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#1 Leigh R

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:38

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I'll try to get better pictures of the pen itself up here, as well. The black matte finish of my Trident seems to eat light, just like velvet! I do hope this gives those who are curious about the Trident some kind of an idea how it writes.

Edited by Leigh R, 04 March 2007 - 06:41.


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#2 umenohana

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:15

What beautiful writing! The pen's cool, too. cool.gif

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#3 Leigh R

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:50

Thanks, Hana! biggrin.gif

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:51

Hi,
Your handwriting is really awesome....
You seem to be an artist.....
I liked the pen too.


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:21

I don't really care about the pen, but the handwriting and the sketch are AWESOME!! thanx for the post

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:53

Hi, Leigh! As always, another fabulous review. smile.gif

#7 Ruaidhri

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:16

Super review, Leigh.

I bought my Trident because I am fascinated by the nib (boys' toys ?) - and have yet to be disappointed with it.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:20

Oh, wow! We have such a talented people on FPN!!! Theanks for the great review, Leigh!

Edited by Taki, 04 March 2007 - 12:20.


#9 Leigh R

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 14:48

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 13:59

Excellent review and very nice writing and artwork!
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 15:22

What gorgeous handwriting you have, Leigh--and your sketch is so good!

I've long wanted a Trident, for much the same reasons Ruaidhrí mentions. Do you have an idea of the price range one could expect?

Dan

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#12 Ruaidhri

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 19:41

Dan,

I got mine for £37 (just under $72) + postage, on eBay from tatandmoretat (pauldarren@hotmail.com).
Mint & stickered, no converter - got one of those from a chum on PT for just the postage smile.gif

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Edited by Ruaidhri, 06 March 2007 - 19:42.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:13

Very nice. Will my writing look so nice if I get one of those too? Nah. Didn't think so. Still might give one a try though.
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 13:33

wow, I wish I could write that well!

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 15:24

As usual, your writing is a joy to look at. But ohhhh, I've put myself on an ink diet and have been trying to resist that Caran d'Ache Storm.

You say its flow helps skipping pens? And it looks lovely.

wallbash.gif You are not helping me stay on my ink fast!
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 18:09

QUOTE (lefty928 @ Mar 8 2007, 03:24 PM)
As usual, your writing is a joy to look at. But ohhhh, I've put myself on an ink diet and have been trying to resist that Caran d'Ache Storm.

You say its flow helps skipping pens? And it looks lovely.

wallbash.gif You are not helping me stay on my ink fast!

I love the shading I get with Storm, especially with broad/italic-nibbed pens, from a light eggplant to deep purple. smile.gif It's helped a balky Aurora Ipsilon and a not-so-obedient no-name pen become better performers. biggrin.gif Yes, I know, I'm not helping! smile.gif

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 19:16

Well, buying it eventually was inevitable -- it's just that I tend to bundle my purchases! My excuse always is that it's to consolidate shipping charges, but those bundles can get quite fat! laugh.gif

I read "shading" -- and I'm there! drool.gif Thanks! I think. ohmy.gif

(I was on an emoticon diet, too. headsmack.gif So much for self-discipline. laugh.gif )
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 18:51

Excellent handwriting!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:05

What inks have you found to be the "best" fit/feel for your Trident? I tend to like a rich black and intend to use a recently purchased Trident for a mix of sketching and daily use. (And to add to the unanimous praise - beautiful handwriting! Me - somehow I got stuck in third grade so settle for a barely legible printing...).
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 19:23

QUOTE(Leigh R @ Mar 8 2007, 01:09 PM) View Post
I love the shading I get with Storm, especially with broad/italic-nibbed pens, from a light eggplant to deep purple. smile.gif


Thanks for the sample! When I look at the ink, the first thought was how much like Noodlers nightshade it looks (one of my favorites).

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