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#461 A Smug Dill

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:59

Which are these pens? They seem really pretty and comfortable to use. Any chance you could post pictures of their nibs.

 

 

I don't think they have official model designations. For the four immediately below the Lamy Safari, do a web search for "Delike Handmade Nature Wood Barrel". For the final two, do a web search for "Delike Submarine celluloid" (although I don't think the barrels are made of actual cellulose nitrate). If you still need me to take photos of the actual nibs on my pens after that to show you, let me know. They're just regular Delike steel EF (0.38mm) nibs, like on the Delike Alpha and the Delike New Moon 3.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 00:07

Last pen to complete my 24 slot pen case. Really happy with the EF nib and that piano white color. By far one of my favorite pens, love the capless design.T5IL4dY.jpg



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 21:09

I make pens and I use pens that I've made.  I just finished this pen and it goes to work on Monday.

 

This was made on a Wood River "Navigator" kit.  The metal bits are Black Titanium plate.  The barrels are made with Bog Oak from Iowa.

Most Bog Oak available to wood turners comes from Europe and is usually black-ish.  I know a guy in Iowa who got a line on this ancient oak found in an excavation (construction?) about 20 feet down in what is believed to be a old riverbed. Around 4500 years old.  He got a bunch of it.  I comes in colors from tan-ish, to blue, to black.  Neat stuff.

 

While this a "kit pen", the parts are good quality.  It fits the hand well, and while it doesn't have a top-shelf nib,  it writes pretty good, too.

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:22

Hello everyone,

 

Today i am using a Montegrappa Ferrari Limited Edition, the ink is Montblanc Midnight Blue.

 

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Best regards,

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:40

Taking shelter from the rain, under a coffee shop canopy on a City of London street corner and making some notes before a meeting with my newly acquired Comet Grey Prototype Namisu Nova with its stunningly good Bock EF nib.

 

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I've now nicknamed the corner "Smoke & Moan" corner. Loads of different people kept ducking in under the canopy cover, lighting up a cigarette and then having a moan about this that and the other.

Me. I was having a thankful moment. I'd just seen a man in his late fifties come into the cafe and gratefully receive a free plate of whatever was about to be thrown out. There but for the grace of God :(.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:56

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#467 northstar

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:22

Hello everyone,

 

Though i own this Sheaffer Targa 1006 Sterling Silver for years which i bought new (NOS), it was yesterday that i decided to fill it for the first time, and my ink choice was the Parker Penman Sapphire:

 

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Edited by northstar, 22 February 2019 - 06:27.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 14:18

My new Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz with steel F nib, that I wasn't expecting to like, both in terms of form factor and nib performance.

 

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:35

 

 

I don't think they have official model designations. For the four immediately below the Lamy Safari, do a web search for "Delike Handmade Nature Wood Barrel". For the final two, do a web search for "Delike Submarine celluloid" (although I don't think the barrels are made of actual cellulose nitrate). If you still need me to take photos of the actual nibs on my pens after that to show you, let me know. They're just regular Delike steel EF (0.38mm) nibs, like on the Delike Alpha and the Delike New Moon 3.

Hi, I just don't know if this message was for me? Sorry. gtcarving, phil



#470 A Smug Dill

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:31

Hi, I just don't know if this message was for me? Sorry. gtcarving, phil


No, it was my reply to shanbo's request, as indicated in the 'by-line' at the top of the quoted text in my earlier post.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 20:46

Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night inked with Iroshizuku Asa-Gao.

 

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 18:20

Hello everyone,

 

Today is a Parker 51 with Parker Black ink:

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:02

Leonardo Momento Zero Hawaii again today, after I sorta fixed the problems with its steel EF nib on the weekend:

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:19

Hello everyone,

 

Today is a Parker 51 with Parker Black ink:

 

 

 

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Hi, Northstar: Does that 51 have a nib that's special in any way? You're getting some wonderful line variation out of it. It's so rare to find a 51 with anything other than an F or M, that I'm curious!



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:24

 

Hi, Northstar: Does that 51 have a nib that's special in any way? You're getting some wonderful line variation out of it. It's so rare to find a 51 with anything other than an F or M, that I'm curious!

 

What's confusing to me is that the line thickness does not seem to be consistent in a specific orientation?


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:30

 

What's confusing to me is that the line thickness does not seem to be consistent in a specific orientation?

Maybe it's an architect grind?


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:27

 

Hi, Northstar: Does that 51 have a nib that's special in any way? You're getting some wonderful line variation out of it. It's so rare to find a 51 with anything other than an F or M, that I'm curious!

 

Hello Houston,

 

its just a M nib, i outlined the writing then filled it.

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:29

Hello everyone,

 

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Pen: Sheaffer 300

Ink: Vintage Sheaffer Skrip Black

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:33

 

Hello Houston,

 

its just a M nib, i outlined the writing then filled it.

 

Best regards.

 

Aha! Artistic skill, rather than nib-grinding. Thank you for solving the mystery. 



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:38

Hello everyone,

 

Today i am using a Montegrappa Ferrari Limited Edition, the ink is Montblanc Midnight Blue.

 

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Best regards,

Northstar

 

I don't care for the Ferrari branding, but this is one of the most beautiful pens I've ever seen! Northstar, where/when did you get it and how does it write? Thank you for sharing.


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