I purchased a ST Dupont Orpheo from someone off the greenboard. Now, I will flat out say, that it climbed to the top of my rotation. All the raving about this pen was verified, and indeed the pen is a jewel. My Orpheo is a bit heavy (and I like heavy pens), but it's smooth nib, excellent flow are definitely in the class of best pens I have ever tried. I am in the market for another Dupont, but they just don't come on the GB very often. The retail for these pens are high...but this is the kind of pen, I might actually pay retail for....and that is saying something. Roger Beamon <rbeamon1@xxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Akhil, I have heard very good reports on the Duponts, but, sadly, do not own any, yet! That "yet" has to be noted since the number of pens that I will own is limited only by my longevity and to a lesser degree, by my finances. :-) So, I'm hoping people will jump in here with their experiences with the Dupont pens. Only drawback for me are the metal sections that are so often the case. There are Duponts without the metal sections, aren't there? (Just answered my own question, by finding several) Up day here. Son-in-law is tolerating this next (throw every chemo drug at it possible to affect the most aggressive treatment possible) round of chemo well. Not nearly the amount of nausea as the previous combo of Cisplatin and Erbitux. That, plus we're making headway in the legal stuff necessary to get my mother out of this world, cleanly. At least Otis (our pug) made it outa this world without legal requirements a week and a half ago. Small solace! Roger On 17 May 2006 at 17:17, a aa wrote, at least in part: > Hello Everyone, > > It was some months ago, at a pen fair at Fountain Pen Hospital, that > I first tried out a DuPont pen. Now, I am a bit of a newbie - I have > a small assortment of Parker 51s, Pelikans and a Mont Blanc or two - > but this DuPont, with a medium nib, even in the company of Omas', > Peliakns and what have you at the pen fair, stood out and was IMHO in > a class by itself. Butter smooth, with a perfect ink flow. > > Well, I purchased my first Dupont, a black Fidelio with silver (or is > it Platinum?) trim, medium nib, not too long ago and it certainly > lives up to expectations. It is the smoothest writing pen I have > used and, of course, leaves me wanting more! Unlike some other > marques, I have been unable to learn very much about older Duponts > from on line sources. I'd like to learn more about these pens, > particularly the older models, and would very much appreciate hearing > - on or off list - from DuPont enthusiasts. Long-term users' > comments are particularly welcomed. I am curious as to why this > marque does not have the following of a Montblanc or Pleikan. > > Looking at Stylophiles on line it seems that counterfeit Duponts are > not uncommon. Has any list member examined a counterfeit example > and, if so, can they add to the Stylophiles article? I just want to > make sure I don't get caught out by a counterfeit pen when buying on > line. > > Regards, > Akhil > > P.S:- I trust the list owners will not mind the cross posting to both > lists. > fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. > The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions > to complete the process. > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.392 / Virus Database: 268.6.0/341 - Release Date: > 5/16/2006 > ========================================================= To Unsubscribe: Send email to fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions to complete the process. --------------------------------- Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone Calls to the US (and 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less.