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My Third Estie (In Less Than A Week!) - Dollar Pen


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#21 corgicoupe

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 18:40

The LJ is slightly thinner than the J and is just a tad longer, hence the "L",  longer by about the thickness of the trim ring and jewel.


Edited by corgicoupe, 16 February 2019 - 18:40.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 14:10

 

Just got ANOTHER Estie!

This one is an LJ.

 

Now I have a:

 

Dollar Pen A

Trans J

SJ and

LJ.

 

These are all different sizes. Do you have a preference for any particular size?

 

 

Now that I have all of the options (I also have a J,) my favorite is the Transitional J.


Edited by howdydave, 13 March 2019 - 14:13.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 20:24

Why so?


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 13:54

I like the look of the Transitional J and the way it fits my hand.


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#25 Hobiwan

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 17:42

I like the look of the Transitional J and the way it fits my hand.

What you said.  It also has (for me) the best balance.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 20:04

Best balance posted or unposted? I do agree that it looks cleaner without the body jewel. I wonder why they added it?


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 20:19

I like the toaster jewel much better than the concentric circle jewel too.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:05

Best balance posted or unposted? I do agree that it looks cleaner without the body jewel. I wonder why they added it?

 

For me, unposted if I'm writing quick-n-dirty, otherwise, posted. 

 

The barrel jewel took the model J out of the "transitional" or quasi deco state, and finished it off to streamline both ends.  It's also got pretty good balance (for me).

 

Sheaffer went through a similar metamorphosis; from boxy deco to a flat-end barrel with a tapered cap, to the tapered-on-both-ends Balance pens;though they did it without the jewels.

 

Seems they were following the general trend of pen models (like the Parker 51) to break out of deco and go slick ....


Edited by Hobiwan, 15 March 2019 - 08:08.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 13:40

Add me to the crowd that prefers the trans J models. I just prefer the more distinctive look, and I also find the balance just a bit better. Of course, even better are the Visumasters .






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