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#381 A Smug Dill

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:02

This just came in the post:
 
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As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 15:57

My Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller with Iroshizuku asa-gao ink.

#383 mehandiratta

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:15

Actually, I think this one is more impressive...

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wow.. what a hand


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#384 Inky-Fingers

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 18:02

Geha Goldschwinge 725

 

This is the first acceptable pen of four bought on fleabay.  Bo Bo Olson will be proud.

 

http://www.ruettinge...schwinge-1.html

 

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#385 Tas

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 21:22

Geha Goldschwinge 725

 

This is the first acceptable pen of four bought on fleabay.  Bo Bo Olson will be proud.

 

http://www.ruettinge...schwinge-1.html

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 15:12

Very much enjoying my Jinhao x459. It just has a good weight to it, and writes fairly nicely.

 

 

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#387 A Smug Dill

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 20:55

Very much enjoying my Jinhao x459. It just has a good weight to it, and writes fairly nicely.


Good to hear! I have six (including the matt black one) on order and on the way to me, and then two more 'frankenpens' that are X459 bodies fitted with Zebra G nibs. Just a bunch of $4 pens with which to ink different colours for ready access to a variety for testing and doodling, but if they actually write well, then so much the better.

You've got lovely handwriting, by the way. Thanks for showing us!

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 21:59

Today I am using this yellow (now appropriately renamed mustard)/red Ranga 8 pen with Jowo nib M and R&K Salix

 

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#389 A Smug Dill

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:54

Sorting through the junk in one of the many yellowed, old shoeboxes my late father hoarded, I came across this pen: fpn_1543044569__geha_722_vintage_souveni complete with crusty ink clots that have most likely been in the pen for over forty years. I have never heard of Geha until now, and have no idea which particular model of pen this is; it looks like a the body of a Geha 722 fitted with a steel nib instead of the standard 14K gold nib for that model. Even though I have no love for (i) piston-fillers, (ii) vintage pens, and (iii) promotional 'souvenir' pens with tacky inscriptions from companies I've never heard of, being a German pen instead of say a Chinese pen, I decided to have a good go at cleaning it out with many repeated flushings and long baths in a temperature-controlled ultrasonic cleaning tank.

It actually lays down a mighty fine line for a German nib, so in the absence of any nib grade markings, I'm guessing this would be an Extra Fine nib. Looking at the writing through a loupe, with flexing the line width goes from about 0.18mm out to about 0.48mm, but due to the change in 'wetness' and colour intensity, to the naked eye it looks more in the range of 3× to 4×.

The pen is very prone to hard starts, especially when leading with a horizontal stroke, if the cap is left uncapped in one's hand for so much as eight or ten seconds. It takes about an equal amount of effort to restart writing after that as it does after leaving the pen uncapped for ten minutes.

Edited by A Smug Dill, 24 November 2018 - 07:55.

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 08:04

Very much enjoying my Jinhao x459. It just has a good weight to it, and writes fairly nicely.

 

 

 

Put a Jowo in that and you'll turn that "fairly nicely" into a $100+ writing experience.



#391 Tas

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 11:52

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Ooo, something really "no nonesense & ake to work" about this one. Well done for putting the effort in. I hope the hard starts are ink and not pen related.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 13:36

My pen of the day and ink of the day: TWSBI Eco with Monteverde Amethyst. Not really a color I would have tried on my own, but I like it. :) (I got it as a random sample from Goulet Pen Co.)

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:13

Pen of the day: Jinhao x450. Ink of the day: Diamine Burgundy Royale. I'm looking forward to getting a JoWo nib for my Jinhao soon. :)

 

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 13:29

Hi.

Now I'm using this unknown cheap fontain pen, made in Germany. Paid 5 € on eBay including shipment.

Ink: Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue on cartridge.

It writes smooth.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 14:28

I ran out of Diamine Burgundy Royale, so before doing my journaling today, I wound up just refilling my Jinhao with what I had left of my Ama-iro.

 

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:19

- Opus 88 - Parallel 6.0 modified.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 13:21

Breaking in a pen I got a week ago and have barely used...LAMY Al-Star, Graphite, F nib. Using Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai in it. 

 

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 21:26

Breaking in a pen I got a week ago and have barely used...LAMY Al-Star, Graphite, F nib. Using Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai in it. 
 
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Worn out mine over the past few years. Cap doesn't close secure anymore.
Si after ruining one shirt, this pen stay home on my desk.
Enjoy yours!

fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 23:13

It's a School Pen Day!

 

Pelikano P460 & Diplomat (don't know the model) -- both inexpensive German-made student pens. They are very good writers, are well made, and have fun colors.  Both pens have medium steel nibs and are cartridge fillers.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:00

Geha Goldschwinge 725
 
This is the first acceptable pen of four bought on fleabay.  Bo Bo Olson will be proud.
 
http://www.ruettinge...schwinge-1.html
 
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Mine (Geha 725) is resting in transit in Jenisville. I was waiting for so long for one with OB or OBB nib. Found one with OBB with sticker still on.


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