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#601 pkotrcka

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 22:58

My new Caran d'Ache 849 in Orange :-)

 

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#602 mongrelnomad

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 10:21

Can you see a theme?

 

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Too many pens; too little writing.

#603 A Smug Dill

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 00:33

A frankenpen assembled from remnants of 'donor' pens that served other frankenpen projects:
 
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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.


#604 Mongoosey

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 23:09

Pilot Prera -Medium inked with Heart of Darkness syringed into a pilot cartridge. 

 

The pen writes a little dry.  It works great with Iroshizuku inks, but I needed something permanent and HOD works perfectly with it. 

 

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#605 Mongoosey

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 19:47

Pilot Explorer-M

 

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Not bad, not great.  I still prefer Kakuno : )


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#606 5Cavaliers

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 20:25

Three pens today - Waterman Carene with Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai, Lamy Studio (14K nib) with Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Dori, and Delta Horsepower with FC nib with Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku.  

 

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 20:41

today notes in the office taken with this lovely Ranga 8B in premium ebonite pink-blue-pale yellow

(it's surprising how the cooking of the ebonite mixes the colours, I usually consider this pen as being purple...)

premium ebonite is an odd material too, rather different from standard ebonite which feels more like wood, premium ebonite has a much smoother finish, somewhat silky...

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:11

FPR Himalaya in Amethyst Purple...

 

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...frankenpen that has a green ebonite Himalaya section and a TWSBI #5 1.5mm stub nib:

 

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The green section was by request, because I prefer an ebonite section to an acrylic one (I have slippery hands apparently).  Shame FPR didn't have it in black, but I don't think the green looks too bad with the purple. The TWSBI stub is the smoothest and most reliable stub I've yet acquired, and the Himalaya's ebonite feed keeps it running in a way that the original TWSBI plastic feed couldn't. My two Himalayas are great pens: comfortable, reliable, and good looking, which makes them two of the very few pens that I keep inked. The other one has a FPR flex nib btw.

 

 



#609 Tom Kellie

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 13:03

Three pens today - Waterman Carene with Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai, Lamy Studio (14K nib) with Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Dori, and Delta Horsepower with FC nib with Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku.  

 

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Very nice image!

 

I like how you set that up.

 

Thank you.

 

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 14:53

Sheaffer Balance Plunger Filler (restored). This is one of the few vintage pens I use, I use modern pens much more often.

 

 

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:47

It doesn't get much more Christmas-y than a Moonman M2 (christmas version) inked with Herbin Rouge Hematite!
 
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Special thanks to Nicholas for gifting me this beautiful ink!
 
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Posted 22 December 2019 - 16:58

 

~ DrDebG:

 

Very nice image!

 

I like how you set that up.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom K.

 

Thank you.  I seem to like more oblique angles than straight on. 


"Today will be gone in less than 24 hours.  When it is gone, it is gone.  Be wise, but enjoy!  - anonymous today

 

 

 


#613 A Smug Dill

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:21

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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 30 December 2019 - 19:16

My Waterman Serenite has been getting nib time lately. Kind of a love it or hate it shape.

 

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:09

Start 2020.

 

 

 

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#616 A Smug Dill

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:34

This piece of junk that is filling my mouth with a sour taste at the start of the year 2020, and putting Parker right back on my personal "no-buy" blacklist as well as brands to recommend against:
 
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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 01 January 2020 - 09:50

My Waterman Serenite has been getting nib time lately. Kind of a love it or hate it shape.

 

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now that's one, eh, peculiar pen. Glad you showed it, not sure whether I'm liking it yet.


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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#618 Tas

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 11:38

 
 
now that's one, eh, peculiar pen. Glad you showed it, not sure whether I'm liking it yet.


Wait until you hold one. Only your wallet will make you put it back down. 🥰

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 16:27

Yes, it is a bit of an acquired taste, but there is something about the shape that draws one...

 

I avoided the first generation, which were black and had no provisions to protect the barrel from being scratched by the clip when posting, and went for the much more attractive (to me) blue.

 

And if you think the basic version is expensive, look at the LEs 

 

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 16:49

Yes, it is a bit of an acquired taste, but there is something about the shape that draws one...

 

I avoided the first generation, which were black and had no provisions to protect the barrel from being scratched by the clip when posting, and went for the much more attractive (to me) blue.

 

And if you think the basic version is expensive, look at the LEs 

 

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What price can I get a used Serenite for? (A normal one, not limited edition)








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