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Something new

Postby Nuvolari » July 5th 2015, 6:36pm

A new obsession lately has been a Montblanc fountain pen with an oblique nib. It arrived recently, and I like it so much I've decided to start keeping a journal again to stay in touch with the craft of a handwritten narrative.

That said, I think what I really need is a Le Grand 164 fountain pen... Then I'll be all set... :)

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Re: Something new

Postby bedlam » July 5th 2015, 6:46pm

Very nice!

I never found the love for nibs.
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Re: Something new

Postby biglove » July 6th 2015, 4:07am

Years ago I had a nice Waterman I bought myself for college graduation. Loved the way it wrote but after it got lifted at my third nursing job, I couldn't bring myself to buy another "expensive" pen.

While I certainly appreciate the beauty, I have stuck with my Pilot G-2 gel pens since I found them. Not the same as the custom or high ends but a reasonable compromise in comfort, for me.

Congrats on a beautiful pen.
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Re: Something new

Postby oak1971 » September 1st 2016, 2:19pm

Nice pen! I'm relegated to space pens these days, but i do like the finer things.
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Re: Something new

Postby foghorn » September 1st 2016, 2:37pm

I've always been a Bic man myself.
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Re: Something new

Postby Tzimisces » September 1st 2016, 3:06pm

oak1971 wrote:Nice pen! I'm relegated to space pens these days, but i do like the finer things.

I got my first Fisher in 1979, and have used them exclusively for 20 yrs. I love the way they write.

My wife used fountain pens for years, but not so much, now. I never got the hang of it, and my handwriting looks like that of a mildly retarded 3rd grader.
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Re: Something new

Postby Hawk » September 1st 2016, 3:36pm

I've got several Pilot / Namiki "vanishing point" fountain pens and a pile of the Namiki ink.

The Pilots are the shiznit because they're stealth. A half-decent fountain pen that doesn't advertise itself. It looks to the outside world like a standard retractable point ball point pen.

A good enough fountain pen that's the polar opposite of ostentatious and will never once be noticed.

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And if you're feeling that the Pilot is too pedestrian the Namiki line has plenty of other stuff to offer.
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Re: Something new

Postby Britboy » September 2nd 2016, 7:50am

Bloody hell, this takes me back to my first days at school
We were taught to write with a ink pen that used to be dipped in ink and we were given pencils
No gel or ball point pens to be seen anywhere.

Then we graduated to fountain pens that you had to fill, none of this cartridge nonsense.

I have to admit I still much prefer using a fountain pen to this day, don't get a lot of chances to use one but when I do it is a pleasure.

Makes me feel old now.
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Re: Something new

Postby Falstaff » September 2nd 2016, 9:41am

I get the same modest thrill cleaning and filling my fountain pens from ink bottles as I do with setting and winding my mechanical watches. Love the way the ink (I always choose a sepia color) flows from the pen onto the paper. Anachronistic? You bet - in every sense of the word, literally ana chronos - against time. As I get older, I find that I consciously choose to do things in an outmoded fashion, i.e. "the hard way" because I just enjoy it - and I get a kick out of ignoring those who tell me how troublesome the old ways are. Anybody want to join me in opening a blotter paper and pen wipe manufacturing company?

Congrats on the oblique nib - makes quite a difference, doesn't it? I put a broad italic nib on my Parker Duofold and have really enjoyed the results.
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Re: Something new

Postby labman » September 2nd 2016, 9:54am

Being left handed I have found not only fountain pens a pain in the ass but any pen that does not have relatively quick drying ink a pain in the ass due to smearing.

I have not figured out how to write from right to left to avoid this problem.

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Re: Something new

Postby tiktok » September 2nd 2016, 10:05am

labman wrote:Being left handed I have found not only fountain pens a pain in the ass but any pen that does not have relatively quick drying ink a pain in the ass due to smearing.

I have not figured out how to write from right to left to avoid this problem.

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Re: Something new

Postby Falstaff » September 2nd 2016, 10:14am

labman wrote:Being left handed I have found not only fountain pens a pain in the ass but any pen that does not have relatively quick drying ink a pain in the ass due to smearing.

I have not figured out how to write from right to left to avoid this problem.

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Re: Something new

Postby Nuvolari » September 2nd 2016, 12:08pm

I'm with you, Falsy - there is a definite link between the two, for tactile reasons if nothing else!

I just recently picked up a monteverde and some Pelikan Edelstein ink in Topaz... The ink choice is a bit like selecting a leather band... Other people may not like it L, but who gives a damn? :D

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Re: Something new

Postby Hawk » September 2nd 2016, 1:48pm

labman wrote:Being left handed I have found not only fountain pens a pain in the ass but any pen that does not have relatively quick drying ink a pain in the ass due to smearing.

I have not figured out how to write from right to left to avoid this problem.

:shrug:


Namiki is fast drying.
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Re: Something new

Postby abduksion » September 2nd 2016, 2:43pm

My one and only Montblanc roller ball pen. Got it a few months back at the local Antiques store
near my house don't wanna say what I paid cause I'm not 100% sure if its authentic or not according
to the seller her purchased it back in the early to mid 90's but its supposedly dates back to the 50's
or 60's? Which I believe Montblanc did til 1990? I did buy authentic Montblanc Ink and they do fit inside
the pen writes like butter.

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Re: Something new

Postby Nuvolari » October 2nd 2016, 8:32pm

So a friend at my office mentioned Michael's had unfinished boxes that he decided to turn into a pen case... so when I was out running errands today I decided to check it out.

And I found this thing for $6.99...

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I already had finishing material at home, so I sanded and stained and watch the Formula 1 race... and a few beers later I ended up with this:

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Re: Something new

Postby Racer-X » October 2nd 2016, 8:54pm

Fun project and looks great. Can't beat that for seven bucks.
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