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#621 wspohn

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 16:58

Normal ones can be had fro $500 and up, with some patience.


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#622 WLSpec

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 17:00

Normal ones can be had fro $500 and up, with some patience.

Yep. Was just looking at some online.  :yikes:

 

Are they urushi? Why are the SO pricy?



#623 wspohn

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 17:05

They were top of the line Watermans - look at the prices on Edsons over the years (I have three different models of them, which I guess indicates that I like them better or that I am too cheap to buy a Serenite special edition?


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#624 WLSpec

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 17:17

They were top of the line Watermans - look at the prices on Edsons over the years (I have three different models of them, which I guess indicates that I like them better or that I am too cheap to buy a Serenite special edition?

Ah, ok. Thanks for clarification.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 14:37

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Playing around with a Noodlers Ahab today. 



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Posted 04 January 2020 - 19:02

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Nemosine Graphite Fission

 

 



#627 eerestis

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Pelikan 500 (KF nib) and Wahl Eversharp Doric (adjustable) which I finally reveived fully repaired.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 19:17

Today it is a Penbbs 469

Only one side is inked using Noodlers Forest Green

I had Red in the other side during the holidays

 

 

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#629 pkotrcka

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:36

My Sailor Lecoule Pearl

 

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#631 pkotrcka

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 21:06

Since I am now in the Angels Delight club, this is what I am using today :-)

 

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#632 bemon

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:44

Since I am now in the Angels Delight club, this is what I am using today :-)

 

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Love the look of that nib! I've got the gold with silver accent on my Pro Gear Realo, but I think silver with gold accents looks 10 times better. 



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:52

Love the look of that nib! I've got the gold with silver accent on my Pro Gear Realo, but I think silver with gold accents looks 10 times better. 

 

I agree that colour combo and distribution just looks great! I couldn't help myself (last year) but buy yet another Sailor Pro Gear in black with rhodium trim, just to secure a mainly-silver two-toned EF nib, even though I already have a number of Sailor pens in the Profit21 or Professional Gear (Classic) mold.

 

I just wish (against the 'health' of my bank balance) Sailor made more special edition pens in swirly or 'cracked ice' acrylics instead of clear/translucent/single-coloured acrylics.


Edited by A Smug Dill, 10 January 2020 - 01:59.

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#634 bemon

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:16

 

I agree that colour combo and distribution just looks great! I couldn't help myself (last year) but buy yet another Sailor Pro Gear in black with rhodium trim, just to secure a mainly-silver two-toned EF nib, even though I already have a number of Sailor pens in the Profit21 or Professional Gear (Classic) mold.

 

I just wish (against the 'health' of my bank balance) Sailor made more special edition pens in swirly or 'cracked ice' acrylics instead of clear/translucent/single-coloured acrylics.

I'm not a fan of sailor nibs from a writing standpoint, but the are gorgeous so I can't see myself collecting anymore. 

 

And at least you're spending your money and not piling up debt! It could always be worse :)



#635 A Smug Dill

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:35

I'm not a fan of sailor nibs from a writing standpoint,

 

 

Whereas I am, and I surprised myself that I could even tolerate a Sailor H-M nib, given my very definite preference for finer nibs. It's first among all fountain pen brands, Japanese or otherwise, in which I have total confidence in the nibs produced in-house by the manufacturer.

 

I'm not really inclined to acquire used pens, but if something with a long-since-discontinued Sailor Naginata togi Fine nib comes up at the right time, I might just to have to go against my heuristics for deciding what I'd buy.


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.


#636 bemon

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 13:20

Whereas I am, and I surprised myself that I could even tolerate a Sailor H-M nib, given my very definite preference for finer nibs. It's first among all fountain pen brands, Japanese or otherwise, in which I have total confidence in the nibs produced in-house by the manufacturer.
 
I'm not really inclined to acquire used pens, but if something with a long-since-discontinued Sailor Naginata togi Fine nib comes up at the right time, I might just to have to go against my heuristics for deciding what I'd buy.


I always felt the sailor nibs wee on the fine side for me. And I could deal with having a medium that leans fine. It’s the feedback I don’t like.

Keep an eye on eBay! If it’s a valuable limited edition or discontinued pen I’d think that someone would take good enough care that it would be in great condition.

#637 mehandiratta

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:32

Ranga Model 4C

 

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#638 mehandiratta

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:34

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Another shot of the same pen 


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#639 Dr.X

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 19:33

The ebonite on that Ranga is gorgeous. Is it an eyedropper filler?

 

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#640 Calabria

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 00:26

Normal ones can be had fro $500 and up, with some patience.

I remember when they first came out ... cant believe they fetch as much as a MB Hemingway or Agatha Christie.
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