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Three Pens: Signing Documents, Workhorse, Everyday Carry

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#41 vermillexlex

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 14:19

1. Montegrappa/ Omas/ Montblanc, for the aesthetics of course, with Broad nib

2. Everyday workhorse: Fine nib pens, Sailor, Pilot, Platinum

3. Same as 2 :)



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#42 LuisAAbrilRomero

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:18

For me, pen choice is dependent on context, so there you go:

 

1. Lamy Dialog 3 Palladium or Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear Black/Gold

2. Sheaffer Legacy Heritage Palladium, Sailor 1911 Black Luster, Faber-Castell E-motion Black

3. Kaweco Brass Sport, Pilot Capless, Pilot Prera, and (the horror) a Uni-ball Gel pen such as the Signo 207 Premier



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 15:22

Hi Wolverine,

I use a Makrolon Lamy 2000 for all three. :)


- Anthony

Wow, it is so cool !



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 20:00

Signature : if it is a private affair (House, car etc) M1000 / Omas paragon / Duofold. if it is a public/larger group (sitting on the board / public signing / large audience ) M1000 / MB149 / Omas Paragon LE / Porsche Design Solid, Divina (depending if the audience is a conservative group or a fun loving bunch)

 

Work horse : when the day is packed with meeting where notes are more important than long writing sessions : GvFC Guilloche/ Otto Hutt D04/ Porsche Design slim, Targa 1004 (All F or EF) . When a day is spent in long document writing sessions : M800, M215, Omas paragon old style, DVOS in ED mode, M1000 or an Visconti HS Bronze OS

 

EDC and backup pen that is always in the bag: Platinum #3776 Century with an UEF. Actually this pen will do all the above in a pinch :)



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 21:55

The ink & the nib would be the more important consideration for me.  What pen the nib is attached to is much less important.

 

For anything official, as signing a contract, I like an edged nib with a sharper grind (0.8 mm cursive italic),  unless the form to be filled in has blanks that don't allow for larger hand writing.

Iron gall blue/black inks (Platinum b/b, Akkerman #10, Diamine Registrar's,...) would be best for this purpose, because these inks are more forgiving of lesser quality papers & are permanent.

 

For general writing such as journals, notes, cheques,  a narrower 0.5 mm stub or even 0.6 mm. round-nose CI would do just fine.

My every day carry pen (stainless Lilliput with 0.5 stub) is always loaded with a Pelikan 4001 Blue/Black (cart), which is highly water resistant. 


Sailor 1911 Standards (14c nibs): *Black/gold, 0.8 mm. stub *Burgundy/gold, 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI & 1.1 mm. CI, *Sailor Profit Standards: Brown & Red Marbled Mozaiques, (machined acrylic/rhodium), 1.0 mm.CI & 0.8 mm. stub *Kaweco Dia2 14c M,B,BB (butter-line-stubs) Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput 14c 0.8 stub * Montblanc 254, 14c BB flügelfeder factory stub

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:07

1. Soennecken 111 -- soft stub broad

2. Pelikan 400 -- Stub medium

3.  Parker "51" --F/M nib



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:23

This is what I use and would recommend...

 

1) Signing documents: buying/selling a house, signing checks, signing agreements, signing contracts, signing guestbooks

 

Visconti Homo Sapiens Medium Nib, (currently getting ground to an Every Day Italic by Linda at Indy Pen Dance) - Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite (a beautiful colour but dignified enough for formal occasions)

 

2) Workhorse for everyday use: writing paragraphs, flow diagrams, jotting down ideas

 

Pilot Custom 823 Medium Nib - big ink capacity and good fit in my hand for longer writing sessions: meeting notes, journalling etc - Sailor Sei Boku or Iroshizuku Take-Sumi (good smooth inks for long writing sessions and water resistant too)

 

3) On person, everyday carry, I normally wear a suit/sport coat and would put this on my inside pocket

 

Pilot Vanishing Point Black Kasuri (Carbonesque) Fine Nib, perfect for jotting quick notes - KWZ Inks Iron Gall Blue Black, Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris, or Noodlers Heart of Darkness (good all round work inks for most paper types)

 

As always, you will need to try each of these pens to see if they suit your writing style and hand size. I am assuming you are happy to spend the money needed.  For a budget option just buy some Lamy Safaris or Pilot Metropolitans in corresponding nib sizes - they are almost as good as expensive pens and you won't cry if you lose them!

