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#121 chiaroscuro

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:26

I'd just like to point out that the Art of Manliness blog listed the Kaweco Lilliput as a manly pen. Anything that's not a Bic "For Her" pen can be a fashionable writing instrument.


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#122 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:40

Rotring 600 in lava finish pops to mind as the most manly pen I have, although I gifted daughter with a steel Rotring mech pencil and she was ecstatic. She's also 4 foot 8 and was a ballerina (architect now) so, go figure!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:47

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:53


Aurora Talentums are probably the most masculine pens I own. Especially the Black/Chrome

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As to feminine probably my Sailor Sapporo Lame Purple/Rhodium (Lame = Sparkly)

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Both these pens look great! Is the Aurora large?


Yep the Aurora Talentum is large, since that image I have bought the yellow/chrome, red/chrome and rubberised black/chrome large versions - I like the Aurora Talentum... :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:59

Masculine = anything as phallically shaped as a pen, no?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:07

Masculine = anything as phallically shaped as a pen, no?

Why do I NOT feel like touching my pens all the sudden????

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:38

I say the Montblanc W.E. Hemingway is the manliest. You wanna take this outside and discuss it?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:39

masculine:
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or reduced:
P51
Pelikan 400 nn black


Interesting that you mention those two pens as an example for masculine pens. Perception changes within several decades. Guess I still see them as what they have been half a century ago.

Both are my favourites (beside the black 400 and the green 400) and I consider all of them neither feminine nor masculine. For me they are a no nonsense workhorse pen, a classic.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:58

My two Waterman Edsons are quite masculine...... Oh and the big daddy in the middle is a Conwat Stewart Grand/Great Exhibition pen. Masculine? Yep just a tad !!

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#130 goldenkrishna

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:22

Hello Soer,

Masculine: FPs I do not own ->Conway Stewart Revolution and MB 149; I do own ->Waterman DG and CS Winston (will arrive within two weeks).

Feminine: MB Queen Elizabeth I (is heavy though) and Waterman C/F stirling silver-moiré.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:48


masculine:
...
or reduced:
P51
Pelikan 400 nn black


Interesting that you mention those two pens as an example for masculine pens. Perception changes within several decades. Guess I still see them as what they have been half a century ago.

Both are my favourites (beside the black 400 and the green 400) and I consider all of them neither feminine nor masculine. For me they are a no nonsense workhorse pen, a classic.


Thank you very much for your statement in our mutual definition of "great" pens:
the wonderful reduced design only follows function: P51 and 400nn

male or female is unimportant under the aspect of perfect function and timeless design

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 22:33

My Juliet.

Now I want a Hello Kitty pen.

Real men wear pink kilts and a "Hello Kitty" sporran.

Oooh! I fear you're letting other people's opinions dictate your own.I eat quiche, but only because I like it, usually with a single-shot latte.
But I take your point, real men - and real women for that matter - chart their own course, mindful that other people want to do the same.
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