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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.

 

 

Not sure if you know about the Pilot Falcon nib. Its not the metal falcon, but the Custom 742/3 with the  FA nib. It has good amount of flex, probably the most flexible nib out there in modern pens.

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

 

What other hobbies are you interested in?

 

Oh yes, the one with the sexy cutouts in the side? I've seen it, but don't have one myself. I ended up using dip pens for copperplate writing. Those old nibs are in so little demand that I got over 150 NOS dip pen nibs for about $20 on eBay, mostly Esterbrooks. That FA is a fine pen to complete your collection with from what I hear, though.

 

The other things I collect are knives, watches, sunglasses, flashlights, lighters, and of course headphones. There are a few other hobbies I dabble in a little bit, but not to the same degree as the others. Are you active in areas other than pens and headphones?

post #2072 of 2604

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you guys. Hitting endgame in a lot of hobbies and focusing on a select few.

post #2073 of 2604
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Oh yes, the one with the sexy cutouts in the side? I've seen it, but don't have one myself. I ended up using dip pens for copperplate writing. Those old nibs are in so little demand that I got over 150 NOS dip pen nibs for about $20 on eBay, mostly Esterbrooks. That FA is a fine pen to complete your collection with from what I hear, though.

 

Yep, thats the one. 

Interestingly the Japanese still make some nibs the western pen makers have abandoned long ago. For instance the Music nib with double slits, or the Waverly nib.

For copperplate I guess there's no alternative to dip nibs. The line variation is too high. I've been practicing spencerian for a few weeks, the business hand without line variation. I got some Nikko G nibs this week, will give them a try with the traditional hand.

Once I'm done with Spencerian and comfortable with dip nibs, I wish to learn copperplate.

 

 

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The other things I collect are knives, watches, sunglasses, flashlights, lighters, and of course headphones. There are a few other hobbies I dabble in a little bit, but not to the same degree as the others. Are you active in areas other than pens and headphones?

 

Tbh, pens are the only thing I'd say I've collected so far. My choice of headphones is pretty specific, so I don't own many. I was active in PC forums when building my machine, now thats done. I'm still interested in building Gundam models, but have put a temporary stop due to space constraints. Maybe I'll also get into hobby modelling if space permits, I'm really interested in Sci-Fi spaceships.

Also thinking of learning the violin, haven't decided on it yet.

The rest of my interests are more intellectual (reading based) than physical.


Edited by proton007 - 10/16/13 at 8:27pm
post #2074 of 2604

Ahh, I wouldn't say I've hit endgame, but certainly closing in on my budget limited game.

post #2075 of 2604
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Ahh, I wouldn't say I've hit endgame, but certainly closing in on my budget limited game.

 

Well, beyond a limit it becomes all about aesthetics. For me the end of the line would be a MB149 and a Pelikan M1000. Once I have these two, I'll be done for a long time.

post #2076 of 2604
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Well, beyond a limit it becomes all about aesthetics. For me the end of the line would be a MB149 and a Pelikan M1000. Once I have these two, I'll be done for a long time.

Applies to my audio chain as well. For now, the TH600 is pretty much endgame for me in over ears and the In-ear SD3 is my current end game IEM. Still, there's always the shinies that seem alluringly out of reach, STAX and customs.

post #2077 of 2604
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Applies to my audio chain as well. For now, the TH600 is pretty much endgame for me in over ears and the In-ear SD3 is my current end game IEM. Still, there's always the shinies that seem alluringly out of reach, STAX and customs.

 

Well, with headphones and IEMs, I'd say aesthetics may or may not play a part, but beyond a certain point the specs reach diimishing returns.

post #2078 of 2604

Well, hello everyone!

It's been a while since I last jumped in. I have to say I'm trying to keep myself away from head-fi and stay happy with my HE-400. Just keeping upgradeitis away for a little while. :tongue:

 

EDIT: @Tangster Congrats to your Rotring 600! I have two, one with a gold nib grinded by Pendleton Brown. I love them!
Get the mechanical pencil! Those are great too! One of my mechanical pencils and the ballpoint is always with me (along with a fountain pen of course!).

