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#1 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 16:16

The Doctor Pen! How appropriate a name for Dr. Inkenstein's newest fountain pen acquisition! And it's perfect, or almost, but for one slim quibble.
 
More on that quibble later--for now pardon my awful southpaw handwriting.

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The Doctor Pen is NOS, and sells for about $14 when you can find it, and it writes ---AND looks---like a much, much more expensive model. In fact none of these phone-pictures do it justice.

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Is elegant flat-top form with a deep marbled-amber finish makes me go, "Oooo, shiny! Pretty!"


The metal cap closes with a nice 'click' and posts well enough, but makes the pen somewhat heavier to use, which will probably not bother most 'normal' writers.

With its silvertone trim and an unusual, multi-angled nib that is as smooth as anything I've test-driven so far, the Doctor Pen (made, reportedly by Hero) has worked its way into my rotation, in spite of me shying away from thinner pens.

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That one slim quibble is indeed its girth. While it's comfortable enough to hold, with Dr. Inkenstein's particular pen-gripping needs, I can'tt see myself writing volumes with this. A letter, a one-page journal entry, sure.

Which is a shame, really, because the nib is SO nice. And the finish. Have I mentioned that the finish is pretty? Shiny?

I'd give it an overall rating of 8/10, only for the personal quirk of liking fatter pens. But I'm still going to use it.

Dr. Inkenstein has a happy.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 16:44

That is a really nice looking pen. I love inexpensive pens that look and write like much priceier ones. The finish reminds me very much of the finish on a slender Cross ballpoint I have that has a lot of sentimental value. Would you share where you acquired this pen or a place where I could look to find one similar? I think I may like one myself.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 16:47

"That one slim quibble is indeed its girth."

Love the pun. Nice review, thank you.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 17:25

Thanks!

I was told that Speerbob on eBay sells them. Gotta love NOS pens like these.

#5 Truppi327

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 17:56

Thanks!I was told that Speerbob on eBay sells them. Gotta love NOS pens like these.


Awesome. Bob is a great guy to buy from. I'll drop him a line. Thanks!
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:10

What exactly makes this a "doctor pen" ?


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:45

What exactly makes this a "doctor pen" ?


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Hi, Doctor is the brand name. Doctor is a sub-brand of the Hero pen Co. Of Shanghai, China. FYI; Other sub-brands of Hero are WingSung and Youth. There may be more but those are the ones i can remember. cheers, BOB

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:47

Thanks!I was told that Speerbob on eBay sells them. Gotta love NOS pens like these.


Awesome. Bob is a great guy to buy from. I'll drop him a line. Thanks!



Hi, I have them in my eBay store. Item number is 230557228550. Thanks, BOB

Check out my website at www.Speerbob.com


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:47

Thanks!

I was told that Speerbob on eBay sells them. Gotta love NOS pens like these.



Hi, I have them in my eBay store. Item number is 230557228550. Thanks, BOB

Check out my website at www.Speerbob.com


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#10 amyx231

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 19:47

size isnt everything. feelings matter. now apologize to Amber, for hurting her feelings (semi-serious here, actually).
she/he can hear you, you know. Besides, if you emphasize what's bad, that will destroy your own experience.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 14:31

A real doctor's pen should make it impossible to write neatly. You'd know if you look at medical notes Posted Image

#12 Truppi327

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 14:42

I bought one of these pens after reading this review. I have it filled up with BSB and it starts up no problem every time and lays down a smooth line. The finish isn't the exact color I was hoping it would be but it is still very lovely. I have pretty big hands but this slim pen is fine, I do hold it slightly different than my other pens though.

Thanks for the tip SK! And thanks for the good deal Bob!

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Edited by Truppi327, 19 February 2011 - 14:44.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 17:49

A real doctor's pen should make it impossible to write neatly. You'd know if you look at medical notes Posted Image

tuttuttuttuttut. my notes are perfectly legible. B)


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 18:16

A real doctor's pen should make it impossible to write neatly. You'd know if you look at medical notes Posted Image


Hmmph. Mine too. Well, mostly. :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 00:31

I opened this thinking it was the OMAS Doctor Pen. Had no idea Doctor was a brand name.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 17:25

nice review!
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