 

Cheers

Rick


Edited by rickygene, 27 June 2017 - 04:34.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:31

1.) Visconti Homo Sapiens EF ($600) - Sailor Jentle Oku-Yama (red - $12) or Souten (blue - $12)

 

2.) Schaeffer statesman snorkel - triumph x4 EF nib ($85) - Waterman serenity blue ($10)

 

3.) Lamy 2000 F ($150) - Sailor Jentle Yama-dori (turquoise - $12)

 

Cheap version

 

1.) Jinhao 159 /w a nemosine 0.6 stub ($5 + $10) - Noodlers Black Swan in Aussie Roses (purple/black, $12 3oz bottle)

 

2.) Noodlers Charlie (free /w your mandatory bottle of baystate blue)

 

3.) Faber Castell loom ($40) - Noodlers Liberty's Elysium (blue, $12 - way bigger bottle)

 

If I signed things that really needed SERIOUS permanence, I'd use platinum citrus black or noodlers bad belted kingfisher in my firm 14k American Pencil Co. Venus.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 27 June 2017 - 09:36.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:05

Wow, it is so cool !


Yeah, it really is a cool pen. B)

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:55

1.) Visconti Homo Sapiens EF ($600) - Sailor Jentle Oku-Yama (red - $12) or Souten (blue - $12)
 
2.) Schaeffer statesman snorkel - triumph x4 EF nib ($85) - Waterman serenity blue ($10)
 
3.) Lamy 2000 F ($150) - Sailor Jentle Yama-dori (turquoise - $12)
 
Cheap version
 
1.) Jinhao 159 /w a nemosine 0.6 stub ($5 + $10) - Noodlers Black Swan in Aussie Roses (purple/black, $12 3oz bottle)
 
2.) Noodlers Charlie (free /w your mandatory bottle of baystate blue)
 
3.) Faber Castell loom ($40) - Noodlers Liberty's Elysium (blue, $12 - way bigger bottle)
 
If I signed things that really needed SERIOUS permanence, I'd use platinum citrus black or noodlers bad belted kingfisher in my firm 14k American Pencil Co. Venus.



Schaeffer? Is that a German pen brand?
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 23:38

I don't segregate them out like that, usually I just grab one pen and go with that. But if I did from what I have, it would be:
Signing: Parker Challenger '39 flex (Aurora Black)
EDC: Platinum Plaisir with EF from a Preppy (Platinum Brown cartridge)
Workhorse: Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme Fine (Diamine Registrar's Blue Black)

Inked:  Lamy 2000 Macrolon EF (MB Toffee Brown); Platinum Balance Blue F (Platinum Blue Black); Franklin Christoph 02 Medium Stub (Aurora Black);  Platinum Plaisir Gunmetal EF (Platinum Brown); Platinum Preppy M (Platinum Blue-Black); Pelikan Twist Bronze M (Pelikan Blue). Leaded: Palomino Blackwing 602; Lamy Scribble 0.7 (Pentel Ain Stein 2B); Uni Kuru Toga Roulette 0.5 (Uni Kuru Toga HB); Parker 51 Plum 0.9 (Pilot Neox HB)


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 23:38

I don't segregate them out like that, usually I just grab one pen and go with that. But if I did from what I have, it would be:
Signing: Parker Challenger '39 flex (Aurora Black)
EDC: Platinum Plaisir with EF from a Preppy (Platinum Brown cartridge)
Workhorse: Pelikan M200 Cafe Creme Fine (Diamine Registrar's Blue Black) or Pilot CH 92 FM (same ink)

Edited by Mister5, 27 June 2017 - 23:40.

