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#21 Aslan

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 19:07

Roger,

Happy birthday and nice presents!!! Congrats!
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 00:32

VERY nice pens, and now the inks too. I like that "Flame Red" mixture of Diamine inks. Is there any chance you'd share the recipe?

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:08

Congratz, rogerb on the anniversary of your birth!

And some nice pens too!

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:17

Happy (belated) birthday, Roger! You have lovely handwriting. And nice pens.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:21

Thank you, again....

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Interesting that the Onoto, although the least expensive and 'flamboyant', is certainly the smoothest and arguably the nicest to write with, although the weight and length of the WSLE, plus that 'supple' nib, run it very close.
The LM1 definitely needs a bit of 'Oxonianing' to bring up to the others.


What is your recipie for your flame red ink?
I tried today LM1 at the LA Pen show. M nib is the wettest and smoothest nib I ever touched. B nib is a little bit too heavy for my taste, but it can be stubbed.

Thank you for posting your writing samples. I really love the top one that demonstrates a lot of your beautiful ink variations.

Rita

Edited by RitaCarbon, 15 February 2010 - 02:40.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:38

Happy Birthday, Roger!!

I've never considered an Onoto - but I'm going to check them out.

Love the Visconti, but then I'm a Visconti girl.


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Edited by sfs6205, 15 February 2010 - 02:41.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 16:58

Rita, I just mixed some Diamine Maroon and Scarlet ....couldn't tell you the proportions! And that's what I got!

Thank you, Sarah; the only slight issues with the Onoto Magna Writer are that it is almost TOO smooth & wet...it 'floats' over smooth paper, but works wonderfully with coarser textures.
And it is a tad short in the barrel to use unposted, although a lady, having usually smaller hands, would probably not notice. It doesn't bother me, but it is quite noticeable compared with the long-barreled WSLE.
They are really well put together...fit and finish are unbeatable, IMO.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 18:07

Don't mind me, I'm just hyperventilating over that Wall Street LE.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:30

Happy Birthday, Roger!!

I've never considered an Onoto - but I'm going to check them out.

Love the Visconti, but then I'm a Visconti girl.


Sarah

Hi Sarah
I just posted a review of the Onoto Magna writer ....havva look :)
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis US humorist (1878 - 1937)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 18:42

wall street great :P looks like vacumatic

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 19:11

Happy Birthday, Roger!! :clap1:

Those gifts set a fine example for me as my 64th birthday is coming up! You set the bar high!

Enjoy life - we've earned the privilege.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 18:59

Happy Birthday! Very nice pens.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 23:14

Happy Birthday

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 00:08

Happy Birthday, Roger. I like your new toys, especially the Wall Street. Let us know how you like them.
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:47

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:34

Have you guys just found this thread? It will soon be my seventy-SECOND! :lol:

But thanks, anyway :)

I don't have any plans for 'birthday pens' from the Bristol Show this year, but who knows......?

The CP Flame Red didn't do anything for me in the writing department, so has a new home, despite its stunning looks.

The Magna Writer, has been joined by an Onoto WES Presidents Pen M (also with Serial #100), has been stubbed by Oxonian, and both now write like a dream on practically all nice papers. The WSLE was filled with Herbin 1670 which it didn't like ..... constantly getting gunged-up....but now writes nicely with Diamine Monaco. I used it for my Christmas cards, along with a Broad stubbed Sheaffer Legacy with one of the Diamine greens....I forget which.

Edited by rogerb, 31 December 2011 - 02:47.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 21:01

happy birthday, in this forum, it is great to see that the youth and the more adult can share a common interests.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 23:13

Happy 72nd, did you buy more pens ?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:06

Have you guys just found this thread? It will soon be my seventy-SECOND! :lol:

But thanks, anyway :)

I don't have any plans for 'birthday pens' from the Bristol Show this year, but who knows......?

The CP Flame Red didn't do anything for me in the writing department, so has a new home, despite its stunning looks.

The Magna Writer, has been joined by an Onoto WES Presidents Pen M (also with Serial #100), has been stubbed by Oxonian, and both now write like a dream on practically all nice papers. The WSLE was filled with Herbin 1670 which it didn't like ..... constantly getting gunged-up....but now writes nicely with Diamine Monaco. I used it for my Christmas cards, along with a Broad stubbed Sheaffer Legacy with one of the Diamine greens....I forget which.


Those FT Madison stubs be nice, don't they? Enjoy another one kid.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:52

Happy Birthday Roger and may you have many many more and many more new birthday pens.

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My vote goes with the gorgeous Visconti.

Bruce in Ocala, FL




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