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The Tangster comes through! thumbsup.gif

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


Yaaay! Cool!

:beerchug:

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Using my green Esterbrook today.

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I had the TWSBI 580 cleaned and put away but I miss it so it's going back into rotation. I'm thinking of trying Iroshizuku Shin-kai again. It might look better with the 1.1 stub as it was a little washed out with my finer nibs.

 


Edited by jay-w - 10/19/13 at 5:59pm
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jay-w, that's a beautiful contrast of technology in your pix.

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Guess I'll jump in here too.

I bought a Lamy Safari about two months ago, then lost it (first pen I've lost in years :rolleyes:) so I "upgraded" to a Lamy Al-Star with a silver body and fine tip. Really regretting not getting an extra fine tip though, because my math class (the only one I take physical notes in) requires me to write smaller than the capabilities of a Lamy fine nib. And I think the limited edition black one would've looked cooler too.

I also bought a Pilot Petit1 for general use, but the clip broke off, so that's pretty useless now.

I've been using the fountain pen that came with my bottle of Noodler's ink for a while, it's their dropper model. The only problem is that after leaving the cap off for a minute or two, it takes a while to get the ink back up and running again, and I'm a bit sketched out on not having a cartridge in a pen I carry around with me every day...

So, suggestions on what to try next? I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible since I'm a poor college student.

 

I was looking at getting a black Al-star with an extra fine tip, or the Vista. The Al-star is on the top of my budget though.

I also thought I might try this if it's available locally at Kinokuniya: http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Penmanship-Fountain-Pen-with-Ergo-Grip-Extra-Fine-Nib-Black-Body/pd/4007

post #2092 of 2481
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jay-w, that's a beautiful contrast of technology in your pix.

 

Thanks. I was too lazy to get out the dslr so just took a quick pic. Old and new tech definitely have a place in my daily life.

 

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Guess I'll jump in here too.

I bought a Lamy Safari about two months ago, then lost it (first pen I've lost in years :rolleyes:) so I "upgraded" to a Lamy Al-Star with a silver body and fine tip. Really regretting not getting an extra fine tip though, because my math class (the only one I take physical notes in) requires me to write smaller than the capabilities of a Lamy fine nib. And I think the limited edition black one would've looked cooler too.

I also bought a Pilot Petit1 for general use, but the clip broke off, so that's pretty useless now.

I've been using the fountain pen that came with my bottle of Noodler's ink for a while, it's their dropper model. The only problem is that after leaving the cap off for a minute or two, it takes a while to get the ink back up and running again, and I'm a bit sketched out on not having a cartridge in a pen I carry around with me every day...

So, suggestions on what to try next? I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible since I'm a poor college student.

 

I was looking at getting a black Al-star with an extra fine tip, or the Vista. The Al-star is on the top of my budget though.

I also thought I might try this if it's available locally at Kinokuniya: http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Penmanship-Fountain-Pen-with-Ergo-Grip-Extra-Fine-Nib-Black-Body/pd/4007

 

 

mechgamer123 why don't you just buy an EF lamy nib? I have almost all of them it's one of the best things about Lamy that you can swap them out easily.


Edited by jay-w - 10/20/13 at 12:40am
post #2093 of 2481
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mechgamer123 why don't you just buy an EF lamy nib? I have almost all of them it's one of the best things about Lamy that you can swap them out easily.

Because at $15, it's not that much cheaper than just buying another pen, and then that way I would have two pens for a few bucks more. That was my reasoning...

post #2094 of 2481

Got my Hero 616 pens today. At $4 shipped each they are amazing. I think people are too harsh on them.

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Got my Hero 616 pens today. At $4 shipped each they are amazing. I think people are too harsh on them.

 

Well, if evaluated as a standalone pen, they're great value for $4. The quality however, varies, and the nib will wear out pretty quickly, which is offset by the disposabilit; you can just get another one.

 

If seen as a Hero pen among so many other pens available,  they're nothing more than a cheap Parker 51 imitation. They've copied every single detail, right down to the clip, and just stopped shy of branding it as 'Parker' rather than 'Hero'.

post #2096 of 2481
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Guess I'll jump in here too.

