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#1 Rosendust2121

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 22:02

Hi! Which would you recommend based on that I like my Pilot metropolitan and which would be easier for me grip wise and maintenance wise? Or if you can recommend me other brands, that would be helpful as well.
Thanks for any input!

Edited by Rosendust2121, 16 August 2017 - 22:04.

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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 22:09

If you don't mind the shaped grip then I find the steel nibs on Lamy Safaris are quite smooth. On the other hand the TWSBI is a piston filler and the Safari is a C/C filler. At the end of the day it has to be your choice.  :)



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 22:31

For grip, the Lamy Safari has a faceted section for the fingers.  If your fingers do not naturally land there, it may feel uncomfortable to write with.  The round section of the TWSBI does not have that issue.

 

For maintenance, I choose the Lamy, because it is a cartridge/converter pen.  I find c/c pens much easier to clean than a piston pen, because I can put a bulb syringe on the section and push a LOT of water through the section, so I can clean it faster.

 

I have and use both the Lamy joy/Safari and a TWSBI Eco, and like them both.

The joy is a Safari with a longer tapered body, like a desk pen.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:25

I happen to think the ECO is a better pen. 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:09

+1 for the Eco - I have both but definitely prefer the Eco.

 

If you have enough pennies it's worth considering the Vac 700R, I've got one with a medium nib and it's one of my favourite pens.

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 14:51

I have multiple of both (plus both models you're considering).  Nibs are very much personal preference, but I prefer the Lamy nib over the TSWBI (I feel Lamy nibs, especially their gold ones, are very under-rated), however for some reason I'm more likely to grab the ECO to write with - I'm comfortable with the triangular section so it's not that - note it does ot work for everyone.  From a looks wise - I love watching ink slosh around in a demonstrator, but the turquoise is very much in your face, where as the petrol it quite a subtle model.

 

In reality they are two very different pens, if you're happy with the triangular grip you can't go wrong with either.



#7 Rosendust2121

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 15:14

Thank you everyone.

After some consideration, I am going with the Lamy Petrol. 


Edited by Rosendust2121, 17 August 2017 - 15:14.

<i>Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favourite  flower, your favourite song, your favourite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart-Leigh Bardugo. Please assume no affiliation, as I'm just a pleased customer.





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