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post #1501 of 2626

Picked up a sweet new pen. OMAS 360 Turquoise Limited Edition in Rose Gold...

 

http://www.nibs.com/Omas-Vintage-360-Turquoise-Demonstrator-LE.html

post #1502 of 2626
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Originally Posted by Maverickmonk View Post

writing out my Chem homework right now with my new Lamy Safari (Black, fine) with the standard black ink cartridges. Now I want a red safari with red ink for grading, they write so smooth, much more precise than my medium tip cross too

 

Currently using a Lamy Safari (Charcoal, fine) until I can afford a Pilot Falcon Sapphire. Audio purchases keep interrupting...rolleyes.gif

post #1503 of 2626
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post


The Lamy's write so nice and smoothly, but the Cross FP I have writes much more expressively. I.e. with slight variations in pressure as one writes, the line width varies dramatically, which I like. Wish I could find a pen that delivered the best of both!


I have a Cross pen, but it rolled off my desk (stupid sloped lecture hall desks) and dove nib first into the ground.I haven't gotten around to ordering a new nib yet

 

Edit: I can't even find a nib for the Cross Bailey, this is frustrating! Any help? I would like to replace it with a fine nib (it came with a medium, but it wrote to heavy, and besides, is broken). Preferably cheap, as always.

 

SilentOne: That pilot looks amazing. Very stylish!


Edited by Maverickmonk - 7/29/12 at 9:31am
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post


The Lamy's write so nice and smoothly, but the Cross FP I have writes much more expressively. I.e. with slight variations in pressure as one writes, the line width varies dramatically, which I like. Wish I could find a pen that delivered the best of both!


I have a Cross pen, but it rolled off my desk (stupid sloped lecture hall desks) and dove nib first into the ground.I haven't gotten around to ordering a new nib yet

 

Edit: I can't even find a nib for the Cross Bailey, this is frustrating! Any help? I would like to replace it with a fine nib (it came with a medium, but it wrote to heavy, and besides, is broken). Preferably cheap, as always.

 

SilentOne: That pilot looks amazing. Very stylish!

 

Thanks. I can't seem to take my eyes off of it for too long. I dig so many things in black. But after seeing this pen, Sapphire is mesmerizing. Now, if I could just suspend audio expenditures for one month. September? October?? biggrin.gif

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Hi guys, I'm a lurker on the audio section of this site and I just found this pen-fi thread. At first, I thought you meant ballpoint pens and quickly realized you guys were discussing some magical utility called a fountain pen. Intrigued, I'd love to know more. Where do I start, or more specifically, what is a good entry-level fountain pen? Thanks!

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Hi guys, I'm a lurker on the audio section of this site and I just found this pen-fi thread. At first, I thought you meant ballpoint pens and quickly realized you guys were discussing some magical utility called a fountain pen. Intrigued, I'd love to know more. Where do I start, or more specifically, what is a good entry-level fountain pen? Thanks!

 

Try the Lamy Safari, Pelikan Pelikano, Noodler's Ahab, Pilot 78G (google and find the place that sells them for $13). A Parker 45 can be had for ~$15 or if you want a Chinese clone there is always the Hero 800.

 

You have A LOT of choices at the entry-level...

post #1507 of 2626
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Originally Posted by MuZI View Post

 

Try the Lamy Safari, Pelikan Pelikano, Noodler's Ahab, Pilot 78G (google and find the place that sells them for $13). A Parker 45 can be had for ~$15 or if you want a Chinese clone there is always the Hero 800.

 

You have A LOT of choices at the entry-level...

Ah okay. Hmm since I'm in korea for the summer maybe i can find some good ones from Japan here?

post #1508 of 2626
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Ah okay. Hmm since I'm in korea for the summer maybe i can find some good ones from Japan here?

 

You should be able to... There's the Sailor Lecoule... it's a bit expensive for an entry pen at $40USD. Sailor is a Japanese company...

post #1509 of 2626
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You should be able to... There's the Sailor Lecoule... it's a bit expensive for an entry pen at $40USD. Sailor is a Japanese company...

