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List Of Pens That Post -Really- Well.


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#1 Honeybadgers

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 22:49

I wanted to make a list of pens that are made to post and do incredibly deeply and securely without an obtrusive step or annoyingly backweighting the pen. For example the pelikan m2xx/m40x, lamy 2000, parker 51. Pens that just feel MADE to post, not just ones that are so short they NEED to be posted (example here being the 3776, which posts securely, but the lip of the cap creates a noticeable step)

 

So basically, what pens do you have that you just really LIKE to use posted?

 

Screw post can count, as long as it doesn't backweight the pen.

 

List of pens in my collection.

 

Faber Castell Loom (push post, small step, but rounded lip creates a smooth enough result)

 

Pelikan m205, m200, m215 (push post)

 

Pelikan (vintage) 400, 140 (push post)

 

Wing sung 601/601A/stainless 601 (push post)

 

Waterman 12 (push post)

 

Travelers company brass pen (push post, pocket pen, needs to be posted. Very smooth step)

 

Lamy 2000 (push post)

 

Waterman Charleston (push post, borderline makes this list, the step is almost noticeable)

 

Pilot Justus 95 (push post)

 

Pilot custom 74/92/91 (push post)

 

Aurora Optima (push post)

 

Parker 180 (snap post)

 

Faber Castell Neo Slim (snap post)

 

Grifos Oikos (snap post - borderline with backweighting)

 

Platinum Procyon (push post - borderline with the lip)

 

Platinum balance (push post)

 

TWSBI VAC Mini (screw post - a little excessive on # of turns, pocket pen that requires posting)

 

TWSBI GO (push post)

 

TWSBI Eco (push post, borderline on length)

 

Bexley Bulls for Jim Gaston (push post, borderline on length)

 

Parker Sonnet (push post)

 

Lamy CP1 (snap post)

 

Pilot elite e95s (push post, pocket pen that requires posting)

 

Pilot custom 823 (push post)

 

Pilot stella 90s/custom 98 (push post, pocket pens that require posting)

 

Montblanc 149 (push post)

 

Online Switch (push post, loses the touchscreen pad when posted)

 

Pelikan Jazz Elegance (push post)

 

Pelikan (vintage) m120 Mertz (push post)

 

Osprey Milano (screw post - borderline too long)

 

Dollar 717i (push post)

 

Platinum preppy (push post)

 

FPR Himalaya (push post, #5 versions, #6 has a noticeable step)

 

Hero 1000 (push post)

 

Esterbrook J (all variants, push post)

 

Hero 100 (push post)

 

Lingmo Lorelei (push post)

 

Ohto Jazz (push post)

 

Ohto Tasche (push post, pocket pen that needs to be posted)

 

Waterman Carene (push post)

 

Cross peerless 125 (snap post, borderline backweights but posts very deeply)

 

Cross Townsend (snap post, same issue as 125)

 

Cross Spire (screw post, posts in an amazing 1/2-3/4 turn. Total champion of screw posting)

 

Hero 616 (push post)

 

Moonman parker 45 clone (push post)

 

Delike alpha (push post - pocket pen that does not always need to be posted)

 

Kaweco sport (push post - pocket pen that generally needs to be posted)

 

Montblanc Monte Rosa (push post)

 

Rotring 900 (push post)

 

Rotring esprit telescoping pen (push post - borderline backweights)

 

Eversharp skyline (vintage) (push post)

 

Parker 45, 41 (vintage, push post)

 

Wahl doric (vintage, push post)

 

Aurora duocart (vintage, push post)

 

Basically all 1920's-1940's pens

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 23:15

WANCAI Mini.

 

It was designed from the get-go to screw post. It would be ridiculously short without it. Not posting would not render it unusable but it would take you right back to grade school and doing your classwork with a two-inch stub of a pencil. 

 

(Such misfortune sticks in my memory, apparently ... )

 

The screw-on posted cap doesn't backweight the pen at all. It lengthens the pen so that it can rest in the cradle of your thumb/index finger's webbing and it screws **flush** with the barrel so there is NO step at all.

 

Extra bonus: because it's a pocket pen, it is about the size of a lipstick, which is about all the room women's clothing manufacturers allow for. As a woman, I am quite attached to my Wancai Mini, as I can put it in any pocket I own and be assured it will remain there until needed.



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 00:34

Adding to the great list

 

One of the most satisfying posters: FPR Jaipur v2, both ebonite and acrylic (push post)

 

Pilot Kakuno, 743, 912 (push post)

 

Platinum Prefounte (push post)

 

Ranga Model 3s (push post)

 

Traveler's brass fountain pen (push post)

 

Waterman 5 (push post)



#4 A Smug Dill

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 01:43

what pens do you have that you just really LIKE to use posted?


Only the Pilot Elite 95S; I like that pen, it just feels wrong to write with that pen without posting its cap, not simply because of the short barrel length, but I suppose also due to the presence of that protruding metal rim.

