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Originally Posted by attika89 View Post
 

I think you are right about that the step needs to be in a good distance from the grip section. You just need to know how high do you normally hold your pens and you'll have an idea if it would bother you or not.
For me the first issue is aesthetics with most pens with a big step. The Metro is still a nice one though.

 

I mean, like these custom pens:
The proportions are just a bit off, and the step is not for making it more streamline or anything...I'm not really fond of these.
They can be comfortable though.

 

Well, this one above ^^ has a long grip section but its too narrow... the entire design is out of proportion as you say.

 

I'd prefer something along these lines:

 

 

Its all made in one piece, and is using a Pelikan nib unit. That's the best part about custom pens. There's an endless choice of materials, overall design, and you can add your own modifications. In the end the pen would be unique to your needs.

 

(The image is not mine).


Edited by proton007 - 2/26/14 at 5:13pm
post #2462 of 2468

The proportions, I think, definitely have the most to do with it.  A good excuse to take some pens out!

 

Here are a few pens I have at work that have the little "step" that we're talking about:

 

 

In order from left to right, Lamy 2k (just because it's here, although it doesn't have a "step"), Parker 75, Sheaffer Triumph 444, Lamy Studio, and Lamy CP1.  I tried to line up the "steps" as close as possible, to use as a reference.  And below, a close-up picture of their steps (same order and a nice excuse to test the new "macro" lens on my iphone):

 

 

You can see that the CP1's step is much closer to the tip of the nib and this is the only one of the 5 that bothers me (even though the actual steps are similar in height).  My thumb rests right on top of it when I'm holding it normally.  The triumph actually has ears and a step, but no problem holding it comfortably.

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Been using it for about a year now, loving it even more.
post #2464 of 2468

It looks so smooth...

post #2465 of 2468

I'm looking forward to bringing some Rhodia Ice Graph tablets home soon. Long used the traditional Orange cover but in the last few years been enjoying the Black covers. I'm curious about the dirt impact on the White, though...

 

rhodia ice

 

http://rhodiadrive.com/2014/04/03/rhodia-ice/

post #2466 of 2468

I need to find A5 dotpads. So wanted to try them out.

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I'm looking forward to bringing some Rhodia Ice Graph tablets home soon. Long used the traditional Orange cover but in the last few years been enjoying the Black covers. I'm curious about the dirt impact on the White, though...

 

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Ooo, those are pretty! Though I agree with you about the dirt, and they're not the sort of thing I go Rhodia for (top spiral, dot grid).

post #2468 of 2468

:thumb: When available I'm gonna run with 'em, see how they work out. Should look really nice inside my portfolio to compliment the Black covered notepad. 

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