I bought a Lamy Safari about two months ago, then lost it (first pen I've lost in years :rolleyes:) so I "upgraded" to a Lamy Al-Star with a silver body and fine tip. Really regretting not getting an extra fine tip though, because my math class (the only one I take physical notes in) requires me to write smaller than the capabilities of a Lamy fine nib. And I think the limited edition black one would've looked cooler too.

I also bought a Pilot Petit1 for general use, but the clip broke off, so that's pretty useless now.

I've been using the fountain pen that came with my bottle of Noodler's ink for a while, it's their dropper model. The only problem is that after leaving the cap off for a minute or two, it takes a while to get the ink back up and running again, and I'm a bit sketched out on not having a cartridge in a pen I carry around with me every day...

So, suggestions on what to try next? I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible since I'm a poor college student.

 

I was looking at getting a black Al-star with an extra fine tip, or the Vista. The Al-star is on the top of my budget though.

I also thought I might try this if it's available locally at Kinokuniya: http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Penmanship-Fountain-Pen-with-Ergo-Grip-Extra-Fine-Nib-Black-Body/pd/4007


What ink are you using? Some are faster than others and less likely to have flow problems. Noodler's has both faster and slower inks. For black, my go-to is Aurora's black ink. It's fast, dark, and not extreme enough to harm the pen.

post #2097 of 2481

If you don't need black, I quite like Diamane Prussian blue, which flows really well. Aurora blue is a fast flowing ink too.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Guess I'll jump in here too.

I bought a Lamy Safari about two months ago, then lost it (first pen I've lost in years :rolleyes:) so I "upgraded" to a Lamy Al-Star with a silver body and fine tip. Really regretting not getting an extra fine tip though, because my math class (the only one I take physical notes in) requires me to write smaller than the capabilities of a Lamy fine nib. And I think the limited edition black one would've looked cooler too.

I also bought a Pilot Petit1 for general use, but the clip broke off, so that's pretty useless now.

I've been using the fountain pen that came with my bottle of Noodler's ink for a while, it's their dropper model. The only problem is that after leaving the cap off for a minute or two, it takes a while to get the ink back up and running again, and I'm a bit sketched out on not having a cartridge in a pen I carry around with me every day...

So, suggestions on what to try next? I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible since I'm a poor college student.

 

I was looking at getting a black Al-star with an extra fine tip, or the Vista. The Al-star is on the top of my budget though.

I also thought I might try this if it's available locally at Kinokuniya: http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Penmanship-Fountain-Pen-with-Ergo-Grip-Extra-Fine-Nib-Black-Body/pd/4007


What ink are you using? Some are faster than others and less likely to have flow problems. Noodler's has both faster and slower inks. For black, my go-to is Aurora's black ink. It's fast, dark, and not extreme enough to harm the pen.

In the lamy? I'm using the blue ink cartridge that came with the pen...

I am using Noodler's heart of darkness in my Noodler's dropper pen though.

 

Glad to see you're still around the forums once in a while! :)

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If you don't need black, I quite like Diamane Prussian blue, which flows really well. Aurora blue is a fast flowing ink too.

 

I do have and quite like that ink as well. Diamine is underrated overall, IMO. But keep in mind that Prussian blue is actually gray; some people don't know this beforehand and are disappointed when they get it.

 

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In the lamy? I'm using the blue ink cartridge that came with the pen...

I am using Noodler's heart of darkness in my Noodler's dropper pen though.

 

Glad to see you're still around the forums once in a while! :)

 

Ah Lamy blue should be the same ink as Montblanc blue IIRC. Yeah, I haven't been spending as much time here lately,  but I do plan to stick around. I see you've changed your avatar, congrats again on UW!

post #2100 of 2481
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

In the lamy? I'm using the blue ink cartridge that came with the pen...

I am using Noodler's heart of darkness in my Noodler's dropper pen though.

 

Glad to see you're still around the forums once in a while! :)

 

Ah Lamy blue should be the same ink as Montblanc blue IIRC. Yeah, I haven't been spending as much time here lately,  but I do plan to stick around. I see you've changed your avatar, congrats again on UW!

Haha, thanks! You still need to come up to Seattle sometime :P

What are your recommendations for a cheap and really fine tipped fountain pen?

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