Reform Model 6488
Manufacturer/Model: Reform 6488/Germany
Year of production: Late 1960's
Filling system: Piston filler
Nib: Solid 14K 585 gold, EF Extra fine size, fully super-flex nib writes all sizes up to 3B
Material: Highest grade black resin, gold plated metal parts, (clip & ring).
Length (pen closed): Long pen at 134mm, posted at 148
Condition and information:
A rare and stunning Reform 6488 piston filler fountain pen. This pen was a direct answer to Montblanc's 3X and 2X series of the late 1960's, as well as their Monte Rosa series. This pen is even identical in some aspects to some Monte Rosa pens. The pen is also very similar to the famous 4383 triangular Reform models. The pen is a round shape with a special hooded nib, inspired by Parker 51. Each European company had to make one, so Reform did as well. The hooded nib intended to provide more protection for the nib, as well as some other benefits. The pen also features are green captop. When originally purchased customers could choose to customize their pen with a various color captop depending on the ink they would use. Therefore this pen was originally intended to be used with green color ink. These are one of the best pens manufactured by Reform, highest quality fountain pens. High gloss high grade black resin, the signature material of Montblanc, where the pen gives a great shine but also its a tough material difficult to scratch or crack. The hooded nib is EF extra fine size and fully flexible. The tines of the nib split apart as soon as it touches the paper, with no pressure. What this nib does is remarkable; it changes the line thickness with little to no pressure while writing. The writing is unique, as from an EF size varies to medium lines to very wide lines up to triple broad 3B, mimicking almost all nib sizes, it can even express emotions while writing. Very ergonomic, well balanced, with smooth piston action. Piston takes a lot of ink and can be used for a long time once its filled. Silicone cork ensures no ink leakage. The feed is ebonite providing perfect and constant ink flow. The pen can be very easily disassembled, the entire front section simply unscrews, which is rare in piston fillers, but its very convenient as it exposes all parts for simple tap water washing when not using the pen. This is one of the best Reform pens ever made, and also one of the best among all pen makers, everything a fountain pen should be. This pen is mint condition new new old stock, still with its model and nib size stickers.
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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