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

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

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Naw a standard converter will work. Go to goulet pens and get you one for like $1.85
     
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    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
     
  4. edinatlanta

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    Ask goulet they can set you straight
     
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  6. Rugger

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    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.
     
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  7. Rugger

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    Picked up a nice cross townsend in blue
     
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  8. Rugger

    Rugger Senior member

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    Two new to me pieces... nice Cross older model Cross Century Classic pencil as well as a Porsche Design Tec Flex.
     
  9. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ive only just found this thread! I have a motley collection of Parker 51s - nothing rare or particularly mint, just working pens Ive bought at auction over the years. I tend to use Registrars iron gall ink with them which works is a lovely colour, to me. Interestingly its very similar to a traditional black leather dye as well

    Charlie
     
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  10. LeatherBoot

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    Do you ever run into problems using that ink in your P51s? I find aerometric and vacumatic pens are difficult to rinse out completely.
     
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    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Some of them can dry out if I don't use them often enough. Ive never had a problem that couldn't be sorted with some rinsing out though. On the whole they write very well with minimal care though to be honest
     
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    Just found this thread! Got back into writing with fountain pens late last year and I love the few that I have in my set.

    The White Knight in black Chinese lacquer and palladium is my go-to office pen:

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    I adore Nakaya, and John Mottishaw's work on nibs means my Nakayas are what I reach for whenever I want a delightful personal writing experience. All my Nakayas are in Urushi lacquer, like this Ascending Dragon cigar in Aka-Tamenuri:

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    And this Dorsal Fin v2 in Heki-Tamenuri:

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    I'm a big proponent of actually using the stuff I have so I feel great writing more by hand, using these lovely pens. I use Pilot Iroshizuku ink in Kon-Peki, Asa-Gao, Shin-Ryoku and Yama-Budo for a bit of play in color.
     
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  13. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Lovely things, the Ascending Dragon in particular

    Charlie
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Lovely things indeed and better for being used Frills :nodding:

    Nothing better than a hand written note, I love to send them almost as much as writing them
     
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    Thanks, Charlie. I quite love the Ascending Dragon: the dragon is painted underneath the Urushi lacquer. So as the lacquer lightens over time, based on where and how the owner uses and grips the pen, more of the dragon "ascends" and emerges. Love it! And it writes like butter on paper.

    Speaking of craftsmanship, I ordered four belts from you guys several years ago and they are all going strong; part of my regular rotation during the week. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Love sending and writing handwritten notes too. Sometimes it's just a short line or two. Also glad to keep the US postal service busy!
     
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  16. Equus Leather

    Equus Leather Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thats a tremendous piece of design, beautifully thought out. I get more into Japanese design as I get older and the more I do the more I love their sense of detail.

    Really pleased to hear the belts are doing well :)

    Charlie
     
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    Does anyone know the model name of this Mont Blanc pen?

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  18. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Could it be a starwalker?
     
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    It sure looks like it.

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    Looks like a starwalker but would need better pictures to see if it's real.
     

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