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#1 NeCh

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 13:15

Hi. I am looking for a good cheapish pen to go with my new sexy leather notebook cover. I have a midori pen clip medium so it has to fit that. I also want a screw cap so it doesn't fall of in my bag. I have been looking at the TWSBI mini so no more expensive than that. Please help me with more suggestions.

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#2 warblerick

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 13:32

Hi. I am looking for a good cheapish pen to go with my new sexy leather notebook cover. I have a midori pen clip medium so it has to fit that. I also want a screw cap so it doesn't fall of in my bag. I have been looking at the TWSBI mini so no more expensive than that. Please help me with more suggestions.

Nehm

Then why not the TWSBI mini?



#3 androids.conundrum

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 14:10

If not a mini then consider looking vintage and get an esterbrook, they are lovely pens with screw caps and interchangeable nibs like the TWSBI.



#4 WirsPlm

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 15:58

Pilot 78G is a sturdy plastic pen (about $12 shipped from JStationery.com, about $15 on eBay) that looks decent and has as screw cap, it's not a large pen and I can't imagine you'll have trouble making it fit a pen look that would fit an Esterbrook.

#5 rwilsonedn

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 21:10

Two great suggestions in the Esti and the Pilot. In a different vein, you might look at a Kaweco Sport or a Pilot Petite 1. Both are pocket-type pens intended for banging around in a pocket or purse, not necessarily right-side up, and both are excellent writers, with the edge in my opinion going to the Pilot. But the Kaweco takes standard cartridges (and can be used as an eyedropper-filler) while the Petite 1 requires a proprietary Petite-1 cartridge.

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#6 da vinci

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 00:29

Have a look at Greg Minuskin's website - some interesting stuff if you are quick...

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:04

Platinum Preppy 03 about $4 or less. You can buy a dozen of them for the price of a TWSBI.


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#8 flexnib

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:11

Love the preppy but cap does not twist on.
quote name="UDog" post="2912983" timestamp="1393477467"]Platinum Preppy 03 about $4 or less. You can buy a dozen of them for the price of a TWSBI.[/quote]

#9 Johan.Witt

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 17:56

The TWSBI Micarta looks very sleek with a sexy leather notebook cover. Seems to be a natural match. But it's way outta your price range and may not fit your pen loop.

What a shame. Love my Micarta.

#10 Moshe ben David

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 21:57

If you didn't have the cost constraint I'd suggest looking at a Pelikan m300.  How about a Pelikan m200?  They're priced very competitively these days


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#11 sandy101

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 22:56

Pilot 78G is a good suggestion - it is a twist cap, light, decent - but not particularly sexy.



#12 dcwaites

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 00:12

I would second both the 78G and the Platinum Preppy.

Notebooks can get dropped and/or stood upon, and the attached pen become damaged.

 

I know the Preppy doesn't have a screw cap, but it does clip on quite sturdily, and screw caps can come undone just as easily.

I currently use a Platinum Preppy in a pen loop I made for a Modena notebook. It lives in my backpack and hasn't failed yet.


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#13 The Blue Knight

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 00:20

Presumably you'd be after something slim how about a Cross Century II.







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