Inked:  Lamy 2000 Macrolon EF (MB Toffee Brown); Platinum Balance Blue F (Platinum Blue Black); Franklin Christoph 02 Medium Stub (Aurora Black);  Platinum Plaisir Gunmetal EF (Platinum Brown); Platinum Preppy M (Platinum Blue-Black); Pelikan Twist Bronze M (Pelikan Blue). Leaded: Palomino Blackwing 602; Lamy Scribble 0.7 (Pentel Ain Stein 2B); Uni Kuru Toga Roulette 0.5 (Uni Kuru Toga HB); Parker 51 Plum 0.9 (Pilot Neox HB)


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 15:36

Signing and penning letters to clients: Delta Fusion 82 with a Fusion 18k & steel Stub.

Workhorse: constantly rotating, but usually a Montblanc 147.

EDC: Montblanc Meisterstuck 90 Years special edition solitaire ballpoint. It shimmers and shines all day and night. Also love the Rose gold and lacquered guilloché combination.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:32

It's such a personal decision, it would be hard to make a recommendation. Here's what I'm using:

 

1) Signing documents: Conklin All-American (sunburst orange, M) inked in Kaweco's midnight blue

 

2) Workhorse for everyday use: Since I come across a variety of different paper in this area, I've found that my Lamy Safari (petrol blue, F) inked with Noodler's 54th Mass works reliably, whether it's generic copy paper, tablet paper or nicer notebooks.

 

3) On person: for this one, I've got a Kaweco Sport (burgundy, F) inked in some nice unknown blue that I will be sad to run out of. This is a great form-factor for most pockets and is my just-about-everywhere pen.



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 15:32

1) Signing documents: Custom Urushi (Pilot), Opera Master (Visconti), Nakaya Dorsal Fin

2) Workhorse for everyday use: Paragon or Ogiva (Omas), Custom 823 (Pilot), Nakaya Long. 

3) On person, everyday carry: any pen, but preference for Homo Sapiens (Visconti) because of the secure cap lock. Lamy Dialog 3. 

 

Also have another category

 

4) Travel pens: Homo Sapiens and other Visconti with double reservoir mechanism, Milord Omas or other C/C pens. 



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 16:09

1) MB149 03B (Montblanc Permanent Grey)

2) L2K M (Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki)

3) Noodler's Ahab B (Noodler's El Lawrence)


Edited by oob, 08 October 2017 - 16:12.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:02

The other day I actually had to test my supposition about my best signature pen. I contributed to a book about the many women who did art for the Disney studio, and was invited to join eight veteran artists at a book-signing at the Disney Store on the main lot.
The pen I was wearing (a tiny Wahl ringtop with a delicate Aikin-Lambert dip nib) was too fragile for such service and the sac contains barely more ink than the nib itself, so I drove home and collected my Doric with the busted Adjustable nib.
The perfect tool, even on that slick book paper, and it held the whole morning’s-worth of ink.
What a great pen!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 15:41

1) For signing documents:

a) Life changing - Namiki Moonlight (Only inked once for signing wedding documents)- Kon-Peki
B) Business Signatures - Montblanc 149

2) EDC: Sailor 1911 HF Nib (or sub VP with cursive italic nib)

3) Workhorse: In my pocket, clipped to notebook Platinum Preppy EF 0.2 (or sub: Decimo with F nib)

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 20:11

Signature: Parker 45

Workhorse: ditto
EDC: ditto

 

as of today - tomorrow the same question may have a different answer


Edited by artart, 10 October 2017 - 20:13.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:32

Signature: Parker 45
Workhorse: ditto
EDC: ditto
 
as of today - tomorrow the same question may have a different answer


😂 mine may also change tomorrow ...





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