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The Best Fountain Pen Ever Made?

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#61 mitto

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:27

Both Vacumatic and Aerometric 51s would write the same. It is, mostly, the filling system that make people prefer one over the other. The diaphragm on the Vac 51s do fail more frequently (5 to 15 years) than the sac on the Aeros. And the replacement of the diaphragm is a tricky job that not every one is able to accomplish at home. In most cases one has to send it to a pro and, thus, pay for the repair cost upto $25-$30. On the other hand, almost 99% of the Aeros are found with the original sac that the pen came out of factory with some 60-70 years ago still in good shape.

Even then, there are peoples who prefer the Vacs over the Aeros for one reason or the other (apart from the filling system) such as colors, double jewels (on some of the Vacs), ink capacity or variety of cap / clip combinations.

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Edited by mitto, 20 November 2017 - 11:29.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:29

Oh and best pen for me is a modern pen - Pilot Custom 823 or the Pelikan M800.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:45

Both Vacumatic and Aerometric 51s would write the same. It is, mostly, the filling system that make people prefer one over the other. The diaphragm on the Vac 51s do fail more frequently (5 to 15 years) than the sac on the Aeros. And the replacement of the diaphragm is a tricky job that not every one is able to accomplish at home. In most cases one has to send it to a pro and, thus, pay for the repair cost upto $25-$30. On the other hand, almost 99% of the Aeros are found with the original sac that the pen came out of factory with some 60-70 years ago still in good shape.

Even then, there are peoples who prefer the Vacs over the Aeros for one reason or the other (apart from the filling system) such as colors, double jewels (on some of the Vacs), ink capacity or variety of cap / clip combinations.

Best.

 

Ahh, I see. Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't sure at first why there was preference for one over the other, but it makes a lot more sense now. Originally, I preferred the vaccumatic filler because it reminded me of the Homo Sapiens or the Pilot 823 or the old Sheaffer pens - but now that you bring up the maintenance issues, it makes sense to go with the aerometric fillers.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 23:32

Sheaffer Legacy 2....the last Sheaffer pen made in the US and the best writting instrument ever made.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 23:36

You have not given us any reason why you believe the snorkel ( which Snorkel?) is the best pen ever. Do you wish to inspire some interesting and intelligent discussion or are you merely interested in voicing your own opinion? Also why post this in the Sheaffer forum if you care for an objective discussion of all pens?

 

It seems like you are a pen expert...I'm interested in your opinion on the best pen ever....



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 00:05

I better go get som popcorn. Id be interested to see how long this thread lasts.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:13

"best" is such an impossibly vague word that can mean anything, so I prefer to say best in what way

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For nib alone and writing experience(eg uniqueness and appeal, reliability, consistency of experience etc), it can only be a Sailor.

 

For aesthetics, one of the Viscontis or the metal bodied long diamond nib Sheaffers.

 

For a complete(design, ink capacity, balance, overall appeal, durability) pen, possibly the Waterman Carene or the Lamy 2000.

 

For best value for money, any of the Jinhaos or Heroes. A pen, after all, is meant to write and write well. These pens do - they're reliable and issue free after an initial flush -  and for very little money.


Edited by Bluey, 02 March 2018 - 01:22.

Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:25

Also, why is this even in the Scheaffer forum?





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