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What Fountain Pen To Buy

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Poll: What Fountain Pen To Buy (17 member(s) have cast votes)

What Fountain Pen should I buy

  1. Graf von faber castell intuition ribbed ivory (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  2. Montegrappa Game of thrones Stark (1 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  3. Wait for the Pelikan M605 White stripes to come out (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  4. Sailor professional gear white pink gold (7 votes [41.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  5. Other, specify (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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#1 Waltz For Zizi

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 19:47

Hello! I'm trying to collect white/ivory pens, but I don't want to have doezens of cheap jinhaos and lingmos, or other cheap brand, and also not extremely expensive one. I might like the statue of zeus pelikan a lot, but it's too expensive for me to be comfortable using it daily, everywhere. Well I guess I'm not trying to collect them, but to own a few nice ones. I own 3 right now (A caran d'ache leman, a montegrappa fortuna, and the Pelikan m600 pink, which is mostly white), I will definitely buy the white tortoise, and I have also another 3-4 pens on my radar right now, and all of them cost exactly the same (+/- 10$), maybe the sailor a little more. Which one should I buy, if I could only buy one. It doesn't matter my prefferences on what I like, I want to know what is more appealing to everyone else.

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#2 pajaro

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 20:01

Are you buying these pens for collecting or for writing?  Pelikan for untroubled writing.  The others for display and filling out a collection. 

 

I have a sub-collection of red pens.  Most are just dustables, though.


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#3 gryphon1911

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 20:26

Bexley Pen Company makes great pens and have a few white ones that are great to use and good to look at.


Edited by gryphon1911, 11 September 2017 - 20:26.


#4 Waltz For Zizi

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 21:48

Are you buying these pens for collecting or for writing?  Pelikan for untroubled writing.  The others for display and filling out a collection. 
 
I have a sub-collection of red pens.  Most are just dustables, though.


To write with them, of course. I even sold some pens (rollerbals), extremely cheap just because they were collecting dust, and I hate useless things. I don't want to own 50+ pens and write with each one only 7 days a year. 10-20 is enough variety for me, that's why I want to buy only pens that deserve it.
I know that pelikans are great writers, but I kinda feel their section too short in the 400, 600 series, and the rest are not white. I wonder what the intuition feels in the hand, it has no threads, and the ribbed ivory is extremely beautiful, in my opinion.

#5 Waltz For Zizi

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 21:49

Is the sailor not comfortable in the hand? Are pelikans more confortable?

#6 Waltz For Zizi

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 21:52

Bexley Pen Company makes great pens and have a few white ones that are great to use and good to look at.


I try to restrict myself on buying pens that are available in my country, without ordering them overseas.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 00:59

The Waterman Elegance is a nice pen for writing but, I think, a little more costly than the ones you mention.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:40

The pen that I am enjoying using the most right now is a Sheaffer VFN. It's quite cheap (sells for ~10 USD over here) and a little slim but feels good and writes nicely. It's a little unusual in that it has an attractive matte finish, where most of my pens tend to be glossy. Although I haven't seen it in person, they do have a white version. Something to consider perhaps?

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