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#1 soapytwist

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 20:53

This is the discussion thread for my review of thirty pens in thirty days HERE. Please post anything related to the reviews here rather than on the Review thread - this thread will be merged with it once the thirty days are up!


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#2 MYU

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 22:15

Soapy has a new twist on reviews... (hehehehee)

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Looks like he is starting it tomorrow. Looking forward to it! smile.gif

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#3 Breck

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 00:41

This is gonna be awesome. Can't wait, soapy.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 20:32

This mode of review is interesting in that it involves a large sample size, both physically and historically it would seem, and a consistent observer. Ah what am I saying, I just want to read the reviews and see the pictures of the pens I will never own. Good luck, and I'll be following the thread!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 20:41

What a great idea! I look forward to popping every day and seeing whatcha got.
My collection is growing to the point where I personally feel its getting a little out of hand so I'll be offloading some real soon. (I seem to have a lot of cheapies I picked up when I knew no better!) I think I'd like to limit myself to around 25 max. I may have a go at his too.
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#6 soapytwist

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 21:02

I should have had a prize ready for the first person to not read the first post properly - step forward TAWANDA!! wallbash.gif

Just putting a call through to the Swindon branch of the Wet Squad... ninja.gif
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#7 MYU

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 21:09

QUOTE (soapytwist @ Jul 9 2009, 05:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should have had a prize ready for the first person to not read the first post properly - step forward TAWANDA!! wallbash.gif


Not to worry... moved him to the appropriate place, like a pawn on a chessboard. Check! laugh.gif

Very nice work on the first entry, Soapy T. The nib looks a little peculiar, though... is it just the angle, or is the nib tip slightly bent? If it is, then that would account for the scratchiness. The line is fine but a little washed out in the main part of the lines. I wonder if that is the cause.

Anyway, I like your format and looking forward to the next one. smile.gif

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 21:55

QUOTE (MYU @ Jul 9 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The nib looks a little peculiar, though... is it just the angle, or is the nib tip slightly bent? If it is, then that would account for the scratchiness. The line is fine but a little washed out in the main part of the lines. I wonder if that is the cause.

I thought the same when I saw the photo; I had a look with a loupe and it was partly the angle, but partly a slight bend (more downwards than sideways which I hadn't spotted). I've adjusted it, and the scratchiness has abated, but not the feeling that the ink is running to catch up with my writing. I'll have another go at seeing if I can increase the flow in about 29 days' time...
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 14:26

Well I am looking forward to your review of MB 142G...
By the way, what does the G stand for?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 17:01

I love the thread!! Looking forward to your updates.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 18:44

Well, he's on a roll... two reviews so far. Splendid coverage of that Cross Century. thumbup.gif

There are a number of pens in your group photo that I'll be very interested to see. Do you have a list yet of each brand/model? Sequential order unnecessary, as I imagine the order will change depending upon your mood. smile.gif


I'm curious about a few (see annotations):

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 20:18

I love this idea! And I'm inspired to think about attempting the same feat, 30 pens, 30 days.


Thinking, thinking.... (Don't know if I could manage 30. Hrm.)


Really good idea, though, soapy!

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 20:48

Quick replies to MYU's queries:

Kaweco? Yes; a fifties Sport. I reviewed it HERE so it may get bumped. And you never even pinned it in the Review Index...

Curious Cap Top: a Tropen Gold

Lamys: I left out a couple (12 FPs in total)

Curious pens: Waterman 52, Waterman Concord, thirties Onoto, twenties silver Onoto.

Wahl Eversharp? No; Swan Leverless and Swan eyedropper

Parkers: I own more Parkers than anything else but I think only four made it through to the thirty (lots of reviews up already for some of these)

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 21:06

I'm inspired to take 30 naps in 30 days.

Starting now.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 21:12

Hah! I knew I'd seen a review of a vintage Kaweco somewhere! I was looking for it when I did my comparison, but couldn't find it. Of course, mine's the v16 model, and is not the same as yours, so I may have to add a solo review of mine, at some point.

Keep up the good work! This is an excellent idea for a thread, though I expect it'll cause Gary some headaches for the review index...


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:03

QUOTE (soapytwist @ Jul 11 2009, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kaweco? Yes; a fifties Sport. I reviewed it HERE so it may get bumped. And you never even pinned it in the Review Index...

I do that intentionally, so I won't appear as a perfectionist that everyone would envy. laugh.gif


Nah, I just missed it somehow. wallbash.gif I think January wasn't a good month for me. Sorry... embarrassed_smile.gif Index updated.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 15:17

Nice Lamy CP1. I never knew they made a platinum plated version... I guess that might have been the inspiration to make a platinum plated Persona, as it is a very nice look... a little softer than outright chrome.

The reviews are looking great, soapytwist. I'm glad to see you're still going full steam ahead. smile.gif

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 15:49

[Quote] I should have had a prize ready for the first person to not read the first post properly - step forward TAWANDA!!

Just putting a call through to the Swindon branch of the Wet Squad... [Quote]

Soapy - Apologies! I get all over enthusiastic sometimes. But seeing as I won something (first time ever), please can I have that CP1 as my prize? tongue.gif
And by the way, you should have said 'roll' instead of 'step' lticaptd.gif

MYU - The 'he' that you moved is a 'she' roflmho.gif

xxxxxx Tawanda xxxxxxxx

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 15:50

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 16:41

QUOTE (MYU @ Jul 14 2009, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice Lamy CP1. I never knew they made a platinum plated version... I guess that might have been the inspiration to make a platinum plated Persona, as it is a very nice look... a little softer than outright chrome.

The platinum-plated one is still available - for example at Swisher. I think it may have been the other way around and the Persona inspired them to give the CP1 the same treatment.
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