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#1 rogerb

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 18:39

Coming up, pics of my new toys:
Classic Pens LM1 Flame Red ( B )
Onoto Magna Writer LE Ultramarine (#100/100) ( B )
Visconti Wall Street LE, Palladium Stub
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Edited by rogerb, 12 February 2010 - 18:48.

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#2 CraigR

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 18:55

Happy Birthday Roger! Great looking trio of pens. :thumbup: /Craig
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 19:08

Happy B-day, Roger!

I am so in love with your CP flame read!

I've heard that Andy is going to have some of them flames during the LA Pen Show. Have to see them in action.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 19:10

Happy birthday!
Wow, look at those colours!

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 19:22

Happy, happy B-day, Roger!! You are now officially OLD. (Just kidding, I'm sure you're just as young as anyone on the inside) :vbg:
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 19:34

Many happy returns of the day, Roger. That Classic does look nice...

Toolan

[EDIT]: Typo

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 19:38

I like your method of celebration.
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#8 rogerb

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:04

Thanks, everyone :)
Yes, 70 has been the first supposedly 'significant' anniversary which has given me 'pause for thought' ....but it's only a label, isn't it .....some people are old at 40 and some young at 90.
Someone told me I only look about 60 .... that was nice ....it's just my knees which feel older!!

As I've reported elsewhere:
The Flame Red probably writes least well, for me ....very smooth, but could do with a bit of 'italicising'. Subtle it isn't!! .... Very 'extrovert'!

The Magna is very wet and Teflon-smooth ....almost too slippery on smooth paper, but gorgeous on Laid. Unlike the LM1 it does have a subtle charm. I also liked the fact that it's #100 of 100! (and the $100 discount was nice, too!)

And that WSLE with Palladium Stub is just wonderful on just about anything, and in every way :) The 'technology' of the nib & filler is interesting, too.
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#9 Yuki Onitsura

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:09

Happy birthday!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:25

Now that's how you celebrate! :thumbup:

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:49

Happy birthday and congratulations on making an excellent selection of presents. Thanks for sharing them.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 02:52

Happy Birthday and many many more full of health, happiness and joy. :thumbup:

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:11

Happy birthday Roger - and thanks for making me feel so welcome at the Bristol Pen Show (while we queued for Oxonian).

I hope you found a nice 1940 pen?

Andy

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:39

Congratulations on your Birthday and your new toys. They are beautiful. Enjoy!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 14:04

Happy birthday Roger - and thanks for making me feel so welcome at the Bristol Pen Show (while we queued for Oxonian).

I hope you found a nice 1940 pen?

Andy

Thanks and it was my pleasure, Andy :)
I did find a nice 1940 ....a striped Duofold... but didn't buy it, as I already have a similar one.....and I thought I had spent enough, anyway!!

Edited by rogerb, 14 February 2010 - 13:35.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 15:11

Happy Birthday! You will be looking great with your new pens.
Look good ~~~ Feel good

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 16:40

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 21:34

Happy Birthday and may you have many more.................... :)

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 13:37

Thank you, again....

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Interesting that the Onoto, although the least expensive and 'flamboyant', is certainly the smoothest and arguably the nicest to write with, although the weight and length of the WSLE, plus that 'supple' nib, run it very close.
The LM1 definitely needs a bit of 'Oxonianing' to bring up to the others.

Edited by rogerb, 14 February 2010 - 13:43.

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis US humorist (1878 - 1937)

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 13:55

Nice pens, Roger, and congratulations once more.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 19:07

Roger,

Happy birthday and nice presents!!! Congrats!
John

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 00:32

VERY nice pens, and now the inks too. I like that "Flame Red" mixture of Diamine inks. Is there any chance you'd share the recipe?

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:08

Congratz, rogerb on the anniversary of your birth!

And some nice pens too!

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:17

Happy (belated) birthday, Roger! You have lovely handwriting. And nice pens.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:21

Thank you, again....

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Interesting that the Onoto, although the least expensive and 'flamboyant', is certainly the smoothest and arguably the nicest to write with, although the weight and length of the WSLE, plus that 'supple' nib, run it very close.
The LM1 definitely needs a bit of 'Oxonianing' to bring up to the others.


What is your recipie for your flame red ink?
I tried today LM1 at the LA Pen show. M nib is the wettest and smoothest nib I ever touched. B nib is a little bit too heavy for my taste, but it can be stubbed.

Thank you for posting your writing samples. I really love the top one that demonstrates a lot of your beautiful ink variations.

Rita

Edited by RitaCarbon, 15 February 2010 - 02:40.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:38

Happy Birthday, Roger!!

I've never considered an Onoto - but I'm going to check them out.

Love the Visconti, but then I'm a Visconti girl.


Sarah

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 16:58

Rita, I just mixed some Diamine Maroon and Scarlet ....couldn't tell you the proportions! And that's what I got!

Thank you, Sarah; the only slight issues with the Onoto Magna Writer are that it is almost TOO smooth & wet...it 'floats' over smooth paper, but works wonderfully with coarser textures.
And it is a tad short in the barrel to use unposted, although a lady, having usually smaller hands, would probably not notice. It doesn't bother me, but it is quite noticeable compared with the long-barreled WSLE.
They are really well put together...fit and finish are unbeatable, IMO.
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis US humorist (1878 - 1937)

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 18:07

Don't mind me, I'm just hyperventilating over that Wall Street LE.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:30

Happy Birthday, Roger!!

I've never considered an Onoto - but I'm going to check them out.

Love the Visconti, but then I'm a Visconti girl.


Sarah

Hi Sarah
I just posted a review of the Onoto Magna writer ....havva look :)
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis US humorist (1878 - 1937)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 18:42

wall street great :P looks like vacumatic