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#21 AAAndrew

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 15:08

Esterbrook J with a 9668 nib. Also my Pelikan 200 in swirly green with a c. '90's 250 gold nib in fine. The horse my groom leads for me, should one of these be cut out from under me is an Aurora Ipsilon.

Once my 1960's MB 12 Meisterstuck is back from the horse hospital, it replaces all except the Estie.

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#22 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 15:10

My loyal and trustworthy Intrigue . . .

 

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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...  


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"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 - 15:20

Thank you. :) 

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 16:33

Ever since I corrected the M nib to write F, the Nakaya Long Piccolo has been the one pen I'll take with me everywhere (although I usually take more than one, but if it's going to be one, currently this is it). I figure that with what I did to the nib (filed it down, trial and error), it's seen some action. ("War horse.")

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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.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 16:53

Probably my battered M200. I bought it second hand nearly a decade ago and I've subjected it to some abuse over the years but it's my perfect, consistent writer. I bring it everywhere with me, usually inked with a blue black.

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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.



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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.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 23:23

I'm not a serious enough writer to have one that I considered my work horse. If I had to choose, I might go with my Mont Blanc Bohéme. I like minis and demonstrators.

#30 White Expressions

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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...

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:11

These are always in one of my pockets. Lamy 2000 BB Pendleton Point and .5mm pencil.
 
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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.



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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).


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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.
 
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Magnificent!  You captured the spirit perfectly!


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

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:47

Hmmmm.....................

 

Newton Tortoise Celluloid..........

 

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And of course the CS Churchill Dartmoor.....cars are there for scale reference...it's a big pen.......

 

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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.



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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.


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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.


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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...).


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 15:26

I love my low cost Pilots and Esterbrooks, they work great whenever I need them (Pilot F and EF nibs do have a tendency to dry out if left uncapped for a while, but they're so tiny I can understand that and it's not hard to recap), I've also generally had good luck with Chinese pens, the look and finish doesn't always hold up to heavy use but the pens will keep writing well (if they come writing well).