Ah $40 is nothing compared to all the other stuff on this website :D. I'll see what I can find next time I go to a stationary. Also, could you recommend any other sites for more information? AKA for care, penmanship, ink, etc.?

post #1510 of 2626
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Ah $40 is nothing compared to all the other stuff on this website :D. I'll see what I can find next time I go to a stationary. Also, could you recommend any other sites for more information? AKA for care, penmanship, ink, etc.?

 

I wasn't sure what you meant by entry level. Depending on your budget if you're in the $40-60 then there's the TWSBI 540 which I personally love. The ~$100 range there is the Lamy 2000 and Pelikan M215. Those 2 write just as well as my Delta and Omas pens. If you get into $200-$300 then try a Delta DV or MB 146 (used).

 

Don't worry. This hobby gets just as expensive as headphones and watches. My Delta Mocha and OMAS 360 cost me $1,100 together. I'm going to pick up another Delta just because I want a stub nib in my collection. I stupidly picked up MB Gandhi Saffron ink for $70. I have too much and can't sell at $45 now...

 

There are so many choices... just narrow down to what you like. I always loved the look of Sailor pens then when I owned one... I hated the nib. 

 

Resources:

 

- Fountainpennetwork.com

- FPGeeks.com

post #1511 of 2626
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Originally Posted by MuZI View Post

 

I wasn't sure what you meant by entry level. Depending on your budget if you're in the $40-60 then there's the TWSBI 540 which I personally love. The ~$100 range there is the Lamy 2000 and Pelikan M215. Those 2 write just as well as my Delta and Omas pens. If you get into $200-$300 then try a Delta DV or MB 146 (used).

 

Don't worry. This hobby gets just as expensive as headphones and watches. My Delta Mocha and OMAS 360 cost me $1,100 together. I'm going to pick up another Delta just because I want a stub nib in my collection. I stupidly picked up MB Gandhi Saffron ink for $70. I have too much and can't sell at $45 now...

 

There are so many choices... just narrow down to what you like. I always loved the look of Sailor pens then when I owned one... I hated the nib. 

 

Resources:

 

- Fountainpennetwork.com

- FPGeeks.com

damn this is exciting lol. i can see myself wasting too much time (and possibly money) on this in the future lol. 

post #1512 of 2626
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Originally Posted by thisisSSK View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuZI View Post

 

I wasn't sure what you meant by entry level. Depending on your budget if you're in the $40-60 then there's the TWSBI 540 which I personally love. The ~$100 range there is the Lamy 2000 and Pelikan M215. Those 2 write just as well as my Delta and Omas pens. If you get into $200-$300 then try a Delta DV or MB 146 (used).

 

Don't worry. This hobby gets just as expensive as headphones and watches. My Delta Mocha and OMAS 360 cost me $1,100 together. I'm going to pick up another Delta just because I want a stub nib in my collection. I stupidly picked up MB Gandhi Saffron ink for $70. I have too much and can't sell at $45 now...

 

There are so many choices... just narrow down to what you like. I always loved the look of Sailor pens then when I owned one... I hated the nib. 

 

Resources:

 

- Fountainpennetwork.com

- FPGeeks.com

damn this is exciting lol. i can see myself wasting too much time (and possibly money) on this in the future lol. 

 

Perhaps, you could write in cursive "this is seoul, south korea" for us biggrin.gif when you get one.

post #1513 of 2626
Have been away from the forum for a while so I thought I would post pictures of the latest three to my small collection.

First up is the limited edition Alfred Hitchcock by Mont Blanc, absolutely wonderful pen to write with! Mine is #2949/3000



Last shot is with my Air-King


Then there is a pen I have been wanting for a long time, a 1944 Parker 51 Vacumatic india black with 16k gold filled cap and the rare aluminum jewel.


And lastly I ordered two of the new limited edition Stipula Tuscany dreams fountain pens, one has arrived, the piston/14k nib and the other the CC Ti flex nib is still on it's way!

This is it next to my 149 to give you an idea how big it is!

And a writing sample from the wonderful italic flex nib
post #1514 of 2626

This post was uplifting; made my day! Can't wait to buy myself something new...

post #1515 of 2626

Hey can anyone help me out here, i have an old parker 51 which was handed down to me by my grandmother, however the problem is that the pen is not in working condition and it requires a change in nib, filler ect does anyone know where i can go to restore this pen? I would really appreciate it thanks:D

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