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#31 dogpoet

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 15:23

I've seen vanilla NOS 25s going for silly money over the last few years, never mind the slightly scarcer models. Twenty dollars each for a wholesale lot is definitely a good deal.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 23:32

How about an OHTO F Spirit? only 25 Euro.

Or the new CONID Bulkfiller in black? Pricey but a great pen? Designed by fellow member Fountainbel.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 00:04

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:59

Can't you get the Parker Frontier in black?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:28

How about a Varuna ebonite pen in the Bakul finish?

I have the Rajan (ED with 2-tone Wality nib) in Bakul finish, it's a really good pen and a good price too. Fast becoming a favourite, filled with Kung Te Cheng. (Is also available with German nib and converter if you don't like ED but I have the Wality nib and ED and it's surprisingly good to write with).

Here's a pic on the website of the place I got mine from (no affiliation just a satisfied customer) you need to scroll down a bit:

http://www.andys-pen...net/rajan.shtml

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:36



I recently picked up a Parker 25 in matte black on eBay for about $55. This one has a fine nib and has turned out to be a very reliable writer, it seems to never dry out no matter how long I neglect it.

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Another nice one, but also has silver on the grip section.

The other problem with those is that as you have to get them used, they've often had the finish worn shiny by past use. A mint NOS black one that's still got the matt finish can be found, but might not be that much less than a Lamy 2000, sadly.

I would second the Cross ATX, though. That's a really good call, and less than a third of the price of the Lamy, last time I checked.


The ATX has a chrome grip section.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:50




I recently picked up a Parker 25 in matte black on eBay for about $55. This one has a fine nib and has turned out to be a very reliable writer, it seems to never dry out no matter how long I neglect it.

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Another nice one, but also has silver on the grip section.

The other problem with those is that as you have to get them used, they've often had the finish worn shiny by past use. A mint NOS black one that's still got the matt finish can be found, but might not be that much less than a Lamy 2000, sadly.

I would second the Cross ATX, though. That's a really good call, and less than a third of the price of the Lamy, last time I checked.


The ATX has a chrome grip section.


This is true. I also used one for the first time earlier today and I found it to be a bit too small/light for my tastes. It does look nice tho, just not what I'm looking for. So far the Invincia Stylus still seems to be the frontrunner.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:59

How about a Varuna ebonite pen in the Bakul finish?

I have the Rajan (ED with 2-tone Wality nib) in Bakul finish, it's a really good pen and a good price too. Fast becoming a favourite, filled with Kung Te Cheng. (Is also available with German nib and converter if you don't like ED but I have the Wality nib and ED and it's surprisingly good to write with).

Here's a pic on the website of the place I got mine from (no affiliation just a satisfied customer) you need to scroll down a bit:

http://www.andys-pen...net/rajan.shtml

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+1 Really superb pen for the price, And the medium two toned Wality nib is a delight to use, stiff as a nail, but smoooth! The Ebonite is a very nice quality, a very durable pen.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 22:40

How about a Varuna ebonite pen in the Bakul finish?

I have the Rajan (ED with 2-tone Wality nib) in Bakul finish, it's a really good pen and a good price too. Fast becoming a favourite, filled with Kung Te Cheng. (Is also available with German nib and converter if you don't like ED but I have the Wality nib and ED and it's surprisingly good to write with).

Here's a pic on the website of the place I got mine from (no affiliation just a satisfied customer) you need to scroll down a bit:

http://www.andys-pen...net/rajan.shtml

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This is a nice looking pen, although I tend to prefer silver colored hardware to gold. At $88 USD before shipping, however, I would be more inclined to still with the Monteverdes
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 23:08

Pilot Metropolitan
One of the nicest inexpensive pens available. Got mine at Staples (Use the pulldown on the right side of the page to select the Black Barrel).

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 23:35

i have a well used matte black metal Rotring 600 that is now shiny black. A plastic pen may hold a matte look for longer, but for a metal barrel, don't expect it to stay dull.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 23:43

Pilot Metropolitan
One of the nicest inexpensive pens available. Got mine at Staples (Use the pulldown on the right side of the page to select the Black Barrel).


I just got my Metropolitan in yesterday and I'd have to agree with this. I tacked one on to my last order and couldn't be happier that I did.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:12

I was going to recommend the Invincia Stylus based on the topic's title, but you're already there. The Monteverde styli (styluses? styli) work wonderfully, I've heard. I wish they'd come out with a smaller version.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:15

I was going to recommend the Invincia Stylus based on the topic's title, but you're already there. The Monteverde styli (styluses? styli) work wonderfully, I've heard. I wish they'd come out with a smaller version.

Just ordered mine yesterday in the matte black, and cannot wait for It to get here.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 14:23


I was going to recommend the Invincia Stylus based on the topic's title, but you're already there. The Monteverde styli (styluses? styli) work wonderfully, I've heard. I wish they'd come out with a smaller version.

Just ordered mine yesterday in the matte black, and cannot wait for It to get here.


Lucky you. :glare: I'm going to have to get a Monteverde Poquito instead, as I'm not a fan of larger pens. (Poquito means "little bit" in Spanish)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:45

Pilot Metropolitan
One of the nicest inexpensive pens available. Got mine at Staples (Use the pulldown on the right side of the page to select the Black Barrel).


Well, I have one in the mail now. It will have to tide me over till I am able to spend a little more on something more expensive :P



I was going to recommend the Invincia Stylus based on the topic's title, but you're already there. The Monteverde styli (styluses? styli) work wonderfully, I've heard. I wish they'd come out with a smaller version.

Just ordered mine yesterday in the matte black, and cannot wait for It to get here.


Good to hear. I will most likely get one in a couple months or so!
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:10

My favorite matte black pen is a Visconti Homo Sapiens. May be a bit bigger than you're after, but the smoothest writer I've ever tried!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:23

Look at #360471779556 on Ebay. This a Japanese Wancher pen that comes in matt black. A dead ringer for a Lamy 2000 but a tiny bit smaller, a steel nib, black metal instead of Makrolon and a cartridge/converter pen. Still, a nice writing pen, great fit and finish and $50. I've bought a lot of pens from this dealer. He's very reliable.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:54

Tombow Object

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