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#1 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:41

I am certain that his question has come up before, but I know that lots of people make changes to their favorite daily pen --according to mood, etc.

 

My favorite "war horse" pen is an older (1980s?) tortoise-shell Pelikan with a fine point nib that has been worn a bit to a slightly sharper edge.  Take a look.

 

So, what is YOUR war horse pen?  The one you want to put your new favorite ink in?   ;)

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:44

What is a war horse? Like a daily writer?

 

Edit: My war horse is probably my  TWSBI 580.


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#3 Fabienne

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:48

My War Horse is (are) two Ahabs I modded myself to be flex writers. They are smooth too! :)



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:29

My warhorse is Lamy 2000 M nib.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:34

I have two!

My Lamy Vista and my Conway Stewart 58 :-)

Currently have a scented ink in the conway.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:49

Parker "51s" are my favorite steed.  My faithful warhorse is a Parker "51" flighter.

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 06:11

3 pens: a Parker "51" B nib, Lamy 2000 M nib and a Hero 332 with a 14k M nib that I pulled out of a Hero 100 (which is extremely smooth an wet)


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 06:46

Right now? A Pilot VP in yellow with a fine nib and loaded with Sailor Sei-boku. Also, a Nakaya Long Cigar in Shu with a .5mm stub nib loaded with whatever I feel like, my favorites so far have been Caran D'Ache Divine Pink and Sailor Epinard.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:26

There is a herd of war horses in the MB corral.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:30

The pen I'm never without is a Caran d'Ache Dunas with a medium nib running Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue.

 

The pen that does the most work overall though is a Narwhal coloured Konrad with a 1.1mm Knox stub, filled with Chesterfield Tourmaline (which I'm led to believe is re-branded Diamine Umber). I usually have to re-fill it at least once a week.

 

Once I find an ink that suits a pen I don't usually change it.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:46

My Sheaffer Imperial II deluxe fine nib! Nice smooth lines



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:06

My loyal and trustworthy Intrigue . . .

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:10

Most of the time, it's my TWSBI Mini EF, always filled with Noodlers Blue Eel.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:50

It used to be M200, but now I have too many pens that none is really favored greatly above others. The ones that get most usage are Sailor 1911M, M200, Hero 616, Pilot 78G and Reform 1745, since these are what I use at class and office. All my other pens are kept at home and not really meant to go to war.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:09

Charcoal black Safari with black F nib and Diamine Graphite ink. A real workhorse and nice enough to look after, yet not a catastrophe if lost or stolen.

 

Noodler's Olive Ripple Ebonite Konrad with the Ease My Flex modification and carefully tuned juicy nib/feed. Diamine Salamander ink. Are we having fun yet?.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:17

For daily writers, too many to mention. In terms of a pen that you fight a war with: the Schrade Tactical Pen. In terms of one that could survive one: the Tombow Object.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:22

Pelikan M1000 and Lamy 2000, both with a medium nib. But the Pelikan writes more like a broad.



#18 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 13:30

What is a war horse? Like a daily writer?

 

Edit: My war horse is probably my  TWSBI 580.

Looks like a very interesting pen.  I'll add it to my list of purchase ideas!  Thanks!


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 13:36

Charcoal black Safari with black F nib and Diamine Graphite ink. A real workhorse and nice enough to look after, yet not a catastrophe if lost or stolen.

 

Noodler's Olive Ripple Ebonite Konrad with the Ease My Flex modification and carefully tuned juicy nib/feed. Diamine Salamander ink. Are we having fun yet?.

Yes, indeed!  At least I am!  Thanks for the detailed ideas.  It's making my head swim...   :)


"Con alivio, con humillación, con terror, comprendió que él también era una apariencia, que otro estaba soñándolo."
 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 14:27

A charcoal Safari B with Akkerman's No. 10 is the constant work pen. My new PSP ebonite B looks like it will bein constant rotation.
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