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post #136 of 2542
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So I'm on the Fountain Pen Hospital site and I'm presented with a choice of Visconti Blues: Royal Blue or Turquoise Blue. So, milkpowder and Lisa, which blue should I get (I like the blue earlier in the thread)?
I got it from somewhere else where the names are a bit different, but I'm pretty sure Visconti royal blue is the same as Visconti blue, the one I (and milkpowder) got. Since Turquoise blue and Visconti Turquoise must be the same and that's the one you DON'T want.
post #137 of 2542
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Since you've all made a nice investment in writing instruments, what better way to protect them and perpetuate Pen-Fi but to get the Pen Case. Here's one I bought last year and it has no sign of wear:
The Piquadro AC872 three pen case

There are others...

You can pick one up at Fountain Pen Hospital
Nice! I think I'm going to get the three-pen one. The Mont Blanc ones are such a rip off (over $100 for the three-pen case)!
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I got it from somewhere else where the names are a bit different, but I'm pretty sure Visconti royal blue is the same as Visconti blue, the one I (and milkpowder) got. Since Turquoise blue and Visconti Turquoise must be the same and that's the one you DON'T want.
I think you want Visconti Blue is the one you want, royal or not Turquoise doesn't look anything like blue...

Anway, check out my new toys (Pelikan M600, Lamy Safari LE and Headfive)! The colour is very slightly off
post #138 of 2542
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
I think you want Visconti Blue is the one you want, royal or not Turquoise doesn't look anything like blue...

Anway, check out my new toys (Pelikan M600, Lamy Safari LE and Headfive)! The colour is very slightly off
Very nice, especially the MB and Pelikan! So guess what? I visited the Fountain Pen Hospital, which is located right in lower Manhattan, just 15 minutes from my office. The folks there were extremely nice and, well, I got both Royal Blue and Turquoise Visconti inks (I like the blue family and I like to experiment). They then proceeded to let me know about their Annual Pen Show in about two weeks where most of the MB's go 20% off. Anyway, I was very impressed with their showroom and large inventory of just about every refill, ink and pen. They actually had about 10 of the 149's (the big MB Fountain Pen) in stock. Needless to say, I'll be back over there for the show...
post #139 of 2542
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Very nice, especially the MB and Pelikan! So guess what? I visited the Fountain Pen Hospital, which is located right in lower Manhattan, just 15 minutes from my office. The folks there were extremely nice and, well, I got both Royal Blue and Turquoise Visconti inks (I like the blue family and I like to experiment). They then proceeded to let me know about their Annual Pen Show in about two weeks where most of the MB's go 20% off. Anyway, I was very impressed with their showroom and large inventory of just about every refill, ink and pen. They actually had about 10 of the 149's (the big MB Fountain Pen) in stock. Needless to say, I'll be back over there for the show...
Nice. So you gonna get some pens? The 149 is MASSIVE! The largest MB model I'm comfortable with using is the LeGrand model.

Also, what does the Visconti Turquoise look like? Did you buy the ink in the plastic bottle or in the special glass bottle?

The Pelikan writes very well indeed. It has a stiffer nib than the MB, but IMO writes better. It's also surprising how well the Lamy Safari writes! If I were to get one pen, it'd be the Pelikan M600. It's a thicker pen and has more presence. I also prefer the Pelikan nib to the MB nib. Perhaps I should get a F nib for my MB, which currently is the thickest writer.

There's a pen show? Wow! Can I ask you help me buy a pen and then ship it over to the UK?
post #140 of 2542
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PICTURE OVERLOAD PART 1 of 3!

Overdue pictures of my beautiful Pelikan Souveran M600.

Enjoy















post #141 of 2542
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PICTURE OVERLOAD PART 2 of 3!

Lamy Safari Special Edition:











Lamy Safari Special Edition nib shot:


Pelikan Souveran M600 nib shot:


Mont Blanc Hommage a Frederic Chopin nib shot:


Lamy Joy 1.5 nib shot:


Group nib shot:
post #142 of 2542
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PICTURE OVERLOAD PART 3 of 3!

