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#1 ItsMeDave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:22

The paper is Tomoe River 52g/m2 in a Galen Leather Co. 'The Everyday Book'.

 

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#2 ItsMeDave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:27

It might be a function of the ink, but it doesn't put down a line much wider than my other President that's got a John Mottishaw-ground medium cursive italic nib (which is a lovely nib). I bought the yellow one with a broad nib with the intention of getting it ground, but I'm not sure now, I like how this writes. I think I'll live with this for a while, see if it grows on me.

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:29

I have an F in burgundy and I don't love it. It's a good writer, but the fit and finish body feels really cheap for it being a flagship pen. It feels very dated, 90's plastic-ey.

 

They don't even have the slip n seal (though the cap seals fine, again, it's the flagship pen) 

 

And the nib just looks kinda dinky on it compared to how dramatic the 3776's is.

 

For the money, I'd go with a sailor 1911L, the equivalent pilot, or just stick with the 3776


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#4 ItsMeDave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 14:46

I have an F in burgundy and I don't love it. It's a good writer, but the fit and finish body feels really cheap for it being a flagship pen. It feels very dated, 90's plastic-ey.

 

They don't even have the slip n seal (though the cap seals fine, again, it's the flagship pen) 

 

And the nib just looks kinda dinky on it compared to how dramatic the 3776's is.

 

For the money, I'd go with a sailor 1911L, the equivalent pilot, or just stick with the 3776

Thanks for the positive feedback..... :-P



#5 ItsMeDave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 16:10

I just realized that the ink in the yellow President is Visconti Turquoise.



#6 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 16:46

It might be a function of the ink, but it doesn't put down a line much wider than my other President that's got a John Mottishaw-ground medium cursive italic nib (which is a lovely nib). I bought the yellow one with a broad nib with the intention of getting it ground, but I'm not sure now, I like how this writes. I think I'll live with this for a while, see if it grows on me.

 

 

It's not you...

 

On the left: an Izumo with "President" B nib

On the right: A President model with M nib

 

Essentially the same line on paper, even though the tipping is obviously much larger on the B (expand the image for better view)

 

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Edited by BaronWulfraed, 03 December 2019 - 16:47.


#7 ItsMeDave

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 18:04

 

It's not you...

 

On the left: an Izumo with "President" B nib

On the right: A President model with M nib

 

Essentially the same line on paper, even though the tipping is obviously much larger on the B (expand the image for better view)

 

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Thanks BaronWulfraed. :-)








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