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Neglected Pens And A Waterman Carene

08/05/2021

Once in a while conversations trigger good ideas for posts and this is one of those occasions. In the past week, two pen friends mentioned the Waterman Carene which enticed me to give mine a new chance at life. In the past, it needed too much effort to use whether from a poor choice of inks or underwhelming flow. Regardless, everyone deserves a second chance and in this case, it proved to be a good decision.

My pen is a Waterman Carene Deluxe with a factory stub nib that came my way almost twelve years ago. Since Waterman no longer offers a stub for the Carene, this is an uncommon pen. It’s a little heavy but well balanced. The nib is very stiff and solid, but smooth, and with the right ink, a pleasure to use.

A second chance is what a lot of pens deserve. So many in my collection have had little use and too few opportunities to find a best ink and paper combination. Has that happened to you? With a hundred pens and hundreds of inks, there is no way every one of them could receive the attention it deserves. So I am going to slowly work my way through the most promising prospects starting with stubs and italics. The Carene is just the beginning.

4 comments

  1. My Carene has skimpy (skip-py) flow, too.

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    • Which nib width does your Carene have?

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  2. I have three of these pens two mediums and a fine all are smooth with good ink flow, as I recall, but I haven’t inked them in over a year, There is always something else pulling at my attention, so many pens so little time.

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    • Indeed. So many pens, so little time. But you were fond enough of the Carene to acquire three. That’s quite a vote in favor of them being worthy pens.

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