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Gave my girlfriend this vintage fountain pen for our one year anniversary. Not sure on brand, but it was a pen inherited from my mother and has a old style eyedropper fill mechanism. I myself have a couple of entry level Pelikan pens (M800) and a mid tier Parker pen and some unknown brand pens which were given to me by my mother. I've never had an issue with Private Reserve or Noodlers in any of my pens and have used Iroshizuku stuff...but it's fairly pricey so I tend to stick to mont blanc and private reserve as my go to brands for daily use colors. I do have Noodlers Apache Sunset and love it! :)

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One of these will be winging it's way to me from Germany later this week.

Nice Tangster, love the simplicity of German engineering:tongue_smile:

post #2058 of 2534

Happy Today's pix capped a pleasing lunch hour...

post #2059 of 2534
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 I've never had an issue with Private Reserve or Noodlers in any of my pens and have used Iroshizuku stuff...but it's fairly pricey so I tend to stick to mont blanc and private reserve as my go to brands for daily use colors. I do have Noodlers Apache Sunset and love it! :)

 

Well, thing is, once an issue occurs, it takes a while before people can start trusting the brand. Highly saturated inks are mostly danger if not cared for properly (flushing etc).

There was an old 400 I purchased recently. Not sure what ink was in it, but it was so saturated it took me twice as long to get it cleaned up.

Ultimately I had to disassemble the pen completely to clean it properly.

 

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Originally Posted by Randall DZM View Post
 

Gave my girlfriend this vintage fountain pen for our one year anniversary. Not sure on brand, but it was a pen inherited from my mother and has a old style eyedropper fill mechanism. I myself have a couple of entry level Pelikan pens (M800) and a mid tier Parker pen and some unknown brand pens which were given to me by my mother. I've never had an issue with Private Reserve or Noodlers in any of my pens and have used Iroshizuku stuff...but it's fairly pricey so I tend to stick to mont blanc and private reserve as my go to brands for daily use colors. I do have Noodlers Apache Sunset and love it! :)

 

I'd say your entry level is rather....high.

post #2060 of 2534

Entry level Pelikan M800. Haha. I wish I had the kind of money that meant I could call that an entry level pen. :) Nice collection Randall.

post #2061 of 2534

Lol I like how the m800 is entry level but Iroshizuku ink is too pricey. Those Pelikans are a great value, though. I almost didn't consider the company's upstream offerings after having owned the m200, but let me tell you the m1000 and m200 are worlds apart in feel. I slightly prefer my m1000 to my similar Montblanc 149, even, although I have no regrets in buying either.

post #2062 of 2534

Thanks! woah I typed that too fast oops :/... haha I meant I have a couple entry level Pelikan pens as well as a M800. Definitely, not entry level haha. I love the M800 though. It's a pen I use almost daily :)


Edited by Randall DZM - 10/15/13 at 11:21pm
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One of these days I'll buy a Pelikan. Maybe start off with the M200 demonstrator...damn if that isn't a pretty pen.

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One of these days I'll buy a Pelikan. Maybe start off with the M200 demonstrator...damn if that isn't a pretty pen.

 

If buying new, the M200 is one pen I'd recommend. The nib feel is pretty good, and has a bit of springiness.  However, the M4/6/800 have awful nibs.

 

There are three distinct eras in Pelikan history. The 1940-60s Pelikan 140/400/N/NNs, the 1987-1997 Souverans (M400/600/800) and the 1997- Present Souverans.

 

The nib design and feel has changed throughout these eras. In my experience, the old 400 has the best nib (sharp obliques, stub broads, almost flex) , followed by the 400N/NNs (sharp obliques, stub broads, semi-flex).

 

The Souverans of 87-97 also have good nibs (not as sharp, but soft nibs, and they have the 18k options)

 

The 97 onward models have nibs that are too stiff and blob like. I'd purchased an M400 recently, and ended up selling it.

post #2065 of 2534
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One of these days I'll buy a Pelikan. Maybe start off with the M200 demonstrator...damn if that isn't a pretty pen.


I'm quite happy with mine! I got one of the ones from a few years back that was clear with silver trim. I understand that they've released new special editions now.

 

 

On a side note, I just noticed in a catalog that Pilot has released a pen called the Justus with 14k nib that has adjustable flexibility. Any chance someone here has one?

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On a side note, I just noticed in a catalog that Pilot has released a pen called the Justus with 14k nib that has adjustable flexibility. Any chance someone here has one?

 

The Justus has been around for a while. I think there are many reviews on FPN. I for one wasn't really intrigued, because the price is too high for a pen that won't do much.

 

 

post #2067 of 2534

Oh really? Haha I'm way out of the loop on these things.

post #2068 of 2534
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Oh really? Haha I'm way out of the loop on these things.

 

I've seen your posts on FPN, maybe you haven't logged in a while.

 

The Justus is supposed to be adjustable, but the variation isn't much.  It seems its meant more for the Japanese script, so the flex isn't too high.

 

I'd say a good alternative would be a vintage #5 or #7 Wahl Eversharp adjustable nib.

post #2069 of 2534

Lol yeah I haven't been active there in probably 5 years. I have a bunch of hobbies and corresponding forums that I rotate through. I've more or less reached my endgame with fountain pens for now so I'm devoting more attention to other hobbies until I can say the same for them.

 

In that case I'm not as interested. I've found that even the Japanese brush pens are fairly inadequate for Japanese calligraphy; the only way to really do it is with a traditional brush.

post #2070 of 2534
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Lol yeah I haven't been active there in probably 5 years. I have a bunch of hobbies and corresponding forums that I rotate through. I've more or less reached my endgame with fountain pens for now so I'm devoting more attention to other hobbies until I can say the same for them.

 

I think I'm reaching the FP endgame soon. I ended my Head-Fi purchases last year, I wont be touching new stuff for a while.

 

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In that case I'm not as interested. I've found that even the Japanese brush pens are fairly inadequate for Japanese calligraphy; the only way to really do it is with a traditional brush.

 

Not sure if you know about the Pilot Falcon nib. Its not the metal falcon, but the Custom 912/742/3 with the  FA nib. It has good amount of flex, probably the most flexible nib out there in modern pens. Most reviews I've read say that the nib itself flexes a lot, but the feed is a bit conservative with ink, so you can't write too fast when flexing. Still, its a very good flex writer.

I've placed an order, should be getting it soon.

 

What other hobbies are you interested in?


Edited by proton007 - 10/16/13 at 7:44pm
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