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What Was Your Last Impulsive Pen Acquisition?


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#41 sandy101

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 10:54

I had £20, and ordered 4 Chinese pens through e-bay using the Chinese section of this forum to work out which ones were likely to be good.

 

I got a Kagileu 356, which is proving to be a nice pen - lovely nib.

 

A couple of Baoer 388s which are pretty good. Better made than the Kagileu, but the nib on the Kagileu is substantially better. 

 

A Hero 382 - which is nicely made, but it burping ink a bit. It's a nice pen, but I'll probably use it as a desk pen - as it's not travelling well.

 

 



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 11:38

Every pen I've ever bought.

 

Me too. :)

 

Last was the Visconti Opera Crystal and Montblanc 90th Anniversary LeGrand.



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:20

I had some pens up for sale. I got a buyer, who had bought from me once before offer to purchase 2 of them. Feeling good about that sale and others I had pending, I splurged on a #3776 in Chartres Blue & Rhodium trim (I think the Rhodium trip looks fantastic on this particular pen). I paid full price as I really liked the specific pen I had in my hand, could get a warrentee instead of saving a few bucks, waiting on shipping and gambling that the pen would be a good one.

 

Iffy, but yeah, I overpaid. Then the next morning the sale fell through. ugh.

 

On the plus side the $3776 Century in Chartres blue & rhodium trim writes like a dream and is pretty and is inked with Diamine Blue Velvet (perfect match and a lovely ink) and is a heck of a pen and I have used it almost exclusively/non-stop since.

 

 .... But I kid you not. I am literally counting change to buy dinner tonight.

 

(oops)


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#44 Samthor

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:26

I have bought and received two days ago a Duke 2009 Charles Chaplin, a rather expensive anglo-chinese FP, that has the particularity of weighing an impressive 75g and, frankly, I am delighted because it writes like a very good medium and also because I like heavy pens (I don't write for long sessions as a student or a professional writer does).


For all its weight, that pen is still well balanced. Just don't drop it. The lacquer turned out to be too slick for me, though, and I dropped mine, nib down, into my sink basin the day I unpacked it. (Maybe I was a bit shakey; it was the week after our daughter was born. She'll be ten in January and that's still the worst damage I've done to a nib.)

Edited by Samthor, 12 September 2015 - 12:30.


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 12:28

(Which goes to show it's not named 2009 for the year of its creation.)

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 13:56

I bought a lovely blue Namiki/Pilot Falcon, it was delivered last week, I had it for less than a week.

 

Yesterday, it went missing from my desk.

 

Grrrr.



#47 ethernautrix

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 21:55

If I pare down to only the pens I would like to write with, I will have at least a hundred.  If I pare down to all the fountain pens I will use, I will have perhaps four.  Adding the pens that have some sentimental connection, there will be six.  I know that this is absolutely impossible.

 

I tried to write a sales ad today to dump three, a Montblanc 146, an Esterbrook J with a 2312 italic nib and a Waterman Carene.  I will have to try again tomorrow.

 

I don't want to write with a hundred pens. Choosing which one of a hundred to use would take far too much time. Choosing one from twenty -- much more my speed. The memento pens are a separate category. <smiley>


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 00:13

My most-recent impulsive pen purchase will not be my last. :D

 

It was a Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point Water Raden (medium)...



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 00:42

 

I bought a lovely blue Namiki/Pilot Falcon, it was delivered last week, I had it for less than a week.

 

Yesterday, it went missing from my desk.

 

Grrrr.

 

If you mean your desk at work, that is why I stopped taking expensive stuff to work.

Soon after college, I had a gold Cross pen stolen from my desk at work.  Over 25 years later, I am still POed at that incident.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 02:38

This: (it's en route)

 

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Edited by Runnin_Ute, 13 September 2015 - 02:38.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:29

This about 2 hours ago. I haven't bought anything for a good few months, but I really like the idea of a totally see-through eyedropper - and it's so cheap! We'll see whether it writes at all well when it arrives next month.


I have a few of these and they write surprisingly well. Real bargains, these Indian piston fillers. I mainly use them for the "less safe" inks.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:30

My most recent one is a Parker 75 Thuya Lacquer pen. Hope it will look as good as in the photos.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:58

An old Sheaffer school pen, just like the ones I used in grade school.

And the darn thing writes WELL.

 

May I ask how much it went for? I am seeing them at some prices that amaze me.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:07

I fell off the wagon a couple of days ago. Maybe that's why I'm paying another relatively rare visit to FPN now. Maybe I can stay here for longer than usual this time.

 

I'm waiting for some Jinhao Ebony Jewel fountain pens.

 

Of course I have enough fountain pens. And I can't really afford to spend money on anything other than basic living expenses. But here I go again getting multiple fountain pens. At least I tend to get relatively inexpensive fountain pens. I even found myself sniffing around up here at some ink sales. I already have so much ink. Must resist from now on!

 


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 13:34

 

 

If you mean your desk at work, that is why I stopped taking expensive stuff to work.

Soon after college, I had a gold Cross pen stolen from my desk at work.  Over 25 years later, I am still POed at that incident.

Yes - I'm a teacher.  I almost never leave my pens alone on my desk, but I did and I stepped out for a minute.  And then I realized it was gone the next class period.  :-/  I've never had one go missing before, and the feeling was worse because I've never had students take anything from me before (in 11 years) and I JUST got this pen.

 

So now I'll be more vigilant.   The falcon wasn't my most expensive pens - they definitely do NOT see the light at work - but I wanted to play with the soft nib whilst writing notes that are projected. 



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Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:16

I fell off the wagon (or did I jump off?) three weeks ago. I hadn't bought a pen in over three years and thought I had enough pens. And I do have enough pens. But there was this cute, green P45 with a medium gold nib at a flea market, all grimy and hot and unloved in a display case. The seller was asking $5 for it. He took $3. An hour's soak removed the dried washable green ink from the innards and it proved to be a superb writer. The tines were perfectly aligned and everything. Now I have three P45s: F, M, and B and am back on the wagon.


Sounds like you did pretty good for yourself

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:45

This:

 

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 13:41

This:

 

... (picture of an Esterbrook 048 Falcon nib)

 

<impulsive doesn't have to mean expensive!>

 

I'm with you. Those are quite nice nibs. There's a reason they were one of Esterbrooks largest selling nibs for over 60 years. Solid, durable, holds a ton of ink, moderate flex (especially once you break them in) and much smoother than some of the really flexy ones.

 

I also like their other main falcon nib, the 442 Jackson Stub.

 

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 13:46

Sounds like you did pretty good for yourself

 

I know, but I have to quit lashing out with money like that. :)


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 13:46

This: (it's en route)

 

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Hey, nice pen.  What's the nib on it?

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