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post #181 of 187
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I'll have to take a look at those as well. As for Moleskine, I've been writing in them for years, and yeah, the quality is superb. I just can't consistently find any other brand that produces non-decorative journals/note books. I can get them in any size, unlined, and in plain black. Surprisingly hard to find other brands that don't have tacky designs, at least within my price range.

Rhodia Webnotebook in black. There are a couple versions floating around, so get the newer one with heavier paper.
post #182 of 187
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

I'll have to take a look at those as well. As for Moleskine, I've been writing in them for years, and yeah, the quality is superb. I just can't consistently find any other brand that produces non-decorative journals/note books. I can get them in any size, unlined, and in plain black. Surprisingly hard to find other brands that don't have tacky designs, at least within my price range.

Field Notes are nice.

http://fieldnotesbrand.com/
post #183 of 187
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Fountain, and cartridge. As for fine or bold, I guess fine, though I need something that won 't be destroyed by an overly heavy hand. It's something of a pet project, teaching myself handwriting, as opposed to the intelligible scrawl I currently use.

Since nobody has suggested this I'd say Parker 45. Pretty much bullet-proof and only 40 bucks.

However, you really should be OK with a bottle filler. It's got ritual to it and then you can buy a Hero 100. Which, with the exception of a couple of tiny issues, is possibly the best budget pen on the planet. A Parker 51 with all the extra good parts of a Parker 61.
post #184 of 187
I collect fountain pens. My favorite is a custom-made Edison Pearl with an 18k gold nib that I had engraved with a fleur-de-lis that my grandparents bought me when I became an Eagle Scout. A second favorite is a Pelikan M800. My day-to-day pen for lectures is a Pilot-Namiki Vanishing Point Pen.
post #185 of 187
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@ KlezmerBlues.
We gave him almost the same advice. I was busy editing my post thus you beat me to posting. Anyway, are you a pen buff? I am a member of a pen forum and have a very small collection. I went through the trial and error stage and culled all my pens from dubious makers. I have a few pens from a few makers, my favorite being Bexley. I mostly do broad nibs and I am in the process of swapping out the fine nib in one of my Lamy pens for this guy: Lamy Calligraphy Fountain Pen Steel Nib - 1.1mm, to add some flair to my writing and to my signature.

Well great minds and all of that… I collect and use fountain pens. I don't know if that makes me a buff. I haven't tried Bexley's pens, but the Corona looks nice (as I'm partial to piston fillers). I'm on the other side of the spectrum as my handwriting demands very fine nibs, and unfortunately Bexley don't manufacture nibs in xf or xxf. As for american made pens I do have a penchant for Edison Pen Company and of course vintage Easterbrooks.
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Rhodia Webnotebook in black. There are a couple versions floating around, so get the newer one with heavier paper.

Or the 4 C: Canteo, Cartesio, CIAK, Clairefontaine. They all manufacture notebooks that are much better choices for fountain pen users. Rhodia is actually owned by Clairefontaine, and the Rhodia Webnotebook 90g uses Clairefontaine paper.
post #186 of 187
The last pen I bought was made by a guy I know locally. His name is Heath Brandenburg. He has a web site for them but I don't remember what it is off the top of my head. His google account has some pics of his work. I believe he sells them for $180 or so.
https://plus.google.com/117774284537823693603/posts
post #187 of 187
The Hero 100 is gorgeous. I'm going to have to take a look at in person before I commit, but the black lacquer one makes me want it.
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