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#1 Aristosseur

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 22:36

Hello, first post here. I am looking to purchase a fountain pen and considering my budget, shape of pen and other personal preferences I narrowed the selection down to three pens:

Diplomat Traveller, Kaweco Student, Nemosine Fission, of which the latter I cannot find in Europe. I intend to use the selected pen everyday so it must not leak or be overly sensitive. I would appreciate suggestions based on comparing between the three.

Thanks in advance.



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#2 82Greg

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 14:34

I can only speak to the Diplomat. I have several and I find their quality outstanding--you really shouldn't experience any leaks.  The Kaweco also has an excellent reputation.

 

I'd encourage you to also look at the TWBSI 580.  Their customer service is outstanding.



#3 BamaPen

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 14:37

I have a Nemosine and it is quite a well made pen and a smooth writer.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 15:04

You can't go wrong with the Kaweco Student, it's a great pen (and great nib) for the money. And it won't crack or fall apart after a month.


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#5 heymatthew

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:00

I'd second the recommendation for a TWSBI 580 (or used 540). I had a Kaweco and the Medium nib was very nice and smooth (although it was too broad for my liking). I had my first experience with a Nemosine (the model is the Singularity) and I can't recommend them. It leaked (rather severely, actually) and bled through my jeans pocket onto the outside of them. I have a video about it on YouTube. If you're interested in my thoughts on the pen, I'd be glad to share a link with you.


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#6 Aristosseur

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:33

I appreciate the responses, actually I swapped the Traveller for the Esteem as a choice, since it is not that much more expensive. I have watched Stephen Brown's reviews (of the kaweco student and nemosine singularity, he mentions the slight leak too) and I'd like to watch more reviews if you have any suggestions, including your own heymatthew.


Edited by Aristosseur, 06 August 2013 - 18:33.


#7 heymatthew

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:38

Here is one on the Singularity by a guy that I rather enjoy listening to:

 

 

 

 

And here is mine:

 


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#8 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 21:08

The reviews here on FPN are always good resources as well....


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 00:24

TWSBI Diamond 540.  Original retail price was $50 USD.  You should be able to find one for less.


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#10 Aristosseur

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 16:55

Update, I purchased the Diplomat Esteem Lacquer Black.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 17:47

Update, I purchased the Diplomat Esteem Lacquer Black.

 

Enjoy! And let us know how you feel about your new pen!


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