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#1 Pavlova

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:55

Here is my example: The Montblanc 149. It is so beautiful and i would love so much to use it but... it is so big for my hands that i can't use it confortably. Some times i just get jealous of people who use it and i start to think: i wish i had bigger hands! :(

 

Have you experienced the same kind of problem with any pen? The wish to use but the pen simply being not for you?



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:17

Lamy 2000.

It is about 2mm in diameter too FAT for my hand and about 10 grams too heavy.

IOW if they go it down to the size of a Parker 45, then I would love it.  Right now it is just an overgrown Parker 45.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 06:41

Here is my example: The Montblanc 149. It is so beautiful and i would love so much to use it but... it is so big for my hands that i can't use it confortably. Some times i just get jealous of people who use it and i start to think: i wish i had bigger hands! :(
 
Have you experienced the same kind of problem with any pen? The wish to use but the pen simply being not for you?


Have you thought about a 146?

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:33

Which fountain pen is comfortable in your hand ?  Use that for your judgement.  

I have small hands.  I like the way a large, heavy pen self-settles into my hand for writing.  

Don't assume that a person with large hands will prefer a large pen.  Seek for your own comfort.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:58

Lamy 2000.

It is about 2mm in diameter too FAT for my hand and about 10 grams too heavy.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:44

TWSBI Mini - it's just a tiny bit too short for me even when posted (the Pelican M200 is right on the line for me)



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 16:50

Have you thought about a 146?

Sure, but he majesty of the 149 is her size :gaah:


Edited by Pavlova, 11 June 2014 - 16:51.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 16:57

My prime example is a vintage Waterman Thorobred with a full-flex nib.  It's the most lovely nib ever, and a joy to write with, but the rest of the pen...   Oh, it's so dainty!  It almost disappears in my large-ish guy hands.  Also it's rather plain looking, and the feed is not the most reliable -- it has burped ink onto the page a couple of times.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:42

I would love a 149 in celluloid with a 14C flex nib. My wallet does not approve. 



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:47

The MB Hitchcock - I loved every aspect of it....except writing with it. I was heartbroken. 

 

The Pelikan M1005 is a close second, it was just too big and too heavy. 



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:46

Yes - and I have them all!


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:49

Sure, but he majesty of the 149 is her size :gaah:

 

Maybe you could consider the 149 Grande just like I did for exactly the same reason.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:50

Pelikan 1000, too big for my small hands. Eventually I'll buy it for set completion sake only.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:01

Bexley Corona in Summer Storm. 

 

Looks lovely from a distance (always provokes compliments from others) and writes well too but the build quality isn't commensurate with the cost IMO.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:11

The MB Hitchcock - I loved every aspect of it....except writing with it. I was heartbroken. 
 
The Pelikan M1005 is a close second, it was just too big and too heavy.


I love writing with it! It feels like part of my hand. So I get up from my desk and it's still in my hand, and that is how my Churchill got nibthwacked!

OH NO,

It stays under a ton of socks alone! ( coincidentally, in a beautiful cushoined case that Mary sent the rescued Churchill back in--thanks Mary!)

And I really wish it posted.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 14:57

The Italix Parson's Essential. The grip is too thin for me and the pen seems to be quite picky with the paper; on certain paper [wouldn't say good, a lot of the papers which feather more cause my pen to perform better] the pen writes well whereas on some types of paper the pen is a hard starter and has some skipping issues.


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An Italix Parson's Essential in black with a medium nib, a Faber Castell Loom in blue in a medium nib, a Pilot MR in black with a medium nib [no patterns] and a Lamy Safari LE 2012 Apple Green in a medium nib.

Inks that I own

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black [bottled], Lamy Blue [bottled], Diamine Jet Black [cartridge] and various ink cartridges which came with my pens.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 15:02

The Delta Napoleon. I love everything about the design. But it is so large and heavy that the only practical use I can think of is as a truncheon to ward off would-be robbers.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 16:03

Omas Paragon Arco.  I love the pen - and while i do ok with a M1000 or 149, the metal section and girth of this pen combine to make it very unwieldy for me.

 

I keep telling myself to swap it for a Milord in Arco.  But a Milord isnt a Paragon, is it?  

 

I confess - I do have a M800, a 146 and a regular Milord :)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 17:53

Omas Paragon Arco.  I love the pen - and while i do ok with a M1000 or 149, the metal section and girth of this pen combine to make it very unwieldy for me.
 
I keep telling myself to swap it for a Milord in Arco.  But a Milord isnt a Paragon, is it?  
 
