a very thick 2mm 10cm long lead, great for any work without fear of it breaking during drawing. Most practical however is the special lead sharpener conveniently housed in the push knob, which will sharpen the lead to a needle like tip within seconds.
Most importantly however, the set in a true time capsule condition, never used as if it left the factory yesterday, not 40-50 years ago, remarkable like new condition and also comes in its original presentation box which shows some ware due to storage and passage of time only.
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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