I decided to go easy on the pictures this time






BONUS - Edinburgh looking gorgeous:







END OF PICTURE OVERLOAD! Thanks for looking!
post #143 of 2542
Wow those are nice looking pens milkpowder! The last pic of Edinburgh is absolutely gorgeous as well. It makes me wish I travelled to Scotland when I was in England..
post #144 of 2542
Glad to see that there are other people 'round here who enjoy pens!



From right to left:
Lamy Safari - Red
Lamy Safari - Clear
Charles Hubert Rosewood FP
Baoer 3013
Pelikan M200
Shaeffer Balance
Rotring 600
Retro 51 Tornado
Baoer 3013
Hero 257 (Best $3 I ever spent)
Charles Hubert Rose Gold

Most of them are just cheapies, but I do have a few nice ones in there I had a fantastic Lamy Studio as well, but alas, it is nowhere to be found.
post #145 of 2542
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You know we all want more pictures of your Sheaffer Balance!
post #146 of 2542
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My Mont Blanc Chopin Fountain Pen is up for sale if anyone is interested. Price is 180GBP/$356 shipped worldwide. I really regret having to sell this pen because it's such a fine writer! Unfortunately, the power of Ultimate Ears UE10Pro has overwhelmed my feeble mind and I am forced to sell all for them. Someone please help me out!

I guarantee satisfaction and authenticity. This pen still has full worldwide warranty because I bought it from an authorised dealer (Pen Shop Edinburgh) and has a stamped warranty section as proof.
post #147 of 2542
Wow, wild thread, my two hobbies collide. I wish I could share pics with you all but I don't have a digital camera (getting one for christmas though!)

A few things I've notice while browsing through the thread:

milkpowder - OMG, you have got to try Noodler's Ink! I just saw your ink picture, and while they are fine inks, Noodler's is just too much fun. Also check out Private Reserve. Noodler's and PR can be purchased from fine retailers like www.isellpens.com (Todd is a great guy, just like our own Todd) and www.pendomonium.com (I am in no way affiliated with either of these retailers other then being a satisfied customer). Just remembered you are in the UK. I know there is a UK provider of Noodler's, but I cannot think of his name right now.

Second off, anyone with a serious interest in fountain pens needs to check out the great community over at www.fountainpennetwork.com. My handle over there is "Johnson". I'm new to FP's, but the folks at FPN, again, like the folks at Head-Fi, have been great at holding my hand through all the newb stuff.

As for my own pen collection, off the top of my head:

4 Sheaffer Legacy II's w/ touchdown filler, bought NOS on eBay (gold, sandblasted palladium, cobalt, and bronze) My favorite pens, along with my:

2 Pelikan m200's, a green marblized w/ F nib and a black with a 0.6mm stub nib from everyone's favorite nibmeister, Richard Binder (www.richardspens.com, again, no affiliation, just a satisfied customer). I absolutely love my Pelikans, the m600, m800, and m1000 are all on my wish list.

The obligatory Lamy Safari in Yellow, F nib (great pen for CHEAP!)

Sheaffer Heritage Legacy in Sandblasted Palladium, c/c filler, these are the modern version of the Legacy II, same difference but alas, no touchdown filler, and IMO, the nib is not as smooth or soft as the Legacy II's.

2 Hero 100's, one in black, one stainless flighter (on order). A lot gets said about the poor quality of cheap Chinese pens, and with good reason, a lot of them are cheap and of poor quality . But, the Shanghai Hero pen company makes fine writing instruments at a good price. When the communist revolution occurred in China, Parker had to abandon its factory in China, which was then taken over by the state run Shanghai Pen Company. The Hero 100 is basically an imitation of the infamous Parker "51", which makes sense because Hero uses a lot of the same machinery to manufacture their pen's that Parker did. Usually I'm not a fan of imitations, but the Hero is a rock solid writing instrument. Hooded nib, aerometric filler, the standard Chinese F nib.

1 Montblanc 146 (on order, my first Montblanc.)

1 Tactical Carry I aka the $27 pen, an OEM prototype pen from a "major pen manufacturer [which is actually Dani Trio]). Purchased from a member of the FPN community, Kevin Cheng, aka winedoc, who has close ties with the Dani Trio pen company. Pen was nicknamed the Tactical Carry I because it is so heavy and tough, and the German Iridium Nib is so large, you could stab somebody in the neck with it and then go on writing whatever you were writing. Cool pen.

