Anyone here much of an expert on Czech and other Eastern European and USSR pens?
I seem to have acquired quite a few assorted Barclay, Centropen and Soyuz models of late largely by virtue of them commanding usefully less money than the equivalent American or Western European pen. What has become evident is that most of these pens are robustly built, decently finished and write nicely when fitted with a Ripet or other 14ct / 583 nib.
It is equally evident that there's very little written history of any of these obscure in the West brands beyond what can be gleaned from Centropen's own site.
I'll add photos when normal service has been resumed by my internet provider - our connection is via a somewhat unreliable 4g mast.