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post #2161 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
 

 

Is that a 14k nib on a Safari? I've never seen one of those...

 

The body is that of a Safari, but the nib is from a Lamy Unic. Apparently it had a semi-flex nib.

post #2162 of 2515

Interesting, first I've heard of that.

post #2163 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
 

Interesting, first I've heard of that.

 

Yeah, I didn't know either. However, according to the post in which this picture was attached, the Safari's feed just can't supply the ink required for that kind of a nib.

post #2164 of 2515

Architecture pens are my favorite, they give you pinpoint precision!  Helps balance out my trainwreck handwriting.

post #2165 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Quartz67 View Post
 

Architecture pens are my favorite, they give you pinpoint precision!  Helps balance out my trainwreck handwriting.

 

The photo is not what I imagined when I read that - I was expecting to see a Rapidograph-style technical pen... now that would make for a fun discussion! :)

 

Side note - I bounce in and out of here periodically and don't follow the thread that intently... Anyone planning to jump on the LE wooden VP?

post #2166 of 2515
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Originally Posted by brhfl View Post

The photo is not what I imagined when I read that - I was expecting to see a Rapidograph-style technical pen... now that would make for a fun discussion! smily_headphones1.gif

Side note - I bounce in and out of here periodically and don't follow the thread that intently... Anyone planning to jump on the LE wooden VP?

VPs are not my cup of tea.
I really like the Lamy Dialog 3, if it wasn't for the delayed start problem.
post #2167 of 2515

Not a fan of the look of pens with shrouded nibs or retractable nibs. That and the fact it's hella expensive.

post #2168 of 2515

Me......... and retractable nibs?

nea

post #2169 of 2515
I'm more interested in the design of such pens than their utility. Especially when I see the nib appear when the back section is twisted..

However I've never lost a cap on a pen.
post #2170 of 2515

I use my VPs far less now that I'm in a slow office setting, but I'll still carry them as an out-and-about writing pen. I don't think I would have survived college without my trusty silver one. Not my favorite pen to look at, but it's grown on me as sort of an... awkward classic. I've never lost a cap either, but the VP is great for quick access, and quick 'closure,' keep the nibs from drying out. Probably my favorite feeling nibs as well. These days I mostly use Pelikans as I don't like the inconvenience of convertors, but I really don't like how wet they write and how broad their idea of an xf is. I'm still tempted by the wooden VP though... Love the feel of wood bodies!

post #2171 of 2515
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

I'm more interested in the design of such pens than their utility. Especially when I see the nib appear when the back section is twisted..

However I've never lost a cap on a pen.
me neither! (uses a g2)
post #2172 of 2515
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Originally Posted by brhfl View Post

These days I mostly use Pelikans as I don't like the inconvenience of convertors, but I really don't like how wet they write and how broad their idea of an xf is.
Try an older pelikan. The modern ones have a ball shaped point, its made to be stiff and broad.
post #2173 of 2515
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

me neither! (uses a g2)

To me the whole exercise of twisting open a pen cap and posting it has a ritualistic feel. Its something I treasure about fps; they are the tool of an intellectual mind.
post #2174 of 2515
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

To me the whole exercise of twisting open a pen cap and posting it has a ritualistic feel. Its something I treasure about fps; they are the tool of an intellectual mind.
sadly fountain pens are expensive, and I don't have the blow away cash. frown.gif
post #2175 of 2515

When I began buying fountain pens I thought the hooded nibs looked ridiculous. Now I quite like the minimal design of the pens that have them.

 

That's part of the appeal about owning different fountain pens. You can change looks, nib grades, ink colours, filling systems to suit your mood. Much like music and audio gear.

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