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Nice flex on that one Tangster, wow!

 

I, too, like the white M205, although I like it capped better than un-capped (I think the ink window spoils the nice clean look for me).  The other white pens that I like the look of: Pilot Prera (which looks nearly identical to the M205, but without the ink window) and the Sailor ProGear (with the rose gold trim, mmm...).  I have a bit of a thing with white pens :-)

 

I have a Visconti Rembrandt in ivory and have no real complaints with it, just some minor comments about the design.  Great writer though!

 

Anyone going to the Philly Pen Show this weekend?

post #2387 of 2766
Finally. Found the aubergine ink I was looking for. De-artamentis.
Also got the Edelstien Topaz, shades well.
Edited by proton007 - 1/18/14 at 7:26pm
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:beerchug:

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I got my first fountain pen today.
Lamy Vista - Extra Fine nib


We'll see how it fares when writing rapid lecture notes on Wednesday. The Cross brand ballpoint pen I usually use (the black ink in in the photo above) doesn't seem to work very well in this cheap'o notebook.


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Repairing nibs, regrinding and retipping...mostly by hand. That's experience and skill there.
Wow, that seems really laborious. : o
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I got my first fountain pen today.
Lamy Vista - Extra Fine nib


We'll see how it fares when writing rapid lecture notes on Wednesday. The Cross brand ballpoint pen I usually use (the black ink in in the photo above) doesn't seem to work very well in this cheap'o notebook.


Wow, that seems really laborious. : o

Welcome to the club!

The safari/vista is a good pen, maybe use a dry ink if using thin paper.
Edited by proton007 - 1/18/14 at 10:24pm
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I got my first fountain pen today.
Lamy Vista - Extra Fine nib
 

 

Congrats on your new journey...

post #2392 of 2766
Thanks all!

I think it'll take me a while to get used to writing with a fountain pen. It seems to take less effort for me to write a letter, so I tend to write larger than what I usually do with a ballpoint pen. XD
post #2393 of 2766
I think I need therapy.
I seem to be suffering from Inkophilia.

I went to a local shop today, to try some inks. My reasoning being, inks never look the same on the computer screen as they do on paper.

After trying 7-8 inks, I finally bought 4, all Iroshizuku:
-- Murasaki
-- Kon Peki
-- Momiji
-- Yama Guri

Then came the shocker. The price, it was almost the same as US price.

I still went ahead with the purchase.

Thats what the experience of a B&M store costs nowadays.

I feel part stupid, part guilty and part happy. Damn this ink.
Edited by proton007 - 1/22/14 at 10:33pm
post #2394 of 2766
Oh, and a word of advice.

Never use the Pelikan 4001 inks to test a new pen.
They're dry and the pen feels scratchier than it actually is. I learnt a lesson with my sailor F55.
After a change in ink, it felt smooth as silk.
Edited by proton007 - 1/22/14 at 10:30pm
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:wink: Murasaki.... 

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Oh, and a word of advice.

Never use the Pelikan 4001 inks to test a new pen.
They're dry and the pen feels scratchier than it actually is. I learnt a lesson with my sailor F55.
After a change in ink, it felt smooth as silk.

Makes sense, seeing as Pelikans tend to be obnoxiously (in my opinion) wet writers...

post #2397 of 2766

I still have quite a fair bit of Kon-Peki left. Love that colour.

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I still have quite a fair bit of Kon-Peki left. Love that colour.

 

Yes, I was thinking of getting that or the Edelstein Topaz. In the end I got both, because the Kon-Peki is a different blue, and the Topaz shades like nothing I've seen before.

 

The color I like most among the Iroshizuku is 'Syo-Ro'. It appears blue at first, and as its dries, takes on a green shade. And the green is a lovely shade of blue-green. Reminds me of pine needles, exactly as it says on the box.

 

This is what fascinates me about Pilot's Iroshizuku inks. They're based on natural themes, and the colors actually *do* remind you of that particular aspect of nature.

 

Partly because the colors are so accurate, and partly because the inks shade well. They're absolutely gorgeous with high flow pens.

 

Sometimes I use a dip nib to test inks, and dip nibs generally don't have any iridium tip so they tend to be somewhat scratchy. They're the best way IMO to test an ink's smoothing properties.

The second advantage is that the ink flow changes as you use up the ink, and that provides a very good reference on how the ink will perform with high and low flow.

All Iroshizuku inks I've tested so far make the dip nib write almost like a regular FP nib.

 

Now I'm thinking of doing away with the 4001. There's a bit of black left, but now I'm leaning towards the Namiki Black. The Namiki ink flows well, so it suits a wider range of pens.


Edited by proton007 - 1/23/14 at 11:14pm
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I got my first fountain pen today.
Lamy Vista - Extra Fine nib

Congrats! That's a great starting pen!

____

I've finally ordered a Pilot S20 drafting pencil (0.3) ! I wanted to get one for years.
My two Montblacs are back from nib work, and a restored vintage Montblanc is also on the way....
My wallet is in pain.....
And now I see you talking about Iroshizuku....
 

post #2400 of 2766

Anyone had any experience with JoWo steel nibs?

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