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#1 VaN GoGh

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:39

Well my friends,

I want a birthday present for myself. So I tought that the best present will be a new fountain pen. Here are the options :


Extra 1930 Bamboo Black , Miya Torquise , Modigliani

The price of Extra and Modigliani are the same. Miya is cheaper about % 25.

Any suggestions ?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:53

Personally, right now I'd go for the Extra 1930.
The Modigliani is on my wishlist for a while already and love that blue color, but at the moment my mood is more to dark colored pens, so the Extra 1930 would be my choice.
Any of these pens would be a good choice though.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:58

Extra 1930!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:59

Although, have you looked at the Classica?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 13:40

Although, have you looked at the Classica?

no I didnt looked at the Classica

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:52

I choose the Extra over the Miya or Modigliani for it's thicker section and larger nib. Also, the Bamboo celluloid appeals to me more than the Miya's Turquoise or the resin used for the Modigliani. As far as overall shape and form go, I like both the Extra and Modigliani; however, I strongly dislike the Miya's tapered section.

Edited by raging.dragon, 03 December 2012 - 15:52.


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:26

I choose the Extra over the Miya or Modigliani for it's thicker section and larger nib. Also, the Bamboo celluloid appeals to me more than the Miya's Turquoise or the resin used for the Modigliani. As far as overall shape and form go, I like both the Extra and Modigliani; however, I strongly dislike the Miya's tapered section.


Well now I have two options left :ltcapd:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 13:19

Modigliani hurt my hand. I didn't get it.

Miya is awkward to hold for extended periods of time, tho' I own a few.

I'd go with the Extra. And I did. 3 times :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 16:30

I'd go for either an Extra or Extra 1930 from those three options and have, several times.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:24

Modigliani hurt my hand. I didn't get it.

Miya is awkward to hold for extended periods of time, tho' I own a few.

I'd go with the Extra. And I did. 3 times :embarrassed_smile:


I think I'll go with the extra 1930 :thumbup:

Which nibs do you prefer ?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:34

Excellent choice :thumbup:
For the nib, that is very personal, would be up to you and your writing style.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:20

I went with the 1930 Extra.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 16:11

I've been wanting an Extra for some time, but have been put off by some comments about very low ink capacity and that the piston inside is only a masked ordinary c/c... Is it really so?

I do have a Miya Argento in dark blue, and I quite like it (I hold pens high, so the section is thick enough for me, and both Miya and Extra have very comfortable threads) and the Miya can be fit with a large capacity cartridge (very easy to refill with a syringe). The Miya major fault is being rather short for my hand.
I also have a Stradivary, which, like the Modigliani, has threads that are not very comfortable. I wonder if the Extra has the same kind of piston (or captive c/c..).

Edited by MikeF, 09 December 2012 - 16:13.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:36

I use B nibs. I think it's a captured c/c from the capacity, which seems equal to a convertor rather than a traditional piston.

The Extra 1930 body is longer than the Miya, so it's long enough for me, even tho' I usually use my pens posted. The nib quality and the beauty is worth it for me.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:00

I own both the 1930 extra and the miya, and I love both. I love the extra for it's size, and I live the miya for the price and the ease of cleaning with converte. All things being equal I would say the extra is the better, with weight and size.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:43

I own both the 1930 extra and the miya, and I love both. I love the extra for it's size, and I live the miya for the price and the ease of cleaning with converte. All things being equal I would say the extra is the better, with weight and size.

So I bougth the extra 2 days ago and it is really a nice pen

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 14:07

Good choice for a wonderful pen!

A little outside the topic, but I am intrigued by the nice pen pouch in your picture with the 3 MB's.
What brand is it? It looks as of there is room enough for a 149 in the middle ??

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 20:36

You chose the extra and you did well :thumbup:
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:09

I chose the Extra once and then again and again...and now have it in all colors...Not at all sorry about doing so! Also have Miya in all colors and Modigliani in the one (thank goodness, it's the only color) color available and love them all just the same! :cloud9: :cloud9:
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 19:42

if i had to choose for myself would be the extra 1930,nice classy pen,not too big not too small and nice shapped
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 21:40

I have two Miyas and an Extra 1930, so I do like both models, however for note-taking the Miyas are more convenient because their caps unscrew much faster. The Extra's does take quite a few turns, however as has been said, the nib is larger and the section is fatter.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:16

Good choice for a wonderful pen!

A little outside the topic, but I am intrigued by the nice pen pouch in your picture with the 3 MB's.
What brand is it? It looks as of there is room enough for a 149 in the middle ??

Rob


Hi Rob,

Well I didnt want to upset you but I get this picture from somewhere on the web. so it's not my pen pouch. But I have the same three pens a classic rollerball , a ballpoint and 149 FP. I have a montblanc sienna pen pouch for one pen which is now not enough for me. So I'm looking for a nice pen pouch too :D I think MB sienna pen pouch with three room will be nice which is a little bir pricey.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:22

Thanks to all of you who helped me to make a decision. I put some pictures on the Fountain pen reviews for this pen. Now we will decide a good ink in green colour for this beauty. :clap1: