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#21 howaboutthat41

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 22:28

You can occasionally find some sterling silver Waterman LeMan 100 pens on eBay. Terrific, large-scale fountain pens.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 00:27

QUOTE(korsten32 @ Feb 6 2007, 01:21 PM)
Hi,
I'm looking for a nice silver sterling fountain pen and as I like big pens - think of for example Sailor King of pen size - it's got to be a big boy!

I'd like to hear your appreciated suggestions!

thanks,
Luca

I also love big, silver pens. biggrin.gif

My suggestion is the Waterman Exception Sterling - beautiful. Yard-o-Led is another good choice - the Viceroy Grand in particular.

The Montblanc 146 in sterling silver is a popular choice for many, but it's quite pricey. You might also wish to consider the Sheaffer Legacy sterling - now available in all silver, including trim. And from time to time you can spot Duofold CP5 pens on Ebay - I have these and I will never sell either of them - they are simply the best looking sterling pens out there. Also appearing occasionally on Ebay is the Waterman Edson sterling, another wonderful pen.

So, you see, there is a good choice. By the way, I already have all of the above mentioned pens! laugh.gif Are you envious? You should be. angry.gif roflmho.gif

Below is the Exception Sterling:

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#23 marklavar

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 00:36

Another pic of the Exception:

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#24 howaboutthat41

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 15:42

That's Exception(al)!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 21:32

QUOTE(Chris Chalmers @ Feb 6 2007, 07:49 PM) View Post


here are some for comparison - from the left
Sheaffer (70s)
CP4 pair
"51"
CS LE 100
hammered silver Sergio Kullock "51"
Signum
CP Sailor
CP Parker Duo (vintage model) heavy pen!
Aurora Cellini - also heavy and delicious
Sailor 1911
MB "Wedding Ring" 146 size - heavy
CP Pelikan "Charlotte"
Platinum (takes other Platinum nibs!)
Sheaffer @Victorian'

I haven't seen a KOP size in silver.........and the heaviest and heftiest of my pens has to be the CP Parker I think.
Enjoy! smile.gif9


Real nice!!
Do you take afternoon tea on a sterling service as well. Again nice collection.


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 21:36

QUOTE(Kelly G @ Feb 6 2007, 06:03 PM) View Post
I have a YOL Viceroy Grand in the Barleycorn finish. It's a big Sterling Silver pen - heavy and it can be posted without damage to the pen barrel. The pen writes well, although I do find the section to get slippery during extended writing. Overall, it's an impressive pen.


Can you explain how it writes. Is it smooth-can you compare it to the way any other FP writes? Its a c/c right? Does it take standard international cartridges? I am considering one-it is pricey but has to write great. How much did you pay?

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 21:41

QUOTE(Pen Nut @ Feb 6 2007, 06:12 PM) View Post
Had a Yard O Led Viceroy Grand in the Victorian finish... By far the worst fountain pen I have ever owned for a number of reasons.

The company were excellent in all the warranty work I required and exchanged components without a problem, thing is the pen should not have gone back to them on four occasions within the first six months of ownership.

Got a 144 Mont Blanc in the silver barleycorn finish but that is probably too small to meet your requirements.

My favourite pen which I return back to time and time again is the Waterman Edson LE in slver. Big dimension and amongest the best writing pens I have owned.

Got a Motegrappe but its a rollerball so dont think that counts does it biggrin.gif

Anyone like to guess who the two busts are either side of the pens????

Can you be specific as to the problems you hd with the Yardoled-it looks great but if it just looks great and doesn't perform well I don't want it
Thanks


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Posted 22 May 2007 - 21:41

If money is no object, why not consider the beautiful Waterman Edson in Sterling Silver?

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 21:47

There is no doubt that if you want a big sterling silver pen, you should consider the Drake. It is a beast of a pen in terms of its weight - I hope that you work out! I bought mine from winedoc.

In terms of comparing the Drake and the Churchill, the Drake is much, much heaver, slightly smaller in diameter and about a half inch shorter than the Churchill.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 22:17

Parker 75 big enough for ya?

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 23:35

I'm in lust! Especially the Cellini!

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#32 sclt45

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 01:40

Montblanc 146 in Sterling Silver
Waterman LeMan 100

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:20

Doesn't Chris Thompson make some of his replicas in SS?

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#34 korsten32

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:16

Hi,
Thanks for all the nice suggestions and photographs!
I decided on the CS Drake, which I received yesterday; it is really a stunning pen, and quite heavy.

cheers,
Luca wink.gif




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