I confess - I do have a M800, a 146 and a regular Milord :)


One of the new ones? The latest Milord is a largish pen and not far off from the M1000 or 149. I went for it because I too couldn't stand the metallic section on the new Paragon.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:46

One of the new ones? The latest Milord is a largish pen and not far off from the M1000 or 149. I went for it because I too couldn't stand the metallic section on the new Paragon.

 

Yeah, a new version.   For whatever reason, I find it a lot more comfortable than the Paragon, even if it is sized similar to the M1000/149.  Going off memory, I'd say it is just a wee bit smaller and that, along with the non-metallic section, makes it much easier to use.

 

Between the gorgeousness of the Arco and the desire to have a Paragon in my collection, I am struggling to take the logical step, however :)


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:54

Every steel nibbed Lamy. I don't like the 3 nibs I own they have too much feed back however I like some of the designs e.g. Cp1 etc 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:21

I would love to love a Pilot/Namiki VP, but the clip gets in the way of my grip. If Nakaya made a retractable-nib Piccolo (*laughs*), that...would be something.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 13:47

delta dolce vita,  


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 14:53

There are some vintage Montblanc, but the hunt is still open.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 15:15

I wish I could love my TWSBI 540.  Wrote enough about it everywhere...  It is the only pen that I purchased that I just cannot use (except for the unusable pens for the reasons outside my control, of course- I have a couple of those as well.)  It is a smooth writer, and I even grown to like the bright amber/ orange color (color of a fox, after all!  My fav animal!!) but... just cannot get used to not be able to post the cap. 

 

I guess the whole thing is so annoying, because I so want to be the kind of person who can keep track of the cap when it is not attached to the tail end of the pen...  *Sigh*



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 16:37

Pilot Justus 95. A couple youtube videos show an adjustable nib with good line variation and flex, while other reviews/vids suggest that the nib adjustability is for purely tactile reasons (with little ink effects.) In the absence of knowing for sure, I will assume the best but like this pen only from a distance.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 16:45

What a great thread. I had searched literally hundreds or thousands of pens without a really perfect match, when out of nowhere... Marlen Liberty of Art Nouveau series, in green! https://chatterleyluxuries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_8363-001-copy.jpg This pen is weird looking, bulky and unergonomic, harsh and rough and has strange engravings those i don't understand... and i love it! It could touch my heart without fulfilling every rational aspects. I barely knew anymore i have a heart, that's why this is so very special and could be worth buying. Well it's also distinctive, exotic and rare, piston filler, threaded cap and two tone nib, it's rich in colors, it just has so much character you know... So there's also lot of good in it to make some sense.

 

 

But as i started to seriously think about how to get one when only less than 100 pens are ever made, i finally felt that this would never become my primary weapon because of all the unergonomy. I even made similar shape from wood to feel it in my hand but i hesitate way too much. Maybe it fits for tripod grippers but unfortunately i'm not one of them, and i also really want to post my pens.

 

 

I also like very much Marlen XXI

http://www.google.fi/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimg117.imageshack.us%2Fimg117%2F2562%2Fdsc9379vx1.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fountainpennetwork.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%2Ftopic%2F90168-fs-marlen-xxi-green-marble%2F&h=197&w=640&tbnid=vVD4JzEWw0-2LM%3A&zoom=1&docid=CalSpWg1T5l9oM&ei=oBubU4mXNI2a1AW88YG4Ag&tbm=isch&ved=0CF4QMyg8MDw&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=853&page=4&start=47&ndsp=14,

but that's too short and i doubt the posting option. Aurora Optima in green auroloide is also on my top list. If it was dimensioned as Aurora 88, i would go and buy it. Maybe i buy it anyway some day. With that much money for a pen, i tend to seek absolute perfection though.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 16:57

Maybe the Waterman Edson.  I'm not sure, it took me years to get used to the Carene's looks so that I would buy one.  Then, dang it, the cap posts weakly.  Thinking of finding another pen to accept the Carene section, even if it has to be made specially.  The Edson also has its own style. 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 17:43

What a great thread. I had searched literally hundreds or thousands of pens without a really perfect match, when out of nowhere... Marlen Liberty of Art Nouveau series, in green! https://chatterleyluxuries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_8363-001-copy.jpg This pen is weird looking, bulky and unergonomic, harsh and rough and has strange engravings those i don't understand... and i love it! It could touch my heart without fulfilling every rational aspects. I barely knew anymore i have a heart, that's why this is so very special and could be worth buying. Well it's also distinctive, exotic and rare, piston filler, threaded cap and two tone nib, it's rich in colors, it just has so much character you know... So there's also lot of good in it to make some sense.
 
