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post #76 of 88

Here are a couple that I am using today: 

 

Top is a Montblanc 136 with a 14C OB nib 

Bottom is a second gen OMAS Extra Lucens from the 1930s

 

post #77 of 88
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Originally Posted by Rugger View Post

How about some sub-$50 recommendations for fountain and rollerball? So far I've seen good reviews of lamy safari/al star and pilot 78g

i just bought the shaeffer vm. i really like the compact size. the grip isnt the most comfortable and it's a little too short for my hand, but i love the nib and i love the casing and feel of it. it takes international size cartridges tho which are kind of small

http://www.amazon.com/VFM-Matte-Black-Fountain-9405-0/dp/B008D96CIE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423504928&sr=8-1&keywords=sheaffer+vfm
post #78 of 88
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

it takes international size cartridges tho which are kind of small

Get a converter, They are like 3 bucks and now you can use bottled ink which... goodness is another can of excess purchases to open.
post #79 of 88
Its also cheaper per ounce to use bottled ink than cartridges.
post #80 of 88
yeah i looked into converters but it appeared that it either didnt fit in this pen or there was literally no information about it. i didnt want the hassle of buying something and having to mod it or return it
post #81 of 88
Naw a standard converter will work. Go to goulet pens and get you one for like $1.85
post #82 of 88
My mistake, yours has a propietary one. http://www.gouletpens.com/sh86700/p/SH86700
post #83 of 88
no for most shaeffer pens you need shaeffer proprietary cartridges, but the vfm uses international standard. only the standard convertors are apparently too small? i was reading that you had to mod the convertors because the barrel of the pen was too thick and also the cartridges wouldnt fit properly length wise
post #84 of 88
Ask goulet they can set you straight
post #85 of 88
One of the best things about bottled ink is you can use scented ink.

http://www.amazon.com/J-Herbin-Scented-Ink-Samples/dp/B00221W2AG
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Originally Posted by Rugger View Post

How about some sub-$50 recommendations for fountain and rollerball? So far I've seen good reviews of lamy safari/al star and pilot 78g

The Diplomat Traveller is $50. I have two of them and they're great.

http://www.mydiplomatpen.com/Traveller/FP-Traveller-stainless-steel.aspx
Edited by Harold falcon - 2/10/15 at 7:26am
post #86 of 88
Aside from the 18k Waterman a family member gave me, I've also purchased a Lamy Swift and a Pilot metropolitan. All 3 are are great depending on the type of paper. The waterman is definitely the smoothest. My handwriting still blows.
post #87 of 88
Picked up a nice cross townsend in blue
post #88 of 88
Two new to me pieces... nice Cross older model Cross Century Classic pencil as well as a Porsche Design Tec Flex.
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