Any other fountain pen users here? ...

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  1. cmeisenzahl

    cmeisenzahl Senior member

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    My daily use pens are a Lamy 2000 fountain pen and a Lamy Dialog2 roller ball. I'd love to get an Omas 360 sometime.

    What do you use?
     


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    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    My daily use pens are a Lamy 2000 fountain pen and a Lamy Dialog2 roller ball. I'd love to get an Omas 360 sometime.

    What do you use?


    I've used FPs less and less at work due to a few reasons but most notably not having a shirt pocket to pop them in, and doing a dirtier/messier job than usual. At home, I've been alternating between a OS balance (my only nonflexible nibbed pen), a vintage italian Safety and a Coronet (black inserts).

    The 360s are attractive pens but they have quality control issues - I had two, one with a flow problem, the other leaked from the end section.
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I use a Sheaffer Flat-Top "Service Pen". The service pens are rather uncommon.

    It looks like this but has various markings:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Soph Senior member

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  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    rajesh06 Senior member

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    I - like you - prefer the minimalism of a Lamy - I use 2 Lamy 2000s at work, a Lamy Studio Palladium at home and I have a few Lamy Safaris of I am out and about.
     


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    Gordon Freeman Well-Known Member

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    I use a Lamy Allstar size M as my workhorse pen.
    I love it [​IMG]
     


  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I use a Sheaffer Flat-Top "Service Pen". The service pens are rather uncommon.

    It looks like this but has various markings


    I have a green marbled Sheaffer service pen that has a black ring and a stamped number on the top of the cap.
     


  9. kai-wun

    kai-wun Active Member

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    I take notes with my red Lami Safari Extra Fine with Noodler's black. =)
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Waterman!
    This is what I use
    http://www.waterman.com/en/style/pens/charleston


    +1...my daily writer is black/silver. I have one in a medium tip and one in a wide tip, plus the mechanical pencil. I also have several vintage Watermans and a vintange "Presto" desk set at work that I use occasionally. I also have an un-inked Parker Duofold Pinstripe.

    Ballpoints suck.
     


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    Teacher Senior member

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    I used to use fountain pens, mainly a surprisingly well made Colibri knock-off of the Mont Blanc (made of milled brass instead of plastic!). However, being a teacher, fountain pens became impractical, and I haven't used one in years. I still eye them from time to time, and I'm sure I'll get one or more again...some day.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have quite a few but find them often messy and frustrating. More often than not, I turn to my roller-balls.
     


  13. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I have quite a few but find them often messy and frustrating. More often than not, I turn to my roller-balls.

    Well, a vintage Waterman leverfill is pretty easy to use and fairly mess-free. I did have one colleague who played around with the lever, lifted it up and asked 'what does this do?".

    Other factors reducing my FP at work use are: crappy paper at work, waiting for ink to dry - and asking others to wait for the ink to dry, my penchant for nonblue/black inks that don't go down too well with the 'authorities'.
     


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    Carry a mini blotter.

    I wonder if they made miniature blotters, perhaps a travel one.
     


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    I use a Parker 45 daily. I adore it.
     


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