DIPLOMAT Excellence A Glossy black lacquered fountain pen with guilloch chrome cap and medium stainless steel nib. The cap is a stand out feature of this pen with it's beautiful Guilloch (or Guilloche) engraving. Guilloch is a decorative engraving technique where intricate patterns and designs are engraved with great precision.

The Excellence A series from DIPLOMAT is well named. Excellence is a word that readily comes to mind when you hold one in your hand. They are a fairly heavy (41g) well balanced pen that feels solid and substantial in your hand. DIPLOMAT Excellence fountain pens are hand crafted in Germany and individually checked before leaving the factory, ensuring that every one will write perfectly straight out of the box.

They all have a full brass and steel body in a range of colours and finsihes including rich, glossy, multi-layered lacquer, matt and polished chrome, lapis with a choice of matt or gloss chrome and gold trim.

The DIPLOMAT Excellence series are available with a polished stainless steel nib in Fine, Medium and Broad and an optional 14K gold nib available in Medium and Broad only. All nibs are premanently attached to the section and comlpete nib assemblies are available making changing the nib a simple matter of unscrewing the nib assembly and screwing the new one in.

Removing feeders and swapping nibs can be problematic for a lot of people and these complete nib assemblies allow everyone to easily change nibs.

DIPLOMAT have opted for a snap on cap for this series and the caps snap on with a very positive click, and fit and seal very well. Like every other part of the pen, the cap mechanism is very well engineered to precise tolerances.

The stainless steel and gold nibs both write very smoothly and easily and these pens would be perfect as a First Fountain Pen.

The DIPLOMAT Excellence series comes in a range of matching ballpoint pens, rollerball pens and mechanical pencils.

You can buy DIPLOMAT Ink Cartridges and Bottled Ink HERE.

Dimensions:  138 x 13.5mm.
Weight: 41g
Colour: Black with chrome trim.
Finish: Gloss
Construction: Brass and steel.
Nib: Stainless Steel - Fine, Medium or Broad. 14K gold - Medium or Broad
Ink Filler: Standard rotary piston convertor and Universal/International cartridges.
Warranty: 5 years. If you have any problems with this pen return it to JustWrite for repair, replacement or refund.

DIPLOMAT's Excellence series fountain pens won the 2009 Pen World Magazine Readers Choice Award for Most Incredible Value.

See what the fountain pen experts think of them on the Fountain Pen Network:

DIPLOMAT Excellence A Review

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DIPLOMAT GmbH is a privately owned company established in 1922 and located at Kierspe in Germany. DIPLOMAT manufacture a wide range of high quality yet affordable fountain pens, rollerball pens, ballpoint pens and writing accessories. DIPLOMAT make their own nibs, feeders, ink flow systems and converters, inks and ink cartridges in their Lierspe factory.

DIPLOMAT fountain pens feature metal casings, a choice of 14K gold or stainless steel nibs, are hand made and individually tested before leaving the factory. They take Standard International ink cartridges.

DIPLOMAT fountain pens have a FIVE YEAR Warranty.

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DIPLOMAT Excellence A GUILLOCH Fountain Pen - Gloss Black with Guilloch Chrome Cap - Medium SS Nib

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