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Poll: Pop Pen Picks! (251 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is your main [b]modern[/b] user pen?

  1. A high end Sheaffer - [i]It's a fine legacy![/i] (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  2. A Pelikan M-Series - [i]The pen Big Bird would tell you to use![/i] (53 votes [21.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.12%

  3. A high end Waterman - [i]Vive la difference[/i] (10 votes [3.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.98%

  4. A high end A Parker - [i]Nosy I'm not, loyal I am[/i] (14 votes [5.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.58%

  5. An upper range Pilot or Sailor - [i]A pen has to be good when quality failures mean sepuku[/i] (51 votes [20.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.32%

  6. A Montblanc - [i]Hit me with Master Stick![/i] (16 votes [6.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.37%

  7. A Danitrio - [i]Raw it may be, ur-rushied, never[/i] (6 votes [2.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  8. An Italian Stalion - [i]Bad pun already included[/i] (20 votes [7.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.97%

  9. Bexley - [i]A Blast From The Past![/i] (6 votes [2.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  10. Someone else - [i]Apologies to Nakaya, Conway Stewart, et al[i] (22 votes [8.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.76%

  11. Something mid range or lower, but very good - [i]Kultur freaks Go here! Also Vectors, Rotring 600, etc[/i] (38 votes [15.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.14%

  12. I don't like modern pens enough to have a favourite (5 votes [1.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.99%

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#1 meanwhile



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Posted 25 June 2007 - 13:55

Which is your main modern user pen? Or for serious rotators, which would it be if you had to pick from the modern pens you own?
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 14:55

QUOTE(meanwhile @ Jun 25 2007, 08:55 AM) View Post
Which is your main modern user pen? Or for serious rotators, which would it be if you had to pick from the modern pens you own?

Parker Sonnet here. I love the way it writes. I am looking to get a Cross fp too, but not sure what to get and where from..

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:07

Surprisingly, it currently is a Pilot 78G with broad stub nib. But I expect it to be my Sailor Sapporo with music nib. Got to love those Japanese pens.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:15

Mine are a Lamy Vista and a Bexley Simplicity... they are the only moderns that I use a lot...
I have a couple of Pelikan 200s and I like them, but for some reason they don't get the use...
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:32

For the short time I was actually working in an office...I found I was leaning on my VP more than I figured I would...but also had a True Writer, a Phil, and a no-name calligraphy pen in the mix.  

But truth be told...I used my P51 most of all...


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:35

If you ask me this question in two weeks, the answer will probably be different. At the moment, my favorite modern pen is a Visconti Van Gogh with the bayonet "quick twist" cap release. After that, my favorite modern is probably my Bexley Submariner.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:42

I am one of the "Kultur freaks". biggrin.gif Their ink flow suits me better than the relatively dry Safaris.

Pens I own: TWSBI Vac 700 (clear F), 2 × Lamy Safari (Savanna F, Lime 2008 M), Waterman Kultur (orange F)
Pens I got rid of: Cleo Skribent Chiffre 05; Lamy Joy, Logo; Pelikan Future, M250, Pelikano; Waterman Philéas

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 15:54

I find myself reaching for my Pilot VP/Capless and Decimo more and more at work these days. Very smooth, reliable writers and a conversation starter to boot.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 17:16

Lately, it's been a custom-ground Lamy 2000. Can't get enough of that pen! Behind that one, it's a Vanishing Point with a .6 Binder stub.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 17:40

Always a Pelikan in my pocket!

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 17:55

My Pelikan m215 was the first 'higher end' pen in my collection and it has remained my go-to pen.
I enjoy writing with my Black Carbonesque VP and Lamy 2000, but nothing beats the feel of my 215.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 17:55

The modern pen you are most likely to find in my pocket is the M400 white / tortoise with XF nib.
Of course a vintage pen is my preference, but the Pelikan is very reliable and usually around.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 18:29

For me it's a choice between my Lamy 2000 and my Pilot VP.


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 18:31

Of modern pens, my favorite is my Pelikan M805.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 18:48

At the moment: Pelikan M600, VP, Duke Ruby.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 18:53

Pelikan M200. Consistent, attractive, holds plenty of ink, lays down an ample line. Best performer among my small collection, so it sees the most use.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 21:30

My recently purchased Faber-Castell E-Motion has replaced my Phileas as my most popular everyday use pen though I still use my Phileas and to a lesser extent my Waterman Harmonie a great deal.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 21:34

A VP is always enpocket when I go to work where failure means seppuku!


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 21:44

I don't think a Rotring 600 and a Parker Vector belong in the same class, but at times, either has been my primary daily writer. Also a Pilot Knight, which I think would fall into the "good, mid-range" category" as would my Rotring 700, Initial, and Newton. Probably my only daily writer that escapes the "mid-range" label is my Namiki Bamboo.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 21:45

I always carry a VP with me, at work it's Lamy (cause people borrow), at home it's VP and Makie.

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