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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)



#7 Pavlova

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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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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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