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It took MrGimpy 1,315 attempts but he finally got it right on SF.
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It took MrGimpy 1,315 attempts but he finally got it right on SF.
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My All-Star demonstrator broke about a year and a half ago so I went to the art store across from my office the other day, they only had the display model left so I got it for like 15% off.

The cartridge only has a bit of ink left in it but I really like the Lamy blue. But I don't like having multiples of the same color and the Athena Blue from Maruzen is so sexy. Not sure if I should pick up some cartridges.

Anyway, tbh, Lamy has engineered the smoothest-writing pen of them all. They really do have the function element perfected. The form part, well. If German-engineered precision is your thing...

post #154 of 164
What ink does everyone use? The first ink I ever bought was Shin-Kai, which is close to being the perfect blue/black I've ever seen. My others:

Noodlers Black
Noodlers Hunter Green
Sailor Kobe #9 Suma Purple
Sailor Kobe #8 Arima Amber (the closest I could find that matches Longhorn burnt orange)
Diamine Safari
Private Reserve Orange Crush
Diamine Oxblood
Noodlers Walnut - forgot this one.

I think that pretty much covers every writing scenario I can imagine.
Edited by HORNS - 7/18/16 at 8:28am
post #155 of 164
Athena Blue
Paradise Pen's red ink
Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku
Diamine Pizzazz (meh)
Some private-label brown ink from a Tokyo pen shop (the name escapes me).

Looking to add a green I actually like or an orange to my rotation.
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tifosi and I trying to channel our inner @no frills
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tifosi and I trying to channel our inner @no frills

 

Nakaya! You enjoying them well @tifosi @BenLeaman ?

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Nakaya! You enjoying them well @tifosi
 @BenLeaman
 ?

Absolutely thrilled with them! The urushi feels so nice that I never want to put them down, the craftsmanship is amazing and they write terrifically.

So far, for me, the kuro-tamenuri Decapod Writer with medium nib has seen the most hand time.

Laurence at CFP/nibs.com took good care of us!
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Those are some beautiful urushi pens, guys, and it's amazing for you to have that many - I'd love to just write with one for a few days!
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Cool thread! I collect pens but I gave me a limit of 10. It was hard to chose as there are so many fine classics. But every pen must be both, a well usable writing tool and a well looking accessory. So many had to go soon. Here is one of the nice ones, even if the cup is gold plated - OMAS 361/T









The Montblanc 264 is my best pen with an extra fine nib. Stunning writing quality but flexible.
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Those are some beautiful urushi pens, guys, and it's amazing for you to have that many - I'd love to just write with one for a few days!

Come hang out in Philly and you may fondle my....pens
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Come hang out in Philly and you may fondle my....pens

A single i inserted in the wrong place can change that sentence drastically! eek.gif
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A single i inserted in the wrong place can change that sentence drastically! eek.gif

your nakayas bring all the boys to the yard....
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your nakayas bring all the boys to the yard....

And here I thought it was my stunning good looks...sigh
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