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Airmail 58C Review
For the last 2 months an Airmail 58C has been my daily writer. I am impressed with the construction, aesthetics, and writing of this pen. Airmail is manufactured in Bombay, India. I purchased this pen in Pune, India (near Bombay) a few months back.
The pen measures 13cm (5.1”) in length capped and 16cm (6.3”) open. Both ends are jeweled with a solid black plastic jewel. It has a solid feel to it and nice weight.
The body is constructed from swirled plastic and imprinted “Airmail 58C Regd”. This pen is eye-dropper filled so the body is one piece. There are see-through “windows” so you can see the ink level.
As Indian-made pens go I am impressed with the construction of the threading on the section where it connects to the body. Due to good threading I have not experienced any ink leakage from the section.
Cap has a broad ribbed ring, metal clip, and jewel. It screws on.
A sturdy ebonite feed. Though, in my dealing with Airmails I have found that it is wise to carefully inspect and clean the feed before the first fill. And sometimes the channels of the feed even need to be scrapped with a slim pocket knife to increase flow.
Nib is fine and definitely writes fine. Gold-toned and engraved “Special Airmail Tipped Fine”.
After a couple of minor feed adjustments my 58C has been a solid writer for me. Here is a writing sample. The ink is Chelpark Emerald Green (manufactured in India). It is one of my favorites.
The 58C comes in purple, green, red, orange, and blue.
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