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What Pens Are You Using Today?

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#1 TheNobleSavage



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Posted 30 January 2006 - 22:13

Well, I recieved a few pens in the mail this weekend and a few from repair and also I work on a few:

Stipula Saturno Olive Woodgrain color W/1.1 Stub Nib
Aurora Optima Burgandy Red W/Broad nib (I worked on this nib for a few hours on Saturday) It was once a toothy nib now it is a smooth Juicy Broad nib!!! Patience and persistance Pays off!!
Lamy 2000 W/Broad Nib Thanks Kurt!! This is a fantastic Pen with a wonderfully smooth nib. Why did I wait so long to buy a Lamy 2000?
Visconti Copernicus Black&Blue celluloid striped W/Medium nib
Stipula Etruria Ocean Blue W/1.3 Stub Nib

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 22:16

The Classics today :

- Pelikan M400 White Tortoise (J.Herbin "Eclat de Saphir") and its Mechanical Pencil companion.
- Pelikan M620 Place de la Concorde. (Noodler's Aquamarine)
- Waterman Sérénité. (Noodler's Black)

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 18:00

Two in my pocket:
Taccia continental in Jade Green, italic nib, with Lamy Green
Viceroy with AM Bordeaux
and in my pen case in my backpack
Sheaffer Legacy Heritage with Levenger Skies of Blue
Danitrio Avant Garde with PR Blue Suede (my favorite ink)

#4 Johnny Appleseed

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 19:50

Sheaffer 1949 Touchdown Sentinal in Blue, Diamine Imperial Purple
with Matching Pencil
Marxton (Eclipse) streamline in green and black marble with flex Warranted 14K nib - Diamine Imperial Purple

and, not in the pocket because it is missing a clip,

big black Eclipse flat-top with Warranted 14K Canada nib, semi-flex - Diamine Violet

Plus a bevey of pens in the carrying case.

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You should get a Yink, I think.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:58

Lamy 2000 with a fine nib, filled with Noodler's Black

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 03:26

For the last few days I have been using almost exclusively my Pelikan Place de la Concorde filled with Noodler's Aquamarine. It's a winning combo, imho.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:37

A beautifully understated and quietly stylish burgundy Pelikan M250 with a Binderized gold stub italic nib and Noodler's Black.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:37

Got 4 today..
Cross Sport...Cross Noir...
Cross Verve...Cross Noir
Pelikan Level 5...Pelikan Level Blue/Black
Parker 17...PR Velvet Black

Just four I picked out...trying to see if they will be around after the cull...

for sure the Verve and 17 will
the Level is a strong probable
the Sport is a maybe...I have several...


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 23:41

This afternoon I flushed my Filcao Columbia to make space in my Piquadro for this World War II-vintage "TRIUMPH" Lifetime lever filler:

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Nice wet medium nib, loaded with vintage Skrip Washable Blue. It's a great complement for the Blue Cedar "51":

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:16

I received my Danitrio Tamenuri Mikado from Kevin a few days ago and I haven't wanted to write with anything else since. The pen, as many of you know, is enormous and yet it is light and shaped so that it fits into my fairly small hand beautifully. The nib is a "soft" fine. I've filled it with Noodlers Red Black (which approximates the color of the pen). I am an over the top left hander and the ink flow is such that I find no problem with smudging even using some pretty slick Clairefontaine paper.

I chose the clipless version since the pen really is too big to fit comfortably in a shirt pocket. The only marking on the pen (other than on the two-tone 18k gold nib) is the signature in Kongi of the artist in gold color on the section.

Maybe in time I'll tire of using it, but I wouldn't bet that way.

Now the question is what to do with the other 200 pens in my collection.

Since this is my first post, I'm not sure the image will show up. If it does, you should note that it is Kevin Cheng's, not mine.


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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:28

Two today - Blue Signum Orione with Diamine Prussian Blue and Bexley Submariner Grande Richard Binder Cobalt Pearl SE with custom oblique cursive italic nib filled with J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 13:48

Two today, Delta Dolcevita medium fine nib and C&S Doctor's Pen fine nib, both with PR 2004 DC Super Show Blue... :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 20:37

Three today - two are new, and one is my all-time favorite:

1) New: Danitrio flex-fine polished raw ebonite Densho eyedropper model, Aurora Black ink. Was having problems with ink flow through the feed, but things are somewhat better after an adjustment by Jim At Bertram's Inkwell (Baltimore, MD). When the ink is flowing like it should, this is one amazing pen. If it gives me any more significant probs, will contact the ever-gracious Winedoc, but I think it's gonna be all good from here.

2) New: Blue Pelikan M605, medium nib, Aurora Blue ink. Bought on clearance at Bertram's, the same day Jim adjusted my new Dani, this is one hell of a pen. Slightly stingy with ink flow, but I'm okay with that. Different flow characteristics are called for with different inks/situations. The nib is pretty much a nail, but gets good line variation as the Pelikan standard seems somewhat of a stub by some other makers' standards. At least that's my relatively pen noob experience. I like this pen size physically more than any other Pelikan. Large enough for me to hold comfortably, but without the brass weight of its larger brothers.

3) Old: I'm rarely without one of two Parker 75s given to me by my dad. I remember playing with these pens at less than 5 years of age, and they still write as well or better than anything I have. The one I usually carry is a ciselé with a springy wet medium nib, always filled with Aurora Blue.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 23:33

New rOtring Core :rolleyes: with Pelikan Fount India.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:35

Today - two from the same family. Omas MoMA with WM South Seas Blue and large Paragon with WM Blue-Black, both with nice medium nibs.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:54

Only Pelikan Future (B nib) with Pelikan Black

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:12

Today, I'm toting in my leather pencil case

a Pelikan M420, F, "David's Real Waterman Blue Black" (4 parts Florida Blue: 1 part Black)
a Lamy 2000, F, Noodler's Tahitian Pearl
a vintage Aurora 88, M, Waterman Havana Brown
a black Waterman Charleston, F, Waterman Red
and a grey Waterman Carène, F, Sailor BB

Also, my Pelikan LE 1935 Lapis is currently sitting on my desk with a bellyful of Havana Brown, awaiting the arrival of a medium stub from Richard. I'd take this pen everywhere, but I would really, really hate to lose it. Have a great day,


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Posted 14 February 2006 - 03:05

Nakaya Celluloid Tortoise (nice camphor smell) with medium flexible nib and PR copperburst.

Now looking for a Sheaffer OS Balance with a Stub nib or a Music nib

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 09:52

Ready to go to Chile with me:

* Sheaffer Imperial Cadmium Yellow with my mixture of 1/2 Montblanc red and 1/2 Sheaffer King's Gold (I might find some time to check those articles).

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* Sheaffer Intrigue Blue-blue with that magnificent factory stub nib and Pelikan Violet ink. Addictive nib.

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* Pelikan M200 Anthracite with replacement stub nib from Pendemonium and back Quink.

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* Dani Trio Mikado size Matte Ebonite with Noodler's Blue Black flowing from its factory stub nib.

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* Namiki/Pilot Vanishing Point in Black Carbonesque with replacement stub nib from Pendemonium and Noodler's Standard Brown.

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Do I need five pens for a ten days trip? You are right! I should be taking more with me :doh:

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 13:12

1943 jade Parker Vacumatic fine point with Waterman Havana Brown

Pelikan M215 with cursive italic nib and Private Reserve Midnight Blues

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