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Whats Our Favourite German Brand?


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#21 EricTheRed

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 23:24

1.  Mont Blanc

2.  Pelikan (almost #1 but not quite as Mont Blanc pens are legendary, still a great product).

3.  Lamy - Great bang for the buck but cant compete with the Big Dogs if price is Not considered.  LAMY competes at a lower price level and is excellent at their price point.

4. GvFC - I personally have never cared for their designs.



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#22 basterma

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:03

No love for OnLine pens?



#23 eliweisz

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:17

  • Design - Pelikan
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  • Usability - Kaweco

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#24 Dacol

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 21:29

I like Pelikan and Kaweco, the pelikan for office and the Kaweco for edc.
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#25 Astron

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 00:20

No love for OnLine pens?

Look cheap, feel cheap, scratch very often. Low budget pens für students.



#26 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 23:46

Vintage.'30s-40-50-65.

I have more Pelikans (10 or so), then Osmia/O-F-C/Boehler (8), Geha (7) & MB (3). I do have a Soennecken Wet Noodle. I have singles of a few others that were mentioned here, and a few no names. Three Clippers.

If you count Austria, I have only two. Mid-late '50's. The ball points have the problems of the Ball Points of that era (I grew up then so know the teething problems of ball points of the time. Cork piston....NOS at the time. B2C6FBGkKGrHqNhUE74leyN8BMg8uU2Lg_3%20-%

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A very small Cracked Ice. fountain pen indeed. Also Rusewe. Semi-flex 14K Bock nibs. 

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Semi-vintage are all but one Pelikans..........'80's "W.Germany" one 200, '90-97+ four. One MB '70-80 146.

 

Modern 605, MB Woolf, Lamy Persona....and a 1.5 Joy.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 24 February 2017 - 23:47.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#27 Astron

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 00:53

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Cucumbers... :yikes:



#28 Parcival

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:32

Look cheap, feel cheap, scratch very often. Low budget pens für students.

Some are not so cheap.



#29 Kaweco

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:04

 

Cucumbers... :yikes:

I think you know that "cucumbers " is a synonyme for bad quality. I think you fail and, by the way, you use the German flag for Austria.

Thomas



#30 Astron

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:10

I think you know that "cucumbers " is a synonyme for bad quality. I think you fail and, by the way, you use the German flag for Austria.

Thomas

No, I didn't know that. Please, don't be mad at me. But those green stripes... I can't help it. :blush: 

I am a German in Austria. So, what flag should I use? :lol:



#31 Papermint

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 20:09

Lamy and Kaweco for pens.
Rohrer & Klingner for inks.
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right. For you'll be criticized anyway." (Eleanor Roosevelt)

 


#32 basterma

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 14:13

Look cheap, feel cheap, scratch very often. Low budget pens für students.

But that is the beauty of German pens for me, they have good pens at many price points. The student pens are great for the money and I respect the fact there are so many brands.

 

I have a few Online and I guess I am lucky as they are not scratchy for my writing style.

 

Lamy makes great pens but they all skip at exactly the same point in my writing. I have had Lamy's since the early 90's and every single one performs exactly the same.

 

The brand I have a soft spot for is Herlitz. The mid-late 80's Tornado I have is a great example of a student pen.



#33 pkotrcka

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 14:26

Not a fan of Waldmann, otherwise all other major brands are just fine (FC, GvFC, Kaweco, Lamy, Pelikan, Diplomat). I would say for myself - LAMY (at least with this brand I have a plan to have all of their models)


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#34 voltron

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 19:47

It has to be Pelikan :)



#35 Sergio 46

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 19:16

Pelikan , Lamy, Mont-Blanc, Diplomat , FC and GvFC, but I use a Diplomat Excellence  and a Lamy Imporium more than the others .



#36 Freddy

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 19:24

Okay

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 23:07

I love this thread,

Vintage: Soennecken and Osmia

Modern: Kaweco & Lamy, I have a Pelikan, but i'm not sure what I make of it. Once I test drove Soennecken it was over for everything else.  :) 



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 23:31

In order: Geha, Osmia, Montblanc, Soennecken.
"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original." - Franz Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809

#39 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:33

Mercedes pens were made by a man who once worked for MB....nothing to do with the cars...outside of latching onto the name....a common girls name in Germany. He was another of the Heidelberg pen companies....had a ware house at the train line of my small village outside of Heidelberg. It's a good solid made pen, good semi-flex nib.

Mine is a Frankie, has a Kaweco clip....good looking clip...but a Frankie.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 16 March 2017 - 11:44.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


#40 kaysguy

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:36

Pelikan, Lamy, Diplomat.  I don't think they are still around, but in their day, Senator made pens that could easily compete with and compare to Pelikan's, in fact, the nibs are interchangeable between my old Senator piston filler and Pelikans.








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