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Best Inexpensive Fountain Pens For Clumsy People Who Drop Them?


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#61 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 00:19

Just wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations for cool pens to try! I just got a new Jinhao x750 today and am loving it so far (with the sole downside that I find it a touch heavy)!
 
I also actually quite enjoyed the cheap Pilot Varsity I was using in the days before this Jinhao arrived... will definitely be experimenting a lot more at these price points...


Hi Mysterium,

That's great! :thumbup:

If the weight of the Jinhao gets to you... consider a Nemosine Singularity... similar size and shape, but very lightweight... also with cheap and easy to replace nibs. (But unlike what was previously said... it does come with a threaded cap).

Be well and enjoy life. :)


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#62 TSherbs

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 00:34

Just wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations for cool pens to try! I just got a new Jinhao x750 today and am loving it so far (with the sole downside that I find it a touch heavy)!
 
I also actually quite enjoyed the cheap Pilot Varsity I was using in the days before this Jinhao arrived... will definitely be experimenting a lot more at these price points...


There are a lot of good inexpensive pens. Have fun experimenting.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 14:25

Try ebay - you may find some really good deals. Here's a Rainbow 202 FP made in China I got for around 10-12 bucks. I think it's vintage, but it was in new, sealed condition. It writes surprrisingly well, with good ink flow and no nib scratch. Great FP for a student as well.

 


 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 17:03

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 17:29

Just wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations for cool pens to try! I just got a new Jinhao x750 today and am loving it so far (with the sole downside that I find it a touch heavy)!

 

I also actually quite enjoyed the cheap Pilot Varsity I was using in the days before this Jinhao arrived... will definitely be experimenting a lot more at these price points...

 

 When time permits..please let us know how it's going....

 

  Thanks....Still your friend and mine..

 

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 17:39

I'm a fountain pen newbie. So far I've had a couple of Pilot Metropolitans. I like the pen, but I am quite clumsy. In both cases, I have dropped the pen and it's hit nib-first on my hardwood floor and bent. The second one didn't bend too badly and it's usable, but it's still a little damaged, and I want to get something new.

 

But I need something that will stand being dropped like that! I am clumsy. I KNOW I am going to keep dropping pens. Or is there another solution? 

 

I've done the same dozens of times, rolled my big office chair over a few pens as well.

 

Solved it by buying only limited editions so I'm conscious of how much I will cry if I drop the Proust nib first onto concrete.



#67 Zaphodbebullbrox

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 17:42

My suggestion is to buy a very expensive pen, i mean in the 1k up range. :o

 

One you pay that for a pen you will find you might not be so clumsy. :wacko:

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 21:17

 

I've done the same dozens of times, rolled my big office chair over a few pens as well.

 

Solved it by buying only limited editions so I'm conscious of how much I will cry if I drop the Proust nib first onto concrete.

 

or, one can learn to be this appreciative of and careful with an object of low cost

 

it's up to the human, not the object



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:13

Get this -- problem solved.

 

 

 

 

I'm a fountain pen newbie. So far I've had a couple of Pilot Metropolitans. I like the pen, but I am quite clumsy. In both cases, I have dropped the pen and it's hit nib-first on my hardwood floor and bent. The seco10196_zpsioghlnfa.jpgnd one didn't bend too badly and it's usable, but it's still a little damaged, and I want to get something new.

 

But I need something that will stand being dropped like that! I am clumsy. I KNOW I am going to keep dropping pens. Or is there another solution? 



#70 Corona688

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:25

And maybe even one of those little chains like pens in banks.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 16:02

 

or, one can learn to be this appreciative of and careful with an object of low cost

 

it's up to the human, not the object

 

nah, I'll never treat a $200 pen likes it's worth $1,000.

 

My coniption fit won't be as painful when I think I've lost the pen either...



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 17:27

Has anyone recommended a Vanishing Point yet?  Not inexpensive, but after replacing a dozen cheap pens, it starts to look like the right decision....


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 18:20

Does it auto-retract when you let go?  That'd be seriously helpful if it did.



#74 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 20:58

No, the VP doesn't auto-retract, which doesn't make it a solution in my book.  It's just as easy to drop the pen with the nib extended as with it retracted.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 16:14

Since someone already suggested the Preppy, I would suggest the Plaisir as a step up. More durable body and still lightweight. If you ruin the nib, then buy a Preppy and replace the section. You're out just 4 bucks. Plus, the slip and seal cap is awesome.






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