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post #1471 of 2529
I agree, the Zebra is a great pen as are the uni-ball ones. I must admit if I needed a ball or roller ball pen it would be one of those three mentioned
post #1472 of 2529

I'm looking to bring home a Pilot Falcon soon with some complimentary ink. wink.gif

 

 

Pilot Falcon Metal Sapphire Fountain Pen, seen uncapped

 

 

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post #1473 of 2529
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

To be honest anything over the price of a Parker Jotter at $7 is an absolute waste of money as pretty much every ball point or roller ball refill will work the same regardless of cost. And it is the refill that does the writing.
The jotter is a design icon, can be had in all steel so nice and weight or in metal/plastic combo and looks smart. Buying a Roller Ball or ball point from say Mont Blanc makes no sense to me. However, a fountain pen is a very different thing as their nibs are wonderful.
Here is a link to the Jotter.
http://www.staples.com/Parker-Jotter-Ballpoint-Retractable-Pen-Medium-Black-Assorted-Barrel-Each/product_167221?ddkey=http:StaplesZipCodeAdd


 

Gotta disagree on this one.  Weight and balance are important parts of the "writing experience" as well.  The Zebra, for example, is way too light and narrow for me.  I get hand cramps after writing only a few lines.  The Jotter isn't a whole lot better. 

 

Now, having said that, I don't buy "good" roller balls or ballpens.  My pen money is spent on fountain pens. 

post #1474 of 2529
That's true left nose, you have a point there on the weight and balance but perhaps it is because we are fountain pen users we don't put much in the other options, well I don't any way biggrin.gif. Still, there are plenty more weighty BP's and RB's that will do the job but not at huge cost. I think some of the Fabers would be a good choice as they have all the quality of $500 ballpoints but at much less money. I have one of this line in a pencil and find it has just the right amount of balance, I would imagine the RB and BP would be identical.
http://www.cultpens.com/acatalog/Faber-Castell-e-motion-Ballpoint-Pen-Parquet-Black.html
post #1475 of 2529

the faber castell emotion looks very nice.... I might have to import that pen from the uk.

post #1476 of 2529

I use sakura fine point pens i like the .005 the best but you have to be careful because it's fragile.

post #1477 of 2529
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Originally Posted by snoopy007 View Post

the faber castell emotion looks very nice.... I might have to import that pen from the uk.

I have the Emotion FP and it's fantastic.  Fits my hand perfectly and has a great clean look.

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TWSBI Diamond Medium 540.

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Originally Posted by David Mudkips View Post

TWSBI Diamond Medium 540.

Nice! I'm planning to get a smoke Vac 700 EF as soon as it will be available here.

post #1480 of 2529

hey guys newbie to this FP world but Ive had the itch for a awhile...  so looking around FP Hospital looking at the shaeffer prelude signature collection also on the cheaper side Conklin endura or smetrik any  opinions on these brands? also would love to know of a few choice sellers of pens/inks any info would be much appreciated.

 

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how do you guys feel about pelikans and monteverde?


Edited by DJ Mauler - 5/8/12 at 11:57pm
post #1481 of 2529

I just got a namiki falcon SF. Writes so much better than my previous ahab, man that thing was the most frustrating thing I've ever used.

 

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post #1482 of 2529

Are all Cross ballpoint pens now made in China ?  The Cross Century II I just bought is but the Cross Classic Century from 15 years ago was made in the USA.  


Edited by Audio-Omega - 5/28/12 at 8:03am
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Got a Safari Extra Fine a few weeks ago.

post #1484 of 2529

My fine Safari nib feels a lot like a medium one.

post #1485 of 2529

Bought a Fisher Space Pen, and Cross Townsend Quartz Blue Lacquer Rolling Ball pen.  The Townsend writes great :)

 

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