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Anyone Else Feel Like This When It Comes To Their Most Beloved Pen?


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#1 DebbieOhi

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 17:21

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#2 langere

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 17:56

Yep.

 

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#3 pararis

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 19:13

Well, sorta yes, my 823! How did you know?



#4 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 19:14

Doesn't everyone?

#5 ENewton

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 20:11

I actually do refer to my Parker 51 Plum Demi as "the Precious."  



#6 MHBru

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 21:31

absolutely...  it's why i read through these pages... finding other kindred spirits.. :)



#7 Parker51

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 21:34

No

#8 inkstainedruth

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 21:47

Uh, only one?   :rolleyes: 

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#9 JulieParadise

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 21:52

Yeah!

 

Uh, only one?   :rolleyes: 

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

That would be me! Crouching with a bunch of pens in my hands, whispering: "My Preciouses!"


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:09

my depiction would be Smaug on top of a mountain of pens..



#11 ISW_Kaputnik

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:19

Uh, only one?   :rolleyes: 

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That's what I was thinking.  If we're in Middle Earth, I'm more like Smaug with his hoard than Gollum with his one Precioussss.


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#12 Addertooth

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:18

I have a couple of pens that make me say "Wow" when I use them.  I fix several pens a week, so I rotate pretty hard on pens... but alway look forward to rolling back to these two pens.  Neither of these two pens are show stoppers.  One is a Gold Filled Eversharp Skyline "Gold Award", the other is a Canadian department store "Eatonia" Black Chased Hard Rubber pen.  I do have a third amazing writer, but it is a solid gold Waterman 552 1/2v, and I am concerned about the risk of it being dropped or harmed while using.  It is the wet noodle that all other wet noodle pens dream of becoming.  All three of them have amazing line variation, with the least flexible only able to hit 2.4mm line widths with reasonable pressure.  They are expressive, and allow me to do brush-stroke like writing.... they unlock creativity.  Perhaps when I finish tuning my Red Keyhole Waterman pen, it will get thrown in the same rotation; time will tell. I am drawn toward flex-nib pens which can do things which a ball point pen (or nail nibs) cannot.  



#13 IThinkIHaveAProblem

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:19

Uh, only one?   :rolleyes: 
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

  

Yeah!
 

 
That would be me! Crouching with a bunch of pens in my hands, whispering: "My Preciouses!"

  

my depiction would be Smaug on top of a mountain of pens..

Exactly :)
Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:23

No

:lticaptd: Thank you for the chuckle @Parker51

I was scrolling down after @DebbieOni beautiful drawing/post and kindred affirmations, but for some reason your clear and simple contrarian full stop was quite refreshing.

 

I've been lucky to have all "preciouses" but of late an old grey 51 aerometric has assertively reminded me: Pens as tools vs bling jewelry or something to be fawned over.

 

:rolleyes: well I still fawn over the 51 because of the memories



#15 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:36

Maybe 15 little precious ones, at least 10......but one must be nice to the 'second born' and the step kids, and use them too.Back when I was a twenty pen 'noobie' I did a balance test, and this one ended up in the top 3.....I'd not waste so much time now with 70 pens to which 15 pens would be in the top 5 now.

Geha 725 (rolled gold furniture), an extremely sleek classy, thin medium large semi-flex F. The nib picture with permission of Penboard.de.

Geha aimed that pen at the MB 2xx's and IMO beat MB. Back when I bought my  silver P-75 which was also in the top 3 for balance it cost $22 new...but that was silver money in 1971/2. Them the Geha 725 cost DM360 or $90. :yikes:

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I take horrible pictures the bottom one is not exactly the one I have, the clip of the one I have has two nifty slightly curved lines that gives that clip such class. The following pictures 'borrowed' from someone. :rolleyes: hZrR3oq.jpg

 

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A couple of the step kids.

When I buy a pen, I take the picture as part of the buying.

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Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 18 September 2019 - 08:05.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


#16 DebbieOhi

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:42

SpectTP (and ISW Kaputnik, who also mentioned this image): Ha! I love this image!!! Would you be okay if I someday create a wee cartoon of this? I would give you both credit, of course.

my depiction would be Smaug on top of a mountain of pens..


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#17 DebbieOhi

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:45

Love all these posts! The affirmations as well as Parker51’s “no” —- heh.

Debbie

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#18 Parker51

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 13:06

For me Fountain Pens are wonderful tools that I use, not treasures.
When I was young I saw myself a little bit as Bilbo Baggins.
I am not a contrarian.

#19 Karmachanic

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 13:16

It's only a pen.


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#20 inkstainedruth

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 14:46

 

That's what I was thinking.  If we're in Middle Earth, I'm more like Smaug with his hoard than Gollum with his one Precioussss.

 

:lol:

My husband keeps asking me when I'm going to start selling the pens I don't really use, and I always sort of mutter under my breath... "Eventually...."

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."






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