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Writing Instruments

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Miguel Antonio, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. pabloj

    pabloj Senior member

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    Just bought a Mazzuoli pen on ebay, let's see how it turns out.
    Update, it's a beauty, big pen, and writes well, a soft and thin line.
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  2. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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    Am looking to purchase a nice rollerball and came across the Waterman Exception Slim

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    Does anyone have any experience with this pen?
     


  3. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    My former regular was a Waterman but abandoned it for a daily writer that is a Pelikan 215 with a customized/tuned nib.

    For the roller ball my Lamy Swift is a true standout and stand by.

    For value and performance, it would be pretty hard to best the combination above.

    My "lux" writer is a Grand Viceroy Yard-o-Led. [​IMG]
     


  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Rotring 600

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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I think I've probably said it in this thread already, but Dupont makes an excellent black pen in the Olympio (used to be the 'Orpheo' in the States). The only downsides (which are arguably subjective) are that it's not a piston-filler and it's heavy.
     


  6. RPMcMurphy

    RPMcMurphy Well-Known Member

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    Was going to start one, but found this one.

    I think I nice, classy pen is an essential. Heck my Monte Blanc has gotten me my last two jobs, (and a third offer!), coincidental.

    any other pen-ophiles? [​IMG]

    I don't have many, I'd like to have more, but I have a Meisterstück ballpoint, and 2 Watermans, 1 Expert rollerball and one Amber Carene ballpoint.
     


  7. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Rollerballs are my preferred style of pen. I'm currently using a "Rochetti" pen designed by the great Ettore Sottsass for Acme, part of their limited-edition Phase 3 collection:

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    Next I'm planning to buy a "Dialog 2," designed by Knud Holscher for Lamy:

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  8. CHenry

    CHenry Senior member

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    Namikis are nice, but I came to prefer the Platinum, which is also a Japanese maker. They make a very nice and reasonably-priced (in luxe pen terms) celluloid-barrel line. Much less costly than Omas, which are nice, but very overpriced and made for fetishists.
     


  9. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    I really like Omas pens.
     


  10. limester816

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    just the standard lamy safari for me with noodlers ink . works for me
     


  11. LanceW

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    I switched to a ballpoint so I can use the Visconti gel inserts.
     


  12. JohnGalt

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  13. BP348

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    My newest pen is a Retro 51 Black Stealth.
     


  14. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Favourites: Omas, Aurora, Lamy. I also have Waterman, Pelikan, Parker and Montblanc.
     


  15. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

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    I have the parker pen in like 5 different colors, all with the gel. I love them, but they aren't very baller.
     


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