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Don't Just Tell Us About The Pen You're Using *show* Us!, 2017


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#41 eliweisz

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 22:50



 

Yes, because if I wanted a Parker 51 I should have bought one that I actually like - Cedar Blue, gold cap with chevron band, extra fine nib.  Those kinds of pen never come this way though.  Anyway, the one in the picture will be gone by the end of next week. It's paying for a Bexley, which was also a poor buy (I really should not buy any pens again, ever. I suck at this).

 

So, you bought a 51 and didn't like it. Sh*t happens.

I bought my 51 about a year ago - Cordovan Brown, as good as new - and simply hated the nib. Now it's my best writer - at an additional cost, of course. Retipping is quite expensive, but worth every penny in this particular case.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 23:37

I've had 51s before and sold or gave them all away.  In hindsight I should have kept the best one because, as I note, opportunities for people like me are very limited.

 

Yours looks nice, but not a colour I would choose.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:23

Eli K, 

 

Thank you for sharing the photo & story behind your Parker 51.  I have kept the thought of Mr. Minuskin's retipping of same since I watched SBRE Brown's review of his 51 which had seen Mr. Minuskin's service.  You are correct that it is not a small expense but sometimes it is necessary to have what you want.  A wise person will change what disturbs them & consider themselves lucky for being able to do so.  I have never been sorry about things I have altered or customised; I fear I would have been remorseful if I had not taken advantage of an opportunity that I was aware of.

 

Your pen is handsome & I am happy to know about about your use of & pleasure with Mr. Minuskin & his help with your pen.  I hope it continues to serve you well.



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#45 eliweisz

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 14:50

I've had 51s before and sold or gave them all away.  In hindsight I should have kept the best one because, as I note, opportunities for people like me are very limited.

 

Yours looks nice, but not a colour I would choose.

That's the colour I always wanted. Hope you'll find your perfect pen, be it a "51" or any other name.

 

Eli K, 

 

Thank you for sharing the photo & story behind your Parker 51.  I have kept the thought of Mr. Minuskin's retipping of same since I watched SBRE Brown's review of his 51 which had seen Mr. Minuskin's service.  You are correct that it is not a small expense but sometimes it is necessary to have what you want.  A wise person will change what disturbs them & consider themselves lucky for being able to do so.  I have never been sorry about things I have altered or customised; I fear I would have been remorseful if I had not taken advantage of an opportunity that I was aware of.

 

Your pen is handsome & I am happy to know about about your use of & pleasure with Mr. Minuskin & his help with your pen.  I hope it continues to serve you well.

Thank you! Two of my pens (this one and Pilot CH 912, adjusted by Pablo Carrasco) were a huge disappointment initially - and now I can't put them down.

 

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Beautiful! Next time, I'll put a bottle of this Permanent Blue in my shopping basket ;)


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 15:05

Beautiful! Next time, I'll put a bottle of this Permanent Blue in my shopping basket ;)

 

 

Thanks! Easily my favourite ink.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 23:06

Cartier Roadster today. ;)

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 23:38

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:19

Today I was using this lovely thing for corresponding with friends. Beautiful in it's minimalism, and a Masuyama nib that is plain sweet to write with.

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:28

Just pulled this out after probably 10 years of not using it.  For the life of me, I can't remember the model or price I paid.  Anybody got an idea?  It's a Waldmann .925 wood-barreled, burled-silver cap.  Lovely writer, but I remembered why I don't use it.  Medium, not XF.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:19

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It's been a rough day. Sorry about the poor writing.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 22:00

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THIS is a poor purchase?!

 

Funny!  I was thinking that the written quote might better have said, "I am the master of pen purchases making me poor," in which case I would object because I seem to be quite masterful at that.

 

 

 

Oh what discipline. I'm slightly envious that you are able to do that  :)

 

Seriously!  How can one get by with two or four pens?!  I usually have twice that many inked at any one time.

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:06

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David's back . . . 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:47

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:07

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Long time no see! Love your sketch. These Skyboys are quite rare, aren't they?

 

Today I was using this lovely thing for corresponding with friends. Beautiful in it's minimalism, and a Masuyama nib that is plain sweet to write with.

 

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So stylish...

 

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Lamy 2000, Sailor tokiwa-matsu

 

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Pilot Decimo, Diamine Syrah

 

 

It's been a rough day. Sorry about the poor writing.

Not poor at all. Thank you for sharing this.

 

 

I had a challenging 2016 on many different levels but am happy to report that things are looking better on most fronts.  As an early adopter of this wonderful thread I am glad to see it continues with such great posts and activity.  Looking forward to jumping back in very soon.  DAVID

 

Welcome back, David! Good to see you again ;)


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 17:17

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 19:50

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 13:12

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So superglue is good? I wondered whether I could repair my cracked generations (not my fault, barely touched the pen) with Revell cement.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 14:54

So superglue is good? I wondered whether I could repair my cracked generations (not my fault, barely touched the pen) with Revell cement.

 

I wouldn't use superglue to repair any pen of value.  FPN has an enormous vault of repair information here


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