Carton 10x Loupe

$19.50
Product Code CT-3010
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
This LED-lit 10x loupe is just the tool to help you get to know your nib better. So often a scratchy fountain pen nib is simply a matter of having the tines misaligned, and a loupe will make your life much easier when it comes time to try to align them.
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Carton 10x Loupe

This LED-lit 10x loupe is just the tool to help you get to know your nib better. So often a scratchy fountain pen nib is simply a matter of having the tines misaligned, and a loupe will make your life much easier when it comes time to try to align them.

This loupe features a wide viewing field which is great for those with little experience viewing their fountain pen nib under magnification. There are stronger-powered loupes out there, but this one strikes a nice balance between ease of use, affordability, and magnification. Sure, you can spend more on loupes with better optics, but for the casual enthusiast this loupe will be well-suited for casual inspection of your pens and nibs. It's pretty cool to look at your ink on the paper under magnification, too!

The LED lights are really nice for inspecting your nib, because you don't have to worry about having special lighting when looking at your nib. It's not a requirement though, so you can choose to use the built-in lights or not. The LED's do require three AAA batteries, which are not included.

These loupes are higher quality than the white loupes we sold from 2013-2017. The Carton 10x loupes are made in Taiwan, and we spent months testing a variety of different loupes from around the world before deciding on these as the primary loupe offering in our store.

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Carton
Type
Accessories
Carton 10x Loupe is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice device, but light needs a dimmer I just received this after the new stock came in. As a 10x loupe, I think it's quite good and comparable to a very popular standard 10x folding loupe from BelOMO. This is my first lighted loupe and I was eager to try it. I brought a nib into view and switched on the light, but the tip pretty much shone right back at me like looking into the sun. I was tempted to go find my recently acquired eclipse glasses. I still recommend the loupe overall, and I'm glad I got it, but for looking at bright, shiny, rounded nib tips the lighting obscures the view. I wish it had a dimmer.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bright light and clear glass. I purchased this loupe since it was a lighted loupe and I heard about it on Q&A and did some additional research. It is a terrific loupe for the price point. It has a nice clear glass that does a very excellent job of allowing you to look at your pen nibs and other parts if need be. I can see if I need to floss the nib or if it isn't aligned correctly among other things. The light is positioned well to shine on the part you would be examining so you can see things more clearly. While some parts of the loupe don't seem as sturdy as you may expect it is a solid device all in all. It also comes with a case that while not much by itself is a great way to store the loupe and keep dust and other debris from building up on the glass.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly handy I bought this to help diagnosis a couple nib issues and it worked beautifully. Since then its found many off purpose uses. Its been used to help pull slivers, find small items on the floor, check to verify that there are no toys, blood or bugs in ears.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but light is a bit bright I absolutely needed this and highly recommend this. It is a very fountain pen user friendly loupe. The light is honestly too bright and glares the tines in the focus. However, with sufficient lighting I don't have any problems. I really like it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, well-constructed, bright light, clear image I saw several pen lovers using this product at the Triangle and DC shows this summer and felt I needed to be able to examine my nibs closer. I am very pleased by the clear, magnified image it offers, after I get the distance figured out. Nice, bright light.
Date published: 2017-10-07
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