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Video-Review: Faber-Castell “e-motion” (pear-wood, black)

It is a little while ago that I had already reviewed a Faber-Castell “e-motion” – just that it was the rollerball version back then, which is a great pen that I still do enjoy a lot. A while later, I had the pleasure of reviewing a Faber-Castell Loom. Now, while the rollerball mentioned afore had totally sold me on the design of the “e-motion”, the nib of the Loom has basically done the same to me for those Faber-Castell steel nibs. These are certainly one of the smoothest steel nibs that I have ever come across.

Having that said, there was little doubt I would at some point also get an “e-motion” as a fountain pen. That point in time was not all too long ago, and I am really glad I pulled the trigger on that one!

Also, I would like to take the chance to thank my friends over at The Pen Company in the UK, who granted me a generous discount on this pen so that I could shoot this review for you. Besides the splendid selection of other pens and brands that they carry, you can also get the Faber-Castell e-motion that I review here at an awesome price from them, right here (no affiliate, just a link).

But enough of the prelude for now. Check out the rest of the pen in the video-review below – as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Faber-Castell “e-motion” (black pear wood)
  • Available also in dark and light brown pear wood as well as some resin and guilloche rhombus models
  • Pear wood barrel
  • Chrome plated cap and trims
  • Articulated, spring loaded clip
  • Cartridge/converter filler (standard international)
  • Available nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B)
  • Price: 68£ (incl. a Faber-Castell converter)

Video Review

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  1. Great review thanks. I agree that the Faber-Castell steel nibs are the stealth gems in the fountain pen world. They don’t get much love being over shadowed bythe bigger names. I have the Ondoro and it’s probably my favorite broad nib of any.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Thanks for your feedback! I agree, those nibs really are one of a kind :-).

  2. Too much talk, video is long and not too much explanation.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Thanks for your critical remark. Sorry it was not your cup of tea.

  3. jmccarty3 jmccarty3

    I was interested to see this fine review of a pen that gave me a few problems. I bought it because I was intrigued by the design and because I had heard such good things about the nib. My pen has the dark brown wood and a broad nib, and is very attractive. First, I found that my pen would not post at all. Unposted, it is very short and light, and, as you observed, the nib is rather small and short relative to the remainder of the pen. I found the chrome section to be extremely slippery, so much so that it slipped out of my hand, bending the nib when it landed on the floor! I decided to send the pen to a nibmeister to be stubbed, and he did an excellent job, but I still cannot hold the pen comfortably. If I were to write with it, I would have to hold it by the wooden barrel rather than the metal section. The pen is very well made, and the nib is excellent–I hope I can find a buyer for whom it will be a better match. Thanks for a nice review.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Thanks for your kind words and sorry about your experience. I also really like the design – I do not have any problems with the section. It works pretty well for me. As for the posting, I had a rollerball too (sold it), and the fountain pen. While one posted securely, the other didn’t. Since wood is a natural material, where it is more difficult to determine tolerances in manufacturing that it is with e.g. a metal, and since the cap sort of sits on the wooden barrel, I guess it is a matter of a hair that determines if the cap posts securely or not. this is to say that the question if an e-motion posts or nor might be hit or miss. Not sure though, just my feeling. But if the pen really does not work for you unposted, I think many people may be interested in this beautiful pen and you might sell it at a good value.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous

    Thank you for this very interesting review.
    Could you please tell how the dark brown wooden part has aged after three years ? Any marks or discoloration (especially on areas in contact with your hand) ? Thank you

    • Scrively Scrively

      Sorry, I can not tell you that, since I have sold then pen a long time ago.

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