A beautiful, high-quality fountain pen, the Diplomat Excellence A glossy black fountain pen is the epitome of style.
With a hand-engineered, medium stainless steel nib, and a glossy black lacquered body with chrome trim, this pen is simply stunning– perfect for the office or home study, or an excellent gift for special occasions and milestones.
Designed with ease of use in mind, the Excellence A fountain pen comes with a complete nib assembly, which means the nib is permanently attached to the feeder, and simply screws into the body of the pen. This makes it simple to change nibs and ink, and you can have a range of nib assemblies on hand to suit specific writing needs.
The snap-on cap has a superb fit, and seals the pen very well. With the cap posted, the pen is well-balanced and extremely comfortable in the hand, making for a smooth and precise writing experience.
Handmade in Kierspe, Germany, since 1922, Diplomat pens are constructed using traditional methods and extremely high-quality materials– they are some of the finest writing instruments on the market today. Respected globally for their superb craftsmanship, a Diplomat pen is a classic investment that only gets better with age.
COLOUR: Black lacquer
LENGTH: 13.7 capped, 12.9cm uncapped, 15.3cm cap posted
REFILL MECHANISM: Standard rotary piston converter
REFILL: universal/international cartridges
MATERIALS: Lacquer, stainless steel, chrome
SOURCE: Handmade in Germany
- Unassumingly Brilliant Review by The Coffee Sipper
Diplomat don’t quite have the brand recognition of names such as Lamy, Pelikan and Pilot but given the brilliance of this pen, perhaps they should. Whether or not you buy into the perceived superiority of gold nibs over steel ones, it’s acknowledged amongst some fountain pen communities that this is perhaps as good a steel nib as we’ve seen. It lays down a smooth and wet line - far smoother than most pens at it’s price point and it feels solid. Very solid in fact as it’s made from brass and lacquer. One gets the distinct impression that it will more than likely outlive the user.
However it’s heavy duty construction has resulted in a weight that is equally as heavy, especially when posted. If you’re not used to heavy pens you may find yourself fatiguing very quickly. Additionally, it’s not a particularly flashy pen. Where the Lamy Studio has an interesting twist and Montblancs are adorned with trinkets, the Excellence A is somewhat unassuming, almost boring to look at.
If you can get past the weight and the plain looks, it’s a pen that performs exceptionally well and is very durable. (Posted on 28/06/2017)