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#121 gmathio

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 16:53

Nine, but I mostly use four. My three Pelikans, two M600 and a M805 and a Parker Duofold Centennial



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#122 oregano

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 18:57

About 28. Once I started going over 20 it became pretty unmanageable. Out of all my pens I rotate through about 15 of them, but some I haven't touched in two years. 


 


#123 gyasko

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 19:40

I don't know. A lot.

#124 inkstainedruth

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 20:04

Well, since initially posting, I think the number is now up to about 180 or so....

I think I'm doomed.  Of course now I'm thinking of a line from an old screwball comedy, Easy Living:  "If it gets to 200 -- sell!"

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#125 Karmachanic

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 20:30

Two more than I need.


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#126 bemon

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 21:15

At last count 150 some odd if I count all types of pens. I'm working on selling them down to a smaller higher quality collection like I did with my ink (80ish bottles down to 10). Aside from my mid range daily carries which I can't see ever changing, I'd rather have a handful of high end pens than a large collection of middling examples. 



#127 Mannyonpil

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:05

I was raised not to ask that question. ;)



#128 Mannyonpil

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:07

But seriously, I have way more than I need. I think I use about 10-15% of my pen infestation in the regular rotation.

 

Part of the problem is that I have purchased a lot of broken down vintage pens for parts and projects and stuff. I will get to them one day, I am sure of it. If not in this life, in the next.



#129 noddle

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 13:39

Two pens.

Four Inks.

That's it (after years of experimenting).

 

Distillation = liberation ('less is more') for me at least. 

 

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          Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses.


#130 bemon

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 13:59

Two pens.

Four Inks.

That's it (after years of experimenting).

 

Distillation = liberation ('less is more') for me at least. 

 

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I like this. Took me a while to figure it out though. I think there are collectors out there who do rotate through most of their pens, but I'm not one of them. Out of well over 100 pens I've got 5 EDC:

 

-Lamy 2000 -used daily at work

-Pilot Vanishing Point - used daily at work

-Pelikan M600 - barely used. I just like to look at it in the light cause it's damn 'purdy

-Cross Century - used a few times a week at work

-Fisher Bullet - my EDC outside of work. 

 

As I said in an above post I do want to keep some higher end models in my collection for special occasions, but I like the idea of a simple assortment of pens that are crafted to my needs and tastes. 

 

Sold off the low hanging fruit on Kijiji already, so now I guess I have to learn how to sell on eBay for the rest. 



#131 Bornin1992

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 03:29

10: Jinhao X750, Wing Sung 601, Pilot Metropolitan, TWSBI ECO, Sheaffer 300, Pelikan M200 (x2), Lamy 2000, Pilot Custom 74, and a Platinum 3776 Century.


Jinhao X750, Wing Sung 601 (F), Pilot Metropolitan (M), TWSBI ECO (M), Sheaffer 300 (M), Faber-Castell Carbon Basic (M), (2) Pelikan M200 (F), Pilot Custom 74 (F), Platinum 3776 ( B ), Lamy 2000, FPR Himalaya #5.5 (Flex and broad)


#132 como

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 12:57

Two pens.

Four Inks.

That's it (after years of experimenting).

 

Distillation = liberation ('less is more') for me at least. 

 

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That's remarkable, noddle. Congratulations. I don't think I can ever achieve this, but too many is definitely a distraction, not to mention the hassle of dealing with potential problems. I also appreciate having a meaningful history with each pen.



#133 pajaro

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 17:13

Ever fewer. 


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#134 james3paris

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 18:45

I do not want to know. Most likely, I have over a 1000.



#135 inkstainedruth

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 20:52

I am so not telling my husband that, because I know what he will say.... "This is NOT a competition!"

Of course I just did a pre-order on the new TWSBI 580-ALR purple, with a 1.1 mm nib (because why not?) and some more ink samples....  I was afraid that if I waited till the 28th, I'd be shut out....  (And he can't complain about it TOO much -- it's WAAAAY less expensive than the Pelikan M600 Purple and White....  :rolleyes:  Which of course I still ALSO want -- just not sure I can afford a pen that expensive).

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#136 miwishi63

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 00:13

I am so not telling my husband that, because I know what he will say.... "This is NOT a competition!"

Of course I just did a pre-order on the new TWSBI 580-ALR purple, with a 1.1 mm nib (because why not?) and some more ink samples....  I was afraid that if I waited till the 28th, I'd be shut out....  (And he can't complain about it TOO much -- it's WAAAAY less expensive than the Pelikan M600 Purple and White....  :rolleyes:  Which of course I still ALSO want -- just not sure I can afford a pen that expensive).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

My wife and I have a deal - she gets to spend as much on fabric and quilting supplies as I spend on pens, as income allows. Right now its inexpensive Chinese pens for me and deep discount coupons at the fabric store for her.



#137 loganrah

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:06

Including one I'm still waiting for I have 11 (plus 3 spare nibs), 7 of which were acquired this year. I'm not really interested in acquiring lots of pens though: I'll only buy if I get something that I don't already have in my collection. Now that I've got a few italics and a few flex nibs I don't feel much need to explore nib choice more, so now its filling systems and interesting finishes.... 



#138 Mannyonpil

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:28

Ever fewer. 

 

I envy you.



#139 Noihvo

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:28

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#140 sirgilbert357

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 14:05

Two pens.
Four Inks.
That's it (after years of experimenting).
 
Distillation = liberation ('less is more') for me at least. 
 
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Are those both Conids?

 

Edit: Nevermind, now that I'm not on my phone, I can see the "Conid" on the cap band. Nice pens!


Edited by sirgilbert357, 30 May 2019 - 14:18.






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