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#1 troglokev

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:04

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#2 nicholasyeo

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:13

Your handwriting is uniform and beautiful. So is the pen!
I'd love to have a M90 myself too.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:40

Although I dont have this pen I have admired the design for some time. Great review, thanks.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:49

Beautiful hand written review.
I've been writing with one since last Saturday, I found a beat up Myu for about 15$ last weekend, it's pitted, but heck, it was 15$, I don't have to feel guilty throwing it in my school bag and the nib is perfect. It's a great pen, I am still trying to figure out which one I like better, the old one or the new M90...
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#5 troglokev

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 21:46

$15 is a good price, even for a user grade pen. You can always love them both!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 22:29

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#7 professionaldilettante

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 00:02

Thank you~ It's good to see the 701 is much alive and well. Maybe one day, I'll finally get one.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:41

Any comment what nib size that is? Medium?
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#9 hecya

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:17

Great writing! This really deserves a great fountain pen.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:56

Great design. If only there was an OB.

#11 troglokev

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:43

Any comment what nib size that is? Medium?

Mine is a fine. I think CS388's looks like a medium, though.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:41

Any comment what nib size that is? Medium?

Mine is a fine. I think CS388's looks like a medium, though.


Meant to add to my (above) comment - lovely handwriting and excellent photography, too - but ended up just scrawling a quick reply!

No, mine's a fine, too. Medium nib 701s seem quite rare.

I usually use medium to broad nibs and was somewhat hesitant about buying a fine. But because it writes nice and wet (using standard MB inks) I've found it much easier to use than I thought it would be - and use it on a regular basis.

Thanks, again, for the review.


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#13 Dan Carmell

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:11

I have to admit I struggle with many of the handwritten reviews (mind you, my handwriting is awful!) and often don't do more than scan them. But your handwriting is so lucid that is was a pleasure to read! Your comments were quite apropos as well about this amazing pen. I found the original 701 to be a little slippery for me and moved it on in one of my sell-offs. But I was able to pick up a black stripe from Stan K. at an LA pen show a few years ago and that pen is inked today and a real keeper.

One of my favorite things about the 701 is its clip--how well designed it is and how flexible the steel is. I have a several metal long-shorts but none top the the MYU!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 22:26

Meant to add to my (above) comment - lovely handwriting and excellent photography, too - but ended up just scrawling a quick reply!

I thought it was a pretty good response, actually!

Dan, that black stripe MYU is a great looking pen, isn't it? There was one in the marketplace last night: YSG beat me to it, so I'll probably get to see it and use it at the next get-together for the Melbourne pen show. In the meantime, I'll have to keep up the hunt.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:05

Lovely handwriting! An excellent pair with that beautiful pen.

I wonder why the moderator of this forum hasn't commented here yet :D
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#16 Dan Carmell

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:26

Troglokev, I saw Hank's black stripe in the Marketplace. Beautiful example and a very reasonable price!

Every pen pops up eventually. For me, it's often a question of whether I can put my hand in my pocket when the moment comes!

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#17 troglokev

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:18

I wonder why the moderator of this forum hasn't commented here yet :D

I think he's still recuperating from the Grear Review Index Disaster of 2010.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 00:08

Beautiful Beautiful!!! I so want a MYU 701!! :( One day!! [what an awesome price!]

#19 nicholasyeo

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 13:40

My next acquisition... Thanks to your review.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 14:10

tried one but definitely not for me. thanks for the review :clap1:
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