Fountain Pen and Pen Collectors Thread. Who else likes nice pens?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by randomhero88, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Devoti

    Devoti Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rotring 600 Rollerball in black if anyone is interested. They do have a solid and great feel, I just have too many pens; it's no good to have good pens sitting in drawers being unused.
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  2. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    My dad got me a Montblanc Meiserstuck Diamond for my birthday a few years ago (Think I posted it, somewhere, I'll dig it up.) Anyway, looking online, there's no way he spent ~1200 on it. I think I want to switch from cartridges, just don't know what to buy for ink. I like blue. Really wish I had more opprotunities to use it.
     


  3. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Also, side note: my dad has a large (or at least several of them) collection. I might propose that I "clean them up" would i have to get new nibs or should I just use them as is, despite having molded to his hand?
     


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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    So I swear he had more.... anyway, top two are Aurora. Wooden one was one he got as a gift somewhere, it has an "Iridium Point Germany" nib. From the research I've done on them, its clear why he didn't use that one much. Apparently the Auroras didn't write very well. The Stypen seems to have gotten a ton of use which makes sense. The internets say they are very good workhorse pens, which would have been wright up his wheelhouse.

    Also, I see some of the nibs still have some stains from ink on them. Should I soak them some more?

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  5. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

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    Why don't you try using them & see how they are? I have a pen of my grandfather's that works ok for me without adjustment. If you don't like them the way they are then maybe find someone to regrind the nibs rather than replace them.
     


  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I added another Diplomat Traveller to my rotation. Medium nib, piston converter. Currently using Private Reserve midnight blue.

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  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  8. Bentley

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    +1

    I would recommend having the nib either reground or re-tipped if need be. If you replace the nib, it may (from a collector's perspective) decrease the value of the pen.
     


  9. b1os

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    I currently use two LAMY AL-stars (oceanblue, graphite). Fine nib.

    Which inks do you guys use? I've recently purchased Herbin's Éclat de Saphir and a limited edition from Delta called "Arma dei Carabinieri" (I think it's supposed to be the blue from the Italian police force.. couldn't find any info online). I like both quite a bit. Today, my order from Japan arrived: iroshizuku's shin-kai, tsuki-yo and ajisa. Looking forward to try them.

    I might treat myself to a LAMY 2000 fountain pen for Christmas, but I've got to try it out first (I only have the 2000 rollerball).

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  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I run through a lot of ink so I generally get the cheaper Private Reserve. It's a quality ink for the price.
     


  11. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    how the hell do you go through so much ink?
     


  12. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I'm a lawyer I write shit all day long. I generally have to refill my piston converter everyday.
     


  13. b1os

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    A refill lasts around 1/2 a week to a week for me, I think.

    The tsuki-yo is very nice. See a review here.
     
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    is there a way to easily tell which cartridges will work for which pen company?
     


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