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post #106 of 2526
So here's a good question...what is the least expensive FP with an 18K gold nib? With all this Pen-fi excitement, I want to get an "everyday" Fountain Pen. TIA!
post #107 of 2526
I'm not really sure that "everyday" and "18K gold nib" belong in the same sentence.

Seriously, why don't you just grab a Safari? They're only $20. Nibs are $3. Mine writes like a dream. They're durable, too. I've read that one guy tried the "brick test" on one, ie he drove his Volvo over it. It survived.
post #108 of 2526
Other than the fact they look like Crayola FPs lol, I'd rather pony up the extra dough for a more professional looking pen. What's the best one could get for under $100? Under $200?
post #109 of 2526
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Originally Posted by TiTaN
Other than the fact they look like Crayola FPs lol, I'd rather pony up the extra dough for a more professional looking pen. What's the best one could get for under $100? Under $200?
What about the all-star aluminum ones?
post #110 of 2526
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by guitarman19853
What about the all-star aluminum ones?
Exactly the same as the Safari, but made out of aluminum.
post #111 of 2526
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Originally Posted by Publius
I'm not really sure that "everyday" and "18K gold nib" belong in the same sentence.
I am! Those nibs just really "break-in" and conform to your writing style and are a joy to use everyday, or at least a couple of times a day
post #112 of 2526
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Originally Posted by stevesurf
I am! Those nibs just really "break-in" and conform to your writing style and are a joy to use everyday, or at least a couple of times a day
The Waterman Carene is pretty cheap considering it has an 18k gold nib!
post #113 of 2526
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
The Waterman Carene is pretty cheap considering it has an 18k gold nib!
I was thinking of that one myself, any ideas on the best place to buy those from? Office Depot has them online but i'm sure they can be found cheaper elsewhere.
post #114 of 2526
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TiTaN
I was thinking of that one myself, any ideas on the best place to buy those from? Office Depot has them online but i'm sure they can be found cheaper elsewhere.
I'm selling one (about 2 weeks old) at the moment on eBay.co.uk (Bidding starts at 65 pounds, Buy it now 85 pounds), but it might be a bit more than the US price because I bought it in the UK. I can sell it to you for less if you want. It's the black lacquer version. Give me a shout if you're intersted and we can negotiate
post #115 of 2526
Thread Starter 
Update to my Pen-Fi journey:
  • Decided not to sell the Mont Blanc P145 in the end. It looked too nice and wrote too well!
  • What I did get rid of was my Waterman Carene, which I traded with TiTaN for a pair of DT770-80 Pro and the iM616! Although I reckon I got a good trade, I still miss the pen because it wrote so well and looked extremely classy. The lacquer was a deep glossy black and contrasted well with the 24k gold trim. Oh well, I've never tried Beyer and I guess the DT770-80 would be a good introduction. Plus, it gives me a potential platform for a "Larry-job".
  • Oh, one more thing. I just received a confirmation from pengallery.com that my Pelikan M600, Lamy LE Blue/Red Safari were dispatched today by FedEx and will arrive on Monday!
Looks like my Pen-Fi journey isn't quite dead yet...
post #116 of 2526
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
Update to my Pen-Fi journey:
  • Decided not to sell the Mont Blanc P145 in the end. It looked too nice and wrote too well!
...
Looks like my Pen-Fi journey isn't quite dead yet...
Good choice! To keep with the spirit of pen-fi, I just took delivery of some moleskine sketch pads and Levenger Window Note Cards, some for me - some for Christmas gifts. Now where can I get a bottle o' Visconti Blue in NJ...
post #117 of 2526
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Good choice! To keep with the spirit of pen-fi, I just took delivery of some moleskine sketch pads and Levenger Window Note Cards, some for me - some for Christmas gifts. Now where can I get a bottle o' Visconti Blue in NJ...
How's the paper quality? Worth the money if I'm only going to be using them for taking notes during lectures? I can't find any A4 sized notebooks?

Oh btw, this is perhaps the most overpriced and extravagant brand in the world as far as stationary goes: www.smythson.com
For example, A4 paper: http://www.smythson.com/SmythsonSite.../wp-es2041.htm
Definitely not stuff one would use for taking notes at university lectures
post #118 of 2526
Thanks to this thread I have just secured a Parker 51 from the 'bay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
What do you guys think?
post #119 of 2526
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Originally Posted by SonicDawg View Post
Thanks to this thread I have just secured a Parker 51 from the 'bay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
What do you guys think?
$49 for a solid 14K Gold Cap Parker Fountain? Amazing! You've got a nice classic; enjoy.
post #120 of 2526
Wow, I knew I was onto something good, just didn't know it's SO GREAT THanks! now I need to secure a nice velvet box to store it
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