 
But as i started to seriously think about how to get one when only less than 100 pens are ever made, i finally felt that this would never become my primary weapon because of all the unergonomy. I even made similar shape from wood to feel it in my hand but i hesitate way too much. Maybe it fits for tripod grippers but unfortunately i'm not one of them, and i also really want to post my pens.
 
 
I also like very much Marlen XXI
http://www.google.fi/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimg117.imageshack.us%2Fimg117%2F2562%2Fdsc9379vx1.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fountainpennetwork.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%2Ftopic%2F90168-fs-marlen-xxi-green-marble%2F&h=197&w=640&tbnid=vVD4JzEWw0-2LM%3A&zoom=1&docid=CalSpWg1T5l9oM&ei=oBubU4mXNI2a1AW88YG4Ag&tbm=isch&ved=0CF4QMyg8MDw&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=853&page=4&start=47&ndsp=14,
but that's too short and i doubt the posting option. Aurora Optima in green auroloide is also on my top list. If it was dimensioned as Aurora 88, i would go and buy it. Maybe i buy it anyway some day. With that much money for a pen, i tend to seek absolute perfection though.



Wow. That Marlen is stunning.

With me, it's my Sailor ProGear Black Velvet.

I love everything about the pen: looks, feel, weight, EXCEPT the nib. It's my own fault. I flipped a coin between the two Sailor nibs I don't have, MF and B, and ended up with the MF, when this pen really cries out for a B.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:30

What a great thread. I had searched literally hundreds or thousands of pens without a really perfect match, when out of nowhere... Marlen Liberty of Art Nouveau series, in green! https://chatterleyluxuries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_8363-001-copy.jpg This pen is weird looking, bulky and unergonomic, harsh and rough and has strange engravings those i don't understand... and i love it! It could touch my heart without fulfilling every rational aspects. I barely knew anymore i have a heart, that's why this is so very special and could be worth buying. Well it's also distinctive, exotic and rare, piston filler, threaded cap and two tone nib, it's rich in colors, it just has so much character you know... So there's also lot of good in it to make some sense.

 

 

But as i started to seriously think about how to get one when only less than 100 pens are ever made, i finally felt that this would never become my primary weapon because of all the unergonomy. I even made similar shape from wood to feel it in my hand but i hesitate way too much. Maybe it fits for tripod grippers but unfortunately i'm not one of them, and i also really want to post my pens.

 

 

I also like very much Marlen XXI

http://www.google.fi/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimg117.imageshack.us%2Fimg117%2F2562%2Fdsc9379vx1.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fountainpennetwork.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%2Ftopic%2F90168-fs-marlen-xxi-green-marble%2F&h=197&w=640&tbnid=vVD4JzEWw0-2LM%3A&zoom=1&docid=CalSpWg1T5l9oM&ei=oBubU4mXNI2a1AW88YG4Ag&tbm=isch&ved=0CF4QMyg8MDw&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=853&page=4&start=47&ndsp=14,

but that's too short and i doubt the posting option. Aurora Optima in green auroloide is also on my top list. If it was dimensioned as Aurora 88, i would go and buy it. Maybe i buy it anyway some day. With that much money for a pen, i tend to seek absolute perfection though.

 

I also Have a Marlen - Liberty Art Nouveaux L.E. # 113 of 381, Model M02 105

it is 5 1/4 Capped x 6 1/4 Posted 

Yellow Acrylic Resin w/ overlay Sterling Silver, Twist Piston.....Made in 2002, I believe? Dual tone 18kt / 750 Gold Nib.....Medium

The Overlay has a hand painted portion with a Dove, the symbol of Liberty......MSRP at the time of purchase? 775.00, 

 

NOW - Since I mentioned that I measured it posted, I should say that yes it does fit that way, and the cap is pretty light, BUT, I do not personally post my pens for fear of scratching them or cracking the caps! The positioning of my fingers on the section are just fine, as it is only my index finger that lays across the section......Probably the worst thing about the pen, if there is to be a worst thing? Is that the pen is heavy due to the overlay, as there is a lot of metal on this pen.....But all in all it is a flat out Beautiful pen! and one that I don't use to much just because of it's sheer beauty. If that makes any sense?? Now I have to skee daddle and get to cleaning up all the metal on this pen as I have had it stored in my case for a few years and it has oxidized on me pretty much......


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