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#1 watch_art

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 19:03

pics and writing samples to come later...

Lincoln. Not just a name your grandpa drives.

So long long ago, in a land, uh... somewhere over there thatta'way, a company called Rotring once made a little piston filler fountain pen. And it was good. But then they stopped. And they sold all their tooling for this little pen to somebody over in India, and this pen was made once again, but with a different name. Kinda like the Ford Escort and the Mercury Tracer. Well okay, not really, but you know what I mean. Same pen different name.

So what do I think about it? Well, it came in a funny lookin box decorated with some stars and stripes, kinda like the American flag, but sorta sillier looking. Oh well, the pen is great, so the box doesn't matter. Plus boxes don't ever make a difference to me. I don't care about boxes. If they're nice, I think, geez, how much did I pay for that? Wouldn't the pen be cheaper without the big fancy box? Hello! I'm talking to you Pelikan! Nah, just kidding baby. You know I love you too.

So this little black thing is quite a nice littlr pen. If the Noodler's piston filler had an older brother that picked on him and teased him, this would be it. It's nearly the same shape and has the same kind of ink view windows, but it's just bigger. Nice. And the nib is even better. Nice nice. And the clip is sturdier by a bit. Nice nice nice... ugh. You get the point. The piston is nice and smooth as well and holds ink. Yep it sure does! Dunno how much, but it's gotta be better than a silly twist converter. And it is even made of the same smelly vegetal resin as the little Noodler's pens. MMMMmmmmm.

The nib on this thing was quite a surprise. When I went to dinner with Susan Wirth and her assistant John after the Little Rock pen show, she played with this pen quite a bit. They just couldn't believe it was only $15 shipped and that it was made as nice as this. That's right, I had dinner with world famous pen person Susan Wirth. I know I know. You can buy autographs from me later on. ;) It's a very smooth steel F point. It feels a bit like that fantastic Pelikan 400NN I just sold, but the rest of the pen isn't as nice obviously. It's not as soft a nib, nor does it give me the same variation, but it's pretty nice.

Worst part of this is that the cap doesn't post for poo. Shove it on there and jam it down a bit, and it sort of just wiggles off. Oh well, it doesn't need to be posted. You hear me!? It's perfect the way it is! But I wish it would post, that would make it a bit longer and more comfortable to use for drawing and writing and stuff. And it is a very nice pen to draw with. Nowhere near the awesomeness of my new Pilot Falcon, but still very nice.

So, if you can find one, you might as well get it. It's worth it.

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And of course I mess up the lyrics. Typical. :P

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 19:04

i have three from hari317, and they are great.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 19:15

Yes it is. I got mine from Hari a well. He's a great guy ain't he? Got this pen in 10 days or so from India. Very nice.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 19:51

I got two from Hari he really is a great guy, this pen has been used a lot since I got it.
My son insisted on having one so another FP user in the making. :thumbup:
Anyone who wants a good inexpensive piston filler look no further.
Writes almost as good as my Pelikan.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:47

It's a great pen, and Hari is an excellent seller. I would add that as I understand it, these Lincolns are also no longer being made. Maybe the Beena people sold the tooling to somebody and there will be a third life... ;)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:04

and it shall be named, uhm.... BINKY! Yeah, I dunno. I got nothing.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:42

I should add that this pen reminds me of the Reform Classico somehow. The styling is better here, but I think my Classico writes just slightly better than the Lincoln does. I'm going back and forth about which one is my favorite super-cheap piston filler (disqualifying the Lamy Ratio I got for a steal because it shouldn't have been a $20-something pen).

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:10

Yeah, I gotta say I wish I had kept my Reform 1745. Sold it waaay back when, not long after I got it actually. I wonder why that thing never got as much attention as the Noodler's piston filler does now. It seems a much higher quality product. I mean, I know they're not in production any more, but there seem to be plenty of them for really good prices... Oh well... :D

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:02

here's a really poor picture of my lincoln. you can barely tell it's a pen. :roflmho:

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:37

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 21:30

Great read!

I held an Indian pen today, was really impressed with it, and it was REALLY inexpensive too. I wonder how long it will be before they become more popular and the prices go through the roof!
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 21:44

I think the fact that they're not readily available on the net will make that a bit difficult. Also, since most of them are eyedroppers, most people don't seem too interested. Me? I LOVE eyedroppers. I just wish more of them had better nibs. If they all came with the option to upgrade to a nice bock or jowo steel nib, I'm sure I'd have a few more in my pen box.

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