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#441 praxim

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:59

Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl, with an F nib which I prefer in Pelikans. Excellent like any M800, and very pretty to see. The ink was Robert Oster Turquoise, one of the better turquoise colours around in my view. Both will be welcomed back in different combinations later.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:17

Rapidly followed by the Waterman Man 100 Opera with M nib. I had two Operas so sold one last year on the basis of "duplicate". I am trusting the new owner is enjoying theirs as much as I do the remaining one and its companion Man 100s. It is a very sharply attractive pen in the black-and-gold stream, with a hard nib from which ink flows like a lubricant over glass, a very similar experience to that from an S T Dupont; not that I am about to dispense with any other Man 100 or Dupont.

 

The ink in this case was Graf von Faber Castell's Garnet Red. I do not recall what reviews of that were like. I have it as a preferred ink in the red-violet-purple range.

 

Being down to a lone inked pen, it is time to select some more.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 18:42

Just cleaned out a Lamy Safari, with a Broad nib. Had it inked with Diamine's Magical Forest. The Magical Forest works well for me, getting a nice silver sheen in the green. 



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 18:14

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 22:06

Yes, that is an English idiom. :)

 

I know the feeling, having wasted some time writing out Oster's Yellow Sunset rather than dump it from a pen that did not suit it. One has to remind oneself that wasting ink may be a lesser waste than the time taken to "use" it, although I do keep a dregs bottle now.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 00:30

Finished the fill in the Pilot Decimo, but refilled it again with my just purchased bottle of Kon-peki.

Also pretty close to the end of the fill of KWZI IG Turqoise in a Parker Vector with a (possibly non-pro job) stub nib.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:29

Finished a Sheaffer II Deluxe with a medium nib with KWZ Baltic Memories, after three fills, I now have it filled with KWZ IG Green Gold.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:23

Wahl Eversharp Symphony filled with Pelikan 4001 Black.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:39

Bordeaux MB 144 with MB Royal Blue.  Medium nib is too wet and wide.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:34

The last finished pen was a Twsbi Eco, although many months back. An absolute waste of money, continually burped ink using a number of diffrent manufacturer's products.

Since then I have had the same 5 pens in constant use, what a boring life!



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:06

Finished the TWSBI Vac 700 that ran on KWZ Aztec Gold IGL

got it cleaned and is now drying out.


fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:59

Dumped Waterman Green from the EF Pelikan 100, the only EF nib I have, in favour of Aurora Black which is said to be more lubricated and appears to have that behaviour in this pen. Given the nib, it does emerge with a somewhat grey line, but more pleasantly in writing. While usually preferring M and F nibs, I like this little pen so will keep it after it finishes this ink, simply noting for it that it must have something of similar lubricity.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:54

TWSBI 580-AL.  

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:28

Sailor 1911L, Tangerine.

 

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:58

Pilot 74sfm with oxblood + Kodak Photoflo.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:48

Visconti HS with an EF nib running out of Diamine Oxblood. Now that lava, the EF nib and the Oxblood are a dreamteam!


fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 17:54

Red Parker 61, M nib -- refilled it with distilled water to the point it was pretty illegible on the page.  I've been running that pen (just refilling it or flushing it slightly with distilled water as needed) since I got it last November at the Ohio Pen Show.   :thumbup: 

 Blue Parker 45 (Arrow?), OF or OM nib -- Califolio Gris de Payne is a pretty color but way too (and I'm increasingly of the opinion that the pen writes dry to begin with....  :(

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:51

Onoto 6233 finished in a burst of writing late today. The 3/ST nib is very smooth and pretty wet with GvFC Burnt Orange as the ink. 3/ST nibs were meant for stenography, so should have good line variation with differences in pressure. I think a slightly drier ink would help that. Burnt Orange darkens considerably as it dries, which seems common to yellow and orange inks. This one is very acceptable in both phases, writing and afterward.

 

The fact that I repaired this pen with a brass rod means there is a dull gold disc centred in the end of the plunger knob. That looks fine, quite a nice match for the gold clip and rings. I have dropped an earlier thought about trying to blacken or conceal it. The pen was totally well-behaved, useable any time.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 17:11

Just flushed out a Waterman Expert II with a fine nib and an old Green M400 with a medium nib. The Expert had Diamine Florida Blue in it and the M400 was inked with Lamy Turquoise. Both are great writers and both inks are easy to clean up.

Praxis asked once what I thought of Lamy Turquoise. Sorry I didn’t answer. It is a good ink. I don’t like dark blues or blues with purple in them and Lamy Turquoise looks good on the page. It is also cheap which is a good thing because I go through a lot of ink. Another favourite Turquoise is Diamine. If you like a darker Turquoise, Pelikan or Visconti are nice. All of these look great on the page, dry at least reasonably quickly, and clean up easily.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:42

Onoto 2500 (No.3 nib) filled with MB Corn Poppy Red. This lovely little pen, a combination of black with red woodgrain hard rubber delineated by thin gold bands, writes very well but has obvious problems with excessive flow, mainly owing (I expect) to failure of the plunger cone to mate with the shutoff and possibly to poor top seals. Now that it is finished it is on the workbench awaiting investigation, queued up behind a 6233 needing a new plunger parts and rod, and a 6234 needing a new cork seal screw.


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