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Otto Hutt Design 4 Fountain Pen

Otto Hutt Design 4 Fountain Pen

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Product Description
Germany’s Black Forest is known not only for its enchanting landscapes but also for its rich history of silver and gold mining. So it comes as little surprise that Otto Hutt chose Pforzheim, just outside the Black Forest, to establish himself as a purveyor of fine silver writing instruments Read More

Massdrop, any rough idea on when this one might come back?
Apr 29, 2016
I am VERY interested in this pen. Is it possible to join the drop, if it occurs, to order a 14kt nib? Thanks much.
Any hope of bringing this one back?
Sorry, I don't get the question. Are you surprised I said the Geha was cool? Well that was in 3rd grade; everyone thought the Geha was cool. It had that button under the nib to break the seal of the second cartridge. As an adult I think it is silly; why not just use a long cartridge? For 3rd graders, however, it was super :)
BTW, I noticed that FORMAT-DARMSTADT offers Otto Hutt products. Are you associated with Otto Hutt? If so, is there a chance the Design 04 will be offered again through massdrop?
Jan 6, 2016
I gave the Design 4 Code from the last drop as a gift just over a week ago. I have to say that I was myself impressed by how sleek and gorgeous it was. The palladium feels phenomenal, and it is neither slippery nor annoyingly grippy. It is short unposted, but when you post it it returns to normal fountain pen lengths. It's a smooth writer - the cartridge which it comes with sucks, but meh - and the nib is very attractive. The cap screws on to smooth threads, however this is where the one questionable design choice occurs. Where the cap screws on, the pen also unscrews to open up to the cartridge/filling area. While in theory this would not be an issue, it's more of an annoyance in the real world as it seems to repeatedly come loose.
Oct 30, 2015
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 11/5. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 11/6 or sooner if something comes up.
Oct 28, 2015
The vendor is currently waiting for their allocation of Otto Hutt Design 4 Fountain Pens to arrive. As of now they expect them to be in their warehouse late this week. As soon as the bulk order arrives they will send it to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will make sure to update the group with an estimated date of arrival at our warehouse as soon as the order ships.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 11/2 or sooner if something comes up.
Oct 26, 2015
We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse. We will update the group as soon as these are on the way.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 10/28 or sooner if something comes up.
Oct 19, 2015
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Otto Hutt Design 4 Fountain Pen and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/6.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/26.
Oct 13, 2015
I do like the look of the Design 4 Code. Hmm... I do have a lot of fountain pens already, but how many is too many? ;)
Oct 11, 2015
$200 for a nib made from steel and a converter needed? And a MSRP of $400... no
Apr 29, 2016
That's great. You make a lot of sense. I do like gold nibs exactly for the reasons you state but sometimes even gold nibs do not feel good. I suppose one needs to stick with the certain feel and weight of a particular pen and use it regularly to be happy. I also buy gold-nibs pen for their resale value. I got into collecting pens because my father and grandfather both had certain favorite pens, and on each birthday I received a nice pen. That is why I am sentimental about pens and now I have so many that I use one every week. Again, thank you for your generous and enlightening response.
Adding to b.steinke3's excellent answer: Gold nibs, even though softer, are practically impervious to corrosion and the relentless wear of time. SS nibs, though durable can and will corrode, especially if carelessly inked.
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