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#1 Jezza

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:45

Which Japanese pen have you found yourself writing with on a faily basis lately? I've been picking up my Platinum briarwood a lot recently, probably because of the convinience of the slip-cap, and I find myself writing with fine nibs a lot the past year or so. Platinum fines seem a bit thinner than the other makers' fines. What about you?

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 13:44

My Pilot VP with a fine nib
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#3 Jezza

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 14:01

My Pilot VP with a fine nib


I have a carbonesque VP myself with a oblique italic that Mottishaw ground for me. It's a great pen, but I'm one of the unfortunate few who holds the pen in a way that makes the clip very uncomfortable.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 16:19

My Pilot Custom 823 M is in my regular rotation. Outstanding nib!
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 16:24

The VPs are in constant use (easiest choice for note taking) but recently they've been overshadowed by the new acquisitions: a Danitrio Densho with a stub nib and a Sailor 2011 with a music nib. The Sailor Sapporo Professional Gear with a zoom nib is also always on standby for sketching and drawing.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 16:47

I usually carry a Danitrio Densho RE and a black Pilot VP. They complement each other.
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#7 ethernautrix

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 17:06

Until two days ago, I had my five Nakayas in rotation, but now... I have only one Desk Pen (aka tamenuri), the Piccolo (solid black), and the Mini Decapod (heki tamenuri).

So, I'll say Nakaya, but it might be a different Nakaya, depending.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 18:44

The most used is a Pilot Custom 823 FA.

Edited by sessyargc, 01 November 2011 - 23:45.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:01

Until two days ago, I had my five Nakayas in rotation, but now... I have only one Desk Pen (aka tamenuri), the Piccolo (solid black), and the Mini Decapod (heki tamenuri).

So, I'll say Nakaya, but it might be a different Nakaya, depending.


From 5 Nakayas down to 3...I'm speechless. What happened!?!?! :yikes:

#10 JLS1

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:04

Which Japanese pen have you found yourself writing with on a faily basis lately? I've been picking up my Platinum briarwood a lot recently, probably because of the convinience of the slip-cap, and I find myself writing with fine nibs a lot the past year or so. Platinum fines seem a bit thinner than the other makers' fines. What about you?


For me it's been the Sailor Tagayasan (Ironwood) and the Nakaya Neo-Standard in aka-tamenuri. My other pens are suffering, but something draws me back to these 2...

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:15

At the moment, I'm using my Sailor Carbofine loaded with Aurora black ink.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:44

My Platinum higo-zo-gan and a Nakaya Neo-Standard. I also have a Sailor Realo and a Pilot C74, but I prefer the Platinum and Nakaya pens for their nibs, overall feel, and aesthetics.

#13 ethernautrix

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:20

Until two days ago, I had my five Nakayas in rotation, but now... I have only one Desk Pen (aka tamenuri), the Piccolo (solid black), and the Mini Decapod (heki tamenuri).

So, I'll say Nakaya, but it might be a different Nakaya, depending.


From 5 Nakayas down to 3...I'm speechless. What happened!?!?! :yikes:


Beauty rest for the two Nakayas, and I brought the Mb Hemingway and Marlen Journal into rotation. Still using the Mb 100-Year Historical, too.

So much for cutting down the number of inked pens in rotation. Sigh.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:58

Pilot Myu 701
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#15 januaryman

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 14:09

Namiki Falcon! A semi flexing fine nib makes this one of my favorite pens to play around with, and used whenever there's a lot of writing needed. Journals, writing journals, letters. I use Noodler's Black and am very happy with the pairing. :thumbup:
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 14:46

Most of my tiny collection is Japanese pens so the odds are one of 'em is always a daily writer.

Today it's Platinum #3776. Often it's a Nakaya Piccolo. Or my Danitrio Short Octagon.

I feel like I'm kinda cheating 'cause any pen that gets neglected gets shipped out the door. Posted Image
 
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 14:49

These days, Pilot custom Heritage 912 is a regular user. The F nib is just too good!!

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 16:24

My Platinum higo-zo-gan and a Nakaya Neo-Standard. I also have a Sailor Realo and a Pilot C74, but I prefer the Platinum and Nakaya pens for their nibs, overall feel, and aesthetics.


Ditto + a second Neo Standard - the Sailor and Pilot.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 16:25

Pilot Custom 74 is best pen for daily usebility.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 23:01

Well, I can't name just 1. Here is a list of what I have inked and in rotation (Japanese only) on the desk in front of me right now:

3 Pilot VPs
a Pilot Fermo
a Pilot metal Falcon
a smoke Pilot Custom 823
a Sailor Realo
a celluloid Platinum 3776

Nib range is from 0.7mm cursive italic to Platinum XF.

(The Namikis and Nakayas, although inked, are not daily users.)




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