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#1 Hans-Gabriel

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:15

When writing (with a regular size FP), do you post your cap ?

 

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#2 LeonW

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:19

No.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:22

No, used to but stopped for some unknown reason...



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:23

Nope. Only on my M200, Kaweco and Deccan Advocate Jr...

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#5 grahamtillotson

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:25

I'm totally in the 50/50 camp depending on my mood and the pen. Generally yes, or with bigger pens if I want to pretend I'm Winston Churchill or some great literary figure. I like that pens have different characteristics posted and unposted and like to try out both options.

 

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:38

Never



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:47

No, except on very small pens because it will invariably scratch the barrel and we don't want that do we?



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:48

Depends on the pen; TWSBI Mini, Estie CH - yep, most others - nope.   I've gotten so used to holding the cap in my left hand that yesterday I found myself holding the cap to a rollerball.


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#9 J.P.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:51

Generally no. The only pen I usually post is my Sailor professional gear sapporo, which I find quite short. I'm not sure if most people would consider this as "regular" sized though.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:57

never. the cap's thread scratches the barrel.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 17:58

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:05

A few cheaper I do however I would never post my Parker Sonnet or Diplomat Excellence A Carya as they were fairly expensive and I don't want to damage the finish. 

 

I think the Pelikan M200 has to be posted a as it is too small otherwise.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:07

Always - except for my Kaigelu 316...


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:12

Always - except for the Sheaffer 300. The cap weighs 5g more than the pen body and makes it too heavy on the back end.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:24

Almost always unless it is a pen that does not post well.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:26

Never. Il feels heavy.


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#17 mirosc

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 18:31

No - unbalances the pen, bad aesthetics.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 19:07

Never ever, not even my F-C Pocket.



#19 Lou Erickson

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 19:09

Depends on the cap and the pen.  I have a couple of pocket pens that need it.  I have a number of pens where the cap is too heavy posted.  Depends if I can hold it or not.

 

I never post my VP.   :)


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 19:19

Generally I don't post.  When I'm away from home and I'm jotting a note while standing, I'll usually post because I'm holding the pen in one hand and the notebook the other and that's enough to hold in my hands.  And occasionally, after I sit down at my desk with an unposted Nemosine Singularity, I'll look at my hand and notice the cap has been posted and I'll wonder when that happened and why.  


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