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#1 koofle

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 15:47

The review

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Drawing Samples

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#2 MBFan

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 16:39

What a great looking pen, it has definitely piqued my interest. What is the ink colour name? An exquisite combination!
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#3 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 16:40

Kewl! I have a Black Velvet Pro Gear with a M-F nib, but your drawings and hand are waaaaay better 'n' mine.

I add a hedgehog in thanks for the great review.

#4 koofle

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 17:05

What a great looking pen, it has definitely piqued my interest. What is the ink colour name? An exquisite combination!

  

Most of it is written and drawn in Iroshizuku Tsukushi. A smidge darker than diamine burnt sienna. Great ink.

Kewl! I have a Black Velvet Pro Gear with a M-F nib, but your drawings and hand are waaaaay better 'n' mine.
I add a hedgehog in thanks for the great review.


Thank you!

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#5 Ink Blotto

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:31

I just saw your post about this pen on /r/fountainpens. Great sketches take the review to another level. The hedgehog makes me happy.

#6 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:41

Beautiful hand, lovely drawing, thanks!
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#7 i4sgeorgiev

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 16:39

Great pen and very nice paintings!

 

Thanks for the review!



#8 Edwaroth

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:29

Koo, you have a talent few possess. Well seen, well said, well drawn. I commend you.

 

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#9 DrCodfish

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:42

Um Yeah, I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I thought it would make me able to write and  draw like you do.  Nice, all the way 'round.



#10 lahlahlaw

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:57

Great review!! I love my Sailor, puppy-power is priceless:-).
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#11 phipwood

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:51

I have a Professional Gear Sailor 21k fine nib.
What I do not have is a well trained hand to use it correctly.

Two hedgehogs from me
Well Done

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#12 gmax

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 16:14

The hedgehog makes me happy.

 

+1  :D 

 

Another informative and charming review    :thumbup:



#13 The Blue Knight

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 22:06

Nice review! I really like your youtube video's as they are quirky and cool and different  compared to other Fountain pen youtubers.

 

May I suggest a video? If you could do longer video with a larger fountain pen sketch like the one seen above I think that would be an interesting video.



#14 pankaj

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:12

Sailor PG is a nice pen. No need to mention, Sailor nibs are superb, any model. 

 

What a sketch ! Wow!



#15 theverdictis

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:41

Absolute great review and excellent pictures! 

 

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#16 koofle

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:14

To all the lovely replies.

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Nice review! I really like your youtube video's as they are quirky and cool and different  compared to other Fountain pen youtubers.

 

May I suggest a video? If you could do longer video with a larger fountain pen sketch like the one seen above I think that would be an interesting video.

You are psychic, I had the following planned for a while.  Not sure which FPN section to put it up on yet, but enjoy it here first!



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#17 daintydimsum

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:33

What a charming review! I think your doodles and drawings elevate the pen :)



#18 phipwood

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 19:28

Brilliant

#19 The Blue Knight

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 19:35

Cool I really enjoyed It I will look forward to more of great videos!



#20 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 19:51

I love the time-lapse sketch. It makes me want to get my PG BV and draw, draw, draw.

(Mine is loaded with JH Cafe des Isles, which, in this pen, seems unfortunately thin and weak)

#21 yamaha_no_46

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 16:39

Lovely review. Thank you so much.



#22 sitnstew

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:44

Love the review!


"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.- Terry Pratchet

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#23 Lukasmaster

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:49

You have quite a talent I can tell You that :)



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:42

Nice review and great drawings.  I have two 1911 Realo's that I really like.  The nibs give great feedback and my handwriting is better with those pens than any others I own.  For whatever reason, my perception is that Sailor often gets overlooked in fountain pen discussions, which is too bad because they are great pens.


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#25 E8x8

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:40

Wow. Beautiful precise lines. A tribute to the pen and to the artist.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:34

I like this pen, but more like MF nib ^^!!! AND ITS NIB IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. This is very important for me ^^!!!



#27 dunhamsa

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:52

Great review. I like my sole Pro Gear also, though I do wish it were just a bit longer.



#28 jslallar

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 21:44

wonderful review, great drawings


Enjoy your pens
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#29 IWantThat

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:51

You had me at Sailor Pro Gear, then threw in puppies and hedgehogs... Excellent and fun review. I also love my Sailor nibs. They are without equal, and I've never had one that didn't perform well right out of the box. Enjoy yours for many years to come :)


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#30 lewis

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 21:03

Fantastic review of a fantastic pen!
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