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"war Horse" Daily Pen
Posted 17 May 2014 - 15:08
Once my 1960's MB 12 Meisterstuck is back from the horse hospital, it replaces all except the Estie.
“When the historians of education do equal and exact justice to all who have contributed toward educational progress, they will devote several pages to those revolutionists who invented steel pens and blackboards.” V.T. Thayer, 1928
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"No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly."
Posted 17 May 2014 - 15:10
My loyal and trustworthy Intrigue . . .
That's a real BEAUTY! It's making me covetous for all these vintage pens! I wonder if I need to scout out the eBay for classic pens...
Edited by HalloweenHJB, 17 May 2014 - 15:20.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 15:20
Cost me £50 at The London Pen show last year.
Rock solid, perfect balance, not too bling and it loves the Akkerman 10.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 16:33
Posted 17 May 2014 - 16:53
Kaweco sport. rugged and compact enough to take camping, mountain climbing, sailing, cycling any where in the out doors. its little nib is very nice.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 16:53
Posted 17 May 2014 - 18:47
Actually, I have three "war horses" that see all of my daily writing and are with me where ever I go. My TWSBI Mini, a Pelikan Souveran M600, and a Franklin-Christoph "1901"...all in EF nibs.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 20:29
Not really old enough to be a War Horse, but my Pilot Vanising Point with a fine nib and inked with Pelikan Royal Blue has been my constant companion since I bought it about a month ago. A young colt in training to becoming a War Horse.
Posted 17 May 2014 - 23:23
Posted 18 May 2014 - 00:42
Easily my formerly NOS Sheaffer Targa 1003 from the 80's. For the year and a half that I've had it, it's always been reliable and never failed to start up and write, even after countless drops, tosses into pockets, and endless abuse.
Kind of an old photo of the pen, but...
Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:11
Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:15
My MB Starwalker... Honestly, it's my favorite for no reason other than it was my second fountain pen and my Phileas was recently damaged beyond repair. It's been around the longest, and so it somehow wins.
Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:25
It was my trusty black Estie until I lost it. Now pens that I'm spectacularly fond of stay home and ones I can afford (financially and emotionally) to lose are the only ones that travel. Right now that's the Romus and the Fellowship. The Romus lives in my cubicle at work; the Fellowship rides in my pocket. Everything else stays home where I know where they are (within a few meters, anyway).
--Crow T. Robot, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:14
These are always in one of my pockets. Lamy 2000 BB Pendleton Point and .5mm pencil.
Magnificent! You captured the spirit perfectly!
Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:47
Newton Tortoise Celluloid..........
And of course the CS Churchill Dartmoor.....cars are there for scale reference...it's a big pen.......
Current Pens: Aurora, Conid,Cross, Laban, Montegrappa, OMAS, Onoto, Scriptorium, Sheaffer, Tibaldi, Visconti, Wahl-Eversharp, Waterman
Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:04
Even though they're not old enough, I consider most of my pens to be war horses, but the one that has been under the heaviest fire is probably my Lamy Vista. It was my first "real" FP and has lived in my pockets for one year now. I use it all day, every day.
Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:41
I carry a calendar book for work and a notebook with to-do lists for home - both have pen loops. In the calendar is a Sheaffer Prelude with Noodler's Nightshade on board, the list book has a charcoal Lamy Safari with Diamine China Blue. Both have carts that have been refilled via suringe and, interestingly, they are the only cartridge pens I carry (although there are some converters in the mix). These two have been in their notebooks for at least six years.
Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:51
The closest I can think of are in my edc pen wrap: a semi-matched set of a yellow Pilot VP, F nib, usually inked with Pilot blue-black and a red Pilot VP F nib inked with Sheaffer Skrip red ink (what else!?). The red one has gold trim and at least one retired Marine has made favorable comment on it. These two are used in my edc notebook, for edits, etc. For my serious writing I have a stable which go through rotation. Most represented in the stable are modern Parker Duofold with M nibs. They allow a P-45 and a P-51 to run with them.
Moshe ben David
"Behold, He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!"
Posted 18 May 2014 - 13:12
My 30 (?) year old Safari charcoal F nib and my Italix Parson's Essential (if not a war horse it is at least build like a tank...).
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them - Dave Berry
Posted 18 May 2014 - 15:26