Waterman Kultur Demonstrator

Updated 2/8/16, 2/13/16, 2/22/16
Waterman Kultur Clear Demonstrator Fountain Pen Fine Nib + 8 Florida Blue Refill
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Appearance & construction: stars4-h021
Writing: stars2-5-h21

 Waterman Kultur Clear Demonstrator Fountain Pen Fine Nib + 8 Florida Blue Refill $19.99 FS

Waterman Kultur Clear Demonstrator Fountain Pen Fine Nib + 8 Florida Blue Refill. Purchased from GiftBag on Bonanza 2/5/16 $19.99 FS. Arrived 2/13/16

Waterman Kultur 0 1k

Waterman Kultur removed from package.

Waterman Kultur 1 1k

Before opening.

Waterman Kultur 2 1k

Back of package.

2/13/16: I couldn’t find “Kultur”anywhere on the pen or the package. I was surprised by the cheap packaging. The black crown on the top of the cap is puzzling. There is no metal reinforcing ring on the cap opening. In the package, it was displayed posted. Trying to remove the cap from its post position was a struggle. It was posted so hard that it’s a miracle the cap wasn’t cracked. This pen will have to be used unposted. The cap will scratch the barrel. The nib is beautiful, but its performance is below average. Scratchy. I was hoping the Waterman brand name would ensure quality despite the low price ($19.99) and give me a reference standard for evaluating other pens. However, as is, this pen is going to require some tweaking.

2/22/16: Yesterday, I ran the tip over brown grocery bag paper and that removed most of the scratchiness. Simple effective fix.

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Review: FPN 5/12/12. Evaporation, hard starting, easily scratched issues. But no one’s mentioned the nib problem I’m having.

Brown 5/31/13. Mentions odd black dome. Can be ED’d.

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