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post #76 of 100
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Originally Posted by rich_202 View Post
I'd recommend finding a good used Parker 51. You can often find a decent one ebay for around $50.00.

I'd recommend learning about the subtle differences in production years, so that you know what to look for. The following sites are quite good:

http://www.parker51.com/
http://www.vintagepens.com/Parker_51.shtml

I have a Parker 51 from the 50's and it writes beautifully. It is easy to refill, not fussy, and the hooded nib makes it very reliable as it helping keep the ink from drying. It's my favourite workhorse pen.

As with many other hobbies or interests, don't cheap out. If you buy a crummy pen at the get-go, it will ruin your perception of all fountian pens.

Best of luck.

I bought an Ebay 51 for £18.50 based on this, I love it
post #77 of 100
http://www.fahrneyspens.com

tons of pens to drool over....I like the Lamy pens. I have a Mont Blanc which is quite nice. For every day use w/o fear of misplacement---the Lamy's are the way to go. You can find them on ebay for $15 brand new. I usually order 5 or 6 since the shipping is the same as if you purchase just one.
post #78 of 100
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Originally Posted by bunnyoswaldo View Post
http://www.fahrneyspens.com tons of pens to drool over....I like the Lamy pens. I have a Mont Blanc which is quite nice. For every day use w/o fear of misplacement---the Lamy's are the way to go. You can find them on ebay for $15 brand new. I usually order 5 or 6 since the shipping is the same as if you purchase just one.
I enjoy my Lamy Safari as well, however I dont find it very visually appealing in any colors, especially not comared to the Pelikans. On the flipside I love the look of my Lamy Studios.
post #79 of 100
how are dunhill fountain pens regarded?
post #80 of 100
I enjoy the Pilot "Varsity". It is disposable.


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post #81 of 100
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
Has no one ever had their fountain pen leak? I am terrified at even the thought of using one.
I have the Mont Blanc 149, also known as the diplomat(the fattest of all) the leGrand in classic black and gold vermeil, the classic and the Mozart(the smallest of all) and they are all converters, with the exception of the Mozart which is cartridge only. I have traveled extensively over sees with them all at high altitudes and have NEVER had an issue with leaking or soiling suits or sport coats. If you know what you are doing do not be afraid of a quality fountain pen. I love them and have for years, and they solicit more comments (always positive) than just about anything else that I wear,drive or own!
post #82 of 100
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
how are dunhill fountain pens regarded?
They are very good, but giving the choice, I would elect for the S.T. Dupont or Cartier... Still, for me, nothing exceeds Mont Blanc for some one of middle class means.
post #83 of 100
This topic gives me a chubby--{-^<
post #84 of 100
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Originally Posted by 69clyde View Post
I have the Mont Blanc 149, also known as the diplomat(the fattest of all) the leGrand in classic black and gold vermeil, the classic and the Mozart(the smallest of all) and they are all converters, with the exception of the Mozart which is cartridge only. I have traveled extensively over sees with them all at high altitudes and have NEVER had an issue with leaking or soiling suits or sport coats. If you know what you are doing do not be afraid of a quality fountain pen. I love them and have for years, and they solicit more comments (always positive) than just about anything else that I wear,drive or own!

The 149 is a massive pen. I have the rose gold limited edt. 125th anniversary (undipped) and it feels like a solid, solid pen due to its size. The platinum versions must be really heavy.
post #85 of 100
As it happens, I just got my first fountain pen in decades today, a vanishing point. Loving it so far.
post #86 of 100
I love my Mont Blanc Kafka. It is round on one end, square on the other to symbolize Metamorphosis.
post #87 of 100
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
The 149 is a massive pen. I have the rose gold limited edt. 125th anniversary (undipped) and it feels like a solid, solid pen due to its size. The platinum versions must be really heavy.
It is indeed...it's sometimes awkward to write with and can get slippery in a Texas summer but the massive 18k platinum and gold nib looks like a shiney flying squirrel in flight...the nib is bb (double broad) so the ink width that it leaves is, well, like a magic marker. I wouldn't write a novel with it, but whip that pig out to sign your signature and you've got somebody's attention, especially if the document is a contract and you can see the look on their face like, "oh shit, I've been had"
post #88 of 100
I got an Aurora 88 with chrome top not so long ago. It's a really awesome pen, I enjoy writing with it.
post #89 of 100
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Originally Posted by 69clyde View Post
They are very good, but giving the choice, I would elect for the S.T. Dupont or Cartier... Still, for me, nothing exceeds Mont Blanc for some one of middle class means.

How would you rate the S.T. Dupont Fidelio fountain pen (with M nib) then?

Thanks in advance.
post #90 of 100
I don't like the fact that Dupont pens are cartridge-converter.
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