 

Regarding the endgame question, I think the feeling of reaching the endgame in fountain pens would be kind of temporary for me. I would be very happy with a Pelikan M800 Tortoise for a good couple of months, but I'd be in for a hunt again soon. So many great pens out there.

I feel thatit would be more permanent with headphones.

 

In the last few months I've got a few pens. All used, but great!
-Pelikan 600 black with a very flexible monotone 18k nib (400 sized pen),

-Pelikan 400 Tortoise with an also monotone, but rigid 14k EF nib (beautiful)

-Turcsány Ebonite with a 14k F nib. This is huge (bigger than my 146 Legrand) Hungarian button filler from sometime between WWs

Around $100 each (the 400 was even less), so I'd call myself lucky :tongue_smile:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sultati/


Edited by attika89 - 10/17/13 at 12:53pm
post #2079 of 2604
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Originally Posted by attika89 View Post
 

Well, hello everyone!

It's been a while since I last jumped in. I have to say I'm trying to keep myself away from head-fi and stay happy with my HE-400. Just keeping upgradeitis away for a little while. :tongue:

 

EDIT: @Tangster Congrats to your Rotring 600! I have two, one with a gold nib grinded by Pendleton Brown. I love them!
Get the mechanical pencil! Those are great too! One of my mechanical pencils and the ballpoint is always with me (along with a fountain pen of course!).

 

Regarding the endgame question, I think the feeling of reaching the endgame in fountain pens would be kind of temporary for me. I would be very happy with a Pelikan M800 Tortoise for a good couple of months, but I'd be in for a hunt again soon. So many great pens out there.

I feel that it would be more permanent with headphones.

 

In the last few months I've got a few pens. All used, but great!
-Pelikan 600 black with a very flexible monotone 18k nib (400 sized pen),

-Pelikan 400 Tortoise with an also monotone, but rigid 14k EF nib (beautiful)

-Turcsány Ebonite with a 14k F nib. This is huge (bigger than my 146 Legrand) Hungarian button filler from sometime between WWs

Around $100 each (the 400 was even less), so I'd call myself lucky :tongue_smile:

 

Drool.

Great collection there. I can't believe you got all of those for ~$100 each!

post #2080 of 2604
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Great collection there. I can't believe you got all of those for ~$100 each!

 

Thats what I tell most people when they ask about a pen I'm using. No pen of mine is beyond $100, most are less than $20, just so that they don't go :eek:.

 

I guess most people's understanding of the value of a pen ends at 'free' or $1.

post #2081 of 2604
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Well, beyond a limit it becomes all about aesthetics. For me the end of the line would be a MB149 and a Pelikan M1000. Once I have these two, I'll be done for a long time.


Lol that's what happened to me. I was fortunate that I was buying these pens about 9 years ago, though, the prices have increased significantly since then. My m1000 was $315 new and my 149 was $465 through an AD. The local MB boutique commented that that was a pretty low price for the pen even then when I brought it in to have the nib swapped.

post #2082 of 2604
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post


Lol that's what happened to me. I was fortunate that I was buying these pens about 9 years ago, though, the prices have increased significantly since then. My m1000 was $315 new and my 149 was $465 through an AD. The local MB boutique commented that that was a pretty low price for the pen even then when I brought it in to have the nib swapped.

Thats pretty low indeed.
The MB can be purchased for around 400 used, because there are so many of them. The older ones with ebonite feed and 14c nibs go for more.
The M1000 however is hard to find used. I was also surprised that there's no blue striped version of the M1000.
Edited by proton007 - 10/18/13 at 2:45am
post #2083 of 2604
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post
 

 

Well, beyond a limit it becomes all about aesthetics. For me the end of the line would be a MB149 and a Pelikan M1000. Once I have these two, I'll be done for a long time.

 

Oh.

I forgot to add the Pilot Custom 745. Its the Pilot Flagship.

post #2084 of 2604

It arrived! Here's some terrible test writing(I have no fine motor control when I wake up).

post #2085 of 2604

Very nice! A fountain pen to survive the zombie apocalypse for sure.

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