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I don't know about the other two, but the Sonnet is very easy to maintain (if that criteria is important to you). I have the cheaper version (aluminium body with gold trim), the nib and feed easily comes out with a pull. The nib is attached to the feed via a pair of tabs on each side of the feed. Once you have that disassembled, washing/cleaning/drying the pen is a breeze.

 

Thanks... Yes maintenance matters. It all matters; writing smoothness, line, ink flow feel-grip, build quality and styling.

Strangely, I had made up my mind to get the Sonnet (the one pictured). Then it was gone. I lost my chance for the one I wanted at the price I could pay.

So I wound up with my second choice.

A deep brown Waterman Expert with palladium trim.

 

We will see...

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http://www.cultpens.com/news/offers/q/date/2015/01/13/winter-sale

 

10% off everything at Cult Pens. My wallet hurts already.

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I'm so excited!

Finally regaining enough feeling in my hands that I'm about to give my pens a whirl!

WoooHOOOoooooo!

17 months without a fountain pen is WAY too long!

Going to start with a Lamy Safari, but have the mustard yellow Parker 51 waiting to go as well.

:)

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:eek: 17 Months...without a...FP?

Had no idea your hands weren't able to allow the fulfillment that a fountain pen provides. 

Very excited to read you're re-engaging.

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I'm so excited!

Finally regaining enough feeling in my hands that I'm about to give my pens a whirl!

WoooHOOOoooooo!

17 months without a fountain pen is WAY too long!

Going to start with a Lamy Safari, but have the mustard yellow Parker 51 waiting to go as well.

:)

Yes, congrats on that, very exciting!!

 

I visited the Philly Pen Show this weekend and probably shouldn't have, my wallet hurts... my pen case is happy though!

 

I grabbed three pens; Visconti Wall Street in platinum, Sheaffer PFM III in blue, and a Pelikan M400 in red with an amazing BB nib.  The Wall Street has been on my list for a while and I'm a sucker for the PFMs (especially in blue).  The Pelikan was sold once I tried that nib, wow...

 

Oh, and two bottles of ink that I have yet to try, but have read good things about: Diamine Red Dragon and J. Herbin Cafe Des Iles.  I'll let you know what I think once I get something inked up.

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Things went well with the pens.  Though my writing is worse than it used to be, I enjoyed things tremendously.  

Used the green LamySafsri, mustard Parker 51, and matte black Namiki Vanishing Point.  All fired up and wrote well after just a little coaxing to get the ink flowing.

A project for this year is to write letters to friends and family.  I got a good start.

Happy camper here!

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Got this Waterman Expert about 3 weeks ago. Have been using it a lot. Dark Brown with black and silver trim. SS x-Fine nib (fairly soft). Line varies greatly with pressure and direction of stroke.

Well balanced and a wonderful weight. Quickly becoming a fave (though the Falcon beats everything I have for smoothness).

 

Noodlers Bulletproof black is more of a very dark grey. When this pen runs dry I'll try it with my other standby; Pilot-Namiki Standard black. Wonderful ink. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003X2XJHI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

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