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Flagship 1970s Reform 4000 Set (Pelikan 400NN Counterpart) 14K Gold Flex Nib Fountain Ballpoint Pencil Pen Set In Box Item ID: REF-059

Rare NOS 1970s Reform 4000 (Pelikan 400 Counterpart) 14K Super Flexible Nib Fountain Ballpoint Pencil Pen Set In Box

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Reform 4000 Pen Set 

Manufacturer/Model: Reform Original Germany 4000 Set
Year of production: Early 1970s
Filling system: FP Piston filling; BP Metal Refills - New Included; MP 0.9mm leads - Several Included
Nib: Highest grade 14K 585 Solid gold, F-Fine size, Super Flexible nib, writes up to triple broad 3B
Material: Dark green and black plastic resin high shine & gloss, Gold plated metal parts (clips & rings)
Length (pen closed): FP 131mm; BP 132mm; MP 125mm

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Reform 4000 is one of the all time best Reform pens, the flagship Reform pen, was the direct answer to Pelikan's 400NN model, aimed in the higher class fountain pen market. The pen is strikingly similar design and shape as the Pelikan 400NN even in size, both are 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. This Reform 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 for the time Bock, 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 because it changes thickness of the lines with a small pressure one applies while writing. The writing is unique that varies from very thin lines to very wide lines, it can express your emotions while writing. A perfect high gloss highest grade plastic 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 ballpoint pen. This is one of the most recognizable Reform ballpoint pens for its ergonomic shape, perfection in simplicity, but with a great appeal. This is a true high-quality vintage ballpoint pen, unlike the new ballpoint pens. The pen is truly remarkable in every sense, everything that a ballpoint should be. It has a perfect grip due to the special grip section, it somehow feels right in the hand. Contributing to this feel is the pen's weight, considerably heavier then most ballpoints due to the solid metal mechanism on the top of the pen as well as the metal refill. Having the steel mechanism on the top of the pen, gives the pen a nice balance. It is a push button system that features a small "pin-ball" guided mechanism, where a small steel ball is guiding the push knob. This makes for a very precise push button with a distinct "click" sound.

This set is completed with the high-quality mechanical pencil, a rarer model with a continuous twist action. These pencils are still one of the best in the world, easy to use, meant to last, with a heavy solid brass mechanism which is precise and responsive. This is also a pencil size that is unique, 0.9mm leads, size which is good in various applications from drawing to technical drawing.

The set is in mint condition with minimal to no signs of use and also comes in its original presentation box.


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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