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What Pens Are You Using Today 2017


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#1201 Ian the Jock

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 19:50

Among others, todays main player.
Delta Journal blue, broad wet nib inked with diamine Sargasso sea.

Lovely

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#1202 sansenri

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:56

a Deccan Majaz in black polished ebonite,

modified by Deccan to hold Pelikan m200/400/600 nibs,

used with a 14k M nib (monotone gold), I am not quite sure whether from an M400 or an M250.

The pen is an eyedropper to be filled by unscrewing the nib (barrel and section are one single single piece of ebonite).

Sourced through courtesy of Hari here at FPN.

The pen is a very classic shape, which makes it fantastic IMO, not too big, perfect in the hand, extremely comfortable section shape, no step down, reasonably ligh as ebonite is, very easy to switch nibs and use either steel or gold, no burping ever experienced. A great pen.

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#1203 MalcolmH

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:41

a Deccan Majaz in black polished ebonite,

modified by Deccan to hold Pelikan m200/400/600 nibs,

used with a 14k M nib (monotone gold), I am not quite sure whether from an M400 or an M250.

The pen is an eyedropper to be filled by unscrewing the nib (barrel and section are one single single piece of ebonite).

Sourced through courtesy of Hari here at FPN.

The pen is a very classic shape, which makes it fantastic IMO, not too big, perfect in the hand, extremely comfortable section shape, no step down, reasonably ligh as ebonite is, very easy to switch nibs and use either steel or gold, no burping ever experienced. A great pen.

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That's a very nice looking pen, sansenri. Congratulations. 



#1204 mitto

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 15:49

That is a beautiful pen. I would like such pens for use of my Pelikan 400 press fit (non-threaded) 14CT nib units as well of my Osmia FC 14CT spare full flex nib units in them.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 18:04

Well, so far today:

Parker 51 Vac Junior [lockdown filler] Red Shadow Wave, F nib -- with its usual fill of Waterman Mysterious Blue.

Dark Lilac Lamy Safari, F nib -- Robert Oster Orange Zest.

1990s era Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoise, F nib -- Visconti Brown (Sepia? I've seen it referred to both ways).

 

Also in the queue: Pink Parker Vector, F nib -- Noodler's Shah's Rose; and Red (?) Parker 61 M (?) nib -- whatever black ink got reconstituted when I went to flush the pen out for the first time (I'm guessing Quink Black but don't really know for sure).

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#1206 AmandaW

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:29

A transparent green Jinhao 992 loaded with Blackstone Australian Bush. There are wafts of pine scent each time I open the cap.

 

An EF Platinum Carbon Desk pen with Platinum Carbon ink. It works so well in my Moleskine - it's crept in as the main pen for that task (as well as being one of my favourite drawing pens). I don't have the desk stand for it, just the funny little cap it comes with and it has never dried out. Not even after it got lost among the pencils for a month... :blush:

 

Speaking of desk pens. Pilot Kaküno - the one that was turned into a desk pen in a homemade stand after the cap click was broken. It has one of those green Pilot cartridges which are sold for Parallel pens. I usually forget to mention the Kaküno when I tell of my daily pens, but because it's right there it's often used for quick notes.


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#1207 inkeverywhere

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 23:12

A few in rotation at the moment:

Platinum 3776, fine nib, Diamine Grey
Parson's Essential, fine nib, Diamine Autumn Oak
Wing Sung 698, fine nib, Diamine Ruby - just a brilliant red
Wing Sung 698, extra fine nib, Diamine Sepia

and last but by no means least a Lamy 2K, extra fine nib, Diamine Blue Velvet.

Just changed the Lamy nib from a fine to the extra fine, it has turned a pen from one which does not get used much to something that I think will be a fixture for some time to come. The curse of discovering Asain finer nibs brought this change about.


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#1208 240KAR

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 17:00

I am trying a new thing where I only keep 3 pens inked at any given time. (I have 6 now so thats how its working)

Regardless, Right now I have:

 

1. Lamy 2000 ef with Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

2. Visconti London Fog ef with Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

3.Platinum Century 3776 f with Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu

4. Pelikan M200 ef with Iroshizuku Yama-budo

5. Pelikan M800 m with Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin

6. Kaweco Al Sport ef with Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

 

The 800 and the Al sport I was just testing out. 

 

I recently purchased a EF London fog and a M London fog. The M is just too broad for me to use everyday. It will eventually be up for sale. 


Edited by 240KAR, 10 December 2017 - 17:01.


#1209 Liuna

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 23:57

A midnight blue Parker 45 Custom fountain pen, with 12k gold filled cap and 14k gold nib, possibly a fine one (there is no marking on the collar). It's made in USA, from the 60s. I use it with turqoise Pelikan 4001 ink. I plan to get a brilliant brown as well. :) (Thaa one reminds me of the so-called walnut-stain we used at school long ago...)


Edited by Liuna, 10 December 2017 - 23:58.


#1210 chromantic

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:47

Tonight, a JIF with van Gogh Dark Blue and my pastel blue Sheaffer Cadet F1 with Yama-guri.


It's hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 18:01

A Pelikan M200 smoky quartz, inked with GvFC Hazelnut brown



#1212 AmandaW

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 23:38

A clear Pilot Kaküno EF with R&K Alt-Goldgrün


It's all about the greys...


#1213 dylim1

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:53

Pilot Metal Falcon



#1214 ArturiaP3ndrag0n

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:36

This is a very simple qeustion at the moment. It is either my old Lamy Safari or the new one. I do have more FP's but I do not use the others as they are childish and/or dont work. That will be different when my Parker arrives and when I win the 51 I am bidding on.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:48

Just received the new Lamy Aion in a fine nib and inked it with a new sample of Diamine Arctic Blue. Ive written one sentence so far...and its a very nice surprise.
Have a great day.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 15:38

Just received the new Lamy Aion in a fine nib and inked it with a new sample of Diamine Arctic Blue. Ive written one sentence so far...and its a very nice surprise.
Have a great day.

 

 

Nice  :happy:

 

I keep on hearing about the surprise of this pen.


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I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#1217 Noihvo

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 18:11

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 18:54

Twsbi Eco ef - Sailor Chu-Shu

Jinhao 159 - Diamine Red Dragon

 

Got the Jinhao yesterday, it wrote fine all day but it doesn't want to work today. Lots of skipping and flow issues :unsure:. Well, at least it wasn't too expensive.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 19:01

Eversharp Skyline Modern Stripe Blue (Demi) with Pelikan Royal Blue ink

Eversharp Skyline Modern Stripe Green (Standard) with Herbin Olive ink

Pelikan M400 red-striated with Pelikan Red ink

 

Those colours... oh my...



#1220 inkstainedruth

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 19:14

This is a very simple qeustion at the moment. It is either my old Lamy Safari or the new one. I do have more FP's but I do not use the others as they are childish and/or dont work. That will be different when my Parker arrives and when I win the 51 I am bidding on.

 

I hate to break it to you -- but that last statement should be: *IF* you win the 51 you're bidding on....   :rolleyes: 

51s are extremely popular around here (and with good reason).  But that popularity means that you could very easily get sniped by another bidder -- or just plain outbid.  Just ask Surprise 123, who has been trying to get one (and within his middle-school aged means to boot).

So what are your other pens besides the Safaris?  And why do you say that they're either childish or don't work?  Because if you don't like them as is, you could always consider a PiF or see about getting them repaired.  

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


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