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Whats Our Favourite German Brand?


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#1 AD43

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:20

GvFC, LAMY, Pelikan.... Now is the judgement DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:16

You should set this up as a poll.
Anyone owning three or more working pens is in no position to disparage choices by others.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:28

I love everything Pelikan: design, performance, interchangeability of nibs and easy maintenance.

 

I like the variety of designs and nibs offered by Montblanc.

 

I enjoy the beauty of the wood/metal pens of GvFC.

 

But I don't much care for Lamy.

 

For my tastes, Pelikan >>>> MB > GvFC.

 

But you did not say what are your preferences. So, which one is your favorite?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:19

Modern - Pelikan and GVFC.

 

Vintage - Pelikan, Montblanc, Soennecken.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:13

For me probably GvFC, Diplomat and then Pelikan Montblanc Lamy in a pile.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 17:16

Rotring, Kaweco, Diplomat ^_^


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 18:39

Vintage: Soennecken, Kaweco, Osmia, Pelikan and Montblanc.

Modern: Pelikan


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 18:46

Soennecken, Kaweco, Mercedes, Matador and quite a few other lesser or extinct brands - as soon as I see some German pen from the 1950s or 1960s, my eyes light up. 


Edited by alexander_k, 17 February 2017 - 18:47.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:44

Mercedes makes fountain pens too?  :huh:


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:53

For me, Pelikan (even though they're so darned pricy).  Followed by Lamy -- but only because I really like my Dark Lilac Safari.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 21:50

My experience is limited to modern German pens, and for three of those brands I have only one pen each, so my ordering is fraught with uncertainty. Still, that never stopped a casual opinion so in Group 1 I have Lamy (meaning nothing below a 2000) and Pelikan as exemplars with GvFC scraping in, followed by Group 2 containing one Montblanc.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:33

In terms of number of pens in my collection, Schneider is king (6 pens), then Pelikan (5). Herlitz is next up with three pens. I have a couple from each of Lamy, Rotring, Geha, Faber Castell, and 80's era Mont Blanc.

 

Senator and Diplomat get one each. Obscure pens are: Ted Lapidus, Frank Becker, as well as school pens by Romus and Brio. 



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:27

My favorite vintages are Osmia and Faber-Castell.  Their nibs are just best I have found. And I haven't got any modern favorites, because I don't own that many modern pens...



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 21:51

Mercedes makes fountain pens too?  :huh:

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 22:28

Montblanc with Pelikan a close 2nd.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 23:50

Vintage - Osmia, Soennecken, Montblanc, Pelikan.

Modern - Pelikan, Montblanc.

But Montblanc only to work, not to for watching it in showcase. :P

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:51

I like GvFC, mont blancs are nice, but not worth the price tag, I dont like pelikan because they dont click with me.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 13:23

Within my limited experience so far, overall, Pelikan.  My favorite Montblanc (so far) was a version of the 144.  Its nib deserved a blue ribbon for feel and flow.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 17:09

I fixed my eye on Lamy as I like the industrial and Bauhaus design of the Safaris and Al-Stars. But don't think I wouldn't apprechiate a beautiful pen of another brand. I also got pens of Kawecos Sport line. My collection is quite low budget. :P


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 21:29

I really like some of the songs by Guano Apes.  :D

 

Kidding aside, I've only tried Lamy and Pelikan pens and Pelikan comes out on top for me.

I've never tried a GvFC pen, but I can tell you, I am really REALLY enjoying their Moss Green in my pens right now. 








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