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Is There A Readily Available Modern Safety Pen?


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#1 eharriett

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 23:49

All this talk recently about Noodler's new prototype safety pens have got me wondering: are there any new safety pens being made today? 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:29

Not mass produced, no. Some custom makers make them, but they're far from cheap. Expect to pay $500 or more for one until the Noodler's pen comes out.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:49

All this talk recently about Noodler's new prototype safety pens have got me wondering: are there any new safety pens being made today? 

 

Montblanc Heritage 1912 and the Hero H718, though the latter is not technically a safety pen as it has a captive converter and not a true piston.



#4 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:20

Montblanc Heritage 1912....I tested one years ago at the duty free shop in Frankfurt. The nib was more flexible than I thought it would be.

I do have a '30's Fendograph, made in Milan. In Penboard makes a better picture I asked Tom to use his and was told yes. Mine is very similar. The cap 'jewel' is a very nice feature. Mine is also 18k rolled gold.

https://imgur.com/UPQpECd

 

It too was a type of pen I'd never expected to own. I was a tad ignorant, when I first saw it at a different live auction. I unscrewed the cap and thought someone had stolen the nib and feed.........until I was shown one screwed the nib up to show it. :headsmack: :happyberet:

Live auctions are nice for pens, in once you beat the dealers, you still have a pen under Ebay price. Of course if there is a collector there........ :wallbash: .........Often I'm lucky on the next pen then. :)

 

Later, I did see a Mont Blanc '20's Safety Pen in a live auction, the nib was a Weak Kneed Wet Noodle. :puddle:

Out of my price range of course.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 13 October 2017 - 09:21.

Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also.

 

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 15:21

FYI guys, the H718 and 1912 aren't classic safety pens. They're piston fillers. "Real" safeties have the nib and feed always bathed in the ink, and eyedropper filled.

#6 eharriett

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 17:58

Oh.  I didn't know that was a thing.  In my OP, I meant "original" style, like what Noodlers is doing.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 18:50

I should have remembered the nib was out...on that Heritage but got confused....especially in I'd seen a MB Safety Pen that 'resembled' it a little bit.....and have one.


Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also.

 

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

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


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 18:52

What does "safety pen" mean in a Noodler's context?

That you're safe from being ripped off by wasting the same money you'd spend on a Safari or or something on a pen that barely works?



#9 eharriett

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 19:04

I was referring to what he put out at the Commonwealth Pen Show.  Kinda interested in that.  Looks fine to me.

 

And I have an Ahab and a Creaper that are working quite well and in my regular rotation, along with a Neponset that sees regular use when I have specific needs for it, thannnnnk you very much!  :D



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 00:39

Here's Nathan's YouTube announcement of the Noodler's Safety pen. It's 70 minutes long, the part where he shows his pen is 12 minutes in (after discussing why you'd want a safety pen, which was interesting as I never understood the point of them before)



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:36

All this talk recently about Noodler's new prototype safety pens have got me wondering: are there any new safety pens being made today? 

 

    Stypen Up       ............retractable nib  cartridge filler only inexpensive in a variety of finishes......

 

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