The Sailor Lecoule isn't much longer, and while I'm happy enough to write with it cap unposted, especially given how very lightweight the cap is, I still don't have a distinct preference or liking for posting the cap on it. I certainly don't prefer to post the cap on my Sailor Professional Gear Slim 'Ocean', which has the same form factor but as ~50% mass than the Lecoule.

I suppose the Delike Alpha, especially the lightweight acrylic-bodied model(s), is barely usable with cap unposted when I'm trying to write with a little bit of flair (as opposed to just scribbling down two dot points on a Post-It note with it).

The Aurora Ipsilon (snap post), like the Sailor Lecoule, is equally usable to me with the cap either posted or unposted.

Other pens I don't mind using with cap posted (but generally won't do so) are:
Aurora Optima
Pelikan M200/M400/M600
Lamy Logo (slip post)
Lamy Accent (snap post)
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 02:33

Waterman Executive (Snap Post)

Waterman Kultur  (Push Post)



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 05:59

Pelikan M101N (push post)


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:20

Franklin Christoph Model 02
Franklin Christoph Model 20

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:53

Italix English Curate

Waterman Carene

Parker 51

visconti Van Gough

Visconti Rembrandt

Waterman Perspective

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:31

Pelikan 100
Pelikan 100N



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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:45

Such a useful list, thank you for starting this.

Platinum PTL-5000. It would never even occur to me not to post it. A deep and perfectly balanced push post.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 20:18

as you mentioned the Pelikan 140, the same is valid also for the 120. What is interesting is that also the modern remake 120 posts well.

I don't usually post any of my pens, except the very small ones, the 120 vintage is on that verge. The modern I can use unposted.

 

All Omas Arte Italiana celluloid and resin pens post very firmly, although not very deep.

I don't post Paragons or Milords, I do post the 555F/1930/Dama as they are very small otherwise.

 

PS posting any of these essentially does not change the balance as the caps are very lightweight.


Edited by sansenri, 29 June 2020 - 20:19.


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 21:58

Aurora Tu snap posts

Wahl Eversharp Skyline posts very deeply.

Sheaffer Connaisseur posts deeply


Edited by corgicoupe, 30 June 2020 - 13:44.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:49

one more...

 

Conid bulkfiller... Kingsize (push post)  :P



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:06

Franklin Christoph 02

Pelikan m200

Aurora Optima

Pilot Custom 74



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:55

Karas Kustoms Vertex

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 14:20

I post for the built in balance of medium-small....140**/Geha 760/Kaweco Dia.

The 120 is a tad longer than the 140...would have to dig it out to see if it matches the 400 in length posted.

Standard pens 400, P-75, MB 234 1/2 (a tad thicker than the 400), posts very well.

The medium small, standard or medium large Osmia's all post well.

 

Medium Large, P-51, Pelikan 400nn, 600 (new), balances posted well to very well posted. I have an old regular width medium large Diplomat with all the Maltese crosses and a light metal Diplomat I regret reselling that post/ed very well.

 

I tend to like pens that are as designed very well balanced posted. Not the big clunky Large pens....that of course can't be posted in they are too large to do so well.

 

I only have three Large pens that are well balanced to my taste, the thin long Snorkel, and the 146, which is lighter than expected. It's not the perfect balance of the Snorkel, but is IMO being so much lighter is much better than an 800. & Waterman 52.

 

The Large Townsend, Lamy Persona, don't post at all well for me. Well I can if I chose let the Persona rest in the pit of my thumb and it works. Works better than one would expect given the weight of it posted.

The Waterman 52s, being a light sac pen post well.

 

The 1000 is too big to post IMO and same with a 149 I've only tried in the B&M. They are just too oversized to post.

 

 

**The 140's cap is longer than my other medium-small pens and makes the 140 posted just as long as the 400.

 

What I don't care for is folks who refuse to post a standard or medium large pen, much less a medium small one.....complaining they are too small............which is true.....when Not Posted.

But they have great balance posted as they were so designed. A pen that didn't have very good to perfect balance forced a man to be a heretic and change brands :yikes: ....back in the One Man One Pen days.

If one only has Large pens....IMO out side the the thin Snorkel you don't have perfect balance.

 

If one fears mars from posting, wax your pen.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 14:54

Platinum PTL-5000. It would never even occur to me not to post it.

 

 

In which case, the Sailor Young Profit would probably also fall into that category.

 

Actually, I thought @Honeybadgers have both (one or more) Platinum Vicoh PTL-5000A and Sailor Young Profit pens, and in retrospect I'm a little surprised he didn't mention those.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 15:46

I will second these recommendations:

Pelikan
M101N,
M2xx,
M300,
M4xx,
M6xx;

And if not previously mentioned (I may have missed them):

MB:
144

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Pearlette

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:14

Lamy Al-Star/Safari


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