1 Tactical Carry II aka $33 pen, similar to above, just a different model, and the nib is not as big. Great pen though.

1 Bexley Simplicity in Bronze Pearl, purchased from Richard Binder. A truly beautiful pen from a great pen company.

Beyond this, an assortment of cheapies. Highly addictive hobby. When I first wrote with a fountain pen just a few months back, I knew I was hooked. Really easy to stretch the wallet.

Picture me, at my desk, with my rig, listening to Brahms Violin Concertos, writing in my Black N Red journal with a Pelikan. Who needs heaven, when I've found it in my own home, on earth?
post #148 of 2542
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milkpowder - OMG, you have got to try Noodler's Ink! I just saw your ink picture, and while they are fine inks, Noodler's is just too much fun. Also check out Private Reserve. Noodler's and PR can be purchased from fine retailers like www.isellpens.com (Todd is a great guy, just like our own Todd) and www.pendomonium.com (I am in no way affiliated with either of these retailers other then being a satisfied customer). Just remembered you are in the UK. I know there is a UK provider of Noodler's, but I cannot think of his name right now.
I think you're referring to this one!
http://www.noodlersink.co.uk/Store/

PR ink can be bought from http://www.thewritingdesk.co.uk/

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Second off, anyone with a serious interest in fountain pens needs to check out the great community over at www.fountainpennetwork.com. My handle over there is "Johnson". I'm new to FP's, but the folks at FPN, again, like the folks at Head-Fi, have been great at holding my hand through all the newb stuff.
I'm already a member(also under milkpowder)! There are Head-Fi'ers on that forum btw I can't quite remember all of them, but I think Lisa is on there! It was she who recommended using Waterman Florida Blue with my now-sold Waterman Carene! Also, there was a mention of the "Sorry about your wallet" unofficial Head-Fi motto

There are some ridiculously crazy pen collectors on FPN... Some guy has over 500 pens and most people on the forum have over 10 different inks LOL

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2 Pelikan m200's, a green marblized w/ F nib and a black with a 0.6mm stub nib from everyone's favorite nibmeister, Richard Binder (www.richardspens.com, again, no affiliation, just a satisfied customer). I absolutely love my Pelikans, the m600, m800, and m1000 are all on my wish list.
I have a M600 and it has a very, very nice stock nib. My medium nib writes like a fine Mont Blanc nib.

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The obligatory Lamy Safari in Yellow, F nib (great pen for CHEAP!)
Classic! It's an absolute must-have. I find the nib quite stiff though...

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1 Montblanc 146 (on order, my first Montblanc.)
Ahh!! You should've bought it from me! I'm selling a beautiful Mont Blanc ATM! It's not getting any use because my Pelikan is soo nice!

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1 Bexley Simplicity in Bronze Pearl, purchased from Richard Binder. A truly beautiful pen from a great pen company.
Richard's a legend!

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Beyond this, an assortment of cheapies. Highly addictive hobby. When I first wrote with a fountain pen just a few months back, I knew I was hooked. Really easy to stretch the wallet.
Tell me about it!

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Picture me, at my desk, with my rig, listening to Brahms Violin Concertos, writing in my Black N Red journal with a Pelikan. Who needs heaven, when I've found it in my own home, on earth?
Huh! You have the exact same hobbies as me! I love the Brahms Violin Concerto, love headphones, love pens! We meet alas!
post #149 of 2542
Oh yeah, spare no expence (haha)

Well since I LOVE losing pens I usualy try to only use the cheap Bic's
I've lost 4 fisher space pens a cross pen and saddest of all a M.B.

So now I have nice "cheap" stuff




see the empty space, .... yeah lost that one too!

Off topic, but I think very cool..





Thats all for now. some day I'll put more up
post #150 of 2542
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Now that's a proper 'space pen' How'd you get it?!

Also, why do you have such a fancy wrench set LMAO!
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