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"war Effort" Trans J

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#1 howdydave



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 00:29

Just purchased another one from MidnightPens.


I was enticed on two counts:

  1. The patina on the clip which is due to the hardware being made with palladium plating instead of 100% stainless steel as part of the "war effort."
  2.  The oxymoronic name of the nib: a "Fine Stub" deserves closer investigation.

I just returned one that I purchased from MidnightPens because it was somebody else's Special Order.

Within a few hours of getting my refund, I purchased a pen costing $5 more!


What have I gotten myself into???

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Edited by howdydave, 27 February 2019 - 13:20.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 13:56

I did, but how did you know? I dont recall mentioning that before. Of course, Platinum nibs run finer than Pelikan nibs, so a CI from a Platinum B is likely comparable to a CI medium in a Pelikan. It is actually comparable to an M605 medium that I asked Pendleton Brown to make a finer CI. The M605 medium was ground to a finer CI and is superb. The 3776 B turned out to be the same size as my CI M605. The 3776 is super, and the M605 is perfect.

The 2442 is one of my favorites. I had considered getting that pen from Gary.

Edited by corgicoupe, 27 February 2019 - 13:58.

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