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#21 Moshe ben David

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 11:13

Lacking a gold nib:

  • Pilot MU-90 (basically a re-issue of the MYU 90 line KBeezie mentioned above)
  • Sheaffer 1990's era Triumph Imperial with an inlaid stainless steel nib
  • Retro 51 Tornado EXT, white nickel finish

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#22 lsmith42

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 14:47

I'll be taking a solid titanium Nakaya with ruthenium trim home with me from LA in February.
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Posted 10 November 2014 - 21:10

I'll be taking a solid titanium Nakaya with ruthenium trim home with me from LA in February.

"Lucky~" to paraphrase Napoleon Dynamite. If possible, can you check the weight of the pen without cap? Nakaya should make a version from lighter metal such as aluminum. 60 gram, IIRC, is even heavier than Lamy 2000M which is made from heavier (than titanium) stainless steel. Nakaya must be cut from a solid bar of titanium. :o



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 21:28

 

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That is one sweet pen. I was seriously considering getting one several years ago. The limited ink capacity and the price (overpriced, IMO) always held my hand. Now these are going for even more. The current market prices are definitely collector prices now.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 21:57

Dialog 3 experiences can vary wildly from one person to another. Mine worked perfectly and can sit for a week unused without problems, for example, while others' can't even sit for more than 2 hours without drying out. That said, if you're a fan of a pen that's really heavily weighted towards the nib, the D3's a great writer.

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#26 lsmith42

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 22:49

 

That is one sweet pen. I was seriously considering getting one several years ago. The limited ink capacity and the price (overpriced, IMO) always held my hand. Now these are going for even more. The current market prices are definitely collector prices now.

They (the M90s) were less overpriced several years ago... got mine for $125 new... one of my favorites.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 23:16

They (the M90s) were less overpriced several years ago... got mine for $125 new... one of my favorites.

 

Yup, that's around the price I remember when I was looking at them several years ago. I thought they were overpriced then and now they go for $300?! Definitely collector price. A lot of great pens can be had at $300 price point.



#28 Lou Erickson

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 00:08

I'd better get one before they go any higher, huh? :)


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:42

I'd better get one before they go any higher, huh? :)

 

Sure, whatever makes you happy. ;)  Who would have thought that it would turn out to be such an excellent investment, a ten-bagger at least. Considering that I am an user who believes a pen is tool that should be used (and not a collector/curator), spending that kind of money for what was a plebian, if not cheap, pen wouldn't make me happy.


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#30 MrThoth

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:47

- Cross Townsend Platinum Plated


If the Platinum Plated Townsend qualifies for your list, a number of others might as well, including the Sterling Silver and Lustrous Chrome. I can send more information and model numbers if you'd like. ;)

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#31 Lou Erickson

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:54

 

Sure, whatever makes you happy. ;)  Who would have thought that it would turn out to be such an excellent investment, a ten-bagger at least. Considering that I am an user who believes a pen is tool that should be used (and not a collector/curator), spending that kind of money for what was a plebian, if not cheap, pen wouldn't make me happy.

I, too, am a user, and would absolutely be using the pen..  It's expensive enough that I'm not sure I will do it, sadly.

 

OTOH, I think it is a beautiful, sleek pen, with nothing cheap about it.  It's a stainless steel ink fang, and I have thought they were amazingly attractive when I first saw pictures, and when I saw one in person.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:06

I, too, am a user, and would absolutely be using the pen..  It's expensive enough that I'm not sure I will do it, sadly.

 

OTOH, I think it is a beautiful, sleek pen, with nothing cheap about it.  It's a stainless steel ink fang, and I have thought they were amazingly attractive when I first saw pictures, and when I saw one in person.

 

I agree 100% that it's a beautiful pen. When I say cheap, I was referring to the original price, not the material or the workmanship. It was most definitely a bargain, even a steal, at its original price but not at current market price. The current market price is borderline nuts. Just checked eBay and the last M90 was sold for over $500!!! :yikes:


Edited by RNHC, 11 November 2014 - 03:13.


#33 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:23

The Parker 45 Flighter can be had with a 14k nib, though most will also have gold furniture.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:43

 
Yup, that's around the price I remember when I was looking at them several years ago. I thought they were overpriced then and now they go for $300?! Definitely collector price. A lot of great pens can be had at $300 price point.


So, overpriced may be a function of time. Huh...
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:20

So, overpriced may be a function of time. Huh...

 

No, increase in price is a reflection of demand over time but you knew that...  I get it. The pen is in high demand with limited supply resulting in high price. But the high price can drive down the demand as it did for me. I remember the supply and demand curves from Econ 101. ;)

 

P.s. I just saw the pens listed in your signature. I gather you like ornate pens. It's a bit surprising you'd get the Nakaya. I'd have thought that it would be too plain for you. But then again, you got the M90. You, my friend, definitely have an eclectic taste. :)


Edited by RNHC, 11 November 2014 - 05:35.






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